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A classroom without walls

Oct 7, 2015 Imagine studying California's richly diverse landscapes, from sea to Sierra, right in the thick of the actual habitat.

Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway stepping down

Oct 7, 2015 With more than 25 years of service to UC Santa Cruz, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) Alison Galloway has let me know that she will be stepping down from her post at the end of December 2016.

Fall 2015 Living Writers Series kicks off October 8

Oct 6, 2015 Each quarter, the Humanities Division’s Living Writers Series brings visiting authors and poets into UC Santa Cruz classes to give students an in-depth look into the world of the working writer.

UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in push toward carbon neutrality

Oct 6, 2015 The Cool Campus Challenge runs Oct. 6 through Dec. 10 and is open to all students, staff and faculty of the University of California.

Campus wins best practice award for drought planning and water savings

Oct 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz won a best practice award for drought planning and water conservation efforts at the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference hosted by San Francisco State University.

Service animals on campus

Oct 5, 2015 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals as dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.

SAB Fall Chancellor's Forum - Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Oct 5, 2015 All UCSC staff members are invited to the Staff Advisory Board-sponsored Fall Forum with Chancellor George Blumenthal from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8 at Kresge College's Town Hall.

Life, realized

Oct 5, 2015 Alumni authors give voice to transformative experiences at UC Santa Cruz that changed their lives and shaped their careers.

Social sciences faculty awarded $8 million in research funding

Oct 2, 2015 Faculty in the Social Sciences Division of UC Santa Cruz garnered more than $8 million in research funding from just over 100 grants for the year August 2014 to August 2015.

Deer Alert – Rutting Season

Oct 2, 2015 This time of year drivers and cyclists need to be extra vigilant about deer darting into roadways.

Bugs in an urban jungle: What green spaces mean for ecology and community

Oct 1, 2015 Since 2013, UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott has studied insect biodiversity in urban gardens to better understand the ecological role these green spaces provide.

Internationally acclaimed artist to lead evening of stargazing at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 1, 2015 Acclaimed artist Russell Crotty and the grad student-led Astronomy Club will present an evening of stargazing on the hillside above UC Santa Cruz’s Great Meadow on October 14.

Environmental studies lecturer wins anthropology association public policy award

Sep 30, 2015 Barbara Rose Johnston, a UC Santa Cruz lecturer in environmental studies, has been named a winner of the 2015 Anthropology in Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association.

'U.S. News' visits UC Santa Cruz on a 'College Road Trip' in 'Best Colleges 2016'

Sep 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz is featured in the “College Road Trip” section of U.S. News World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook, which hits newsstands this week.

Picture this: An app for blind photographers

Sep 30, 2015 Grad student Dustin Adams, who works in UC Santa Cruz's Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special Needs lab, designed a tool to recognize and describe photos.

Privacy in the age of big data to be focus of symposium

Sep 29, 2015 For the inaugural event, DataLex will feature data scientists, policymakers, legal scholars, and privacy advocates to collectively consider important issues.

UC to begin implementation of new $15 an hour minimum wage policy

Sep 29, 2015 Under the new UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, all employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week will be paid a minimum of $13 an hour starting Thursday, Oct. 1. That minimum will increase to $14 an hour on Oct. 1, 2016, and to $15 an hour on Oct. 1, 2017.

StoryCruz: Bittersweet moment

Sep 29, 2015 In our new audio stories project, Charles and Adrienne Coleman of Greenville, S.C., share their bittersweet feelings about dropping their son, Vernon, off for his freshman year at UC Santa Cruz.

Founders Celebration Fiat Fifty: Spectacular night highlights proud past, bold future

Sep 28, 2015 The crowning event of UC Santa Cruz's 50th anniversary celebration set the tone for the campus's future while remaining true to its creativity and iconoclastic spirit.

Reuniting and remembering

Sep 28, 2015 Pioneer student reunion brings together UC Santa Cruz's original students for laughs, insights, and memories of the unique and intense educational experience of the campus's first years

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