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Organic gardening workshop series features reduced rate for students

Feb 11, 2016 "Garden Cruz: Organic Matters," a workshop series in March on the art and craft of organic, French-intensive food and flower gardening, offers reduced rates to UCSC students involved in campus garden projects.

ACE Program marks 30 years of academic support for STEM students

Feb 11, 2016 Academic Excellence Program's 30th Anniversary celebration and reunion will be held during Alumni Weekend 2016.

Community studies majors present findings after six-month field study

Feb 10, 2016 The six-month full-time field study has been the heart of the community studies major at UC Santa Cruz since the program began in 1969. Last week, students in the reinstated major described their field-study experiences during a poster session.

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.

Active learning movement gains momentum

Jan 20, 2016 Classrooms across campus are seeing less lecturing and more student engagement.

After Paris climate deal, what's next?

Jan 19, 2016 After a landmark deal at last month’s United Nations climate change conference, three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps in advance of a major climate conference at UCSC in February.

UC’s Global Food Initiative addresses student food security challenge

Jan 19, 2016 It’s hard to do your best academically when you’re not eating well, but that’s the dilemma facing many University of California students.

Students, chapter recognized for work in advancing science diversity

Jan 14, 2016 The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science gives undergraduate students opportunities to meet with professionals in their fields, showcase their work, and ask questions about graduate school and career development.

UC Santa Cruz names Alexander Wolf new dean of Baskin School of Engineering

Jan 12, 2016 Currently a professor of computer science at Imperial College London, Wolf will begin his term as dean on July 1, 2016.

Welcome to Winter Quarter

Jan 12, 2016 Welcome back for Winter Quarter and Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed a restful break.

Student interest in UC Santa Cruz reaches another all-time high

Jan 11, 2016 UC Santa Cruz attracted a record 49,133 applications from high school seniors and 9,969 applications from transfer students—also an all-time high—during the recent application cycle for a total of 59,102 applications.

Ivéta Gourmet to open campus café at Quarry Plaza during winter quarter

Jan 8, 2016 The owners of Ivéta Gourmet, who run a popular café on Santa Cruz’s west side, will open a café in the Graduate Student Commons building at Quarry Plaza on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Film, panel to focus on tech industry’s diversity shortcomings

Jan 7, 2016 Sponsors hope that girls in middle school, young women, and underrepresented groups who see the movie will be inspired by the role models in the profession and see a future for themselves in the industry.

UC Santa Cruz, UC Hastings offer joint law, masters in applied economics, finance

Jan 6, 2016 UC Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of the Law will offer a concurrent degree program that gives candidates a law degree and a master’s in applied economics and finance.

Cultivating a garden — and food security — in Watsonville

Dec 14, 2015 College Nine and Ten Provost Flora Lu and her students are forging campus-community collaborations through a community garden at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville.

Marine lab water projects lead to significant savings

Dec 8, 2015 The Long Marine Lab has recorded a significant drop in freshwater use since two projects were completed in August.

First-in-family student pursues game design

Dec 7, 2015 A freshman at UC Santa Cruz, Briana Sidney is the first in her family to attend college, and she's on the road to becoming a game designer.

Declaration of human rights added to discussions at UN Climate Change Conference

Dec 2, 2015 As world leaders gather this week in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, a group of environmental and legal scholars including S. Ravi Rajan of UC Santa Cruz has drafted a resolution stating human rights must be more explicitly acknowledged during climate discussions.

Campus creates 'smart' building, reducing carbon footprint

Dec 1, 2015 The Music Center has reduced its carbon footprint by 98 tons, an example of the commitment by staff members to work across divisions to improve campus sustainability and efficiency.

UC Santa Cruz ranked second for research influence in world university rankings

Nov 23, 2015 Published as part of the THE World University Rankings 2015-16, the analysis measured overall research influence based on the average number of citations per paper.

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