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Inaugural Fred Keeley Coastal Scholars learn by doing

Feb 4, 2016 Erica Ferrer (Cowell, ’16, marine biology) and Linda Pineda (College Eight, ’16, Earth sciences) are the inaugural recipients of the Fred Keeley Coastal Scholarship–a new program that supports hands-on summer research for UC Santa Cruz students interested in coastal sustainability.

Astronomy retiree Arnold Klemola establishes endowment for graduate students

Feb 3, 2016 Gift of $400,000 establishes the James Keeler Fund for Excellence in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

UC Santa Cruz awarded four NEH grants

Jan 26, 2016 UC Santa Cruz has been awarded four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support faculty research and the Dickens Project.

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.

UC Research Catalyst Award supports conservation genomics project

Dec 9, 2015 $1.76 million grant will fund collaborative research among UCSC and four other UCs

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.

Physicist Sue Carter named Faculty Climate Action Champion for 2015-16

Oct 26, 2015 Carter plans to establish a campus sustainability lab to support student-led research and training.

Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz to participate in new research initiative

Oct 22, 2015 Fellows chosen for a "Time Domain Astrophysics" Scialog initiative include six with UC Santa Cruz connections.

Ecologist Kristy Kroeker wins prestigious Packard Fellowship

Oct 15, 2015 The Packard Fellowship supports Kroeker's research on environmental change in dynamic environments and complex ecosystems.

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.

Grants fund efforts by UC Santa Cruz scientists to fight deadly bat disease

Sep 30, 2015 Scientists will conduct field trials this winter of two strategies for protecting bats from white-nose syndrome.

Gift funds new Presidential Chair for the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserves

Sep 29, 2015 Endowment established by Helen and Will Webster Foundation broadens opportunities to use natural reserves as living labs and outdoor classrooms.

New UC Presidential Chair to strengthen screenwriting program at UC Santa Cruz

Sep 24, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received a gift from arts alumnus Ken Corday, plus funds from the UC Regents, to establish a new Kenneth R. Corday Family Presidential Chair in Writing for Television & Film.

Local group funds cancer research at UC Santa Cruz

Sep 18, 2015 Four UCSC cancer researchers have received grants from the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group.

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.

Long-running UC Santa Cruz program supports diversity in biomedical sciences

Sep 9, 2015 Renewal of NIH grant provides $4 million for program supporting underrepresented minority students in biomedical fields.

Gift to UC Santa Cruz funds new presidential chair for physics of information

Sep 8, 2015 Endowed chair established by Federico Faggin, a physicist who developed the first commercial microprocessor.

Dickens Project receives NEH grant for public outreach to schoolteachers

Aug 31, 2015 The Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz has received a $119,417 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a four-week NEH Summer Seminar that will be held on campus in 2016.

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

Cowell College dedicates new Coeleen Kiebert Sculpture Patio

Aug 18, 2015 The courtyard outside the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at Cowell College was packed Friday evening with friends and admirers of distinguished artist, teacher and UC Santa Cruz alumna Coeleen Kiebert...

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