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Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu headlines Climate Science and Policy conference

Feb 4, 2016 Steven Chu, former U.S. secretary of energy and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver the Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy at the third annual Climate Science and Policy Conference at UC Santa Cruz.

Wells Fargo funds coastal sustainability fellowships and graduate program

Jan 26, 2016 $560,000 grant will support graduate fellowships and development of a new graduate program.

LASER talk to spotlight research on pumas, filmmaking, river people, and ancient DNA

Jan 25, 2016 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first LASER talk of 2016 on Tuesday, February 2, on campus at the Digital Arts Research Center.

After Paris climate deal, what's next?

Jan 19, 2016 After a landmark deal at last month’s United Nations climate change conference, three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps in advance of a major climate conference at UCSC in February.

UC’s Global Food Initiative addresses student food security challenge

Jan 19, 2016 It’s hard to do your best academically when you’re not eating well, but that’s the dilemma facing many University of California students.

Cultivating a garden — and food security — in Watsonville

Dec 14, 2015 College Nine and Ten Provost Flora Lu and her students are forging campus-community collaborations through a community garden at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville.

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.

Declaration of human rights added to discussions at UN Climate Change Conference

Dec 2, 2015 As world leaders gather this week in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, a group of environmental and legal scholars including S. Ravi Rajan of UC Santa Cruz has drafted a resolution stating human rights must be more explicitly acknowledged during climate discussions.

Internships support new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems

Dec 1, 2015 Beginning this fall, environmental studies majors are able to add a concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems to their undergraduate major. Internships integrate undergraduates into the seasonal work of the campus’s 33 acres of organic farmland and market gardens.

UC Santa Cruz launches conservation scholars program to increase diversity

Nov 17, 2015 A UC Santa Cruz program to nurture a diverse cadre of environmental conservation leaders will receive $2 million over four years from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, joining four other universities in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.

Alumni Profile / 1991: Melissa Nelson: Revitalizing native cultures

Nov 13, 2015 Melissa Nelson believes the best ways to teach Native American youth about their cultural past is through their hearts and minds, as well as their stomachs.

Research Frontiers Evening shows how 'innovation meets ambition'

Nov 6, 2015 For examples of interdisciplinary research, look no further than the Division of Social Sciences’ annual Research Frontiers event.

Four UC Santa Cruz students receive Global Food Initiative fellowships

Oct 22, 2015 Four UC Santa Cruz students have received $4,000 UC Global Food Initiative fellowships for the 2015–2016 academic year.

2015-2016 Campus Food & Garden Guide now available in print and online

Oct 22, 2015 This year an online interactive companion to the printed guide is available and will go live Friday, Oct. 23 in anticipation of National Food Day, Saturday.

Research Frontiers Evening features six talks on social science research

Oct 16, 2015 Six UC Santa Cruz professors will deliver lively “Ed Talks” describing how their research confronts and connects contemporary issues when the UCSC Social Sciences division holds its third annual Research Frontiers event.

More than economics: New book explores how equality helps economies grow

Oct 15, 2015 Communities that know together, grow together is the premise of UC Santa Cruz professor Chris Benner’s new book, 'Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn From America’s Metro Areas.'

Social sciences faculty awarded $8 million in research funding

Oct 2, 2015 Faculty in the Social Sciences Division of UC Santa Cruz garnered more than $8 million in research funding from just over 100 grants for the year August 2014 to August 2015.

Bugs in an urban jungle: What green spaces mean for ecology and community

Oct 1, 2015 Since 2013, UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott has studied insect biodiversity in urban gardens to better understand the ecological role these green spaces provide.

Paying it forward: annual Farm to Fork event honors past and future farmers

Sep 16, 2015 The Farm to Fork dinner series has supported more than 150 apprentices through scholarships and subsidized meal plans.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept 27

Sep 11, 2015 Celebrate fall’s arrival with pumpkins, music, great food, a fall plant sale, farm tours, and much more at the UCSC Farm & Garden’s Fall Harvest Festival, coming up on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

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