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Simulations reveal unusual death for ancient stars

Sep 29, 2014 Study led by UC Santa Cruz postdoc indicates some supernovae would leave no remnant black hole behind

Professor Sue Carter appointed associate dean of graduate studies

Sep 25, 2014 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Carter, professor of physics, as associate dean of graduate studies, effective October 1, 2014.

Campus and Wells Fargo officials break ground for Coastal Biology building

Sep 25, 2014 A groundbreaking ceremony for the Coastal Biology building was held at the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus.

UC Santa Cruz among top five institutions seeing growth in NIH funding

Sep 23, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is in the top five of institutions that have seen significant increases in funding from the National Institutes of Health over the past decade.

Mixing it up on Science Hill

Sep 22, 2014 An innovative graduate program on Science Hill is breaking down barriers between the biomedical sciences, encouraging interdisciplinary research, and enabling students from different departments and divisions to work closely together.

In Memoriam: Matthew Sands

Sep 22, 2014 Matthew Linzee Sands, professor emeritus of physics who was instrumental in establishing Kresge College, died September 13 in Santa Cruz, five weeks shy of his 95th birthday.

California's sea otter numbers holding steady

Sep 22, 2014 California's sea otter population is slowly swimming toward recovery, according to the latest field survey.

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

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.

'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.

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.

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