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New chief communications officer starts Wednesday

Mar 26, 2015 Sherry Main joins UC Santa Cruz Wednesday, April 1, as assistant vice chancellor for communications and marketing.

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.

Student support gives major boost to Quarry reopening

Mar 26, 2015 Efforts to restore and reopen the landmark Quarry Amphitheater received a major boost with the endorsement of using up to $6.38 million in existing student fee reserves toward the project.

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.

Alumni Weekend—Come Home

Mar 25, 2015 Every Alumni Weekend feels like a milestone for returning Banana Slugs and a chance to be part of a living history. But this year those impulses will be stronger than ever since the event serves as one of the anchor pieces of the campus's yearlong 50th anniversary celebration.

Local seventh graders set sights on college

Mar 24, 2015 Half of Santa Cruz County’s seventh graders – more than 1,400 – attended the 7th Grade College and Career Summit on campus on Friday, March 20.

UC Santa Cruz ranked among top graduate schools for game design

Mar 24, 2015 Princeton Review's 2015 list of the top 25 graduate schools to study game design features UC Santa Cruz at number 8.

Historic hay barn rises again to become a center for sustainability programs

Mar 23, 2015 Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

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

Barn raising set for re-creation of historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn

Mar 17, 2015 A new-fashioned community barn raising is set for Saturday, March 21 at UC Santa Cruz when professionals and volunteers will assemble and raise the timber framing for the re-creation of the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn.

Focus of climate change discussions shifts from mitigation to adaptation

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

UC Santa Cruz volunteer service day March 28 honors Cesar Chavez

Mar 12, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz community will be taking part in Cesar Chavez Volunteer Service Day, set for Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Homeless Garden Project Natural Bridges Farm.

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

Arts Dean’s Lecture Series to explore music, cognition, biology, and language

Mar 10, 2015 This spring, the Arts Dean's Lecture Series will offer up a series of public lectures by eminent scholars and artists to explore the fundamentals of why and how we make and hear music.

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.

Treasure hunting in the University Archives

Mar 9, 2015 By Elizabeth Cowell, University Librarian—If the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz has made you curious about the history of this campus, you need look no further than McHenry Library to find a goldmine of historical artifacts.

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

New 3rd edition of 'Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening' now available

Mar 4, 2015 Drawing on nearly 50 years of experience, "Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening: Resources for Instructors, 3rd Edition" addresses practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, applied soil science, and social and environmental issues in agriculture.

UC Santa Cruz students compete in global challenge for $1 million Hult Prize

Feb 27, 2015 A team of UC Santa Cruz students has advanced to the regional finals of the sixth annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.

Distinguished alumni to speak on conservation, film, law, art, writing

Feb 27, 2015 'True Originals' speaking series will feature accomplished Banana Slugs giving thought-provoking talks during Alumni Weekend 2015.

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