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Get ready for likes, laughs, and good times with friends old and new. Make sure you catch all the great happenings this weekend including these featured events:

FEATURED EVENTS

  • LAUNCH! A CELEBRATION OF THE UCSC STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    A CELEBRATION OF THE UCSC STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 6–9 PM | University Center, $50 / $150

    Interact with students during a strolling dinner, followed by keynote speaker Leon Panetta, who will discuss: America in the 21st century — is America in renaissance or decline?

  • BANANA SLUG LUNCH: DINE & REWIND

    SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 12–2 PM | Porter Dining Hall, $20

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  • TEACH-INS: GO BACK TO CLASS

    SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2:15–3:30 PM | Porter Classrooms, Free

    Be a student again for an afternoon—choose from a selection of lectures from faculty including historian Bruce Thompson, forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway, and bioinformatics expert Ed Green.

  • ALUMNI WINE RECEPTION

    SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 3:30–5:30 PM | Porter Dining Hall Patio, Free

    Unwind with a glass of wine in the company of friends and reconnect with favorite faculty and staff, including the featured Teach-In speakers.

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FRIDAY, April 25 | Events

  • Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells Laboratory Tour and Discussion Forum

    3–4 PM | BIOMED, RM 460

    Please join us for a walking tour of the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC) laboratory facilities, which will highlight some of the key technology needed to carry out stem cell experimentation.

  • Graduate Alumni Cocktail Hour

    5–7 PM | GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

    Reconnect with old friends and enjoy a refreshing cocktail with graduate alumni and current graduate students.

  • LAUNCH! A CELEBRATION OF THE UCSC STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    A CELEBRATION OF THE UCSC STUDENT EXPERIENCE

    6 – 9 PM | UNIVERSITY CENTER

    COST: (choose one)

    • STROLLING DINNER, LEON PANETTA KEYNOTE, AND DESSERT RECEPTION: 6 –9 PM, $150
    • PANETTA KEYNOTE AND DESSERT RECEPTION: 7:30 – 9 PM $50

    Join us for an evening of learning—learning from experience. Secretary Panetta knows that to meet the challenges of the 21st century, today’s students need to be open to transformation and actively develop their skills as leaders.

  • Alumni Shabbat

    6:15 – 9 PM | SANTA CRUZ HILLEL, 222 CARDIFF PLACE, SANTA CRUZ

    Please join us for Shabbat services and a home-cooked Shabbat meal. Nosh, mingle, share stories, and re-strengthen ties to fellow alums, Hillel, and UC Santa Cruz.

  • A Time to Remember: Honoring Black Alumni Past & Present

    7 – 8:30 PM | CERVANTES & VELASQUEZ RM, BAYTREE CONFERENCE CENTER

    Come join UCSC’s African/Black alumni and students to acknowledge the UCSC alumni and celebrate the opportunity for current students to network, coalesce, and enjoy light refreshments together.

  • Class of 2014, Senior Networking Mixer

    7 PM – 9 PM | MOTIV, 1209 PACIFIC AVE., SANTA CRUZ

    The Senior Class Council of 2014 invites all young alumni to join them at Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz for a fun event filled with conversation, appetizers, and student support.

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Saturday, April 26 | Events

  • Ira Pohl Fest — In Honor of Computer Science Professor Emeritus Ira Pohl

    9 AM — 4:30 PM | BASKIN ENGINEERING AUDITORIUM, ROOM 101/BASKIN COURTYARD

    Help us celebrate Ira Pohl’s retirement after 40 years’ tenure at UC Santa Cruz. Ira guided the development of computer science at UCSC, serving as department chair for four terms. He was instrumental in launching the popular computer game design major. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Online Education and initiated UCSC’s membership in Coursera.

  • Econ Alumni Reception

    10 – 11 AM | ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 180 (SIMULARIUM)

    Reconnect with fellow econ alums and learn about what is happening in the UC Santa Cruz Economics Department today.

  • Tour of the UCSC Farm

    10 AM – 11:15 AM | UCSC FARM
    (Meet at Louise Cain Gatehouse)

    Join us for a guided tour of the 30-acre UC Santa Cruz Farm and learn more about the education, research, and outreach taking place at the Farm and at the Alan Chadwick Garden.

  • The Lit Cafe: Coffee with Literature Department Faculty

    10 – 11:30 AM | PORTER COLLEGE PROVOST HOUSE

    Enjoy coffee and pastries at the Porter Provost House while mingling with faculty from the Literature Department.

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  • Then and Now Alumni Walking Tour

    10 – 11:30 AM | MEET AT PORTER CIRCLE

    Revisit your favorite places and see what’s new on campus. This student-led tour will highlight UCSC’s latest prestigious achievements and fill you in on some new campus facts and figures.

  • Remembering Mary Holmes

    10 – 11:30 AM | PAGE SMITH LIBRARY, COWELL COLLEGE

    Join us for a lecture remembering the legacy of founding faculty member, artist, and art historian Mary Holmes.

  • Campus Reserve Walkabout

    10 AM –12 PM | UC CAMPUS RESERVE
    (Meet at the Fire Station parking lot)

    Join us for a talk and walkabout on the UC Santa Cruz Campus Natural Reserve, which serves as an outdoor classroom and living laboratory.

  • Making and Documenting History at UCSC

    10 AM – 12 PM | SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, McHENRY LIBRARY

    Please join us for an exploration of campus history and an opportunity to meet some of your favorite faculty and staff members who have been our Regional Oral History Project narrators.

  • Younger Lagoon Reserve—Habitat Restoration Workday

    10 AM – 1 PM | YOUNGER LAGOON RESERVE
    (Meet at the big blue whale skeleton in front of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center)

    Come join a day of habitat restoration and natural history interpretation at the scenic Younger Lagoon Reserve next to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

  • Philosophy Lecture and Discussion by Professor Jonathan Ellis

    11 AM – 12:45 PM | COWELL, RM 132

    Please join us for a lecture on “The Challenge of Conviction” by Professor Jonathan Ellis. Following the talk, Professor Ellis will lead a discussion on the ideas presented in the lecture. A light lunch will be served.

  • Banana Slug Lunch: Dine and Rewind

    12 – 2 PM | PORTER DINING HALL COST $20

    There was never a more original social network than the dining hall. Live it again. Reconnect with fellow Banana Slugs, remember good times, and make new memories over lunch.

  • Connecting the Generations: A Taste of the Past

    12 – 3 PM | OAKES LEARNING CENTER

    Come sit and enjoy lunch with UCSC African/Black alumni and students for an opportunity to engage in inter-generational learning, mentorship, guidance, and support. There will be a collective symposium space for all participants and then we will break into two separate caucuses to address issues within the community.

  • Digital Arts & New Media MFA Exhibition

    12 – 5 PM | DARC BUILDING

    UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media Department invites you to join in work and play in the form of video installations, interactive experiences, telematic performances, and sound art.

  • Reception Honoring Frank Andrews

    2 – 3:30 PM | CROWN PROVOST HOUSE

    For 53 years, Professor Frank Andrews has touched the lives of many students, staff, and colleagues. Please join us for a gathering to honor Professor Andrews at the Crown Provost House.

  • Then and Now Alumni Walking Tour

    2 – 3:30 PM | MEET AT PORTER CIRCLE

    Revisit your favorite places and see what’s new on campus. This student-led tour will highlight UCSC’s latest prestigious achievements and fill you in on some new campus facts and figures.

  • Teach-In: Bruce Thompson – Spies: Espionage and Intelligence in the First and Second World Wars

    2:15 – 3:30 PM | PORTER COLLEGE CLASSROOM

    This lecture will explore the stranger-than-fiction stories of the most important double agents of the Second World War: Richard Sorge, who tried (unsuccessfully) to warn Stalin of the imminent Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, and Juan Pujol Garcia (aka Agent Garbo for the British, and Agent Arabel for the Germans), the key figure in the elaborate deception campaign that enabled the Allies to surprise the Germans in Normandy. More generally, at a moment when the activities of intelligence agencies are once again under scrutiny, it will reflect on the history and significance of espionage and intelligence operations over the course of the past century.

  • Teach-In: Alison Galloway—A Day in the Life of the Dead

    2:15 – 3:30 PM | PORTER COLLEGE CLASSROOM

    Please join Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway for an academic afternoon filled with stories about the sorts of cases that a forensic anthropologist receives, the process of examination and analysis, and what types of information can be gathered from skeletal remains. This is a Teach-In that is all about what you don’t see on the popular television series Bones.

  • Teach-In: Ed Green—Genetics and Human Evolution

    2:15 – 3:30 PM | PORTER COLLEGE CLASSROOM

    Please join Richard E. (Ed) Green, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering, as he shares surprising insights into evidence of interbreeding between Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals. During his talk, Green will discuss the technology behind the findings, the scientific results, how we are related to the Neanderthals, and what we can learn about human history from DNA sequences.

  • International Education Alumni Reception

    2:30 – 4 PM | UNIVERSITY CENTER – LEVIN LANAI

    If you were an international student or studied abroad during your time at UC Santa Cruz, please join us for the International Education Alumni Reception. Enjoy cultural performances from current students while networking with other international education alumni.

  • Tour the UCSC Arboretum & Wine Reception

    2:30 – 4:30 PM | UCSC ARBORETUM

    Join Arboretum staff and volunteers for a tour and wine reception at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, a spectacular living collection.

  • College Eight Sustainability Tour

    3 – 5 PM | MEET IN THE COLLEGE EIGHT PLAZA

    Explore the many sustainability programs at UC Santa Cruz, meet current students, and learn what everyone can do to help the campus become a living lab for sustainability.

  • Crown Alumni Reception

    3:30 – 5 PM | CROWN PROVOST HOUSE

    Please join us at the Crown Provost House for an alumni reception where you can reconnect with past Crownies and also meet new friends.

  • Alumni Wine Reception

    3:30 – 5:30 PM | PORTER DINING HALL PATIO

    Unwind with a glass of wine in the company of friends and reconnect with favorite faculty and staff, including the featured Teach-In speakers.

  • Lavender Reception

    4 – 5:30 PM | CANTÚ QUEER CENTER, MERRILL COLLEGE

    Come join fellow GLBTI alumni, students, and the Cantú Queer Center staff for our annual Lavender Reception.

  • Three Lives in Photography: Robert Dawson, Joel Leivick, David Pace

    5 – 6 PM | MARY PORTER SESNON ART GALLERY

    Join fellow alumni and art lovers for a reception and gallery walk-through with three UC Santa Cruz alumni photographers: Robert Dawson, Joel Leivick, and David Pace.

  • Natural History Field Quarter Happy Hour Celebration

    5 – 7 PM | ROSIE MCCANN’S IRISH PUB, 1220 PACIFIC AVE, SANTA CRUZ

    Come join alums and staff of the Natural History Field Quarter and help us inaugurate a new group, The Friends of the Norris Natural History Programs. We’ll be celebrating exciting news around the future of Field Quarter, the UCSC Natural History Museum, and the Environmental Field Program. Share your ideas, toast the future, and reminisce with great folks at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub.

  • SOMeCA 25th Anniversary

    6 – 9 PM | COWELL DINING HALL

    We invite current student leadership to a special dinner discussion with former student organizers and current community leaders. This year we will be celebrating 25 years of SOAR at UC Santa Cruz.

  • Lick Observatory History and Telescope Viewing

    8 – 11 PM | LICK OBSERVATORY, MOUNT HAMILTON | COST $100

    Please join us for a fascinating lecture about James Lick and the history of the observatory, followed by viewing through our telescopes: the 36-inch Lick Refractor and/or the 40-inch Nickel Reflector.

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Sunday, April 27 | Events

  • Morning Tour of the UCSC Arboretum

    9 – 10 AM | UCSC ARBORETUM

    Join us for a lovely tour of the Arboretum. See native flora from around the globe while reconnecting with fellow alums, Arboretum staff, and volunteers.

  • Brunch with the Merrill Provost

    9:30 – 11:00 AM | MERRILL PROVOST HOUSE

    Please join fellow Merrill alumni for a brunch with Provost Elizabeth Abrams at the Merrill Provost House.

  • Cowell Brunch and Service of Remembrance

    10 AM – 12:15 PM | COWELL PROVOST HOUSE LAWN

    Please join us for a free brunch welcoming all Cowell alumni and friends. Gather on the lawn of the beautiful Cowell Provost House and enjoy the company of the Cowell community while reveling in the breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay. Following the Cowell Brunch, we invite you to an intimate gathering of remembrance to honor all those who have passed in the last year.

  • Stevenson Alumni Brunch and Career Panel

    10 AM – 12 PM | STEVENSON PROVOST HOUSE

    Please join Provost Alice Yang at her home for the Stevenson Alumni Brunch and Career Panel. Reconnect with fellow alumni, meet current students, and enjoy a delicious meal together.

  • Merrill by the Decades

    9:30 AM – 11 AM | MERRILL PROVOST HOUSE

    Please join alumni, staff, students, faculty, and fellows for a discussion and celebration of Merrill Student Social Activism.

  • Digital Arts and New Media MFA Exhibition

    12 – 5 PM | DARC BUILDING

    UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media Department invites you to join in work and play in the form of video installations, interactive experiences, telematic performances, and sound art.

  • Dizikes Concert

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | MARY HOLMES FIRESIDE LOUNGE
    (Formerly Cowell Fireside Lounge)

    Join us for this year’s annual Dizikes Concert, the world premiere of a chamber oratorio inspired by the paintings of Mary Holmes, based on the Greek myth as told by Ovid and Moschus. Come enjoy music by Peter Josheff, and Libretto by Bay Area soprano Eliza O’Malley, granddaughter of Mary Holmes and Peter Josheff. She will be joined by tenor Brian Thorsett, conductor Jonathan Khuner, and the Sonic Harvest Players.

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Thank you for helping us create a social experience we can all share!

We’re encouraging alumni and guests to take “selfies” (photos of themselves) this weekend and share! It’s an easy and fun way for us to collect memories of the event.

HERE’S WHAT TO DO:

  • Look for the “Selfie Spot” signs we’ve placed in photogenic spots around campus.
  • Use your mobile phone or device to shoot and share a “selfie” with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ucsc
  • We’ll pull photos using the #ucsc hashtag from Instagram and Twitter into a feed and share them throughout the weekend.

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Parking

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Transportation and Parking staff will be on duty in the Performing Arts Parking Lot (lot 126) starting at 8:30 a.m. They will issue complimentary parking permits that will allow you to park, not only in the Performing Arts lot, but in all lots on campus that allow “A” permits.

When the Performing Arts lot fills, the staff will transition to the Core West Parking Lot, where free permits also will be handed out.

Shuttle service will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to transport visitors between the Performing Arts Parking Lot, Core West Parking Lot, and Porter College, where several main events will be located.

To assist those who want to explore the rest of campus, a second shuttle bus will make loops of campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., stopping at all shuttle stops.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Parking is free of charge (no permit required) in the majority of lots on the UCSC campus on Sunday. The exceptions are:

  • Performing Arts Parking Lot 126.
  • Colleges Nine and Ten Lots 164, 165, 166.
  • Cowell and Stevenson Colleges Lots 109, 110.
  • Porter College Lots 124, 125.

Normal campus shuttle service and city bus service will be in effect.

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