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Genomics Institute director David Haussler awarded prestigious Dan David Prize

Feb 10, 2015 Haussler will share a $1 million prize with two other leaders in bioinformatics.

Institute of Arts and Sciences to host first LASER talk of the year

Feb 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of 2015 on Tuesday, February 10, at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Game designer Brenda Romero honored with Game Developers Choice Award

Jan 28, 2015 Romero, director of the UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media master's program, will receive the GDCA Ambassador Award

Campus, city take home prestigious governor's award

Jan 22, 2015 In 2011, the City and UCSC created the GreenWharf program to foster the development and incorporation of innovative technology into the structure and operations at the Santa Cruz Wharf.

UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variation

Jan 13, 2015 The Simons Foundation awarded UCSC up to $1 million to develop a comprehensive Human Genome Variation Map for scientific and medical research

UC Santa Cruz hosts an expanded Santa Cruz hackathon January 9 to 11

Dec 15, 2014 HACK UCSC 2015 is open to students throughout the Monterey Bay region

Scientists reconstruct genome of common ancestor of crocodiles, birds, dinosaurs

Dec 11, 2014 A new study of crocodilian genomes led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz reveals an exceptionally slow rate of genome evolution.

Student robotics competition on Dec. 12 features "Game of Thrones" theme

Dec 8, 2014 Small autonomous robots built by UC Santa Cruz engineering students will face off in "Game of Drones" competition.

UC Santa Cruz undergrads earn bronze medal in bioengineering competition

Dec 2, 2014 A team of UC Santa Cruz undergraduates worked to engineer a microbe to produce biofuel from processed plant material.

Computer scientist Ethan Miller elected IEEE Fellow

Nov 25, 2014 Ethan Miller, professor of computer science, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

UC Santa Cruz student researchers recognized at national conference

Nov 7, 2014 Five undergraduates doing research at UCSC were recognized for outstanding research presentations at the 2014 SACNAS conference.

NCI Cloud Pilot program to boost cancer genomics data sharing, accessibility

Nov 3, 2014 UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley partner with Broad Institute to build a cloud computing environment for large-scale analysis of cancer genomics data

From smart grids to flying robots, engineer finds many applications for theory

Oct 31, 2014 UC Santa Cruz computer engineer Ricardo Sanfelice uses hybrid systems analysis to understand and control systems with complex dynamical behavior

UC Santa Cruz offers 'Genome Browser in a Box' for local installations

Oct 29, 2014 New software enables scientists to quickly install the UCSC Genome Browser on their own computers to protect sensitive genomic data.

Novel biosensor technology could allow rapid detection of Ebola virus

Oct 27, 2014 Rapid detection of viruses without expensive equipment is among the potential applications of biosensor research at UC Santa Cruz.

Grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival

Oct 16, 2014 Ice-Bound is an interactive fiction piece created by two graduate students in the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media

Acclaimed game designer joins UC Santa Cruz art faculty

Oct 14, 2014 Award-winning game designer and producer Robin Hunicke will join the UC Santa Cruz faculty in January as Associate Professor of Art & Game Design.

UC Santa Cruz creates new Department of Computational Media

Oct 13, 2014 A new department builds on the success of the campus's pathbreaking programs in games and playable media

Computer scientist Charlie McDowell recognized as advocate for women in tech

Oct 10, 2014 McDowell and alumnus Jacob Martinez are featured on a list of "10 Men Making Waves for Women in Tech"

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics

Oct 9, 2014 National Institutes of Health awards UC Santa Cruz funding for new research center as part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative.

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