Dimming day’s sunset

Metal birds take off ... descend

Head on his shoulder

Bathed in golden rays

UCSF was besieged by strike activity last week as two groups of unionized workers held back-to-back walkouts.

Frigid, Icy Nights

Chatting Faces of six continents, in the highline of the 7 line

Crowded, moving rivers along the conduits of the underground

Running, yelling, begging faces

Rolex, Suits, Prada, Nike

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper March 30, 1995. The explosion that occurred March 9 in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Professor Martin Shetlar’s laboratory on the 10th floor of the Medical Sciences building was a powerful reminder to all of us who work in or near a laboratory of the respect that must be given to certain chemicals commonly used in routine biological experiments.

Results are in for the eighth annual Last Lecture — students have chosen Dr. David Wofsy as the professor from whom they most want to hear an inspiring speech.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on March 16, 1989. Student housing at UCSF is undergoing a transition, another result of the ongoing space crisis on this campus. The west wing of Millberry Union, which used to house students in dormitory-style rooms, was converted to administrative office space last year. The east wing, which currently houses 80 students, is slated fora similar conversion after the ’89 - ‘9O school year.

Miles wind the mechanics of my feet,

counters and clocks to tally the movement of my toes.

I pace alongside psychiatrists and counselors on cracked cement

as their words like a foreign language

“The purpose of a [clinician] or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of a patient, but to increase the person's quality of life.” - Patch Adams, MD

Several UCSF students came forward with their stories of academic sexual misconduct involving individuals who are still at UCSF last October after a briefing of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report on sexual harassment of women in science. The study showed that despite the policies and procedures in place, 50 percent of women experience unwanted sexual harassment in academia. One survivor who shared her story is UCSF alum Grace, whose name we have changed to protect her identity.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper March 11, 1999.