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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.

New analysis shows insect diversity is nothing new

Feb 2, 2016 An unbiased statistical analysis of insect fossil records finds diversity unchanged over the past 125 million years.

Active learning movement gains momentum

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

Earth scientist Paul Koch elected 2015 AAAS Fellow

Nov 23, 2015 Koch, dean of physical and biological sciences, was honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Formation of coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation and climate

Oct 20, 2015 New understanding of changes in North Pacific ocean circulation could lead to better global climate models.

Big ideas

Oct 19, 2015 From saving falcons to peering into the universe, sequencing the human genome, and putting organic food on American tables, UC Santa Cruz has become known as the small university where big things happen.

Ocean scientist Adina Paytan to receive inaugural Dansgaard Award

Oct 8, 2015 The Dansgaard Award from the American Geophysical Union recognizes contributions to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

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.

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Jul 10, 2015 UC Santa Cruz team reports first direct measurement of heat flow to the bottom of the West Antarctic ice sheet

UC Santa Cruz develops innovative online courses available to all UC students

Jul 1, 2015 UC Santa Cruz faculty are venturing into the brave new world of online education.

A 'hydrothermal siphon' drives water circulation through the seafloor

Jun 26, 2015 A new study explains previous observations of ocean water flowing through the seafloor from one seamount to another.

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