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UC Santa Cruz international economics Ph.D. named first woman on Swiss National Bank board

Dec 18, 2014 Andréa Maechler, who earned masters and Ph.D. degrees in international economics at UC Santa Cruz, has been named the first woman to sit on the governing board of Switzerland’s central bank.

2014 Photo Contest winners

Dec 18, 2014 We received more than 200 entries to this year's Chancellor's Holiday Photo Contest. Thank you for submitting your beautiful photos. Here is the winner and a few of our favorites.

UC Santa Cruz hosts an expanded Santa Cruz hackathon January 9 to 11

Dec 15, 2014 HACK UCSC 2015 is open to students throughout the Monterey Bay region

Professors Leta Miller and Carolyn Dean honored for arts research

Dec 11, 2014 Acting Arts Dean Martin Berger has named the 2014 Arts Dean’s Eminent Professors, the division’s highest recognition of faculty research achievement.

Scientists reconstruct genome of common ancestor of crocodiles, birds, dinosaurs

Dec 11, 2014 A new study of crocodilian genomes led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz reveals an exceptionally slow rate of genome evolution.

UC Santa Cruz leads UC effort to study effects of climate change on ecosystems

Dec 10, 2014 A $1.9 million grant from the new UC President's Research Catalyst Awards will fund a UC-wide institute on climate impacts.

New fiction by alumna author featured in New Yorker

Dec 8, 2014 “Savage Breast,” a new short story by UC Santa Cruz alumna Elizabeth McKenzie, will be featured in the December 15 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

UC Santa Cruz professor honored by San Francisco Film Society

Dec 8, 2014 UC Santa Cruz arts professor B. Ruby Rich was honored at the San Francisco Film Society’s fifth annual Essential SF, an event celebrating the Bay Area film community's most vital figures and institutions.

Student robotics competition on Dec. 12 features "Game of Thrones" theme

Dec 8, 2014 Small autonomous robots built by UC Santa Cruz engineering students will face off in "Game of Drones" competition.

Lick Observatory plans major upgrade for Shane Telescope

Dec 3, 2014 UC Santa Cruz received $350,000 in grant and donor funds for an upgrade of the Kast Spectrograph, a crucial instrument for UC astronomers.

Study of deadly bat disease finds surprising seasonal pattern of infections

Dec 2, 2014 White-nose syndrome fungus can infect an entire bat colony during hibernation, but surviving bats clear the infection after they become active.

Campus food drive launches for holiday season

Dec 1, 2014 Another holiday season is upon us, and with it comes our annual UC Santa Cruz Holiday Food Drive which works in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County providing healthy meals to our friends and neighbors in need.

Scott Hernandez-Jason named director of news and media relations at UC Santa Cruz

Dec 1, 2014 Scott Hernandez-Jason has joined UC Santa Cruz as director of news and media relations. His first day was Monday, December 1.

Composting bins promote a handy diversion toward 2020 zero-waste goal

Dec 1, 2014 The first zero-waste stations at McHenry Library are in place, another step toward a goal of making the campus zero-waste by 2020.

Sea otter at UC Santa Cruz's Long Marine Lab turns 21 years old

Nov 25, 2014 Stranded as a pup in 1993, Taylor turned 21 this month, far exceeding the average life span for a southern sea otter

Hubble observations deepen mystery of how globular clusters form

Nov 20, 2014 New findings are at odds with leading theories for the formation of globular clusters of stars in galaxies

Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Nov 20, 2014 Christina Ravelo, professor of ocean sciences, was recognized by the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences for her contributions.

UC Santa Cruz grad awarded Sutter scholarship for medical school

Nov 19, 2014 Matthew Carr, who graduated from UCSC in June with a degree in biology, will receive the 8th annual Primary Care Physician Award.

Virus identified as top suspect in sea star wasting disease

Nov 17, 2014 A previously unidentified virus has been linked to the sea star wasting syndrome that has devastated west coast starfish populations.

Evolutionary constraints revealed in diversity of fish skulls

Nov 17, 2014 The evolution of biting in eels allowed diversification of skull shapes, while suction feeding limits the skull shapes of most fish.

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