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Campus responds to tsunami tragedy

Photo: receding waters from tsunami

UCSC efforts to help victims of the South Asian tsunami and their families are being coordinated by a committee formed last week by Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers. The Earth Sciences Department is inviting the campus community to learn more at a talk on Wednesday featuring tsunami expert Steven Ward and seismologists Thorne Lay and Susan Schwartz. (Image of receding tsunami waters courtesy of DigitalGlobe) [More]

'Rags to riches’ story ends with generous bequest to UCSC

"If you’d met them, you’d never have thought they had any money,” said a family friend. But the late Federico and Rena Perlino, who operated a chicken-processing plant in Santa Cruz, bequeathed nearly $420,000 for UCSC graduate students in psychology working with deaf or hearing-impaired individuals. [More]