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Dance professor fights cultural amnesia with ‘Splinters in Our Ankles'

May 21, 2015 'Splinters in Our Ankles' is UC Santa Cruz theater arts professor Gerald Casel’s choreographic response to what he calls "the collective cultural amnesia" about the Philippine national dance.

Proposal to increase parking fees

May 18, 2015 For those who haven't yet submitted comments about the current proposal to increase UCSC parking fees, I'd like to remind you that the deadline for submittal is next Tuesday, May 26th.

Undergraduate Education seeks part-time administrator: Cowell College Provost

May 18, 2015 The Division of Undergraduate Education is undertaking a search for a part-time faculty administrator

UC Santa Cruz politics professor Mark Massoud wins Guggenheim Fellowship

May 15, 2015 Mark Fathi Massoud, assistant professor of politics and legal studies at UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to further his research on law in war-affected regions.

LASER talk to explore research in environmental art, recycling, ocean medicines, and film

May 15, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its final LASER talk of the academic year on campus this spring on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Digital Arts Research Center.

Emeritus psychology professor Pavel Machotka wins systemwide emeriti award

May 15, 2015 Pavel Machotka, professor emeritus of psychology at UC Santa Cruz, has won a 2015 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award that honors UC emeriti professors in the humanities and social sciences.

Student-organized campus clean up nets 285 pounds of litter in three hours

May 12, 2015 In just three hours, participants of the First Annual Campus Clean-Up during Alumni Reunion Weekend collected 285 pounds of litter from across campus, the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office reports.

Students to document, share trip to World Economic Forum on Africa

May 12, 2015 "Focus on Africa," taught by documentary filmmaker Melvin Cox (Merrill, '73), has been offered through Merrill College. Cox is discussing Africa's current affairs with students and teaching them about methods to document the World Economic Forum on Africa.

Campus utility power interruptions expected May 16-18

May 12, 2015 Utility-supplied electric power at UC Santa Cruz will be disrupted from 11 p.m. Saturday, May 16 to 7 a.m. Sunday, May 17 and from 11 p.m. Sunday, May 17 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 18.

First annual Arts Division emeriti awards honor Chip Lord and Lewis Watts

May 11, 2015 Photographer Lewis Watts (Art Department) and media artist Chip Lord (Film and Digital Media) were honored at an inaugural luncheon to recognize the contributions of emeriti faculty in building the programs, reputation, and physical structures of the Arts Division.

Setting up for success

May 7, 2015 The men's volleyball coach has taken the emphasis off wins and losses, encouraging players to build character by "scoring points" in the classroom, applying for jobs, and volunteering.

Community Advisory – Fires at Pogonip

May 6, 2015 In the past year, the university has been notified about numerous illegal fires on Upper Campus and city/state park lands adjacent to campus.

Spreading science education, one telescope at a time

May 6, 2015 UC Santa Cruz grad student Tuguldur Sukhbold is using grant money to bring telescopes to schools in Mongolia so that science-starved kids might be exposed to the wonders of the universe.

'CAVE Lab' offers immersive virtual reality tools for research and teaching

May 6, 2015 A new multi-disciplinary facility featuring interactive 3-D visualization technology is available to researchers across campus.

Bettina Aptheker featured in NBC’s 'Rebels & Revolutions' documentary

May 1, 2015 An interview with UC Santa Cruz professor Bettina Aptheker will be featured in Rebels & Revolutions, the second installment of NBC Bay Area’s year-long documentary series Bay Area Revelations, premiering May 9.

Barrios Unidos founder to speak at 12th Cesar Chavez Convocation

May 1, 2015 Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez, founder and executive director of Barrios Unidos, is the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Cesar Chavez convocation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the College Nine/Ten Multi-purpose Room on the UC Santa Cruz campus. It is free and the public is invited.

Student study tells the stories of low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County

May 1, 2015 A year-long study by UC Santa Cruz students that finds low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County earn about $10 an hour compared with the county median of $17.81 will be released at 'Working for Dignity,' a public event 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz.

Bike to Work Week activities

Apr 30, 2015 UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to host the 28th annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike Week, May 4 - 8, 2015.

New mass notification system in the works

Apr 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz will soon start using a new mass notification system to power CruzAlerts, the text messages, emails and phone calls that warn the campus community of potential dangers.

UC Santa Cruz history professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 29, 2015 UC Santa Cruz history professor Gail Hershatter has joined Nobel Prize-winning chemist Brian Kobilka, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Tom Wolfe, and UC President Janet A. Napolitano as a newly elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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