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August 2013 - UCSC Newsletter

First online course launches

Murray BaumgartenTaught by professors Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenez, The Holocaust will be the first online course offered by UC Santa Cruz. [More]

  • Read Chancellor Blumenthal's blog post on this historic step.

Also Featured

Dreaming bigCover Coup: Rob Irion, Director of the Science Communication program, achieves his childhood dream of making the cover of National Geographic. [More]

Janet NapolitanoJanet Napolitano named UC President: Homeland Security chief takes over in September as UC's 20th president. [More]

At the topAt the top: UC Santa Cruz ranks in the 99.9th percentile for research influence among universities less than 50 years old. [More]

More UCSC News


Atlantis live feedAtlantis Live: A live video feed, highlight videos, blog posts, and more from hydrogeologist Andrew Fisher's summer expedition aboard Atlantis. [Watch]


50 things about uc santa cruz

Regents first visit to Cowell RanchAs we approach the 50th Anniversary of UC Santa Cruz in 2015, here are 50 things you might not know about the campus.

#23: When the UC Regents were considering a site for a new Central Coast campus, the story goes, they considered possible locations in the Almaden Valley in Santa Clara County as well as Santa Cruz. But coming over the Santa Cruz Mountains on a blistering summer day, they felt the cool ocean breezes and picked the Cowell Ranch property.



  • Alumni Notes: What have you been up to? Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs.

Regional Events

  • Washington D.C. - four events in August
    Happy Hour, Surfrider River Clean-Up, Nationals vs. SF Giants, and Wine Tasting [More]
  • Boston - Saturday, August 17
    Summer Outing to Spectacle Island [More]
  • Saratoga - Sunday, August 18
    Inter-UC Alumni Picnic [More]
  • San Francisco, CA - Saturday, August 31
    Picnic in Golden Gate Park. Save the Date! [More]
  • Oakland, CA - Monday, September 9
    Merrill College alumni gathering - details coming soon!
  • Network with Banana Slugs in your area.
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