University of California, Santa Cruz
March 2017
Students and staff with Giving Day posters, #give2UCSC
Giving Day 2017 raises more than $520,000 for a wealth of worthy projects
The 24-hour online giving fest galloped past last year’s success, aiding projects focused on everything from stamping out hunger to helping women find their way in STEM careers.
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Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Tyrus Miller, left, talks with John Felts during the UC Santa Cruz Grad Slam
Crustacean innovation
Ph.D. student wows Grand Slam panel with shrimp-shell surfboard idea.
Nagashree Setlur is one of Kahaani’s founders
Dedication to dance
Kaahani dance troupe, a Bollywood dance team, has tackled obstacles with creativity and commitment as it works toward getting noticed in the collegiate dance world—and its hard work is paying off.
Alumni Updates
Carmen Perez portrait
At the forefront of a movement
Alumni Weekend keynote speaker Carmen Perez, national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, will discuss the role and importance of protest with a purpose on April 28. (For more on Alumni Weekend, see Featured Events, below.)
Doron Comerchero portrait
Planting seeds, growing confidence
Doron Comerchero, founder of the nonprofit FoodWhat, uses sustainable food and farming as a way to empower struggling and low-income youth.
Featured Events
Kraw Lecture Series
Kraw Lecture Series Jonathan Fortney: How Common is the Earth? The Discovery and Characterization of Rocky Planets Around Other Stars—March 22
Center Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development logo, 2017 Business Design Showcase
Business Design Showcase April 18
This weekend is for you, come home, Alumni Weekend 2017
Alumni Weekend 2017 April 28–30
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Alumni Regional Events
San Diego – Wednesday, March 22
Banana Slugs at the San Diego Latino Film Festival at the Fashion Valley Mall
Chicago – Tuesday, March 28
Chicago Happy Hour at Highline Bar + Lounge
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, March 29
Happy Hour at The Laughing Man Tavern
Silicon Valley – Thursday, April 13
UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley: Water at Scale at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
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On exhibit
Student crocheting, crocheted coral reef
Reef madness: A coral grows at UC Santa Cruz
Hundreds of students and community members are contributing their handiwork to the Crochet Coral Reef, a massive participatory art project that combines higher geometry with handicraft while calling attention to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Aerial view of the Quarry Amphitheater
On your marks, get set … give!
Campaign for UC Santa Cruz races toward the home stretch.
Narinder Kapany portrait
A quiet place to learn
Gift from Narinder Kapany will establish Sikh book collection and study room at McHenry Library.
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