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Dogs, cats, and big-wave surfers: Healthy heart lessons from animals and athletes

Sep 1, 2015 Heart rates of big-wave surfers are among the surprises from 30 years of studying exercise physiology in people and wild animals.

Astronomer Claire Max appointed director of UC Observatories

Aug 24, 2015 UC President Janet Napolitano has appointed UC Santa Cruz astronomer Claire Max as director of UC Observatories.

Dickson Emeriti Professorship awarded to chemist Phil Crews

Aug 19, 2015 The Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships recognize research, teaching, and public service by emeriti professors.

Undergrads exhibit summer research projects at annual symposium

Aug 17, 2015 More than 80 undergraduate students presented their summer research projects at the 2015 Summer Research Symposium.

Astronomers use new instrument to discover young Jupiter-like planet

Aug 13, 2015 Five UC Santa Cruz astronomers were involved in the first planet discovery by the Gemini Planet Imager.

Male elephant seals use 'voice recognition' to identify rivals, study finds

Aug 12, 2015 Researchers from UC Santa Cruz have been studying the behavior of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve since the late 1960s.

'Doing something significant with my life'

Aug 7, 2015 Molecular, cell and developmental biology student Hector Navarro, who came from humble beginnings, now works in a genetics lab on campus with the goal of becoming a cancer researcher.

'Science Notes 2015' now available online

Aug 5, 2015 The annual magazine published by the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program offers feature stories and multimedia packages.

Astrophysicist Piero Madau awarded prestigious international research chair

Aug 4, 2015 Piero Madau, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been appointed to an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair.

Summertime, and the research is happening

Jul 30, 2015 Transfer student Guinevere Ashley, who is working this summer in a campus lab, has found meaning and purpose in biomedical sciences research.

Surfing the web of life

Jul 27, 2015 UC Santa Cruz faculty members who ride the waves say the sport is beautiful and spiritual—and allows their minds the space to wander.

Warhol Foundation grant goes to Institute of the Arts and Sciences project

Jul 23, 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded a $30,000 grant to support an innovative artist residency and exhibition developed by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UC Santa Cruz and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in San Jose--in collaboration with the UC Lick Observatory.

Study identifies ways to reduce flood risk while protecting natural habitat

Jul 23, 2015 Scientists from UC Santa Cruz and The Nature Conservancy release a timely report as forecasts indicate El Niño could bring dangerous flooding to California.

Alumna Priya Ganguli wins GSA Outstanding Woman in Science Award

Jul 22, 2015 The Geological Society of America will award the 2015 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award to Ganguli, who earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Chancellor names professors Haney and Strome as UC Presidential Chairs

Jul 13, 2015 UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal has named professors Craig Haney and Susan Strome to three-year terms as UC Santa Cruz Presidential Chairs.

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Jul 10, 2015 UC Santa Cruz team reports first direct measurement of heat flow to the bottom of the West Antarctic ice sheet

Astronomer Douglas N.C. Lin receives prestigious Bruce Gold Medal

Jul 9, 2015 Lin will receive the 2015 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

UC Santa Cruz grad River Charles earns Sutter scholarship for medical school

Jul 6, 2015 River Charles will receive the Primary Care Physician Award from Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center and the Central California Alliance for Health.

Ion channel mechanics yield insights into optogenetics experiments

Jul 6, 2015 UCSC researchers have determined the molecular mechanism of proteins that make nerve cells respond to light.

Record-setting toxic algae bloom persists along U.S. West Coast

Jul 2, 2015 An extensive bloom of toxic algae along the West Coast has waxed and waned since it first appeared in early May, but it hasn't gone away.

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