A Foothold in the Silicon Valley
Forty-five minutes away from UC Santa Cruz, 3175 Bowers Ave. swarmed with excitement. On the evening of Sept. 28, community members, UCSC staff and alumni convened at the entrance and stared at a ribbon blocking off the front door. “I’d like to invite a special…
Banana Slugs Take the Streets
Wearing a bright yellow hat with antennae poking out of the top, Santa Cruz mayor Don Lane stood next to a 10-foot balloon banana slug and officially proclaimed Oct. 25 “Banana Slug Day.” About 200 Santa Cruz community members, alumni and students walked down…
What started two years ago as two friends, a laser cutter, a board router and an idea turned into an overnight success. Starting with a $10,000 goal on Kickstarter, a website where people can fund new projects and inventions, a UC Santa Cruz alumnus and…
‘Launch!’ Showcases Student Research
Faculty, staff and students welcomed former slugs back to campus in the best way they knew how: by showcasing the research of current students.
First Regents Meeting of the Year Addresses Funding and Budgets
UC regents and leaders of California’s higher education met on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 to discuss the future of higher education in the state. Napolitano began by reminding all of The Master Plan, which is supposed to keep everyone focused on moving forward, particularly with increasing collaborative, cooperative research, and ensuring that a UC education becomes more economically accessible.