University of California, Santa Cruz
April 2016
Alumni Weekend 2016. Come Home. This Weekend is For YOU! UC Santa Cruz campus field overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Alumni Weekend 2016: Get ready for the ride, and Come Home
Calling all Banana Slugs! “Come Home” to campus April 28–May 1 for a weekend of reminiscing and reveling, with a plethora of events ranging from the scholarly to the celebratory.
Also Featured
How Games Move Us: Emotion By Design book cover
Channeling the emotional power of video games
In her new book, How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design, Professor Katherine Isbister presents a new way to think about video games and their effects on people who play them.
Contract worker sweeping
The invisible workforce of Silicon Valley
When you hear about free gourmet lunches at big tech companies, the cafeteria worker might not come to mind. Or the shuttle bus drivers, janitors, and landscapers who serve the region’s tech elite.
Alumni Updates
Noah Buchanan painting
The figure as an anatomical event
Art instructor Noah Buchanan (Porter '00) is bringing the exacting study of anatomy and classic technique into the 21st century.
The Murder of Mary Russell book cover
The storyteller and the detective
Best-selling author Laurie R. King (Kresge ’77, religious studies) reflects on the craft of storytelling and on her legendary fictional character, Mary Russell.
Featured Events
Alumni Weekend 2016. Come Home. This Weekend is For YOU!
Alumni Weekend
April 28–May 1
UC Santa Cruz presents the Original Thinkers Series
Original Thinkers Series with Craig Haney
6 p.m. April 18, Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
» More Exciting Events
Alumni Regional Events
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, April 27
All-UC Alumni Spring Mixer
at Public Bar
Boston – Tuesday, May 10
BSLUGs go to Fenway
at Fenway Park
London – Sunday, July 10
British 10K
at Central - London SW1A
East Bay – Sunday, July 17
Banana Slugs at the Oakland A's
at Coliseum
» More Regional Events
UC Santa Cruz Magazine
Person in sweatshirt hoodie
An alumnus’s game aims to build empathy by allowing players to take the role of a poor black American, encountering aggressions from humiliating to lethal.
Childhood Cancer Project illustration
Building a ladder to a cure
A cancer diagnosis used to be a death sentence for children. Now UC Santa Cruz researchers are opening a new front in the battle against the disease.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Scott Brandt
Open source advocate
Scott Brandt, vice chancellor for research and professor of computer science, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Sage Weil Presidential Chair for Open Source Software.
Other Minds festival booklets
Another musical score
The acclaimed San Francisco–based nonprofit organization Other Minds, which is dedicated to the promotion of new and experimental music, has donated its archives to UC Santa Cruz.
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