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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.

Physicist Sue Carter elected fellow of American Physical Society

Oct 1, 2015 Election as an APS Fellow recognizes Carter for her outstanding contributions to physics.

Environmental studies lecturer wins anthropology association public policy award

Sep 30, 2015 Barbara Rose Johnston, a UC Santa Cruz lecturer in environmental studies, has been named a winner of the 2015 Anthropology in Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association.

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.

Pister Award winner rises from poverty, works to save lives

Sep 9, 2015 Khanh Nguyen is heading to UC Santa Cruz to study biochemistry. He hopes to become a doctor for the World Health Organization.

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.

Dickson Emeriti Professorship awarded to chemist Phil Crews

Aug 19, 2015 The Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships recognize research, teaching, and public service by emeriti professors.

Alumnus Cary Fukunaga and film undergrad win Princess Grace Awards

Aug 13, 2015 Emmy Award-winning UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga and current Film and Digital Media undergraduate student Jeny Amaya have been honored with 2015 Princess Grace Awards.

UC Santa Cruz psychology Ph.D. graduate wins Fulbright fellowship for research in Israel

Aug 13, 2015 A recent UC Santa Cruz psychology Ph.D. graduate has won a Fulbright postdoctoral award to support 20 months of research at an Israeli university where he will look at how different groups justify violence on moral terms.

Astrophysicist Piero Madau awarded prestigious international research chair

Aug 4, 2015 Piero Madau, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been appointed to an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair.

UC Santa Cruz alumnus Brannon Braga wins Peabody award for ‘Cosmos’

Jul 31, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alumnus Brannon Braga (Film & Digital Media, 1990) has received a Peabody Award for the science documentary television series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."

NOAA scholarship supports graduate student's elephant seal research

Jul 24, 2015 Grad student Sarah Kienle is one of four students nationwide selected by NOAA to receive a 2015 Nancy Foster Scholarship.

Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall named president-elect of American Historical Association

Jul 23, 2015 Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall has been chosen as president-elect of the American Historical Association, the largest professional organization in the U.S. devoted to the study and promotion of history.

Alumna Priya Ganguli wins GSA Outstanding Woman in Science Award

Jul 22, 2015 The Geological Society of America will award the 2015 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award to Ganguli, who earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Graduate student earns life sciences fellowship

Jul 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz graduate student Jessica Perez-Cunningham was selected to receive a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's newly expanded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program.

Chancellor names professors Haney and Strome as UC Presidential Chairs

Jul 13, 2015 UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal has named professors Craig Haney and Susan Strome to three-year terms as UC Santa Cruz Presidential Chairs.

Arts Division emeriti faculty receive Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

Jul 13, 2015 Two UC Santa Cruz arts professors received Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships for the 2014-15 academic year in recognition of their outstanding contributions and achievements in artistic scholarship and teaching.

Astronomer Douglas N.C. Lin receives prestigious Bruce Gold Medal

Jul 9, 2015 Lin will receive the 2015 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

UC Santa Cruz grad River Charles earns Sutter scholarship for medical school

Jul 6, 2015 River Charles will receive the Primary Care Physician Award from Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center and the Central California Alliance for Health.

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