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Inaugural Fred Keeley Coastal Scholars learn by doing

Feb 4, 2016 Erica Ferrer (Cowell, ’16, marine biology) and Linda Pineda (College Eight, ’16, Earth sciences) are the inaugural recipients of the Fred Keeley Coastal Scholarship–a new program that supports hands-on summer research for UC Santa Cruz students interested in coastal sustainability.

Astronomy retiree Arnold Klemola establishes endowment for graduate students

Feb 3, 2016 Gift of $400,000 establishes the James Keeler Fund for Excellence in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Wells Fargo funds coastal sustainability fellowships and graduate program

Jan 26, 2016 $560,000 grant will support graduate fellowships and development of a new graduate program.

Endangered species: American public libraries

Jan 22, 2016 Focusing his lens on shared commons that are under threat, alumnus Robert Dawson spent 21 years photographing 526 of the nation’s public libraries.

Active learning movement gains momentum

Jan 20, 2016 Classrooms across campus are seeing less lecturing and more student engagement.

After Paris climate deal, what's next?

Jan 19, 2016 After a landmark deal at last month’s United Nations climate change conference, three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps in advance of a major climate conference at UCSC in February.

UC’s Global Food Initiative addresses student food security challenge

Jan 19, 2016 It’s hard to do your best academically when you’re not eating well, but that’s the dilemma facing many University of California students.

Students, chapter recognized for work in advancing science diversity

Jan 14, 2016 The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science gives undergraduate students opportunities to meet with professionals in their fields, showcase their work, and ask questions about graduate school and career development.

UC Santa Cruz names Alexander Wolf new dean of Baskin School of Engineering

Jan 12, 2016 Currently a professor of computer science at Imperial College London, Wolf will begin his term as dean on July 1, 2016.

Welcome to Winter Quarter

Jan 12, 2016 Welcome back for Winter Quarter and Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed a restful break.

Student interest in UC Santa Cruz reaches another all-time high

Jan 11, 2016 UC Santa Cruz attracted a record 49,133 applications from high school seniors and 9,969 applications from transfer students—also an all-time high—during the recent application cycle for a total of 59,102 applications.

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver 2016 Maitra Lecture

Jan 7, 2016 The Institute for Humanities Research will present the 15th annual Maitra Lecture, featuring alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, on Thursday, January 28.

Film, panel to focus on tech industry’s diversity shortcomings

Jan 7, 2016 Sponsors hope that girls in middle school, young women, and underrepresented groups who see the movie will be inspired by the role models in the profession and see a future for themselves in the industry.

UC Santa Cruz, UC Hastings offer joint law, masters in applied economics, finance

Jan 6, 2016 UC Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of the Law will offer a concurrent degree program that gives candidates a law degree and a master’s in applied economics and finance.

Cultivating a garden — and food security — in Watsonville

Dec 14, 2015 College Nine and Ten Provost Flora Lu and her students are forging campus-community collaborations through a community garden at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville.

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

The year in review at UC Santa Cruz

Dec 8, 2015 At UC Santa Cruz, 2015 was a year celebrating our 50th anniversary by advancing knowledge, challenging the status quo, and taking risks. And the campus capped it all off with a big top celebration.

Marine lab water projects lead to significant savings

Dec 8, 2015 The Long Marine Lab has recorded a significant drop in freshwater use since two projects were completed in August.

How alumni carry on Gabriel Zimmerman’s legacy of public service

Dec 7, 2015 Since 2011, the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship has raised more than $65,000 to help UC Santa Cruz students dedicated to careers in public service. Now a matching fund has launched to increase that figure.

First-in-family student pursues game design

Dec 7, 2015 A freshman at UC Santa Cruz, Briana Sidney is the first in her family to attend college, and she's on the road to becoming a game designer.

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