This month: UC Santa Cruz turns 50, a bold experiment realized

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April 2015 - UCSC Newsletter: UC Santa Cruz Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Alumni Weekend—Come Home

Alumni Weekend 2015 redwood photo come home Banana Slugs everywhere: You don't want to miss Alumni Weekend 2015, celebrating our 50th anniversary—it's gonna be the party of the half-century. [More]

Also Featured

Sanjayan photoEco hero:

Conservationist M. Sanjayan (biology Ph.D., '97), host of a groundbreaking new PBS series and executive vice president of Conservation International, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award during Alumni Weekend. [More]

Quarry students photoStudents stand for Quarry: UC Santa Cruz's students are setting the stage for a campus revival with the approval of $6.38 million to help restore the Quarry Amphitheater. [More]

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Cabiglio volunteers photoSlugs Give Back

With National Volunteer Week April 12-18, Banana Slugs have been celebrating and sustaining the core campus values of public service, social justice, and civic engagement with a series of UC Santa Cruz Alumni Volunteer Service Days across the state. [View story]

Students studying photoAlumni Photos

Memories from our alums -  "When studying (cramming) at McHenry and the sun isn't cooperating with your urgency. #UCSC50" - @addienoms on Instagram [View photo]

Alumni Notes
: What have you been up to? Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs in UC Santa Cruz Review magazine. The fall issue will be the 50th commemorative edition. Send us a note and be a part of history!

Regional Events

  • Boston 
    • Saturday, April 18
      "Turning Stars into Gold" with Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz in Newtonville, Mass. [More]
    • Friday, May 22
      BSLUGS go to Fenway! at Fenway Park [More]
  • East Bay — Sunday, June 28
    UCSC Day @ the Oakland A's at Coliseum [Stay tuned]
  • Portland — Friday, June 5
    UCSC Alumni Theater Night at Portland Center Stage [More]
  • San Francisco — Thursday, May 7
    An Uncommon Place: 50 Years of Building UC Santa Cruz at SF Camerawork [More]
  • Silicon Valley
    • Thursday, May 14
      Young Alums "How To" Series: How To Be Successful in Your First Years on the Job at Plug and Play [More]
    • Saturday, May 30
      Center for Entrepreneurship: Business Design Showcase at UC Santa Cruz Extension [Stay tuned]

Stay tuned for more events near you in 2015!

Network with Banana Slugs in your area.


College Updates

Cowell construction photoCollege connection: Cowell turns 50 too! Join us in celebrating this 50-year milestone with a brunch on the Cowell Provost lawn. Mingle with alumni from the early years at Cowell, pioneer faculty, current students, and Cowell Provost Faye Crosby.

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