University of California, Santa Cruz
January 2016
A student tour guide speaks to a group of parents in Quarry Plaza
Student interest in UC Santa Cruz reaches another all-time high
A record number of undergraduates have applied, demonstrating increased interest in-state and globally for an education that offers hands-on learning opportunities often grounded in social consciousness.
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Alicia Garza
MLK Convocation
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza will be the keynote speaker for the 32nd annual event on Feb. 12.
Dee Hibbert-Jones
Oscar nod
Film by UC Santa Cruz art professor Dee Hibbert-Jones nominated for Academy Award.
Alumni Updates
Teri Greeves
Craft becomes art
Kiowa artist and alumna Teri Greeves uses beadworking to tell stories in innovative ways and draw people together.
Tiffany Loftin
A Banana Slug in the White House
Young activist Tiffany Loftin meets President Obama, works to change education.
Original Thinkers
Featured Events

Warm Blobs & Acidification
Understanding changes in the Monterey Bay ecosystem, 6:30 p.m February 18 at DigitalNEST in Watsonville

Alumni Weekend 2016 — April 28-May 1

» More Exciting Events
Stanford – Tuesday, February 2
Bringing Big Data and Genomics to Unlock Cures for Rare Disease
San Francisco – Saturday, February 27
Banana Slugs at the SF Symphony
» More Regional Events
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Elisabeth Parra, the most recent Zimmerman scholarship winner
Carrying on the legacy
Matching campaign launched to increase memorial scholarship fund in honor of slain congressional aide Gabriel Zimmerman (Cowell '02).
Sage Weil
A resource for open source
Sage Weil's UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. thesis became the basis for a remarkable career, spawning an important open-source software product. Now he's paying it forward with a $2.5 million gift to the campus.
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