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Art professor’s documentary short wins at Full Frame film festival

Apr 22, 2015 An animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and artist Nomi Talisman won two awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Spread of pathogens between species is predictable, study finds

Apr 22, 2015 Scientists studied disease dynamics in a grassland on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

UC Santa Cruz named one of 'Princeton Review''s top 50 'greenest' colleges

Apr 21, 2015 UC Santa Cruz once again ranks high among the nation’s “greenest” colleges and universities.

UC Santa Cruz part of NASA coalition leading search for life on distant worlds

Apr 21, 2015 Astrophysicist Jonathan Fortney is one of 15 principal investigators for a new NASA initiative searching for life on planets around other stars.

Public Radio host and alum Jesse Thorn to podcast live from Kuumbwa

Apr 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alums Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris return to Santa Cruz April 24, for a live taping of their popular podcast at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Proceeds benefit KZSC.

UCSC Farm & Garden’s 35th annual Spring Plant Sale set for May 2, 3

Apr 20, 2015 This year marks the 35th anniversary of the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden’s Spring Plant Sale, offering the region’s largest collection of organically grown herb and flower starts, vegetables, and beautiful perennials.

Classes without quizzes: Alumni Weekend Teach-Ins

Apr 17, 2015 Returning UC Santa Cruz alumni should get ready to exercise their brains, but with no fear of final exams, at the ever-popular "Teach-Ins" featuring professors Bettina Aptheker and Craig Haney.

Film professor to share research on Hollywood director at LA Times Festival of Books

Apr 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz film and digital media professor Shelley Stamp will be featured on a panel about arts biography this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books--the largest public literary festival in the country.

MLK speechwriter to give talk on civil rights movement

Apr 15, 2015 Clarence B. Jones, a former personal counsel, draft speech writer, and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver a free public talk about the civil rights movement on May 4.

DANM to mark 10th anniversary with arts festival and masquerade ball

Apr 14, 2015 The Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz will mark the completion of its first decade on April 25 with a daylong celebratory extravaganza titled "It’s Pan-DANM-onium!"

Solving ancient riddles: UCSC hosts archaeological genetics conference

Apr 13, 2015 The newly formed UC Santa Cruz Archaeological Research Center will hold its first public research conference on how the analysis of ancient DNA can unlock secrets from the past Tuesday afternoon (April 14) on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Biologist Beth Shapiro explains the science of 'de-extinction' in new book

Apr 13, 2015 A leading expert on ancient DNA, Shapiro aims to separate science from science fiction in her new book 'How to Clone a Mammoth.'

Alum’s feature film heralds wildlife and landscape of Big Sur’s wild coast

Apr 10, 2015 Acclaimed wildlife photographers, UC Santa Cruz alumnus Kennan Ward and his wife Karen, will screen their new film “It’s a Wild Life” featuring the Big Sur coast Friday, April 17 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.

TEDxSantaCruz, part of Alumni Weekend, to explore "Radical Collaboration"

Apr 10, 2015 April 24 event to feature speakers from a wide variety of disciplines challenging themselves, casting aside their differences, and sharing their findings.

Egyptologist awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Apr 8, 2015 Assistant professor of history Elaine Sullivan has received a Digital Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a three-dimensional model and virtual tour that will demonstrate how an ancient Egyptian site evolved over more than 3,000 years.

Bacteria inhibit bat-killing fungus, could combat white-nose syndrome

Apr 8, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers are testing bacteria as a potential treatment to control white-nose syndrome, which is devastating bat populations.

Month of events, activities set to raise awareness of sexual assault and violence

Apr 7, 2015 A month full of activities in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month includes the screening of "The Hunting Ground" in Santa Cruz Friday, April 10.

Family ties

Apr 6, 2015 When family members have the experience of attending UC Santa Cruz in common, they've walked the same paths—contributing to a sense of pride, connection, and shared values.

Feminist Islamic scholar to speak of global movements for women, equality, and justice

Apr 3, 2015 Amina Wadud will speak of "Muslim Women: Equality and Justice Movements Globally" Thursday, April 16 as part of the Center for Emerging Worlds' Global Islam series.

UC Santa Cruz conference to honor visionary feminist philosopher Gloria Anzaldúa

Apr 2, 2015 The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies will present a conference on the work of feminist philosopher and writer Gloria Anzaldua, April 10-11, at the Humanities Complex on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

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