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In this issue: Parents letting go...psychology professor cited in prison overcrowding ruling...new budget info...and more. For more news, go to UCSC's News & Events center.
Parents at Summer Orientation: Proud, excited, sad, elated
Part balm for nervous souls, part information service, part the first step in letting go, new-student orientation drew 3,000 proud and anxious parents to campus this summer. [More]
Become an Alumni Ambassador: Volunteer to reach out to prospective students and families. [More]
High-profile press: UCSC is among 25 campuses profiled in Newsweek's fall 2009 special issue on U.S. colleges [read story]; UCSC also placed seventh in Sierra magazine's 10 greenest colleges in the nation [read story].
Prof influential in prison ruling: A recent landmark ruling ordering California to drastically reduce its prison population cited analysis and trial testimony by psychology's Craig Haney. [More]
Budget update: New information on the UC salary reduction/furlough plan, a letter-writing campaign, and other news. [More]
In the news
Telescoping success: UCSC physicists played a leading role in the development of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, featured in the August 14 issue of Science. [More]
Coastal heroes: The September issue of Sunset magazine featured Earth sciences professor Gary Griggs and alumna Julie Packard, director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in a story about coastal heroes. [More]
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