University of California Santa Cruz
October 2015
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Celebrating 50 amazing years with an amazing night
Spectacular acts, Alice Waters, pioneer faculty and staff make UC Santa Cruz’s crowning 50th event a memorable evening.
ALso Featured
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UC Santa Cruz in "Best Colleges 2016"
Campus is a "nature-lover's dream," according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2016" guidebook.
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Picture this: An app for blind photographers
Grad student designs tool to recognize and describe photos.
Alumni Updates
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Barbara Garcia: Health mission
Alumna oversees San Francisco's mammoth Department of Public Health.
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Paul Sparrow: Championing the First Amendment
Successful television producer shifts gears to help start the Newseum.
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Featured Event

Watch a Banana Slug float through downtown Santa Cruz: Slug Parade & Expo marks 50 years of UC Santa Cruz.

alumni weekend 2016 save the date april 29 to may 1

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Seattle – Thursday, October 15
Seattle Alumni Admissions Mixer
Portland – Wednesday, October 21
Portland Alumni Admissions Mixer
Los Angeles – Thursday, October 22
Banana Slug Happy Hour
» More Regional Events
Review Magazine
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Big ideas
From saving falcons to peering into the universe, UC Santa Cruz has become known as the small university where big things happen.
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Life, realized
Alumni authors look back at moments of discovery and transformation at UC Santa Cruz.
The campaign for UC Santa Cruz
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Generosity and vision
Donors are contributing toward sustaining campus treasures from the Quarry to the Cowell Press.
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New UC Presidential Chair to strengthen screenwriting program
Emmy Award-winning producer and alumnus Ken Corday and UC Regents help create Arts Division endowment in television and film writing.
IN case you missed it
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New York Times video: ‘The Roots of Organic Farming on Campus’
Food writer Mark Bittman came to UC Santa Cruz to learn about our innovative apprenticeship program, which aims to improve the way we eat, farm, and garden.
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Practicing resourcefulness
Campus wins best practice award for drought planning and water savings
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