Issue: Spring 2018

This is UC Santa Cruz

A roundup of recent news, events, happenings, and special reports.

March 2018

Preventing plastic’s perils

Chemistry professor Rebecca Braslau is working to develop an alternative plastic without the problematic molecules phthalates, which can mimic hormones and cause health problems

By Teresa l. Carey, March 2018

A rain check for undying love

She sketched out a check for him from the ‘Cowell College Love Bank,’ and they went their separate ways—until 39 years later

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018

Comic relief

Alumnus Doug Bragdon employs student artists with Santa Cruz Comics, a new glossy magazine that takes its cue from Japanese manga comics

By Dan White, March 2018

These walls can talk

First-generation Salvadoran American Mauricio Ramirez finds voice, art, and inspiration in the murals of San Francisco’s Mission District

By Dan White, March 2018

Lisa White: Fueled by fossils

Ph.D. '90, Earth sciences

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018

Carolina Fuentes: Singing out

M.A. '10, social documentation

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018
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Carolina Fuentes: Extended Q&A

M.A. ‘10, social documentation

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018

Rolando Perez: Free from fear of failure

Kresge ’15, bioengineering

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018

Tom Killion: A life in color

Cowell ’75, history

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018

Stay connected; it isn’t all about the money

As president of Compton College—which just last year was formally recognized as a California Community College, becoming the college system’s 114th campus—I feel I have a different perspective than most alumni on staying connected to UC Santa Cruz. Above: Keith...

By Keith Curry (Oakes ’99, American studies), March 2018
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Spring 2018 Alumni Notes

News, notes, updates, and announcements from Slug alumni.

March 2018