Research: 30th anniversary as the nation's top National Institutes of Health-funded pharmacy school, Lightwood, Mandell, Kortemme, Coutsias, Keiser, Shoichet, Irwin, Laggner, Hert, Thomas, Edwards, Voigt, Levskaya, Lim, Weiner, Craik, Darragh, Schneider, Farady, Lou, Marks, Phojanakong, Hann. Faculty honors and awards: Stebbins, Levens Lipton, Benet, Giacomini, Gazzaley, Yee, Hessol, Roy. Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences inaugural forum. Leadership transitions: Cullander, Kishi, Sauer, Assemi. Industry partnerships: Santi, Takeda, Craik, Chemical Biology Consortium, Wells, Small Molecule Discovery Center, Arkin, Renslo, Genentech. Working globally: Kayser, Ramay, Unviersidad del Valle de Guatemala, University of Santo Tomas, Global Health Frameworks Program. Renewing our faculty: Long Boyle, Heintz, Hernandez, Fischbach, Huang. Academic programs: clinical pharmacology and therapeutics training grant renewed for 3 slots, Burchard, Floren, Benowitz. PharmD students: Pong. California Poison Control System funded through June 2010. In the news: Burchard, Levens Lipton, Kroetz, Cocohoba. Campus: we must cut costs and increase efficiencies, Washington, Spaulding, Barclay, Plotts. Nobel prize co-recipients Blackburn, Greider, Szostak. Japanese-American alumni awarded honorary degrees.