Alumni news May 2018 –
University of California, Santa Cruz
MAY 2018
Photo portrait of Alison Galloway.
The bone whisperer
Forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway will retire from teaching this year, but her wisdom will live on through a new online course that teaches both technical skills and the things you don’t find in textbooks.
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Taking aim at stroke damage
A drug discovery grant from the NIH is funding a quest by chemistry professor Ted Holman to bring a new drug treatment for stroke to clinical trials.
Photo of Eric Medina
Garden glory
Undergraduate Eric Medina received a $15,000 public service scholarship to reinvigorate the garden at Oakes College.
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The Slugs came home
Returning Banana Slugs ran a 5k, took to the airwaves, attended thought-provoking presentations, and honored a beloved professor during the 2018 Alumni Weekend celebration.
Student Housing West proposed build sites, Hagar and Heller.
More time to comment on Student Housing West
Campus leaders say it’s become clear that having a more robust discussion about the proposed housing project is necessary before moving forward, and they have extended the comment period to June 27, 2018.
UC Santa Cruz's Alumni Welcome BBQ.
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Alumni Welcome BBQ 
Friday, June 8
Lower East Field, UC Santa Cruz
» More Exciting Events
Sacramento–Saturday, June 2
Sacramento Slugs Volunteer Day
at Picnic Grounds behind Fairytale Town
London, UK–Saturday, June 9
The California Cruise
at Westminster Pier
London, UK–Sunday, July 15
Virgin Sport British 10k
in London
» More Regional Events
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Alesa Smith (now Lightbourne) and Rich Vicenti in their college years.
A rain check for undying love
She sketched out a check for him from the "Cowell College Love Bank," and they went their separate ways—until 39 years later.
Photo of Miranda Bergman and O’Brien Thiele, “The Culture Contains the Seed of Resistance that Blossoms into the Flower of Liberation,” 1984. Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta
These walls can talk
First-generation Salvadoran American Mauricio Ramirez (Oakes ’11, art) finds voice, art, and inspiration in the murals of San Francisco’s Mission District.
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