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UC Santa Cruz plans Center of Excellence in Data Science Research

May 21, 2015 The Data, Discovery, and Decisions (D3) center aims to foster collaboration between industry and academia.

Gifts from alum Sage Weil provide $3 million for open source research at UC Santa Cruz

May 18, 2015 Alumnus Sage Weil has established an endowed chair and provided an additional $2 million for research in open source software.

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.

Student-organized campus clean up nets 285 pounds of litter in three hours

May 12, 2015 In just three hours, participants of the First Annual Campus Clean-Up during Alumni Reunion Weekend collected 285 pounds of litter from across campus, the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office reports.

Setting up for success

May 7, 2015 The men's volleyball coach has taken the emphasis off wins and losses, encouraging players to build character by "scoring points" in the classroom, applying for jobs, and volunteering.

Volunteer profile: Steve Schnaidt

May 7, 2015 Volunteering is a way to give back to a special institution and a community that gave me opportunities to explore, learn, grow, fail, and succeed.

Spreading science education, one telescope at a time

May 6, 2015 UC Santa Cruz grad student Tuguldur Sukhbold is using grant money to bring telescopes to schools in Mongolia so that science-starved kids might be exposed to the wonders of the universe.

UC Santa Cruz biomedical research facility wins $2 million NIH grant

Apr 30, 2015 Grant funds new instrument used to explore the structures and functions of complex molecules involved in human health and disease.

An Alumni Weekend to remember

Apr 27, 2015 A record-breaking crowd of 2,500 revelers, more than half of them alumni, took part in UC Santa Cruz's Alumni Weekend this year—a special edition of the event that was bigger and more elaborate than ever before in honor of the campus's 50th anniversary.

Stephen Bruce named Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award winner

Apr 23, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Social Sciences Division has named Stephen Bruce, a 1979 economics graduate of Cowell College, as winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15.

UC Santa Cruz named one of 'Princeton Review''s top 50 'greenest' colleges

Apr 21, 2015 UC Santa Cruz once again ranks high among the nation’s “greenest” colleges and universities.

Exquisite campus

Apr 21, 2015 A common refrain among UC Santa Cruz alumni—from every decade, every major, every college, every division—is how much they treasured the beauty and natural setting of this remarkable campus and the richness it brought to their educational experience.

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.

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.

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