Alumni news –
University of California, Santa Cruz
July 2017
A group of students from the class of 2016 gather among the crops at the UC Santa Cruz organic farm site
Growing farmers and the food movement for 50 years
The experiment in organic gardening that began at UC Santa Cruz in 1967 is now the oldest university-based organic research and education facility in the country.
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The campus expects to enroll approximately 3,960 new freshmen. The vast majority—86 percent—hail from California.
Serving the state
UC Santa Cruz offered admission to 27,216 students for the upcoming academic year with a record number of offers made to California community college students. The largest portion of admissions offers—19,258, or 70 percent—are to California students.
The Little Cub galaxy is stripped of its gas by the larger neighboring galaxy, NGC 3359
Galaxy gobble
A primitive galaxy that could provide clues about the early universe has been spotted by astronomers as it begins to be consumed by a gigantic neighboring galaxy.
Alumni Updates
Amy Ettinger (Merrill ’95, American literature)
Double scoop
Amy Ettinger writes about her adventures while researching the history of America’s favorite frozen treat, and remembers the happy sundae moments throughout her life.
Hector Navarro (Cowell ‘17,  molecular, cell and developmental biology)
First-generation stories
Our podcast catches up with new grad Hector Navarro, a first-generation college student who's off to big things.
2018 Alumni Weekend graphic banner UC Santa Cruz
Mark your calendar: Alumni Weekend 2018, April 27–29
A woman in a wetsuit treads water in the ocean with diver mask on forehead. Graphic text: Living Legends: Honoring Sylvia Earle. 2017 UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal
Featured Event
Foundation Medal September 18, 2017
Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park
» More Exciting Events
Los Angeles – Friday, July 28
Banana Slugs at the LA Dodgers at Dodger Stadium
East Bay – Sunday, July 31
Banana Slugs at the Oakland A's at Oakland Coliseum
» More Regional Events
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