Alumni news April 2018 –
University of California, Santa Cruz
April 2018
Banner welcoming alumni back to UC Santa Cruz.
Come home, Banana Slugs
Alumni Weekend 2018, which is April 27–29, will be an action-packed long weekend celebrating the best qualities of UC Santa Cruz. We look forward to welcoming alumni and their guests and family, along with other members of the UC Santa Cruz community!
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Map of stream restoration projects in Central California
White water
Stream restoration efforts along the coast of Central California are more likely to happen in highly populated areas dominated by residents who are "whiter, wealthier, and more educated," according to a new analysis.
Photo portrait of Stephen Hawking
Friends across the universe
Astrophysicist Doug Lin shares some personal reflections on his friendship with the late physicist Stephen Hawking.
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Portrait photo of Barbara Maloney
Architectural awakenings
Watching buildings rise from the forest on the UC Santa Cruz campus in the early ’70s changed everything for Barbara Maloney (Stevenson, ’71, psychology).
Barbara Garcia, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health
Socially conscious grads make good
Eight alumni are returning to campus this spring as guest lecturers in a special-edition public health class offered by Community Studies.
Alumni Weekend 2018 at UC Santa Cruz
Alumni Weekend is around the corner! Check out the full lineup of inspiring events and start planning your trip to your home away from home. Alumni Weekend 2018, April 27–29
Quarry Amphitheater
Featured Event
Baskin Ethics Lecture/Alumni Weekend Faculty Keynote with Bettina Aptheker and Marlene Tromp 
Saturday, April 28
UC Santa Cruz Quarry Amphitheater
» More Exciting Events
Online – Tuesday, May 1
UC Virtual Career Event: Public Service & Social Impact
Online—Register here
San Jose – Monday, May 14
A Prof and a Pint: Fighting Molecular War on Childhood Viruses
at Forager Tasting Room & Eatery
San Jose – Saturday, May 19
Slugs at the San Jose Earthquakes
at Avaya Stadium
» More Regional Events
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Chemistry professor Rebecca Braslau in her lab with graduate student Chad Higa.
Preventing plastic's perils
Chemistry professor Rebecca Braslau is working to develop an alternative plastic without the problematic molecules phthalates, which can mimic hormones and cause health problems.
The first Santa Cruz Comics manga included “Against the Wall,” by alumnus Doug Bragdon.
Comic relief
Alumnus Doug Bragdon employs student artists with Santa Cruz Comics, a new glossy magazine that takes its cue from Japanese manga comics.
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