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UC Santa Cruz names Alexander Wolf new dean of Baskin School of Engineering

Jan 12, 2016 Currently a professor of computer science at Imperial College London, Wolf will begin his term as dean on July 1, 2016.

Stem cell researcher receives American Society of Hematology Scholar Award

Jan 11, 2016 The ASH has awarded a $100,000 research fellowship to postdoctoral researcher Jana Krietsch.

Film, panel to focus on tech industry’s diversity shortcomings

Jan 7, 2016 Sponsors hope that girls in middle school, young women, and underrepresented groups who see the movie will be inspired by the role models in the profession and see a future for themselves in the industry.

UCSC hires game designer Erin Swink as creative director of master's program

Dec 16, 2015 Independent game developer Erin Robinson Swink will be creative director of the master's program in games and playable media

Computer scientist Wang-Chiew Tan named ACM Fellow

Dec 11, 2015 Tan, a professor of computer science, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

The year in review at UC Santa Cruz

Dec 8, 2015 At UC Santa Cruz, 2015 was a year celebrating our 50th anniversary by advancing knowledge, challenging the status quo, and taking risks. And the campus capped it all off with a big top celebration.

UC Santa Cruz will host third annual hackathon January 29 to 31

Dec 2, 2015 Hack UCSC 2016 will draw coders, designers, and entrepreneurs for a coding marathon

UC Santa Cruz hosts international summer program on exoplanetary atmospheres

Dec 1, 2015 The 2016 Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics will focus on 'Exoplanetary Atmospheres.'

Campus fills eight UC Presidential chairs in support of research mission

Nov 19, 2015 The eight new chairs - in everything from screenwriting to open-source software - bring the campus total to 30.

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.

New on-chip optical sensing technique used to detect multiple flu strains

Oct 5, 2015 Researchers developed a new way to do diagnostic assays for multiple strains of flu virus on a small, dedicated chip.

Picture this: An app for blind photographers

Sep 30, 2015 Grad student Dustin Adams, who works in UC Santa Cruz's Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special Needs lab, designed a tool to recognize and describe photos.

Privacy in the age of big data to be focus of symposium

Sep 29, 2015 For the inaugural event, DataLex will feature data scientists, policymakers, legal scholars, and privacy advocates to collectively consider important issues.

Chip-based technology enables reliable direct detection of Ebola virus

Sep 25, 2015 Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed chip-based technology to detect Ebola and other viral pathogens.

New senate faculty members build campus strengths

Sep 24, 2015 From environmental sociology to game design, UC Santa Cruz professors are studying problems aimed at improving the world in which we live.

Research Review Day on October 14 highlights advances at the Baskin School of Engineering

Sep 22, 2015 Data science for social good, technology management, and nanopores are featured topics at annual Research Review Day.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute partners with Microsoft to accelerate biomedical research

Sep 15, 2015 The Microsoft partnership provides the Genomics Institute with access to new compute, data storage, and analysis capabilities.

New managing director brings business and scientific expertise to the Genomics Institute

Aug 26, 2015 Ravi Jain will oversee the institute's strategic planning, business development, and operations, among other responsibilities.

Seagate gift supports UC Santa Cruz research on genomic data storage

Aug 20, 2015 Donation includes 2.5 petabytes of storage for studying large-scale data storage challenges in genomics and other areas

Engineering opportunity

Aug 4, 2015 Tackling problems with sheer ingenuity, creativity, and teamwork is part of the fun at the weeklong Girls In Engineering program at UC Santa Cruz.

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