This month: UCSC alumni glow in TV spotlight

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February 2014 - UCSC Newsletter: UCSC landscape

Banana Slugs glow in TV spotlight

A year to remember at UCSCIt was a hot month in Hollywood for two former UC Santa Cruz students. TV star and former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg (right) picked up a 2014 Golden Globe Award, and award winning director Cary Fukunaga's True Detective premiered on HBO with rave reviews. [More]

Also Featured

Life lessons and a fast break for successAnother record year for undergraduate applications:

UCSC is a hot commodity! Nearly 49,000 prospective undergraduates – the most ever – have applied for the fall quarter. [More]

Watsonville's new mayor is a Banana Slug -- a first for the cityVolleyball player is not afraid to dream: Teammates taught student Kaitlyne Fisher about believing in herself and coping with adversity. [More]
Stories that inspire change—the 30th Annual MLK Convocation

Stories that inspire change—the 30th Annual MLK Convocation, Feb. 6: Pride, courage, and standing up for civil rights: An interview with Freeman Hrabowski III. [More]

Find out how this year's Tony Hill Award recipient, Gina Castaneda, is using sports to guide troubled youths away from the streets. [More]

More UCSC News

50 things about uc santa cruz

#18 - Maya RudolphAs we approach the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz in 2015, here are 50 things you might not know about the campus.

#18. Famed actress Maya Rudolph, a former cast member of Saturday Night Live who later became known for her lead role in the movie Bridesmaids, was a 1995 graduate of Porter College.



  • Alumni Photos: See photos from the Santa Cruz County Alumni Holiday Mixer, and other Banana Slug moments in time. Then upload your own!
  • Alumni Notes: What have you been up to? Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs.
  • Alumni Weekend Outreach Volunteers: Alumni Weekend is April 25-27, 2014. Let us know if you are interested in helping with our outreach efforts.

Regional Events

  • Santa Cruz — Saturday, February 8
    UCSC Night at the Warriors basketball and UCSC women's basketball game at Kaiser Permanente Arena, $20 for both games. Free pizza party for UCSC Alumni Association members. [More]
  • Washington, D.C. — Thursday, February 20
    Happy Hour at The Big Board. [Click to RSVP]
  • Los Angeles — Thursday, March 6
    Happy Hour at Edendale. [Click to RSVP]
  • Santa Cruz — Friday, March 7
    SAVE THE DATE! UCSC dinner show at Kuumbwa Jazz. $20 UCSC Alumni Association members and their guests. $30 non-members. [More]
  • Network with Banana Slugs in your area.

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