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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.

True Originals alumni speaking series: Conservation, film, law, art, writing

Feb 27, 2015 A distinguished group of Banana Slugs will deliver a series of thought-provoking talks from the frontlines of their careers during Alumni Weekend 2015

Two UC Santa Cruz professors elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Feb 25, 2015 Newly elected fellows Karen Ottemann and Fitnat Yildiz are both professors of microbiology and environmental toxicology.

New book explores the myth of secularism in contemporary France

Feb 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz anthropology professor Mayanthi Fernando’s book “The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism” provides insight to understanding Islamic culture and secularism in contemporary France.

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum holds annual Hummingbird Days March 7-8

Feb 17, 2015 Tiny birds make a big impression with aerial acrobatics at this family-oriented event.

Conference at UC Santa Cruz to explore modern Jewish spaces and identity

Feb 13, 2015 The Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will present a two-day conference, “Liminal Spaces and the Jewish Imagination” on campus February 18-19.

Deadline for Farm & Garden docent training is Tuesday, March 3

Feb 13, 2015 The 2015 Farm & Garden docent-training program will take place on the UC Santa Cruz Farm on six Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, beginning March 10 and ending April 14.

Goats to begin clearing ground for Coastal Biology building project

Feb 13, 2015 A herd of goats will begin clearing vegetation in preparation for construction of the Coastal Biology building at the Coastal Science Campus.

Anita Hill to speak at UC Santa Cruz on gender and racial equality Feb. 26

Feb 12, 2015 Anita Hill’s life changed forever in 1991 when a television audience of 22 million saw her testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas.

New UC hands-on experience class modeled after UC Santa Cruz 'supercourse'

Feb 11, 2015 A uniquely UC Santa Cruz course that offers undergraduates hands-on research experience has been adopted by the UC Natural Reserve System and is now open to students from all nine UC undergraduate campuses.

Google gives Lick Observatory $1 million

Feb 10, 2015 Google Inc. has given $1 million to support the University of California's Lick Observatory.

Genomics Institute director David Haussler awarded prestigious Dan David Prize

Feb 10, 2015 Haussler will share a $1 million prize with two other leaders in bioinformatics.

Institute of Arts and Sciences to host first LASER talk of the year

Feb 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of 2015 on Tuesday, February 10, at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Shrinking range of pikas in California mountains linked to climate change

Feb 2, 2015 The American pika is disappearing from low-elevation sites in California mountains, and the cause appears to be climate change.

State legislature commends economics chair Rob Fairlie for public service

Jan 30, 2015 Rob Fairlie, chair of the Economics Department at UC Santa Cruz, has been commended by the state legislature for service to California through his work to reduce poverty and inequality, improve education and human capital, and increase job opportunities and entrepreneurship.

Friends of Long Marine Lab supports 17 student research projects

Jan 30, 2015 From sea otters to sea level rise, Student Research and Education Awards will support a wide range of student research projects.

Roses bloom in tide pools: warm water brings southern sea slug to Central Coast

Jan 29, 2015 Bright pink, inch-long sea slugs have shown up in the highest numbers and northernmost locations reported since the 1998 El Niño

Game designer Brenda Romero honored with Game Developers Choice Award

Jan 28, 2015 Romero, director of the UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media master's program, will receive the GDCA Ambassador Award

Fifty artists from five decades: UC Santa Cruz 50th alumni exhibition opens Feb. 5

Jan 26, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alumni from across the country are contributing their works to "50/50"—a new art exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the campus that opens on February 5.

Campus, city take home prestigious governor's award

Jan 22, 2015 In 2011, the City and UCSC created the GreenWharf program to foster the development and incorporation of innovative technology into the structure and operations at the Santa Cruz Wharf.

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