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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.

UC establishes full-time advocates, other measures to address sexual violence on campuses

Jan 21, 2015 The University of California will meet its January goals toward implementing a comprehensive approach to addressing sexual violence on campuses.

Scientists drill through half mile of Antarctic ice for data on ice sheet stability

Jan 21, 2015 A team including researchers from UC Santa Cruz has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone" of an Antarctic ice sheet.

Researchers find a novel signaling pathway involved in appetite control

Jan 19, 2015 UCSC scientists uncovered details of a molecular signaling system in the brain that is involved in the control of body weight and metabolism.

Steve Whittaker named fellow of Association of Computing Machinery

Jan 16, 2015 Steve Whittaker, UC Santa Cruz professor of psychology, has been named a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery for his work in human-computer interaction

Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals

Jan 16, 2015 Exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals, despite remarkable adaptations to aquatic life.

UC Santa Cruz astronomer Claire Max recognized for astronomical instrumentation

Jan 16, 2015 The American Astronomical Society awarded the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation to UC Observatories director Claire Max.

Alumnus Tom Franco brings his collaborative art culture to UC Santa Cruz

Jan 15, 2015 “This is a curatorial class—it’s a great atmosphere to experiment,” artist Tom Franco told the 20 students gathered at their first meeting in the Sesnon Gallery at UC Santa Cruz…

UC Santa Cruz hosts conference for undergraduate women in physics

Jan 14, 2015 The 10th annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics will take place at UC Santa Cruz January 16 to 18.

Person of interest sought in multiple auto burglaries on campus

Jan 13, 2015 On January 8, 2015, a Community Crime Bulletin alerted the campus community about multiple auto burglaries reported over the past few weeks. Since then, two more auto burglaries have been reported.

UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variation

Jan 13, 2015 The Simons Foundation awarded UCSC up to $1 million to develop a comprehensive Human Genome Variation Map for scientific and medical research

In 50th year, UC Santa Cruz sees unprecedented undergraduate interest

Jan 12, 2015 Nearly 55,000 prospective undergraduates applied for the fall 2015 quarter, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, and the second highest percentage increase among the UC campuses.

Angela Davis, activist, professor emerita, to headline annual MLK Convocation

Jan 9, 2015 Activist, author, and distinguished UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Angela Davis is this year's keynote speaker at the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation, which is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

‘Questions that Matter’: New public humanities series brings campus to community

Jan 8, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) will present "Making the Cosmos Local"—the first event in a new series of public dialogues titled Questions That Matter—on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Dressing up to party down

Jan 8, 2015 Time to head to the vintage store or rifle through the closet to channel your inner Twiggy—in honor of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration starting in 2015, UC Santa Cruz is holiding an informal 1965-style dress-up day on January 15.

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