Having trouble reading this e-mail? View it as a web page:

UC Santa Cruz - Newsletter

Upcoming events...

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd

Improvising Artists Festival and Conference
Dec. 3-6

Scholarship Benefit Dinner
Feb. 6 at the Tech Museum of Innovation [More]

More events at
UCSC Arts & Lectures


UCSC in your regiona UCSC group in
your region. [More]

Regional events: Boston, Washington, D.C.

Slug sports logo

Keep up...


Slug Sports

Stay connected...

UCSC on Facebook UCSC on MySpace UCSC on Twitter UCSC on YouTube UCSC on LinkedIn UCSC News

Quick links...

Give us feedback...

We welcome your comments and ideas for future issues. Send us email.

Banner info

Fall colors on Coolidge Drive. Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Top story

Regents OK fee increase

Protesters march up Empire Grade
Students protesting the fee hike march up Empire Grade toward the west entrance to campus. (Photo by Phil Carter)

Faced with a projected state funding gap of $1.2 billion next year, UC Regents voted to raise student fees 32 percent. [More]

  • The action sparked protests at several campuses, including UC Santa Cruz, where students demonstrated and also occupied the administration building (Kerr Hall).
  • UCSC pledges to double its fundraising goal for student financial support. [More]

Fourth-year student Matt Palm offers his perspective on the impact of fee hikes. [More]

Also Featured

Dani Molina

A helping hand: Private gifts to UCSC will help offset continued declines in public funding. See how, for both recipients and donors, giving creates positive effects that ripple outward. [More]

Making the most of opportunity: Meet a few of the uncommon people--students and alums--whose lives were changed with the help of scholarships.

2008-09 UC Santa Cruz Progress Report on Philanthropy


Genomic zoo: In the most comprehensive study of animal evolution ever attempted, scientists plan to assemble DNA sequences for 10,000 vertebrate species. [More]

Gemma Givens

'Backpack journalist' covers climate summit: Sophomore Gemma Givens will attend the U.N. international conference on climate change in Copenhagen this month. [More]

In the news

In your dreams: In a feature about the suffering of those plagued by nightmares, the New Yorker quoted research professor Bill Domhoff, a leading dream researcher. [See abstract]

Archive Grateful Dead image

Grateful for work: News that the library is officially looking for an archivist to manage the Grateful Dead Archive was the lead story on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and also covered by the New York Times and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."

See coverage of other UCSC people and programs