This month: UC Santa Cruz turns 50, a bold experiment realized

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January 2015 - UCSC Newsletter: UC Santq Cruz Celebrating 50th Anniversary

UC Santa Cruz turns 50, a bold experiment realized

The sign The campus begins a year-long celebration of its trailblazing history and groundbreaking impact on the world. [More]

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Students dancing in 1965Audacious and academic:

Fifty years ago—in 1965— UC Santa Cruz began as "the most significant educational experiment in the history of the University of California." [More]

Angela DavisAngela Davis speaks: The 2015 MLK Jr. Memorial Convocation will feature Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, who for decades has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. [More]
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50 things about uc santa cruz

50th Things - #27As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz in 2015, here are 50 things you might not know about the campus.

A statue of a sea lion—once UC Santa Cruz's short-lived campus mascot contender—stands proudly outside Thimann Lecture Hall. And yet there is no statue of the mighty Banana Slug—the mascot that supplanted the sea lion—anywhere on campus.



Slug Nation - 94,000 world wideSlug Nation

Did you know there are more than 94,000 UC Santa Cruz alumni worldwide? Now you can see where fellow alums have landed on our Slug Nation Map. [Read more]

Alumni PhotoAlumni Photos

"Last night's mini slug reunion. :) #bananaslugs #ucscalumni #ucsc #tacotuesday #happyhour" - @ommaaarrrrr on Instagram [Share your photo]

Alumni Notes
: What have you been up to? Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs in UC Santa Cruz Review magazine.

Regional Events

  • Santa Cruz — Saturday, January 31
    Celebrating Page & Eloise Smith at Stevenson Event Center, UC Santa Cruz campus [More]
  • East Bay — Thursday, February 5
    "Organic Food: Fad or Forever?" with Professor Julie Guthman at University Press Books [More]
  • Santa Cruz — Thursday, February 5
    Tom Franco Co-Lab Gallery Reception followed by Tom Franco Lecture: The Artist Community Collaborative Experience [More]
  • Santa Cruz — Friday, February 6
    50 Artists from 5 Decades, First Friday Reception at R. Blitzer Gallery [More]

    Stay tuned for more events near you in 2015!
  • Network with Banana Slugs in your area.

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