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UCSC Farm & Garden’s 35th annual Spring Plant Sale set for May 2, 3

Apr 20, 2015 This year marks the 35th anniversary of the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden’s Spring Plant Sale, offering the region’s largest collection of organically grown herb and flower starts, vegetables, and beautiful perennials.

Classes without quizzes: Alumni Weekend Teach-Ins

Apr 17, 2015 Returning UC Santa Cruz alumni should get ready to exercise their brains, but with no fear of final exams, at the ever-popular "Teach-Ins" featuring professors Bettina Aptheker and Craig Haney.

TEDxSantaCruz, part of Alumni Weekend, to explore "Radical Collaboration"

Apr 10, 2015 April 24 event to feature speakers from a wide variety of disciplines challenging themselves, casting aside their differences, and sharing their findings.

Who says the quarry can't rock again?

Apr 6, 2015 By Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor – The Quarry Amphitheater is one of the gems of this campus. Sadly, it has been closed since 2006. Now, thanks to generous donations from alumni and a truly monumental financial contribution from students, we stand on the verge of being able to reopen the Quarry Amphitheater.

Family ties

Apr 6, 2015 When family members have the experience of attending UC Santa Cruz in common, they've walked the same paths—contributing to a sense of pride, connection, and shared values.

Conservationist M. Sanjayan to receive Alumni Achievement Award

Apr 1, 2015 The host of the new PBS series EARTH A New Wild and executive vice president of Conservation International travels the globe to find "partnerships" between humans and the planet.

Evening concerts and rare telescope viewings draw visitors to UC’s Lick Observatory

Mar 26, 2015 For 35 years the Summer Series program at UC's Lick Observatory has drawn concert fans and astronomy devotees to the summit of Mt. Hamilton.

Student support gives major boost to Quarry reopening

Mar 26, 2015 Efforts to restore and reopen the landmark Quarry Amphitheater received a major boost with the endorsement of using up to $6.38 million in existing student fee reserves toward the project.

Alumni Weekend—Come Home

Mar 25, 2015 Every Alumni Weekend feels like a milestone for returning Banana Slugs and a chance to be part of a living history. But this year those impulses will be stronger than ever since the event serves as one of the anchor pieces of the campus's yearlong 50th anniversary celebration.

Historic hay barn rises again to become a center for sustainability programs

Mar 23, 2015 Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

UC Santa Cruz professor aims to expand science internships for high school students

Mar 10, 2015 Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta will use a sabbatical at Google to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program.

Treasure hunting in the University Archives

Mar 9, 2015 By Elizabeth Cowell, University Librarian—If the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz has made you curious about the history of this campus, you need look no further than McHenry Library to find a goldmine of historical artifacts.

Distinguished alumni to speak on conservation, film, law, art, writing

Feb 27, 2015 'True Originals' speaking series will feature accomplished Banana Slugs giving thought-provoking talks during Alumni Weekend 2015.

Female pumas kill more, eat less when humans are near, study finds

Feb 12, 2015 Female pumas kill more prey but consume less when their territories bump into human development, UC Santa Cruz researchers report in a new study based on monitoring more than two dozen pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Google gives Lick Observatory $1 million

Feb 10, 2015 Google Inc. has given $1 million to support the University of California's Lick Observatory.

Friends of Long Marine Lab supports 17 student research projects

Jan 30, 2015 From sea otters to sea level rise, Student Research and Education Awards will support a wide range of student research projects.

Steve Whittaker named fellow of Association of Computing Machinery

Jan 16, 2015 Steve Whittaker, UC Santa Cruz professor of psychology, has been named a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery for his work in human-computer interaction

UC Santa Cruz hosts conference for undergraduate women in physics

Jan 14, 2015 The 10th annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics will take place at UC Santa Cruz January 16 to 18.

UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variation

Jan 13, 2015 The Simons Foundation awarded UCSC up to $1 million to develop a comprehensive Human Genome Variation Map for scientific and medical research

In 50th year, UC Santa Cruz sees unprecedented undergraduate interest

Jan 12, 2015 Nearly 55,000 prospective undergraduates applied for the fall 2015 quarter, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, and the second highest percentage increase among the UC campuses.

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