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Not one, but two great earthquakes caused 2009 Samoa-Tonga tsunami disaster

Aug 18, 2010 Scientists studying the massive earthquake that struck the South Pacific on September 29, 2009, have found that it actually involved two great earthquakes: an initial one with magnitude 8.1, which...

Glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk elected fellow of Geological Society of America

Jul 6, 2010 Slawek Tulaczyk, professor of Earth and planetary sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America....

Geologist Gary Griggs publishes guide to California's beaches and coast

Jun 30, 2010 A new book by UCSC geologist Gary Griggs offers a fascinating guide to the beaches and coast of California....

Four UCSC professors elected as Fellows of California Academy of Sciences

Jun 14, 2010 Four UC Santa Cruz professors have been elected as fellows of the California Academy of Sciences. ...

Atmospheric scientist Patrick Chuang wins Teaching Excellence Award

May 3, 2010 The Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association has awarded a 2010 Teaching Excellence Award to atmospheric scientist Patrick Chuang....

Earth and planetary scientist Gary Glatzmaier elected to National Academy of Sciences

Apr 27, 2010 Gary Glatzmaier, professor of Earth and planetary sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his excellence in original scientific research....

Earth sciences program ranked 13th in U.S. News grad school survey

Apr 23, 2010 The graduate program in Earth sciences at UCSC was ranked 13th in a survey of U.S. doctoral programs in the sciences published by U.S. News and World Report....

Four UCSC professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 19, 2010 Four UCSC faculty members are among the newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences....

UCSC hosts International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics

Apr 14, 2010 UCSC has launched a new summer institute that brings together scientists and students from a broad range of backgrounds to study current problems in theoretical astrophysics....

UCSC researcher contributes to major hominid fossil find in South Africa

Apr 8, 2010 Researchers in South Africa have discovered two remarkably well-preserved fossil skeletons of an ancient human ancestor dating to almost 2 million years ago....

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