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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.

Computer scientist Charlie McDowell recognized as advocate for women in tech

Oct 10, 2014 McDowell and alumnus Jacob Martinez are featured on a list of "10 Men Making Waves for Women in Tech"

Thomas Pettigrew to deliver Jos Jaspars Memorial Lecture at Oxford

Oct 6, 2014 Thomas Pettigrew, UC Santa Cruz research professor of social psychology, has been invited to deliver the 2015 Jos Jaspar Memorial Lecture at Oxford University.

UCSC places with open mindedness

Sep 19, 2014 The well-known open mindedness of UC Santa Cruz is noted in two recent lists of top colleges.

Renowned astronomer Harland Epps to be honored at ‘Harfest’ conference Sept. 23-24

Sep 18, 2014 Leading astronomers from around the world will gather to honor UC Santa Cruz astronomer Harland W. Epps, who retired in July.

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.

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