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UC Santa Cruz moves up in Shanghai ranking of world universities

Aug 19, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is ranked 93 among the world's best universities, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published by a Shanghai education-consulting firm.

Grad student unites personal passion and programming skills to help others

Aug 18, 2014 Computer science graduate student Lourdes Morales is working to help others with disabilities use technology.

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.

UC Santa Cruz names Tyler Stovall new dean of Humanities

Aug 15, 2014 UC Santa Cruz has appointed Tyler Stovall to serve as dean of the Humanities Division, effective Spring Quarter.

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.

Private donors contribute more than $50 million to UC Santa Cruz

Aug 12, 2014 Private financial commitments to UC Santa Cruz for the fiscal year ended June 30 topped $50 million for the first time, bringing the total for The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz to more than $180 million.

Crime alert: Wild land fire

Aug 9, 2014 At 8:30 a.m. UC Santa Cruz police officers observed white smoke near the North Remote parking lot. An investigation revealed an unlawful and abandoned campfire that had spread out of control. Firefighters from the City of Santa Cruz Fire Department, Cal Fire, and City of Scotts Valley Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire, which had grown to one-half acre.

Cancer study reveals powerful new system for classifying tumors

Aug 7, 2014 One in ten cancer patients would be classified differently using a new classification system based on molecular subtypes.

UC Santa Cruz Internet access project wins University of California IT award

Aug 5, 2014 A UC Santa Cruz project to bring broadband Internet services to underserved communities in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties has won a University of California award for information technology.

Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz announces endowment drive

Aug 5, 2014 Literature Professor John Jordan announced an endowment drive to support the Dickens Project today at the annual Dickens Universe gathering now taking place on campus

Old evidence leads to new ideas about earthquake hazards in Pacific Northwest

Aug 4, 2014 Sediment cores collected in 1960s by geologist Gary Griggs have attracted renewed scrutiny for clues to Cascadia earthquakes.

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health unveils new genomics interface

Jul 31, 2014 The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has released a new Application Programming Interface (API) for seamless sharing of genomic data.

Tidal forces gave moon its shape, according to new analysis

Jul 30, 2014 Most of the moon's overall shape can be explained by taking into account tidal effects acting early in the moon's history.

Cassini finds 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon

Jul 28, 2014 Scientists on NASA's Cassini mission have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's small, icy moon Enceladus.

Next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope to begin construction in Hawaii

Jul 28, 2014 The TMT has its roots at UC Santa Cruz, where astronomers have been working for years on the design of this powerful new telescope.

Exhibit on extraordinary literary history of Grateful Dead to open at Archive

Jul 24, 2014 Few bands in popular music have had a more dynamic literary history than the Grateful Dead. With that in mind, UC Santa Cruz has put together the third annual exhibition for the campus’s Grateful Dead Archive.

UCSC creates scholarship fund in memory of slain Soquel resident J. Gordon Smith

Jul 21, 2014 A scholarship fund honoring the late J. Gordon Smith has been established by his former colleagues at Long Marine Laboratory.

Studying death in ancient Greece

Jul 16, 2014 Last year, UC Santa Cruz received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to undertake a summer institute investigating the history of mortality in ancient Greek culture...

Organic flower-growing, bouquet-making workshop set for Sat., July 19

Jul 11, 2014 An organic flower-growing, bouquet-making workshop is set for Saturday July 19 at the Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Alumnus Cary Fukunaga earns Emmy nomination for HBO's 'True Detective’

Jul 10, 2014 UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Director for a Drama Series” for the HBO show "True Detective"

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