University of California, Santa Cruz
February 2016
Students drawing on a white board
Less lecturing, more doing: Active learning thrives at UC Santa Cruz
From “flipping” their classrooms to having students do skits, UC Santa Cruz professors take pride in hands-on learning.
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Daniel Press
Climate considerations
Three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps after the recent Paris climate deal.
A collage from the Collective Museum exhibition
Making a museum
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences has kicked off its innovative first exhibition project—Collective Museum, by the Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows.
Alumni Updates
Inside of Athenaeum Library, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Endangered species: Public libraries
Focusing his lens on shared commons under threat, alumnus Robert Dawson spent two decades photographing 526 American public libraries.
Alumni smiling
Find UC Santa Cruz alumni stories from across social media
Tales of diversity, accomplishment, and originality
Featured Events
Analog clocks
Climate Science and Policy Conference
Feb. 26-27
Alumni Weekend 2016. Come Home. This weekend is for YOU!
Alumni Weekend
April 28-May 1

» More Exciting Events
Watsonville – Thursday, February 18
Original Thinkers: "Warm Blobs, Acidification and the Bay" at Digital NEST in Watsonville
San Francisco – Saturday, February 27
Banana Slugs at the SF Symphony
Boston – Tuesday, May 10
BSLUGs go to Fenway
Oakland – Sunday, July 17
Banana Slugs at the Oakland A's at Coliseum
» More Regional Events
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Arnold Klemola
Stellar gift
Retired UC Santa Cruz astronomy researcher Arnold Klemola gave $400,000 to support graduate student research.
Kristen Gruesz
Grant happy
UC Santa Cruz recently received four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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