University of California, Santa Cruz
October 2016
Rachel Carson College sign and dignitaries at dedication ceremony
Honoring an environmental prophet
The dedication of Rachel Carson College recognized the environmental pioneer and celebrated the first college at UC Santa Cruz to be named in 35 years—and the first named after a woman.
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Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch
Iconic images, unprecedented gift
The Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Collection—an extraordinary archive of photographs documenting California in the mid-20th century—is the largest gift in UC Santa Cruz history, worth an estimated $32 million.
Phyllis, NMFS permit No. 19108
Sealed with a kiss
Phyllis the elephant seal, named after a “go-getter” philanthropist, seemed to honor her namesake by swimming farther west than any other tracked elephant seal.
Alumni Updates
Julie Snyder
Serial superstar
Alumna Julie Snyder, co-creator of smash-hit podcast Serial, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award at this year’s Founders Celebration.
James Mockoski
Film finder
Alumnus James Mockoski restored a 1917 film, once assumed to be lost, that includes some of the only surviving moving images of historic Santa Cruz.
Featured Events
Collision space
Founders Celebration, October 22, UC Santa Cruz Science & Engineering Library, with a keynote by alumna Julie Snyder of This American Life and co-creator of the hit podcast Serial (see story above)
Alumni Weekend 2017, April 28–30, This weekend is for you, come home
» More Exciting Events
Las Vegas – Wednesday, October 19
Las Vegas happy hour
at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
Seattle – Wednesday, October 19
Happy hour
at Tap House Grille
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, October 19
All-UC DC fall mixer
at Local 16
Phoenix – Saturday, October 22
Phoenix alumni brunch and coffee mingle
at Lola Coffee Bar
Boston – Thursday, November 3
Boston happy hour
at Nubar Restaurant
» More Regional Events
UC Santa Cruz Magazine
UC Santa Cruz Magazine cover
The UC Santa Cruz Magazine fall ’16 issue is out!
Why don’t we say what we mean? Plus combating student hunger, a makeover for the Science & Engineering Library, Rachel Carson College and UC Santa Cruz’s environmental legacy, and more. [Read about it]
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