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Ion channel mechanics yield insights into optogenetics experiments

Jul 6, 2015 UCSC researchers have determined the molecular mechanism of proteins that make nerve cells respond to light.

UC Santa Cruz grad River Charles earns Sutter scholarship for medical school

Jul 6, 2015 River Charles will receive the Primary Care Physician Award from Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center and the Central California Alliance for Health.

In 50th year, campus will enroll class with exceptional academic credentials

Jul 2, 2015 With the largest applicant pool in the history of the campus, and a smaller freshman class than the previous year, UC Santa Cruz increased its admission selectivity.

Scholarships available for UC Santa Cruz organic farming apprenticeships

Jul 1, 2015 Aspiring organic farmers and gardeners are invited to apply for the 2016 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz. Now in its 48th year, the Apprenticeship is the longest running university-based organic farming training program in the U.S.

UC Santa Cruz develops innovative online courses available to all UC students

Jul 1, 2015 UC Santa Cruz faculty are venturing into the brave new world of online education.

Alumni Profile / Kris Perry: Standing for equality

Jun 26, 2015 Kris Perry (Merrill '86) doesn’t think about the way historians will tell her story. Instead, she thinks how life will be different for children nationwide because of her fight for marriage equality.

A 'hydrothermal siphon' drives water circulation through the seafloor

Jun 26, 2015 A new study explains previous observations of ocean water flowing through the seafloor from one seamount to another.

Caffeine culture: Anthropology student traces coffee’s route from farm to cup

Jun 25, 2015 When Katie Slocum, an anthropology major at UC Santa Cruz, got her first espresso fix at Verve, the specialty Santa Cruz coffee bar, she had no idea that a year later she would be following the company to a Honduran mountaintop on a journey through the coffee supply chain.

Film grad lands fellowship at Democracy Now!

Jun 25, 2015 Next week, 2015 graduate Juan Dávila Santiago will embark on a new chapter in his life--he’s off to New York where he landed a one-year News Production Fellowship to work at Democracy Now!.

Original thinkers shifted paradigms, changed the world

Jun 23, 2015 From discovering a cell’s molecular motor to showing women’s role in evolution, UC Santa Cruz professors have made world-changing contributions through their research and scholarship.

UCSC and SRI release new game for DARPA crowd-sourced software verification program

Jun 23, 2015 Sophisticated gamers can help improve security of the country's critical software by playing a new game created by UC Santa Cruz researchers.

UC Santa Cruz team introduces new web-based tools for finding videogames

Jun 22, 2015 The proliferation of videogames has created a "discoverability" problem for game enthusiasts and others, but help is now just a click away.

A visionary, a genius, and the human genome

Jun 22, 2015 In 2000, two dogged researchers at UC Santa Cruz defied the odds to become the first in the world to assemble the DNA sequence of the human genome.

Original vision

Jun 19, 2015 Reflections on the tumultuous '60s, the heady days of UC Santa Cruz's beginnings, and the ways the campus has stayed true to its mission through the decades

Selection process begins for new restaurant operator at Quarry Plaza

Jun 18, 2015 Healthy fare, with soups, salads, sandwiches, and espresso – especially espresso and coffee drinks – are the preferred options from a survey of customers last year for a new restaurant in the Graduate Student Commons building at Quarry Plaza.

Social Sciences division launches first annual summer reading list

Jun 18, 2015 What happens when you ask UC Santa Cruz faculty, staff, alumni, and students from the Division of Social Sciences - and even the Chancellor - for book recommendations related to themes of social justice, citizenship, ethics, and social responsibility?

Graduate to help urban teens find path to college

Jun 15, 2015 Brittany Alba is poised to help many other Californians follow her path to higher education by serving a two-year fellowship that will have her advising San Jose high school students.

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 11, 2015 The Excellence in Teaching Awards given each year by the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate Committee on Teaching are among the highest honors faculty members can receive. This year's awards honor eight instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching.

Police ambassador program helps students with career plans

Jun 11, 2015 Graduating students Wesley Huynh and Jessica Bauman found that the UC Santa Cruz Police Ambassador Program helped prepare them for careers in law enforcement and accounting.

History professor Kate Jones receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 10, 2015 History professor Kate Jones was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2015 Spring Awards celebration.

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