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Prestigious Switzer Fellowship awarded to UCSC grad student

Jan 27, 2016 Graduate student Joseph Hoyt has been awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship.

UC Santa Cruz awarded four NEH grants

Jan 26, 2016 UC Santa Cruz has been awarded four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support faculty research and the Dickens Project.

Film by UC Santa Cruz art professor nominated for Academy Award

Jan 14, 2016 Last Day of Freedom, an animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary short.

UC Santa Cruz alumna to join National Council on the Humanities

Jan 11, 2016 The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that UC Santa Cruz alumna Patricia Limerick is one of three prominent and accomplished individuals who will join the Endowment’s advisory board.

Stem cell researcher receives American Society of Hematology Scholar Award

Jan 11, 2016 The ASH has awarded a $100,000 research fellowship to postdoctoral researcher Jana Krietsch.

Sue Carter receives leadership award from UC President Napolitano

Jan 6, 2016 Award recognizes Carter's efforts to deepen climate change teaching and research at UC Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz faculty win Rydell Visual Arts Fellowships

Dec 11, 2015 Three faculty members from the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division have been awarded Rydell Visual Arts Fellowships for 2016-17

Computer scientist Wang-Chiew Tan named ACM Fellow

Dec 11, 2015 Tan, a professor of computer science, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

History professor wins multiple awards for groundbreaking book on slave trade

Dec 7, 2015 Associate professor of history Gregory O’Malley has been honored with four awards this year for his latest book, "Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807."

Three UC Santa Cruz affiliates named 'Community Heroes'

Dec 1, 2015 Three people with UC Santa Cruz affiliations are among 18 local residents honored as Community Heroes by United Way of Santa Cruz County as part of its annual Community Assessment Project.

Earth scientist Paul Koch elected 2015 AAAS Fellow

Nov 23, 2015 Koch, dean of physical and biological sciences, was honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Faye Crosby wins Society of Justice Research Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 19, 2015 Psychology professor and Cowell College Provost Faye Crosby will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Justice Research.

EPA recognizes dining’s waste reduction efforts

Nov 17, 2015 The campus achieved impressive source reduction of wasted food through a variety of approaches involving both staff and students.

Biologist Susan Strome receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Nov 5, 2015 The annual award is the highest honor for faculty achievement in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences.

Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz to participate in new research initiative

Oct 22, 2015 Fellows chosen for a "Time Domain Astrophysics" Scialog initiative include six with UC Santa Cruz connections.

Physicist Joel Primack honored by American Physical Society

Oct 22, 2015 Primack will receive the 2016 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the APS.

Ecologist Kristy Kroeker wins prestigious Packard Fellowship

Oct 15, 2015 The Packard Fellowship supports Kroeker's research on environmental change in dynamic environments and complex ecosystems.

Ocean scientist Adina Paytan to receive inaugural Dansgaard Award

Oct 8, 2015 The Dansgaard Award from the American Geophysical Union recognizes contributions to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

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.

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.

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