University of California, Santa Cruz
May 2017
Sammy Slug and alum
Slugs get their day in the sun
Alumni Weekend 2017 drew a throng of happy revelers, with more than 1,700 alumni and their guests flocking to campus to remember, reunite, and reignite their passion for learning.
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Students in lab coats
Science dreams
A recent visit by local high school students was part of an ongoing outreach effort by UC Santa Cruz’s STEM Diversity Programs, which encourages students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in the sciences.
Field with poppy
Alluring acreage
For about a decade, institutional investors have been buying up farmland across the country in a trend that could have significant impacts on farmers.
Alumni Updates
Niketa Calame portrait
Niketa Calame: Acting with purpose
When Niketa Calame (Oakes '02, theater arts) was 5, her mom put a microphone in her hand. It was, says Calame, as if she had suddenly come alive.
Jennifer Andaluz and microphone
Jennifer Andaluz: Providing stepping stones to college
Jennifer Andaluz (Oakes '94, American studies) doesn’t believe in predictions indicating low-income, minority students are unlikely to attend a prestigious university. In fact, the charter school network she cofounded is intended to disrupt that kind of data.
Kraw Lecture Series
Featured Event
Celebrating Harry Noller’s 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Silicon Valley June 22
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Alumni Regional Events
Silicon Valley – Tuesday, May 16
Kraw Lecture Series 2—Mark Akeson: The Science and Engineering that put DNA Sequencing in Space
at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus
Santa Cruz – Saturday, May 20
Alumni and Student Volunteer Service Day
at Natural Bridges
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UC Santa Cruz Magazine
Juan Mejia filming the charcoal market in Ravin Djab, Haiti, very close to the Dominican border city of Jimani
Lights, camera, social action
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, UC Santa Cruz’s Social Documentation program produces socially conscious films that shine light on neglected subjects.
Table on the farm
Pop-Up: Righteous farming
Graduates of UC Santa Cruz’s Farm & Garden apprenticeship program have been planting the seeds of organic farming all over the nation.
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Justice Bradenburg portrait
Long-ago gift helps a struggling student thrive
Justice Brandenburg will graduate with a major in legal studies.
Michael Morgan
Honoring a life-changing teacher
Michael Morgan honors his retired chemistry teacher with a chair in science education.
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