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UC Santa Cruz partners with UC Merced in nanotechnology center

Jun 23, 2015 Nanotechnology researchers at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new center for nanomaterials research funded by NASA and based at UC Merced.

Police ambassador program helps students with career plans

Jun 11, 2015 Graduating students Wesley Huynh and Jessica Bauman found that the UC Santa Cruz Police Ambassador Program helped prepare them for careers in law enforcement and accounting.

UC Santa Cruz receives gift to establish University Librarian Presidential Chair

May 29, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received a $500,000 gift from The Helen and Will Webster Foundation, plus matching funds from the UC Regents, to establish a $1 million Richard L. Press University Librarian Presidential Chair.

UC Santa Cruz plans Center of Excellence in Data Science Research

May 21, 2015 The Data, Discovery, and Decisions (D3) center aims to foster collaboration between industry and academia.

Gifts from alum Sage Weil provide $3 million for open source research at UC Santa Cruz

May 18, 2015 Alumnus Sage Weil has established an endowed chair and provided an additional $2 million for research in open source software.

Persistence yields progress in AIDS vaccine research at UC Santa Cruz

May 13, 2015 Veteran vaccine researcher Phil Berman has developed a new approach based on an old vaccine and recent advances in HIV immunology

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.

'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.

UC Santa Cruz biomedical research facility wins $2 million NIH grant

Apr 30, 2015 Grant funds new instrument used to explore the structures and functions of complex molecules involved in human health and disease.

Stephen Bruce named Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award winner

Apr 23, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Social Sciences Division has named Stephen Bruce, a 1979 economics graduate of Cowell College, as winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15.

Egyptologist awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Apr 8, 2015 Assistant professor of history Elaine Sullivan has received a Digital Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a three-dimensional model and virtual tour that will demonstrate how an ancient Egyptian site evolved over more than 3,000 years.

Who says the quarry can't rock again?

Apr 6, 2015 By Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor – The Quarry Amphitheater is one of the gems of this campus. Sadly, it has been closed since 2006. Now, thanks to generous donations from alumni and a truly monumental financial contribution from students, we stand on the verge of being able to reopen the Quarry Amphitheater.

Historic hay barn rises again to become a center for sustainability programs

Mar 23, 2015 Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Google gives Lick Observatory $1 million

Feb 10, 2015 Google Inc. has given $1 million to support the University of California's Lick Observatory.

Friends of Long Marine Lab supports 17 student research projects

Jan 30, 2015 From sea otters to sea level rise, Student Research and Education Awards will support a wide range of student research projects.

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 leads UC effort to study effects of climate change on ecosystems

Dec 10, 2014 A $1.9 million grant from the new UC President's Research Catalyst Awards will fund a UC-wide institute on climate impacts.

Lick Observatory plans major upgrade for Shane Telescope

Dec 3, 2014 UC Santa Cruz received $350,000 in grant and donor funds for an upgrade of the Kast Spectrograph, a crucial instrument for UC astronomers.

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