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March 2014 - UCSC Newsletter: UCSC landscape

UCSC ranks high in Peace Corps participation once again

Top CollegesFor the 12th straight year, UCSC has placed within the top 25 in the Peace Corps's ranking of large universities. [More]

Also Featured

Risk and rewardExploring the world of computer games:

Designing a computer game is a lot like a relationship, says Lauren Scott, a 21-year-old UC Santa Cruz student. [More]

Yosemite Bears' dietsLess is s'more: Study shows management strategies, including bear-proof storage containers, have limited the availability of human food to black bears. [More]

Alumni Weekend 2014

Alumni Weekend 2014: Your original social network: Join us and your fellow UC Santa Cruz alums at Alumni Weekend, April 25-27, for status updates, memories, stories with friends old and new, connections, networking, and photos — whether shared on Facebook, printed on paper, or imprinted on your heart. [More]

More UCSC News

50 things about uc santa cruz

50th Things - #39As we approach the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz in 2015, here are 50 things you might not know about the campus.

UCSC started a very popular computer game design major in 2006, the first of its kind in the UC system. Today, UCSC's graduate programs in game design are among the top 10 in the country, according to the Princeton Review.



  • Alumni Photos: See photos from the Santa Cruz County Alumni Holiday Mixer, and other Banana Slug moments in time. Then upload your own!
  • Alumni Notes: What have you been up to? Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs.
  • Alumni Weekend Outreach Volunteers: Alumni Weekend is April 25-27, 2014. Let us know if you are interested in helping with our outreach efforts.

Regional Events

  • Santa Cruz — Friday, March 7
    SOLD OUT! UCSC dinner show at Kuumbwa Jazz. $20 UCSC Alumni Association members and their guests. $30 non-members. [More]
  • Oakland — Sunday, June 1
    SAVE THE DATE! UCSC Day at the Oakland A's. [More]
  • Network with Banana Slugs in your area.

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