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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.

Women’s basketball coach attends invite-only leadership program

Jun 22, 2015 UC Santa Cruz Head Women's Basketball Coach Todd Kent was part of a select group of head coaches who attended The Center for Coaching Excellence held at Columbia University from June 8-10.

Steck Award honoree delves into the trauma of civil war

Jun 15, 2015 The response has been overwhelmingly positive for Dominic Romano's project, which examines physical and historical trauma.

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 11, 2015 The Excellence in Teaching Awards given each year by the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate Committee on Teaching are among the highest honors faculty members can receive. This year's awards honor eight instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching.

History professor Kate Jones receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 10, 2015 History professor Kate Jones was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2015 Spring Awards celebration.

Campus earns systemwide environmental health and safety award

Jun 10, 2015 The University of California President’s Award for Campus Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety is given to the UC campus with the greatest reduction of Cal/OSHA recordable cases (medical treatment beyond first aid) in the past year and the overall reduction in injury rate from previous years.

Student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas at annual Silicon Valley event

Jun 3, 2015 The Center for Entrepreneurship held its third annual Business Design Showcase on Saturday, May 30, at the UCSC Silicon Valley Center.

Julie Guthman wins excellence award for research in food justice issues

May 29, 2015 Julie Guthman, UC Santa Cruz professor of social sciences, whose research looks at agricultural systems, food justice issues, and environmental health, has been selected to receive the 2015 Excellence in Research Award from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.

Accounting's Bob Shepherd wins state CPA society outstanding educator award

May 27, 2015 Robert Shepherd, former director of the economics accounting track at UC Santa Cruz, has been named winner of the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA).

UC Santa Cruz politics professor Mark Massoud wins Guggenheim Fellowship

May 15, 2015 Mark Fathi Massoud, assistant professor of politics and legal studies at UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to further his research on law in war-affected regions.

Emeritus psychology professor Pavel Machotka wins systemwide emeriti award

May 15, 2015 Pavel Machotka, professor emeritus of psychology at UC Santa Cruz, has won a 2015 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award that honors UC emeriti professors in the humanities and social sciences.

Nearly two dozen students supported by NSF grants

May 12, 2015 Twenty-two UC Santa Cruz graduate and undergraduate students have been supported by National Science Foundation fellowships in the past academic year.

First annual Arts Division emeriti awards honor Chip Lord and Lewis Watts

May 11, 2015 Photographer Lewis Watts (Art Department) and media artist Chip Lord (Film and Digital Media) were honored at an inaugural luncheon to recognize the contributions of emeriti faculty in building the programs, reputation, and physical structures of the Arts Division.

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