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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

'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.

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.

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.

Two UC Santa Cruz Earth scientists honored by American Geophysical Union

Jul 7, 2014 Gary Glatzmaier and Thorne Lay will receive AGU medals in recognition of their breakthrough achievements in Earth science.

Astrophysicist Douglas Lin wins 2014 Brouwer Award

Jun 30, 2014 Douglas N. C. Lin earns recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of dynamical astronomy.

Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit

Jun 11, 2014 Study by UCSC biologists reveals just how much it costs a sea otter mom to raise her pup.

SCIPP director Steve Ritz testifies at congressional hearing on physics research

Jun 11, 2014 As chair of a panel charged with setting national priorities for particle physics research, Ritz testified before a House subcommittee

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 10, 2014 One of the highest honors a UC Santa Cruz faculty member can receive is an Excellence in Teaching Award given each spring by the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

New book features stunning photos of California coast from the air

Jun 5, 2014 California Coast from the Air, the latest book by coastal geologist Gary Griggs, features aerial photographs of the state's coastline.

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