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Study shows how epigenetic memory is passed across generations

Sep 18, 2014 Researchers traced markers of gene repression and showed that both sperm and eggs transmit a memory of gene repression to embryos.

Renowned astronomer Harland Epps to be honored at ‘Harfest’ conference Sept. 23-24

Sep 18, 2014 Leading astronomers from around the world will gather to honor UC Santa Cruz astronomer Harland W. Epps, who retired in July.

Native vegetation makes a comeback on Santa Cruz Island

Sep 16, 2014 Study led by UC Santa Cruz undergrads shows native shrubs reclaiming the island on their own after removal of introduced grazers.

Julie Packard: Philanthropy and pragmatism

Sep 11, 2014 Alumna (Crown '74, biology; M.A. '78) talks about investing in passion, working to make change, and expanding world views through the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Sep 8, 2014 Ancient Egyptian artworks helped scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew

Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike

Aug 31, 2014 New findings suggest chemical fingerprints can be used to identify stars born in the same cluster

Peter Raven, leading botanist and environmentalist, to speak at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Aug 21, 2014 Botanist Peter Raven will give a talk entitled "Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves" on September 9

Pradip Mascharak wins Gandhi medal for non-resident Indians

Aug 20, 2014 Chemistry professor Pradip Mascharak will be honored by the Non-Resident Indians Welfare Society of India.

'Science Notes 2014' now available online

Aug 20, 2014 The weird and wondrous feeding habits of moray eels are among the featured stories in the Science Communication Program's magazine.

Undergraduates present work at Summer Research Symposium

Aug 20, 2014 Research presentations featured UCSC students in a range of disciplines and others who came to UCSC for summer projects.

Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award funds search for new treatments

Aug 18, 2014 Cancer researcher Seth Rubin is working toward the development of a new class of drugs for treating breast cancer.

Construction of new Coastal Biology building to begin in November

Aug 14, 2014 Construction will begin in November on a new building near Long Marine Laboratory at the UC Santa Cruz coastal science campus.

UC Santa Cruz Cal Teach alum wins Knowles science teaching fellowship

Aug 6, 2014 The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation has awarded a 2014 teaching fellowship to alumna Brenda Minjares.

Earth scientist James Gill elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Aug 4, 2014 James Gill, professor of Earth and planetary sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Old evidence leads to new ideas about earthquake hazards in Pacific Northwest

Aug 4, 2014 Sediment cores collected in 1960s by geologist Gary Griggs have attracted renewed scrutiny for clues to Cascadia earthquakes.

Tidal forces gave moon its shape, according to new analysis

Jul 30, 2014 Most of the moon's overall shape can be explained by taking into account tidal effects acting early in the moon's history.

Cassini finds 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon

Jul 28, 2014 Scientists on NASA's Cassini mission have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's small, icy moon Enceladus.

Next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope to begin construction in Hawaii

Jul 28, 2014 The TMT has its roots at UC Santa Cruz, where astronomers have been working for years on the design of this powerful new telescope.

UCSC creates scholarship fund in memory of slain Soquel resident J. Gordon Smith

Jul 21, 2014 A scholarship fund honoring the late J. Gordon Smith has been established by his former colleagues at Long Marine Laboratory.

Earth scientist Patrick Fulton to receive Early Career Award from AGU

Jul 10, 2014 AGU's Jason Morgan Early Career Award recognizes Fulton for outstanding research contributions.

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