This month: Freshly minted grads revel at 50th anniversary commencement

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July 2015 - UCSC Newsletter: UC Santa Cruz Celebrating 50th Anniversary

A summary of summery things to do at UC Santa Cruz

hummingbird hovering near flower With cultural attractions to fresh organic produce on offer, summer is a good time to explore UC Santa Cruz. [More]

Also Featured

alumna kris perry, left, and wife Sandy Stier on court stepsStanding for equality:

Alumna Kris Perry helped pave the way for the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. [More]

susan schwartz and david osleger recording lectures on top of a mountain in YosemiteMatter of course: UC Santa Cruz has developed the first cross-campus online courses that satisfy prerequisites at all undergraduate UCs. [More]

In Case You Missed It...

  • raphael kudela portraitBad Bloom: An extensive bloom of toxic algae along the West Coast has persisted since May, forcing the closure of shellfish harvesting and harming some wildlife.
  • The Bucket List: What's the ONE thing every Slug should do before they graduate? We want your ideas for our UC Santa Cruz Bucket List!
  • Original Thinkers: From discovering a cell's molecular motor to showing women's role in evolution, take a look at our list of UC Santa Cruz professors who made world-changing contributions.
  • Fare Thee Well: Grateful Dead Archivist Nicholas Meriwether helps bid the iconic band a special farewell with his contribution to their 50th anniversary box set.
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person overlooking San Lorenzo RiverAlumni Photos

From our alums - Home is where the heart is, and Santa Cruz is what I call home. The city that stole my heart #SantaCruz #UCSCAlumni (Photo by @kelkels15 on Instagram) [View photos]

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

  • Wednesday, August 12— San Francisco
    SF Happy Hour
    at West Pescos [More]
  • Thursday, August 13— Orange County
    All-UC After Work
    at The Center Club [More]
  • Saturday, August 29 — San Francisco
    50th UCEAP Celebration
    at Mission Bay Conference Center [More]
  • Sunday, August 30— Seattle
    Banana Slugs of WA: Assemble!
    at The Ram-Northgate [Stay Tuned]

More events near you in 2015!

College Updates

pioneer alumni photoPioneer alumni: A group of your UC Santa Cruz classmates from 50 years ago is planning a reunion weekend September 25-27, and we'd love to see you there. RSVP to join the fun! [More]

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