Volume 1
Number 28
April 28-May 4, 1997

Banana Slug Spring Fair draws thousands
The annual Banana Slug Spring Fair attracted an estimated 4,000 visitors to UCSC on Saturday, April 19, for reunions, tours, and lectures, including one delivered by professor emerita of art Mary Holmes. The attendance was by far the largest in the history of the open house. During the festivities, the Class of '77 presented UCSC with a $35,000 "class" gift. (Photos)

Distinguished astronomer to deliver annual Faculty Research Lecture
UCSC faculty members have chosen astronomer Donald E. Osterbrock, one of the campus's most accomplished scientists, to deliver the 31st annual Faculty Research Lecture.

Conference, ceremony, performance on the Holocaust
Two UCSC professors named as coholders of the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair will be invested in a ceremony scheduled for May 4.

Nature photographer to premiere new book
World-renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting will give two slide lecture previews of his new book Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape on Saturday, May 3, at UCSC. The talks mark the world premiere of Lanting's photographs of the bonobo. (Photo)

UCSC named 53rd college in nation for graduating Hispanics
UCSC is nationally ranked for the number of bachelor's degrees it confers on Hispanic students, according to a just-published report.

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