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Two UC Santa Cruz professors elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Feb 25, 2015 Newly elected fellows Karen Ottemann and Fitnat Yildiz are both professors of microbiology and environmental toxicology.

UC Santa Cruz psychology professor honored with 'Best Paper' award

Feb 24, 2015 UC Santa Cruz associate professor of psychology Shelly Grabe and social psychology graduate students Rose Grose and Anjali Dutt have been named winners of the 2015 Georgia Babladelis Award by the Society for the Psychology of Women.

State legislature commends economics chair Rob Fairlie for public service

Jan 30, 2015 Rob Fairlie, chair of the Economics Department at UC Santa Cruz, has been commended by the state legislature for service to California through his work to reduce poverty and inequality, improve education and human capital, and increase job opportunities and entrepreneurship.

Friends of Long Marine Lab supports 17 student research projects

Jan 30, 2015 From sea otters to sea level rise, Student Research and Education Awards will support a wide range of student research projects.

Game designer Brenda Romero honored with Game Developers Choice Award

Jan 28, 2015 Romero, director of the UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media master's program, will receive the GDCA Ambassador Award

Campus, city take home prestigious governor's award

Jan 22, 2015 In 2011, the City and UCSC created the GreenWharf program to foster the development and incorporation of innovative technology into the structure and operations at the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Steve Whittaker named fellow of Association of Computing Machinery

Jan 16, 2015 Steve Whittaker, UC Santa Cruz professor of psychology, has been named a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery for his work in human-computer interaction

UC Santa Cruz astronomer Claire Max recognized for astronomical instrumentation

Jan 16, 2015 The American Astronomical Society awarded the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation to UC Observatories director Claire Max.

Professors Leta Miller and Carolyn Dean honored for arts research

Dec 11, 2014 Acting Arts Dean Martin Berger has named the 2014 Arts Dean’s Eminent Professors, the division’s highest recognition of faculty research achievement.

Physicist Peter Fischer elected fellow of American Physical Society

Dec 11, 2014 Peter Fischer, adjunct professor of physics at UC Santa Cruz, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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.

Computer scientist Ethan Miller elected IEEE Fellow

Nov 25, 2014 Ethan Miller, professor of computer science, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Nov 20, 2014 Christina Ravelo, professor of ocean sciences, was recognized by the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences for her contributions.

UC Santa Cruz grad awarded Sutter scholarship for medical school

Nov 19, 2014 Matthew Carr, who graduated from UCSC in June with a degree in biology, will receive the 8th annual Primary Care Physician Award.

UC Santa Cruz grad student among veterans honored by National Science Foundation

Nov 6, 2014 Ocean sciences grad student John Koster was one of 11 military veterans recognized in an event at NSF headquarters.

UC Santa Cruz named one of the country’s best colleges for film majors

Oct 31, 2014 UC Santa Cruz has been ranked No. 7 in the country by College Factual for Best Bachelors Program for Film, Video and Photographic Arts.

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.

Grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival

Oct 16, 2014 Ice-Bound is an interactive fiction piece created by two graduate students in the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media

UC Santa Cruz named top college for Hispanic students

Oct 13, 2014 Noting UC Santa Cruz's first-year retention rate of 91 percent and 74 percent graduation rate, a college comparison website has named the campus first in the nation for Hispanic/Latino students.

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez wins social sciences award for outstanding research

Oct 13, 2014 Anthropology professor Diane Gifford-Gonzalez is the 2014 recipient of the Martin M. Chemers Award for Outstanding Research in the Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

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