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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.

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.

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.

UC Santa Cruz moves up in Shanghai ranking of world universities

Aug 19, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is ranked 93 among the world's best universities and in the top 50 in the U.S., according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published by a Shanghai education-consulting firm.

UC Santa Cruz Cal Teach alum wins Knowles science teaching fellowship

Aug 6, 2014 The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation has awarded a 2014 teaching fellowship to alumna Brenda Minjares.

Former farm apprentice wins national food sustainability leadership award

Jul 22, 2014 Karen Washington, a graduate of the 2008 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, is one of five winners of a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.

Alumnus Cary Fukunaga earns Emmy nomination for HBO's 'True Detective’

Jul 10, 2014 UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Director for a Drama Series” for the HBO show "True Detective"

Earth scientist Patrick Fulton to receive Early Career Award from AGU

Jul 10, 2014 AGU's Jason Morgan Early Career Award recognizes Fulton for outstanding research contributions.

UCSC Grounds Services wins sustainability best practice award

Jul 9, 2014 The UCSC Grounds Services Department received the Sustainability Best Practice Award for Innovative Waste Reduction at the 2014 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

Two UC Santa Cruz Earth scientists honored by American Geophysical Union

Jul 7, 2014 Gary Glatzmaier and Thorne Lay will receive AGU medals in recognition of their breakthrough achievements in Earth science.

Astrophysicist Douglas Lin wins 2014 Brouwer Award

Jun 30, 2014 Douglas N. C. Lin earns recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of dynamical astronomy.

Lionel Cantu Queer Center director receives lifetime achievement award

Jun 23, 2014 Deborah Abbott, director of the Lionel Cantú Queer Center at UC Santa Cruz since 1997, has received an LGBTQ Lifetime Achievement Award from the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County.

UC Santa Cruz humanities alum named 2014 ACLS Public Fellow

Jun 19, 2014 UC Santa Cruz humanities alumnus Michael Ursell has been named a 2014 ACLS Public Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Human rights activist named winner of Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship

Jun 10, 2014 Abuoali "Arash" Mohajerinejad is the third winner of the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship given to a social sciences undergrad committed to a career in public service.

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 10, 2014 One of the highest honors a UC Santa Cruz faculty member can receive is an Excellence in Teaching Award given each spring by the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

Wlad Godzich receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 6, 2014 Distinguished Professor of Literature Wlad Godzich was presented with the John Dizikes Faculty Teaching Award in Humanities.

Huffman Prize winner approaches bioengineering with an artist's eye

Jun 4, 2014 Payam Yousefi, who graduates in June with a B.S. in bioengineering and a minor in bioinformatics, is the 2014 Huffman Prize winner.

Marine scientist Adina Paytan honored by Geochemical Society

May 30, 2014 Adina Paytan, a research scientist in the Institute of Marine Sciences, will be honored as a Geochemical Fellow.

Social Sciences division ranked 7th for faculty impact in news media

May 28, 2014 The Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz ranks seventh in the nation in a study based on faculty citations in the news media compared with federal research funding.

Astronomer Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz wins fellowship at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute

May 21, 2014 Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is among a select group of 50 artists and scholars chosen for the Radcliffe Fellows Program.

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