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Local seventh graders set sights on college

Mar 24, 2015 Half of Santa Cruz County’s seventh graders – more than 1,400 – attended the 7th Grade College and Career Summit on campus on Friday, March 20.

Historic hay barn rises again to become a center for sustainability programs

Mar 23, 2015 Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

UC Santa Cruz alum writes first children’s book in City Lights’ 60-year history

Mar 20, 2015 “American history is filled with stories of brave and powerful men, but have you ever wondered where the women are?” So begins Rad American Women A-Z, a new book by humanities alumna Kate Schatz...

Arts Dean’s Lecture Series to explore music, cognition, biology, and language

Mar 10, 2015 This spring, the Arts Dean's Lecture Series will offer up a series of public lectures by eminent scholars and artists to explore the fundamentals of why and how we make and hear music.

UC Santa Cruz students compete in global challenge for $1 million Hult Prize

Feb 27, 2015 A team of UC Santa Cruz students has advanced to the regional finals of the sixth annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.

Conference at UC Santa Cruz to explore modern Jewish spaces and identity

Feb 13, 2015 The Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will present a two-day conference, “Liminal Spaces and the Jewish Imagination” on campus February 18-19.

Anita Hill to speak at UC Santa Cruz on gender and racial equality Feb. 26

Feb 12, 2015 Anita Hill’s life changed forever in 1991 when a television audience of 22 million saw her testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas.

Fifty artists from five decades: UC Santa Cruz 50th alumni exhibition opens Feb. 5

Jan 26, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alumni from across the country are contributing their works to "50/50"—a new art exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the campus that opens on February 5.

In 50th year, UC Santa Cruz sees unprecedented undergraduate interest

Jan 12, 2015 Nearly 55,000 prospective undergraduates applied for the fall 2015 quarter, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, and the second highest percentage increase among the UC campuses.

‘Questions that Matter’: New public humanities series brings campus to community

Jan 8, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) will present "Making the Cosmos Local"—the first event in a new series of public dialogues titled Questions That Matter—on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

UC Santa Cruz turns 50, a bold experiment realized

Jan 1, 2015 In 1965, UC President Clark Kerr described the brand new campus at Santa Cruz as “the most significant educational experiment in the history of the University of California.” As UC Santa Cruz forges ahead in 2015, the campus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a multitude of events.

New fiction by alumna author featured in New Yorker

Dec 8, 2014 “Savage Breast,” a new short story by UC Santa Cruz alumna Elizabeth McKenzie, will be featured in the December 15 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

UC Santa Cruz professor honored by San Francisco Film Society

Dec 8, 2014 UC Santa Cruz arts professor B. Ruby Rich was honored at the San Francisco Film Society’s fifth annual Essential SF, an event celebrating the Bay Area film community's most vital figures and institutions.

UC Santa Cruz named a 'silver bicycle-friendly' university

Oct 28, 2014 UC Santa Cruz has been named a 'silver bicycle-friendly' university by the League of American Bicyclists.

Graduate applications, enrollment increase at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 7, 2014 Graduate student enrollment at UC Santa Cruz is projected to top 1,625 for fall 2014, about 9 percent of total enrollment, indicating continued strong interest in the academic programs offered.

Educational Partnership Center lands $3.27 million grant to help students achieve college

Oct 2, 2014 UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center has been awarded a $3.27 million federal grant over seven years to help prepare middle and high school students in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for college.

Move-In 2014, a photographic journey

Sep 29, 2014 Move-in is always a time of mixed emotions: anticipation, joy, excitement, and even nervousness for students. A series of photographs captures some of the scenes.

UC Santa Cruz welcomes diverse, academically advanced class for fall 2014

Sep 24, 2014 UC Santa Cruz students begin moving into university housing Wednesday, September 24, in anticipation of fall quarter for the 2014-15 academic year. "Move-in" for students living on campus will continue Friday through Sunday, September 28.

UC Santa Cruz film professor’s original animation to debut on PBS.org

Sep 12, 2014 John Jota Leaños's unconventional short film uses humor, hip hop, and comic book style animation to tell a fascinating story of revolt in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

UC Santa Cruz moves up in Shanghai ranking of world universities

Aug 19, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is ranked 93 among the world's best universities and in the top 50 in the U.S., according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published by a Shanghai education-consulting firm.

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