University of California, Santa Cruz
April 2017
Scene from "Ulama: Arena of the Gods"
Gaming with the gods
Alums from the Games and Playable Media master’s program have turned their school project—a video game based on Mesoamerican myths—into a viable commercial product on one of the internet’s largest online game platforms.
Also Featured
Students on bridge
Scholarly Slug surge
Graduate interest in UC Santa Cruz has hit a new high with more than 4,700 students applying to earn an advanced degree in the coming academic year.
Lindsey Dillon portrait
Endangered data
Sociologist Lindsey Dillon is one of the data champions monitoring federal websites to preserve scientific data and track changes made by the Trump administration.
Alumni Updates
Sammy Slug smiling
Look homeward, Slugs!
Alumni Weekend 2017—April 28–30—promises learning, adventure, reconnection, and revelry.
Warren Hoffman portrait
A scholar and a leader
UC Santa Cruz alum named executive director of largest international society of Jewish Studies.
Featured Events
This weekend is for you, Come Home
Alumni Weekend 2017 April 28–30
Kraw Lecture Series
Kraw Lecture Series on science and technology May 16, June 22
» More Exciting Events
Boston – Thursday, May 4
Banana Slugs at the Red Sox at Fenway Park
Santa Cruz – Saturday, May 20
Alumni and Student Volunteer Service Day at Natural Bridges
San Francisco – Saturday, May 20
Unearthing Disaster I & II at Minnesota Street Project
London – Sunday, July 9
Join Team UC at The British 10K
» More Regional Events
UC Santa Cruz Magazine
Strawberry fields illustration
Strawberry fields for better
Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems has revolutionized the cultivation of one of California’s most valuable crops—strawberries.
Black Panthers from Sacramento at the same Free Huey rally; from a photo essay on the Black Panthers by Pirkle Jones, 1968
Flash point
A gift of a major photography collection provides rare opportunities to engage with poignant, powerful images.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Aerial of UC Santa Cruz campus
Campaign progress: $311 million and counting
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz enters the home stretch.
Students at Giving Day 2017
24-hour give-fest shatters records
Giving Day 2017 raises more than $520,000 for a wealth of worthy projects.
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