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Acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker to screen and discuss film about President Obama’s sister

Feb 5, 2016 The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and the Living Writers Series will present two evening events with visiting Nigerian filmmaker Branwen Okpako, Feb. 10-11.

Inaugural Fred Keeley Coastal Scholars learn by doing

Feb 4, 2016 Erica Ferrer (Cowell, ’16, marine biology) and Linda Pineda (College Eight, ’16, Earth sciences) are the inaugural recipients of the Fred Keeley Coastal Scholarship–a new program that supports hands-on summer research for UC Santa Cruz students interested in coastal sustainability.

Astronomy retiree Arnold Klemola establishes endowment for graduate students

Feb 3, 2016 Gift of $400,000 establishes the James Keeler Fund for Excellence in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

New analysis shows insect diversity is nothing new

Feb 2, 2016 An unbiased statistical analysis of insect fossil records finds diversity unchanged over the past 125 million years.

Study documents drought's impact on redwood forest ferns

Feb 1, 2016 California's prolonged drought has taken a toll on ferns in the understory of coastal redwood forests.

Mercury levels in rainfall are rising in parts of North America, study finds

Jan 27, 2016 Trends are consistent with increased mercury emissions in Asia and decreased emissions in North America.

UC Santa Cruz awarded four NEH grants

Jan 26, 2016 UC Santa Cruz has been awarded four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support faculty research and the Dickens Project.

Wells Fargo funds coastal sustainability fellowships and graduate program

Jan 26, 2016 $560,000 grant will support graduate fellowships and development of a new graduate program.

LASER talk to spotlight research on pumas, filmmaking, river people, and ancient DNA

Jan 25, 2016 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first LASER talk of 2016 on Tuesday, February 2, on campus at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Institute of Arts and Sciences to launch campuswide 'Collective Museum' Feb. 11

Jan 20, 2016 The Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UCSC will kick off its innovative first exhibition project--Collective Museum, by the Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows, Feb. 11.

After Paris climate deal, what's next?

Jan 19, 2016 After a landmark deal at last month’s United Nations climate change conference, three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps in advance of a major climate conference at UCSC in February.

UC’s Global Food Initiative addresses student food security challenge

Jan 19, 2016 It’s hard to do your best academically when you’re not eating well, but that’s the dilemma facing many University of California students.

Holocaust survivor and scholar Hedwig Rose to give public talk at UCSC on Jan. 21

Jan 15, 2016 Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1942, six-year-old Hedwig Rose, her mother, and sister spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian friend until the country was liberated on May 5, 1945.

Film by UC Santa Cruz art professor nominated for Academy Award

Jan 14, 2016 Last Day of Freedom, an animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary short.

Students, chapter recognized for work in advancing science diversity

Jan 14, 2016 The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science gives undergraduate students opportunities to meet with professionals in their fields, showcase their work, and ask questions about graduate school and career development.

UC Santa Cruz names Alexander Wolf new dean of Baskin School of Engineering

Jan 12, 2016 Currently a professor of computer science at Imperial College London, Wolf will begin his term as dean on July 1, 2016.

UC Santa Cruz alumna to join National Council on the Humanities

Jan 11, 2016 The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that UC Santa Cruz alumna Patricia Limerick is one of three prominent and accomplished individuals who will join the Endowment’s advisory board.

Student interest in UC Santa Cruz reaches another all-time high

Jan 11, 2016 UC Santa Cruz attracted a record 49,133 applications from high school seniors and 9,969 applications from transfer students—also an all-time high—during the recent application cycle for a total of 59,102 applications.

Ivéta Gourmet to open campus café at Quarry Plaza during winter quarter

Jan 8, 2016 The owners of Ivéta Gourmet, who run a popular café on Santa Cruz’s west side, will open a café in the Graduate Student Commons building at Quarry Plaza on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver 2016 Maitra Lecture

Jan 7, 2016 The Institute for Humanities Research will present the 15th annual Maitra Lecture, featuring alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, on Thursday, January 28.

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