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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.

Campus wins sustainability award for water conservation efforts

Oct 1, 2015 UC Santa Cruz won an honorable mention for drought planning and water conservation efforts at the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference hosted by San Francisco State University.

'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.

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

New UC Presidential Chair to strengthen screenwriting program at UC Santa Cruz

Sep 24, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received a gift from arts alumnus Ken Corday, plus funds from the UC Regents, to establish a new Kenneth R. Corday Family Presidential Chair in Writing for Television & Film.

Wednesday Night Cinema Society kicks off new film series curated by grad students

Sep 23, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz weekly film series, Wednesday Night Cinema Society, is back this year, with films specially curated by grad students.

No reason to retire

Sep 21, 2015 In their 70s and 80s, many pioneer faculty are still working on campus—for the chance to open students’ eyes, for the excitement of discovery, and for the love of teaching.

Alumna Gillian Welch receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting

Sep 17, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alumna Gillian Welch took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting at the 2015 Americana Music Awards Sept. 16.

Paying it forward: annual Farm to Fork event honors past and future farmers

Sep 16, 2015 The Farm to Fork dinner series has supported more than 150 apprentices through scholarships and subsidized meal plans.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept 27

Sep 11, 2015 Celebrate fall’s arrival with pumpkins, music, great food, a fall plant sale, farm tours, and much more at the UCSC Farm & Garden’s Fall Harvest Festival, coming up on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

UC Santa Cruz spotlighted for value, diversity, and veterans services

Sep 9, 2015 UC Santa Cruz is highlighted on lists for best value, best ethnic diversity, and best for veterans in the latest "U.S. News and World Report" annual Best Colleges issue published today.

Long-running UC Santa Cruz program supports diversity in biomedical sciences

Sep 9, 2015 Renewal of NIH grant provides $4 million for program supporting underrepresented minority students in biomedical fields.

Astronomy alumni join Chancellor Blumenthal in panel discussion Sept. 26

Sep 8, 2015 Three distinguished alumni and a current grad student join Chancellor Blumenthal to discuss astronomy, space, and discovery

Tearing down the walls

Sep 4, 2015 Pioneering UC Santa Cruz professors and staff challenged convention and traditional academics. In the process, they helped reform American higher education.

Tearing down the walls

Sep 4, 2015 Pioneering UC Santa Cruz professors and staff challenged convention and traditional academics. In the process, they helped reform American higher education.

Dogs, cats, and big-wave surfers: Healthy heart lessons from animals and athletes

Sep 1, 2015 Heart rates of big-wave surfers are among the surprises from 30 years of studying exercise physiology in people and wild animals.

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