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Julie Packard: Philanthropy and pragmatism

Sep 11, 2014 Alumna (Crown '74, biology; M.A. '78) talks about investing in passion, working to make change, and expanding world views through the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Private donors contribute more than $50 million to UC Santa Cruz

Aug 12, 2014 Private financial commitments to UC Santa Cruz for the fiscal year ended June 30 topped $50 million for the first time, bringing the total for The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz to more than $180 million.

Cancer study reveals powerful new system for classifying tumors

Aug 7, 2014 One in ten cancer patients would be classified differently using a new classification system based on molecular subtypes.

Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz announces endowment drive

Aug 5, 2014 Literature Professor John Jordan announced an endowment drive to support the Dickens Project today at the annual Dickens Universe gathering now taking place on campus

Scholarship support available for UC Santa Cruz organic farming training program

Jul 29, 2014 Applications are now open for the 2015 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program, with a range of scholarship support available

Former farm apprentice wins national food sustainability leadership award

Jul 22, 2014 Karen Washington, a graduate of the 2008 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, is one of five winners of a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.

UCSC creates scholarship fund in memory of slain Soquel resident J. Gordon Smith

Jul 21, 2014 A scholarship fund honoring the late J. Gordon Smith has been established by his former colleagues at Long Marine Laboratory.

Organic flower-growing, bouquet-making workshop set for Sat., July 19

Jul 11, 2014 An organic flower-growing, bouquet-making workshop is set for Saturday July 19 at the Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Retired UC Santa Cruz staff members endow scholarship for student veterans

Jul 10, 2014 A group of retired UC Santa Cruz staff members has met its goal to raise $50,000 to endow a fund that commemorates the late project architect Bruce Lane and helps veteran military students on campus.

$4-million gift establishes endowment to support sustainable agriculture

Jun 30, 2014 A $4-million gift to the University of California, Santa Cruz will establish an endowment to support the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, the nation's first hands-on training program for beginning organic farmers at a public university.

UCSC graduate student is a new kind of storyteller

Jun 26, 2014 Aaron Reed's award-winning games use computer technology to explore the possibilities of interactive fiction.

UC Santa Cruz to offer sustainability minor beginning in fall

Jun 25, 2014 UC Santa Cruz will offer a minor in Sustainability studies beginning in the fall 2014 quarter with a strong engineering component that is aimed at giving students extensive hands-on experience that can lead to jobs in a "green economy."

Student philanthropists step up to help fellow Banana Slugs with Senior Legacy Fund

Jun 19, 2014 This “Slugs helping Slugs’’ philosophy drives members of UC Santa Cruz's Senior Class Council, a student philanthropy group that steps up to give moral support and financial help to fellow students.

Carving out their niche

Jun 17, 2014 Alumni business partners find Kickstarter enthusiasm for their creation — a programmable desktop 3-D router with a consumer-friendly a price tag.

Human rights activist named winner of Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship

Jun 10, 2014 Abuoali "Arash" Mohajerinejad is the third winner of the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship given to a social sciences undergrad committed to a career in public service.

Student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas developed at UC Santa Cruz

Jun 10, 2014 The Entrepreneurship Showcase in Silicon Valley featured cash prizes, networking, and real-world business challenges for students.

Never give up on a dream

Jun 10, 2014 Re-entry student Raymundo Reyes, who dropped out of high school to raise seven siblings, is on to his next chapter—a literature degree from UC Santa Cruz.

Wlad Godzich receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 6, 2014 Distinguished Professor of Literature Wlad Godzich was presented with the John Dizikes Faculty Teaching Award in Humanities.

UCSC selects acclaimed New York firm to design Institute of Arts and Sciences

Jun 4, 2014 The University of California, Santa Cruz, announced today that the award-winning New York firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, has been selected to design the campus’s new Institute of the Arts and Sciences.

West's fascination with Tiananmen Square events not shared in China

Jun 4, 2014 China today is a society mesmerized by wealth, vastly different from 1989 when on June 3 authorities began the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, says Ben Read, UCSC associate professor of politics.

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