University of California, Santa Cruz
February 2017
Sue Carter looking out of a window
Big boon for budding businesses
UC Santa Cruz received $2.2 million in state funding to expand its innovation and entrepreneurship efforts.
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Nick Kalivoda portrait
From Klingon to Dothraki: Understanding invented languages
The Linguistics Department is offering a brand-new course on made-up languages, giving students a chance to study the history, purpose, and structure of invented tongues.
Flora Unveiled book cover
Fifty shades of grapes
Botanist Lincoln Taiz, a professor emeritus of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, and his wife Lee Taiz, who worked in his lab as a research biologist, have written a book about the untold story of hanky-panky among plants.
Alumni Updates
Nwadiuto “DT” Amajoyi portrait
Nwadiuto “DT” Amajoyi: Leadership learned
Born in Nigeria, Nwadiuto “DT” Amajoyi (College Nine ’13, psychology) has written speeches for a senator and prepared case files for Ugandan inmates. Now she’s pursuing an international law degree.
This weekend is for you, come home, UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend 2017, April 28–30, #UCSCAlumniWeekend
Calling all alumni
Now, more than ever, it feels right to come home. Join fellow alumni for mingling, reminiscing, learning, and lingering at Alumni Weekend 2017, April 28–30.
Sun and green hills
Featured Event
Changing Climate: Acting Now to Secure a Sustainable Future A climate science and policy conference, Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25
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Alumni Regional Events
London – Tuesday, February 21
Banana Slug Pub Night at The Jerusalem Tavern
Sacramento – Wednesday, March 8
UC Day & Giving Day Reception at Lucca Restaurant
Silicon Valley – Thursday, March 16
UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley: The Innovative Research of the UC's Natural Reserve System and the Secret Life of Marine Mammals at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
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Giving Day
3 • 08 • 17 Giving Day UC Santa Cruz
Join something big
Be a part of a high-energy, 24-hour giving drive for your favorite student, faculty, and staff programs at UC Santa Cruz! Giving Day—March 8, 2017.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Murray Baumgarten addresses crowd
Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies launched
Over 150 donors commit nearly $1 million to support research, teaching, and public events.
UC Santa Cruz researchers collect samples at a field site for research on microbial activity that can improve water quality (from left: Galen Gorski, Jaime Hernandez, Brendon Stoneburner)
Grant funds UC Santa Cruz groundwater sustainability project
The $854,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supports research and solutions for the sustainability of groundwater in California.
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