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Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’

Oct 22, 2014 What does the birth and death of stars have to do with the lives of real human beings? How do we balance the joy and pain of life in a productive way? Does technology make us less than human…or something more?

'Beloved' author speaks about writing, revelations, and good and evil

Oct 22, 2014 Pulitzer– and Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison sees an increasing prevalence of evil in literature

Social Justice lecture features expert on sexual violence in the military

Oct 17, 2014 Professor Elizabeth L. Hillman, a scholar and expert on sexual violence in the military, will speak Thursday, November 6, at UC Santa Cruz as part of the UC Hastings / UC Santa Cruz Social Justice Speakers Series.

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

Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day focuses on data, environment, and justice

Oct 10, 2014 The second annual Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day at UC Santa Cruz will take place Friday, October 24, 2014, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. with a focus on data, the environment, and justice.

Institute of Arts and Sciences offers LASER talk on Oct. 28

Oct 8, 2014 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of the academic year on October 28 at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Graduate applications, enrollment increase at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 7, 2014 Graduate student enrollment at UC Santa Cruz is projected to top 1,625 for fall 2014, about 9 percent of total enrollment, indicating continued strong interest in the academic programs offered.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, October 12

Oct 6, 2014 Bright orange pumpkins, roasted red peppers, and apples galore mark the changing seasons at the 20th annual Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, October 12 at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

Class features diverse voices on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Oct 3, 2014 "Perspectives on Israel/Palestine," beginning this month will feature a speakers series with diverse voices on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is open to the public.

Five artists collaborate on experimental book art

Oct 2, 2014 When fully opened, Felicia Rice’s book literally unfolds like an accordion along the length of a 30-foot table...

UCSC Ebola genome browser now online to aid researchers' response to crisis

Oct 1, 2014 The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute late Tuesday (September 30) released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Dental care available on campus

Oct 1, 2014 Starting October 1st, Onsite Dental will be providing services from a mobile office at OPERS.

On-campus photography contest

Sep 30, 2014 The Chancellor’s Office and University Relations are sponsoring a contest to choose a photograph of UC Santa Cruz for use on Chancellor Blumenthal’s winter holiday card.

Flu Shot Clinics on Campus - Students

Sep 29, 2014 Seasonal Flu shots for students will once again be offered to students at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

Fall Living Writers Series to feature Tobias Wolff, Karen Joy Fowler

Sep 26, 2014 Award-winning authors Tobias Wolff, Karen Joy Fowler, and Andrew Lam are just a few of the notable guests coming to UC Santa Cruz for the Fall 2014 Living Writers Series

OPERS parking lot closed Tuesday

Sep 26, 2014 The parking lot adjacent to the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS), Lot 103, will be closed to parking from 9 p.m. Monday, September 29th until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30th to accommodate this year's Fall Festival activities.

Linguists receive $260,000 grant to study endangered Irish language

Sep 22, 2014 “Although we all have tongues, we are surprisingly bad at knowing precisely what they're doing or conveying that to others,” says UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Jaye Padgett...

Important Notice - Annual campus Move In

Sep 22, 2014 Residential Move In has impacts on campus parking and traffic and we ask for your patience and flexibility. It is important to note the following restrictions and alternative parking options:

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