University of California, Santa Cruz
January 2017
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A year of risks and big rewards
The 12 months of 2016 were anything but typical at UC Santa Cruz. Students and faculty got creative, and took big, bold risks. Read our wrap-up of the year that was.
Also Featured
Students with books
Admission mission
A record-breaking 52,000 applicants vie for spots at UC Santa Cruz.
Examines a little brown bat for signs of white-nose syndrome outside a mine in New York (photo by J. R. Hoyt)
Fight the fungus
Beating back a blight on bats.
Alumni Updates
Rad Women Worldwide cover
Getting stoked for Rad Women
Alumna Kate Schatz scores second bestseller.
Axel Alonso
Diversity’s superhero
Alumnus Axel Alonso, editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, has worked to make comic book characters and their creators reflect our diverse world.
Featured Events
Rachel Carson. She set out to save a species ... us.
Rachel Carson—a documentary January 31
This weekend is for you, come home, UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend 2017
Alumni Weekend 2017 April 28–30
» More Exciting Events
Alumni Regional Events
Silicon Valley – Wednesday, February 1
UC Santa Cruz in Silicon Valley presents "Forensics on TV: What's Real and What's Fake?"
at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
Santa Cruz – Saturday, February 11
30th Annual Multicultural Career Conference
at UC Santa Cruz, Porter Dining Hall
East Bay – Saturday, February 25
Banana Slugs at the Golden State Warriors
at Oracle Arena
Sacramento – Wednesday, March 8
UC Day Reception
» More Regional Events
Giving day
3 • 08 • 17 Giving Day UC Santa Cruz
Be a part of something big
We're getting ready for Giving Day 2017, which will be March 8! There are lots of cool, exciting projects signing up. Get a glimpse of them here and learn more.
UC Santa Cruz Magazine
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Helping hands for hunger
Four in UC ten students cannot afford regular, nutritious meals, but UC Santa Cruz is taking a bite out of the problem.
Farm and Garden apprentices holding flowers
This is UC Santa Cruz
A round-up of happenings and special reports.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
A smiling shavee takes part in the Genomics Institute head-shaving event
The bald and the beautiful
Fighting cancer, one buzz cut at a time.
Peggy Estrada
Learning the language
A $3 million grant will shine light on students learning English proficiency.
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