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Banner photo at the top of the page: The East Field offers stunning views of the Monterey Bay. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

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.

Top story

Parents at Summer Orientation: Proud, excited, sad, elated

Merrill parents

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]

See a slideshow.

Become an Alumni Ambassador: Volunteer to reach out to prospective students and families. [More]

Also featured

covers of Newsweek and Sierra magazines

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].

Craig Haney

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 in a vise grip

Budget update: New information on the UC salary reduction/furlough plan, a letter-writing campaign, and other news. [More]

In the news

cover of Science magazine

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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