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UC Santa Cruz - Newsletter - October 2009

Fall events at UCSC

Maitra Memorial Lecture: India and global warming
Oct. 18 [More]

Pixar's Buzz LightyearUCSC celebrates

Oct. 20-23

Founders Day Dinner
Oct. 23 [More]

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On the road

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Seattle - Oct. 16
Faculty talk on earthquakes
and the Pacific Northwest
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New York - Oct. 21
Meet band members and preview the Grateful Dead Archive
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Banner photo: Tents and tables invite exploration at the fall recreation and activities festival on the East Field. Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Loma Prieta: 20 years later

'The ground started moving all around me'

Pacific Ave. destruction

Twenty years ago this month, the 7.1-magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake struck Santa Cruz and the Greater Bay Area.
The region experienced major damage and loss of life; the campus was shaken but relatively unharmed. [More]

  • Your stories: Read first-person accounts of Loma Prieta, and add new ones.
  • Remembering: Class captures quake memories of local residents. [More]
  • Science: Earthquake assessments have improved since Loma Prieta. [More]

Also featured

Laurel and Galen

Student research on the 'icy edge': High in the Peruvian Andes, undergrad Galen Licht was measuring the depth of a glacier and having the time of his life. [More]

Grateful Dead collage

Digitizing the Dead: The University Library has received a $615,175 grant to help put the materials in the Grateful Dead Archive online. [More]

Art Ramirez

Engineering the future: Arthur Ramirez, the new dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, talks about his first months on the job, partnerships with Silicon Valley, and what lies ahead. [More]

LOA scholar Margarita Gutierrez

Pister Scholarships provide opportunity: Eleven dedicated community college transfer students are attending UC Santa Cruz this fall as recipients of Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Awards. [More]

In the news

Talking inflation: Remarks by economist Carl Walsh were incorporated into a New York Times article about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to a second term.

HIV virus particles

AIDS breakthrough: AIDS vaccine research led by biomolecular engineer Phillip Berman was covered by the San Jose Mercury News, Medical News Today, and other media.

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