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In support of social justice, committee seeks nominations for Tony Hill award

Nov 24, 2015 The award will be presented at the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation in February. Nominations will be accepted until January 11.

Earth scientist Paul Koch elected 2015 AAAS Fellow

Nov 23, 2015 Koch, dean of physical and biological sciences, was honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Campus fills eight UC Presidential chairs in support of research mission

Nov 19, 2015 The eight new chairs - in everything from screenwriting to open-source software - bring the campus total to 30.

Faye Crosby wins Society of Justice Research Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 19, 2015 Psychology professor and Cowell College Provost Faye Crosby will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Justice Research.

UC Santa Cruz launches conservation scholars program to increase diversity

Nov 17, 2015 A UC Santa Cruz program to nurture a diverse cadre of environmental conservation leaders will receive $2 million over four years from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, joining four other universities in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.

UCSC Arboretum appoints Martin Quigley as director of gardens and grounds

Nov 12, 2015 Quigley was previously a professor of botany and director of the Chester M. Alter Arboretum at the University of Denver.

Women's volleyball, soccer teams to compete in NCAA championship

Nov 10, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz women's volleyball and soccer teams are headed to the NCAA Division III championships.

CARE office provides confidential advocacy in cases of sexual violence

Nov 10, 2015 CARE is the advocacy office at UC Santa Cruz, providing support and resources for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

Annual Gift and Wreath Sale at the Arboretum will be held Nov. 21 and 22

Nov 10, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum's annual Gift and Wreath Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22.

Theater Arts collaborates with Tandy Beal & Company for ‘Nutz Re-Mixed’

Nov 6, 2015 Over 30 dancers and world circus artists will perform acts of comedy and outrageous skill in "Nutz Re-Mixed," running Nov. 20 to Dec. 6 at the Mainstage Theater.

California’s poet laureate emeritus Al Young to read at annual Morton Marcus event

Nov 2, 2015 Award-winning American poet, novelist, and former UC Santa Cruz lecturer Al Young will be the featured guest at the sixth annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading.

Bat disease fungus found to be widespread in northeast China

Nov 2, 2015 Discovery greatly expands the known distribution of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore to speak at UC Santa Cruz on police and prisons

Oct 27, 2015 On Nov. 9, the UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies will present a free public lecture, “Organized Abandonment & Organized Violence: Devolution & the Police.”

Conference to focus on utopian thinking in the face of environmental threats

Oct 27, 2015 Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz, the conference on November 6 and 7 will offer a gamut of futurists sharing new visions and old, on the campus, California, and the world.

Federal grants to support student success, equity initiatives at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 26, 2015 Totaling $3.6 million, the awards are the result of a campuswide effort to look at how UC Santa Cruz can best serve Latino and other students who have a difficult time when they start college.

Physicist Sue Carter named Faculty Climate Action Champion for 2015-16

Oct 26, 2015 Carter plans to establish a campus sustainability lab to support student-led research and training.

Banana Slug Parade brings campus, community together

Oct 26, 2015 The “first-on-the-planet” procession was a whimsical and entertaining celebration of UC Santa Cruz’s five-decades-long residence in Santa Cruz.

Four UC Santa Cruz students receive Global Food Initiative fellowships

Oct 22, 2015 Four UC Santa Cruz students have received $4,000 UC Global Food Initiative fellowships for the 2015–2016 academic year.

2015-2016 Campus Food & Garden Guide now available in print and online

Oct 22, 2015 This year an online interactive companion to the printed guide is available and will go live Friday, Oct. 23 in anticipation of National Food Day, Saturday.

Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz to participate in new research initiative

Oct 22, 2015 Fellows chosen for a "Time Domain Astrophysics" Scialog initiative include six with UC Santa Cruz connections.

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