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Evening concerts and rare telescope viewings draw visitors to UC’s Lick Observatory

Mar 26, 2015 For 35 years the Summer Series program at UC's Lick Observatory has drawn concert fans and astronomy devotees to the summit of Mt. Hamilton.

LASER talk to explore research in bio-acoustics, film, archaeology, and art

Mar 25, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will continue its series of LASER talks on campus this spring on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Digital Arts Research Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Wandering Jupiter accounts for our unusual solar system

Mar 23, 2015 Jupiter swept clear the inner solar system, resulting in the formation of a planetary system unlike any other astronomers have yet found

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence expands at Lick Observatory

Mar 23, 2015 Astronomers are expanding the search for extraterrestrial intelligence into a new realm with detectors tuned to infrared light.

UC Santa Cruz to host UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium

Mar 19, 2015 The Bioengineering Symposium will bring together faculty, researchers, and students from all ten UC campuses.

Focus of climate change discussions shifts from mitigation to adaptation

Mar 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz climate conference addresses coastal resilience and 'wicked tradeoffs.'

Physicists anticipate new discoveries with restart of Large Hadron Collider

Mar 11, 2015 UC Santa Cruz physicists have been at the forefront of U.S. participation in the LHC and contributed to a major upgrade

UC Santa Cruz professor aims to expand science internships for high school students

Mar 10, 2015 Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta will use a sabbatical at Google to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program.

Methane in Arctic lake traced to groundwater from seasonal thawing

Mar 9, 2015 Groundwater from seasonal melting may be an important contributor to emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from Arctic lakes

Astrophysicist Ken Chen wins award for high impact scientific achievement

Mar 2, 2015 Postdoctoral researcher Ken Chen was honored in the early career category of the 2015 High Performance Computing Achievement Awards.

Two UC Santa Cruz professors elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Feb 25, 2015 Newly elected fellows Karen Ottemann and Fitnat Yildiz are both professors of microbiology and environmental toxicology.

Top scientists, policymakers to speak at UCSC climate conference March 13-14

Feb 24, 2015 UC Santa Cruz will host a major national conference on climate change featuring top climate scientists and policy experts.

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum holds annual Hummingbird Days March 7-8

Feb 17, 2015 Tiny birds make a big impression with aerial acrobatics at this family-oriented event.

UC President Napolitano visits Año Nuevo Island Reserve

Feb 11, 2015 UC Santa Cruz scientists gave Napolitano a tour of the elephant seal colony at Año Nuevo.

Google gives Lick Observatory $1 million

Feb 10, 2015 Google Inc. has given $1 million to support the University of California's Lick Observatory.

Institute of Arts and Sciences to host first LASER talk of the year

Feb 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of 2015 on Tuesday, February 10, at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Shrinking range of pikas in California mountains linked to climate change

Feb 2, 2015 The American pika is disappearing from low-elevation sites in California mountains, and the cause appears to be climate change.

Friends of Long Marine Lab supports 17 student research projects

Jan 30, 2015 From sea otters to sea level rise, Student Research and Education Awards will support a wide range of student research projects.

Roses bloom in tide pools: warm water brings southern sea slug to Central Coast

Jan 29, 2015 Bright pink, inch-long sea slugs have shown up in the highest numbers and northernmost locations reported since the 1998 El Niño

Game designer Brenda Romero honored with Game Developers Choice Award

Jan 28, 2015 Romero, director of the UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media master's program, will receive the GDCA Ambassador Award

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