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Study of mountain lion energetics shows the power of the pounce

Oct 2, 2014 High-tech collars enabled scientists to track mountain lions in the wild and determine how much energy the big cats use to hunt their prey.

Campus and Wells Fargo officials break ground for Coastal Biology building

Sep 25, 2014 A groundbreaking ceremony for the Coastal Biology building was held at the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus.

California's sea otter numbers holding steady

Sep 22, 2014 California's sea otter population is slowly swimming toward recovery, according to the latest field survey.

Native vegetation makes a comeback on Santa Cruz Island

Sep 16, 2014 Study led by UC Santa Cruz undergrads shows native shrubs reclaiming the island on their own after removal of introduced grazers.

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Sep 8, 2014 Ancient Egyptian artworks helped scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew

Construction of new Coastal Biology building to begin in November

Aug 14, 2014 Construction will begin in November on a new building near Long Marine Laboratory at the UC Santa Cruz coastal science campus.

Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit

Jun 11, 2014 Study by UCSC biologists reveals just how much it costs a sea otter mom to raise her pup.

UCSC receives major grant to revamp introductory science courses

May 29, 2014 A $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports efforts to increase the number of students earning science degrees

Focus on excellence: Student Achievement Week recognizes outstanding work

May 20, 2014 Student Achievement Week from June 2-6 honors high academic achievement and creativity. Highlights include a science and mathematics poster symposium and the 40th annual Print Sale.

Two UCSC professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Apr 29, 2014 Ecologist James Estes and seismologist Thorne Lay have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Leon Panetta touts 'real grit,' blasts congressional gridlock at Launch celebration

Apr 28, 2014 Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta fired up a crowd of 275 with shout-outs for ingenuity and “sheer grit" at Launch! A celebration of the UCSC student experience

$1 million gift from alumna Julie Packard funds student programs at UCSC

Apr 24, 2014 UCSC has received a $1 million gift from alumna Julie Packard, executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

De-extinction: Building future worlds with extinct organisms?

Apr 22, 2014 De-extinction and the accompanying moral and ethical questions will be probed Wednesday, April 23 as the UC Santa Cruz Science and Justice Working Group hosts “De-Extinction: Building Future Worlds with Extinct Organisms?”

Exxon Valdez oil spill was a turning point for biologist Terrie Williams

Mar 24, 2014 Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of Alaska and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil.

UCSC alumnus Hoyt Peckham awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Mar 20, 2014 Hoyt Peckham has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to expand on work he began as a UCSC grad student.

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