University of California, Santa Cruz
february 2018
Photo of a polar bear awaiting its prey.
Climate change bears down
A new study finds that polar bears need to eat more than anyone had thought before—and as climate change alters their environment, a growing number of bears are unable to catch enough food.
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Hard-working students gather for 36-hour hackathon.
Hack attack
CruzHacks 2018, a student-driven 36-hour code-a-thon, attracted hundreds of coders from across the nation seeking to hack a brand-new app in a day and a half.
Image of the VizWall, a 14 by 4 foot screen installation.
"Off the wall" thinking and learning
McHenry Library’s giant new "VizWall" mixes virtual reality with interactive digital media.
Alumni Updates
Vintage photo of children in Okinawa.
Alumni: Travel to Japan with us
In a first-of-its-kind UC Santa Cruz travel experience, alumni are invited on a Japanese adventure, led by Professor Alan Christy, co-director of the Gail Project. Travelers will delve deeply into the history of Okinawa.
Illustration of John Laird.
John Laird: A trailblazing public servant
The state Secretary for Natural Resources has watched his political capital rise over the years, but never lost sight of his UC Santa Cruz roots.
Alumni Weekend 2018 at UC Santa Cruz
Alumni Weekend is around the corner! Check out the full lineup of inspiring events and start planning your trip to your home away from home. Alumni Weekend 2018, April 27–29
Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture
Featured Event
Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture
Friday, February 23
Colleges 9/10 Multipurpose Room
» More Exciting Events
San Francisco – Wednesday, February 21
San Francisco Slug Soiree at Miller's Rest
Silicon Valley – Tuesday, February 27
Kraw Lecture: The Untamed Brain at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
» More Regional Events
Giving Day
Be a part of a high-energy, 24-hour giving drive for your favorite student, faculty, and staff programs at UC Santa Cruz! See the inspiring list of projects that are driving people’s passion.
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