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JUNE 2021


A joyful moment in the sun for new graduates and their families. Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

Taking a step back toward normalcy, a spirited "hybrid" commencement ceremony blended in-person celebration with intimate virtual festivities.

ALSO: See messages of support and congratulations from friends and family, plus profiles of a few of our amazing grads, on our Dear Class of 2021 site!

The Calabasas Community Garden is a resource for education, health, and belonging for local families in the Watsonville area. Photo courtesy of the (H)ACER program.

A $50,000 grant will help UC Santa Cruz education researchers document the many types of STEM learning taking place in a Latinx immigrant-led community garden in Watsonville—supporting the garden as a resource for education, health, and belonging.

Cassidy Skillman, Neglected Places: Below The Offshore Rig. Reduction Woodcut on Kozo

In IRWIN 2021: Fabricating Solace, 12 of UCSC's most promising artists explore the art of creating comfort in response to the unprecedented hardships and isolation generated by the pandemic.

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Get your UC Santa Cruz news while you’re driving to work or doing the dishes. Find our podcasts––including a regular news roundup, interviews, story companions, and original reports––on Stitcher.

Stacy Jupiter (Ph.D. '06, ecology and evolutionary biology) discussed her latest findings and outreach programs, as well as her evolution as a scientist who values outreach, at the Alumni Achievement Award ceremony.
Kraw Lecture Series infographic: First lecture March 22, 2017; 5 years; 30 talks; 5,300 guests; largest gift inspired by a talk: $500K.

Marine scientist Stacy Jupiter (Ph.D. '06, ecology and evolutionary biology) was honored with a UC Santa Cruz Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her commitment to studying development impacts and working to reconnect Melanesians with their natural heritage.

George Kraw (Cowell '71, history and Russian literature) reflects on the success of the popular Kraw Lecture Series, which turns complex scientific inquiry into engaging public presentations.


Many events are delivered virtually; check for latest updates—events are open to the entire UC Santa Cruz community

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Greene will discuss UCSC’s long history of educational innovation and what teaching might look like post-pandemic.
July 12, 6:30 p.m.
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