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Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway stepping down

Oct 7, 2015 With more than 25 years of service to UC Santa Cruz, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) Alison Galloway has let me know that she will be stepping down from her post at the end of December 2016.

Fall 2015 Living Writers Series kicks off October 8

Oct 6, 2015 Each quarter, the Humanities Division’s Living Writers Series brings visiting authors and poets into UC Santa Cruz classes to give students an in-depth look into the world of the working writer.

UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in push toward carbon neutrality

Oct 6, 2015 The Cool Campus Challenge runs Oct. 6 through Dec. 10 and is open to all students, staff and faculty of the University of California.

Campus wins best practice award for drought planning and water savings

Oct 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz won a best practice award for drought planning and water conservation efforts at the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference hosted by San Francisco State University.

Service animals on campus

Oct 5, 2015 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals as dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.

Life, realized

Oct 5, 2015 Alumni authors give voice to transformative experiences at UC Santa Cruz that changed their lives and shaped their careers.

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.

Deer Alert – Rutting Season

Oct 2, 2015 This time of year drivers and cyclists need to be extra vigilant about deer darting into roadways.

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.

Internationally acclaimed artist to lead evening of stargazing at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 1, 2015 Acclaimed artist Russell Crotty and the grad student-led Astronomy Club will present an evening of stargazing on the hillside above UC Santa Cruz’s Great Meadow on October 14.

'U.S. News' visits UC Santa Cruz on a 'College Road Trip' in 'Best Colleges 2016'

Sep 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz is featured in the “College Road Trip” section of U.S. News World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook, which hits newsstands this week.

Picture this: An app for blind photographers

Sep 30, 2015 Grad student Dustin Adams, who works in UC Santa Cruz's Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special Needs lab, designed a tool to recognize and describe photos.

Privacy in the age of big data to be focus of symposium

Sep 29, 2015 For the inaugural event, DataLex will feature data scientists, policymakers, legal scholars, and privacy advocates to collectively consider important issues.

Community Crime Bulletin: Mail theft on campus

Sep 26, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Police Department has received multiple reports of mail theft from residents in Family Student Housing (FSH) in the past couple weeks.

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.

New senate faculty members build campus strengths

Sep 24, 2015 From environmental sociology to game design, UC Santa Cruz professors are studying problems aimed at improving the world in which we live.

Wednesday Night Cinema Society kicks off new film series curated by grad students

Sep 23, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz weekly film series, Wednesday Night Cinema Society, is back this year, with films specially curated by grad students.

No reason to retire

Sep 21, 2015 In their 70s and 80s, many pioneer faculty are still working on campus—for the chance to open students’ eyes, for the excitement of discovery, and for the love of teaching.

Alumna Gillian Welch receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting

Sep 17, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alumna Gillian Welch took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting at the 2015 Americana Music Awards Sept. 16.

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.

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