This month: A year to remember at UCSC

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

To share this newsletter, please click the button below:

January 2014 - UCSC Newsletter: UCSC landscape

A year to remember at UCSC

A year to remember at UCSC2013 ushered in a dancing sea lion, our 100,000th degree, the debut of Ed Talks, and much more. [More]

Also Featured

Life lessons and a fast break for successA fast break for success:

For UCSC student James Townsend, basketball was his ticket off the streets. [More]

Watsonville's new mayor is a Banana Slug -- a first for the cityBanana Slugs rule: With the choice of Karina Cervantez as mayor of Watsonville, there are now two UCSC grads who are sitting mayors in Santa Cruz County. [More]
More UCSC News


Ed Talks - Local Roots, Global Impact

The first-ever UCSC "Ed Talks" event was a smashing success. Watch video highlights from David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, and Alan Christy, professor of history. UC President Janet Napolitano was a special guest in the audience. [Watch Alan Christy] [Watch David Haussler]


50 things about uc santa cruz

UCSC Signs - 50th AnniversaryAs we approach the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz in 2015, here are 50 things you might not know about the campus.

#33. A lot of what happens in UCSC's science and engineering departments may seem like science fiction. But if you're looking for real science fiction, you'll find famous works of the genre archived at McHenry Library. Hugo Award–winning science fiction writer Robert Heinlein—author of Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, and other classics—lived in Santa Cruz for two decades and was one of the first "friends" of McHenry Library. The author's complete archive is available at Special Collections.



  • 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.

Give us feedback

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

Stay ConnectedFacebookTwitterYoutubeLinkedin