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In Memoriam: Richard Hurtz

Sep 15, 2014 It is with great sadness that I announce that Rick Hurtz, principal aerospace engineer at the UC Santa Cruz University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) at NASA Ames, passed away on Friday, September 12th.

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

Parking at Merrill Lot 119

Sep 12, 2014 Renovation-related grading and paving work is taking place in portions of Merrill Lot 119 from now until Move In (September 26th).

UCSC Art Department is Pleased to Welcome our New Faculty member Enrique Leal

Sep 11, 2014 Leal has sought to introduce alternative interpretations regarding the practice of printmaking by reviewing its material, historical and conceptual attributes.

Julie Packard: Philanthropy and pragmatism

Sep 11, 2014 Alumna (Crown '74, biology; M.A. '78) talks about investing in passion, working to make change, and expanding world views through the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Teaching computers the nuances of human conversation

Sep 11, 2014 Computer scientist Marilyn Walker wants to make spoken dialogue systems more responsive to the user.

SAB Fall Chancellor and Staff Advisors to Regents Forum

Sep 10, 2014 All UCSC staff are invited to the SAB-sponsored Fall Staff Forum with Chancellor Blumenthal and the Staff Advisors to the Regents on Monday, 22nd September from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Kresge Town Hall.

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Sep 8, 2014 Ancient Egyptian artworks helped scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew

Professor's book on Sudan legal system wins political science book award

Sep 5, 2014 Mark Massoud's "Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan" wins honorable mention.

Appointment of Title IX Officer

Sep 3, 2014 Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni announces the appointment of Tracey Tsugawa as the new campus Title IX Officer.

Road Construction Work Update

Sep 3, 2014 Physical Plant staff report that the on-campus roadwork projects are entering their final stages of work.

Closure of Upper East Field

Sep 3, 2014 Beginning September 2, 2014, the Upper East Field has been closed and is expected to remain closed until at least June 1, 2015.

Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike

Aug 31, 2014 New findings suggest chemical fingerprints can be used to identify stars born in the same cluster

Renewal of parking permits for Fall 2014 - Staff and Faculty

Aug 28, 2014 If you have not yet purchased or renewed your parking permit, please consider doing so before September 26.

UC Santa Cruz alum wins Emmy for HBO drama ‘True Detective’

Aug 26, 2014 UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga picked up an Emmy Award last night in the category of “Outstanding Director for a Drama Series” for the HBO series True Detective.

'New Parent' chat will use social media to connect with new Slug families

Aug 22, 2014 Parents of incoming Banana Slugs will soon have a chance to ask candid questions and concerns with a group of campus experts without ever having to leave their homes, jump in their cars, or even turn off their home computers.

Peter Raven, leading botanist and environmentalist, to speak at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Aug 21, 2014 Botanist Peter Raven will give a talk entitled "Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves" on September 9

History professor speaks at State Capitol in support of refugee children

Aug 20, 2014 UC Santa Cruz Professor of History Dana Frank testified yesterday in Sacramento to support a California State Assembly resolution on the treatment of refugees from Central America.

Safety advisory: Raccoon bites reported

Aug 20, 2014 If you see a raccoon, please take steps to avoid it. Raccoons are rarely aggressive toward humans but a female will defend her young. While normally nocturnal, they do occasionally come out in the daytime.

Pradip Mascharak wins Gandhi medal for non-resident Indians

Aug 20, 2014 Chemistry professor Pradip Mascharak will be honored by the Non-Resident Indians Welfare Society of India.

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