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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.

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.

'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.

StoryCruz: Bittersweet moment

Sep 29, 2015 In our new audio stories project, Charles and Adrienne Coleman of Greenville, S.C., share their bittersweet feelings about dropping their son, Vernon, off for his freshman year at UC Santa Cruz.

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.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept 27

Sep 11, 2015 Celebrate fall’s arrival with pumpkins, music, great food, a fall plant sale, farm tours, and much more at the UCSC Farm & Garden’s Fall Harvest Festival, coming up on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

Pie potluck, barn dance mark Cowell Ranch Hay Barn dedication Saturday, Sept. 12

Sep 9, 2015 A pie potluck and barn dance will be featured at the dedication of the newly rebuilt Cowell Ranch Hay Barn that will soon become a multi-use teaching, office and event space, and headquarters for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz spotlighted for value, diversity, and veterans services

Sep 9, 2015 UC Santa Cruz is highlighted on lists for best value, best ethnic diversity, and best for veterans in the latest "U.S. News and World Report" annual Best Colleges issue published today.

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.

Tearing down the walls

Sep 4, 2015 Pioneering UC Santa Cruz professors and staff challenged convention and traditional academics. In the process, they helped reform American higher education.

Tearing down the walls

Sep 4, 2015 Pioneering UC Santa Cruz professors and staff challenged convention and traditional academics. In the process, they helped reform American higher education.

Dogs, cats, and big-wave surfers: Healthy heart lessons from animals and athletes

Sep 1, 2015 Heart rates of big-wave surfers are among the surprises from 30 years of studying exercise physiology in people and wild animals.

Community Crime Bulletin: Man arrested for terrorist threats against campus

Aug 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz Police Officers arrested a 25-year-old Santa Cruz man in connection to an anonymous social media post that referenced creating explosives, homicide, suicide and a past university shooting.

'New Parent' chat will use social media to connect with new Slug families

Aug 20, 2015 Parents of incoming Banana Slugs will soon have a chance to ask candid questions and concerns with a group of campus experts without ever having to leave their homes, jump in their cars, or even turn off their home computers.

Fifth annual Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner opens new Cowell Ranch Hay Barn

Aug 13, 2015 The fifth annual Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner at the UC Santa Cruz Farm will be held at the newly renovated Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Saturday, September 12.

'Doing something significant with my life'

Aug 7, 2015 Molecular, cell and developmental biology student Hector Navarro, who came from humble beginnings, now works in a genetics lab on campus with the goal of becoming a cancer researcher.

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