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

An astronomical gift

Lick Observatory Google has given $1 million to Lick Observatory in what astronomers hope is the first of many private gifts to support an invaluable teaching and research resource. [More]

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Family photoFamily ties:

Families who share educational roots at UC Santa Cruz also share pride, connection, and campus values. [More]

Quarry history photoDid the Quarry Amphitheater rock your world? Watch a video and hear about plans to reopen this beloved space. [More]

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Shawn CervantesVolunteer Profile: Shawn Cervantes

"What has been most rewarding about volunteering with the Smith Renaissance Society is that I have been able to share a mother's love with a group of individuals who have not always known what it was like to be loved by a mother." [Read more]

Traveling SlugAlumni Photos

Introducing the Traveling Slug - Going somewhere? Take Sammy the Slug with you and share your photos using the hashtag #travelingslug. You can also follow your fellow alums' photo adventures on Instagram @travelingslug. [How to share]

Postcards photoFrom our alums: "Banana Slugs! Postcard invitations to Alumni Weekend are coming your way! #fiatslug #ucsc50" - @BeverlyYanuaria on Twitter [Share you photo]

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

  • Boston — Saturday, April 18
    "Turning Stars into Gold" with Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz in Newtonville, Mass. [More]
  • Boston — Friday, May 22
    BSLUGS go to Fenway! at Fenway Park [More]
  • Silicon Valley — Saturday, May 30
    Center for Entrepreneurship: Business Design Showcase at UC Santa Cruz Extension [Stay tuned]

Stay tuned for more events near you in 2015!

Network with Banana Slugs in your area.


College Updates

College connection: UC Santa Cruz's colleges are a hallmark of the student experience here, the places where our alumni create some of their fondest memories. We would like to reconnect alumni with campus through their colleges. We've already started the Merrill Society. Let's get alumni from all 10 colleges to make their own society! Contact Mark Welden-Smith for details:

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