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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.

Campus civility in the midst of turmoil

Nov 19, 2015 Let us make the conscious choice to seek common ground, to forge understanding, and to cultivate compassion.

Dancing biologist finds inspiration in both art and science

Nov 18, 2015 For Xochitl Clare it’s easy to see a link between a 4,000-pound pinniped and a boisterous form of Cuban dance — a very real relationship between art and science.

EPA recognizes dining’s waste reduction efforts

Nov 17, 2015 The campus achieved impressive source reduction of wasted food through a variety of approaches involving both staff and students.

Women's volleyball, soccer teams to compete in NCAA championship

Nov 10, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz women's volleyball and soccer teams are headed to the NCAA Division III championships.

CARE office provides confidential advocacy in cases of sexual violence

Nov 10, 2015 CARE is the advocacy office at UC Santa Cruz, providing support and resources for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

Research Frontiers Evening shows how 'innovation meets ambition'

Nov 6, 2015 For examples of interdisciplinary research, look no further than the Division of Social Sciences’ annual Research Frontiers event.

Building Our Global Presence

Nov 5, 2015 I've just returned from an 11-day trip to China, where campus representatives and I met with U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, as well as with academic leaders and students at Chinese colleges, universities, and high schools.

Conference to focus on utopian thinking in the face of environmental threats

Oct 27, 2015 Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz, the conference on November 6 and 7 will offer a gamut of futurists sharing new visions and old, on the campus, California, and the world.

Federal grants to support student success, equity initiatives at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 26, 2015 Totaling $3.6 million, the awards are the result of a campuswide effort to look at how UC Santa Cruz can best serve Latino and other students who have a difficult time when they start college.

Banana Slug Parade brings campus, community together

Oct 26, 2015 The “first-on-the-planet” procession was a whimsical and entertaining celebration of UC Santa Cruz’s five-decades-long residence in Santa Cruz.

Four UC Santa Cruz students receive Global Food Initiative fellowships

Oct 22, 2015 Four UC Santa Cruz students have received $4,000 UC Global Food Initiative fellowships for the 2015–2016 academic year.

Campus exceeds goal for water savings, seeks to do more

Oct 19, 2015 The campus and its efforts to save water were recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Bridging science and tradition

Oct 19, 2015 A dedicated group of scientists has launched One People One Reef, a five-year conservation effort on Ulithi Atoll in Micronesia aimed at sustaining the ecological health of the islands—and the islanders

UC Santa Cruz a top university for social mobility

Oct 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz is No. 8 nationwide and the second in the state, according to CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index.

More than economics: New book explores how equality helps economies grow

Oct 15, 2015 Communities that know together, grow together is the premise of UC Santa Cruz professor Chris Benner’s new book, 'Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn From America’s Metro Areas.'

Rising to the challenge

Oct 15, 2015 Leaving behind an early life of poverty, student Layla Cervantes is defying the statistics and becoming 'a great scientist.'

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.

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