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West's fascination with Tiananmen Square events not shared in China

Jun 4, 2014 China today is a society mesmerized by wealth, vastly different from 1989 when on June 3 authorities began the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, says Ben Read, UCSC associate professor of politics.

Social Sciences division ranked 7th for faculty impact in news media

May 28, 2014 The Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz ranks seventh in the nation in a study based on faculty citations in the news media compared with federal research funding.

New book examines states' influence on national voter turnout

May 21, 2014 In her new book, Melanie Jean Springer, UC Santa Cruz assistant professor of politics, examines voter turnout in the United States, one of the lowest in any developed democracy, and reform efforts to improve it.

Mark Massoud's book on law in Sudan wins Law and Society Association award

Apr 24, 2014 "Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan" has won the Herbert Jacob Prize for the best book in law and society published in 2013.

Acclaimed lawyer for Holocaust survivors to speak at UCSC

Mar 11, 2014 UC Santa Cruz will present a lecture by UC Hastings College of the Law Professor Morris Ratner titled "A Monument Man in the Courtroom: Litigating the Holocaust," on Monday, April 7, at UCSC’s University Center.

Senate confirms UCSC alumnus Vince Chhabria as U.S. District judge

Mar 10, 2014 The U.S. Senate last week confirmed UC Santa Cruz alumnus Vince Chhabria ('91, Merrill, politics) as a U.S. district judge for the Northern District of California.

UCSC, UC Hastings Law offer accelerated law degree program

Feb 25, 2014 A new joint program, the first of its kind in the University of California system, will enable UC Santa Cruz students to earn a bachelor's degree and law degree in six years instead of the usual seven.

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