This month: Founders Celebration recipients share commitment to social justice

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Founders Celebration recipients share commitment to social justice

California's sea otter numbers holding steady On October 25, acclaimed author Toni Morrison delivered the Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture and received the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal during a Founders Celebration that recognized leaders working for social justice. [More]

  • Read an extended Q&A with Toni Morrison and Angela Davis, the scholar, activist, and UC Santa Cruz professor emerita who introduced her at the talk.

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Native vegetation makes a comeback on Santa Cruz IslandThe makings of a Banana Slug:

Sammy the Slug is about to reveal his genes to the world. Backers of a crowd-funding campaign hope to raise $20,000 to map the banana slug genome for the first time ever. [More]

Linguists receive $260K to study endangered Irish languageGame on: A well-known figure in the games industry, Robin Hunicke will help lead the new interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Games and Playable Media with arts and engineering. [More]
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50 things about uc santa cruz

50th Things - #26As we approach the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz in 2015, here are 50 things you might not know about the campus.

In 2000, UC Santa Cruz researchers were the first to assemble the DNA sequence of the human genome and make it publicly available. Today, thousands of biomedical researchers worldwide use the UCSC Genome Browser in their work to uncover the causes of diseases and develop treatments.



50th Things - #42Alumni Photos

"Thanks #ucscalumni for an informative and inspiring volunteer orientation. Looking forward to working with you." - @sbg001 on Instagram [Share your photo]

Alumni Notes: What have you been up to? Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs.

Regional Events

  • Portland, Oregon — Wednesday, November 5
    Portland Alumni Mixer at Brix Tavern. [More]
  • Boston, Massachusetts — Sunday, November 9
    Tour of the Calder Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum [More]
  • Santa Cruz, California — Saturday, November 15
    Alumni Volunteer Service at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Fall Book Sale [More]
  • San Jose (Silicon Valley), California — Wednesday, November 19
    Networking Night at Paypal (Town Hall Building) [More]

    Stay tuned for more events near you in 2014!
  • Network with Banana Slugs in your area.

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