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Year-long UC Santa Cruz seminar to examine global migration and non-citizenship

Jul 28, 2015 The phenomena of global migration, disenfranchisement, and hardships of living in territories while not holding traditional citizenship will be examined in a year-long seminar conceived by five UC Santa Cruz professors and funded with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Surfing the web of life

Jul 27, 2015 UC Santa Cruz faculty members who ride the waves say the sport is beautiful and spiritual—and allows their minds the space to wander.

University approves updated Non-research Animal Policy

Jul 24, 2015 The updated policy aligns the Coastal Science Campus with the restriction on domestic animals at the main campus. The policy exempts service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Warhol Foundation grant goes to Institute of the Arts and Sciences project

Jul 23, 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded a $30,000 grant to support an innovative artist residency and exhibition developed by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UC Santa Cruz and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in San Jose--in collaboration with the UC Lick Observatory.

Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall named president-elect of American Historical Association

Jul 23, 2015 Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall has been chosen as president-elect of the American Historical Association, the largest professional organization in the U.S. devoted to the study and promotion of history.

Study identifies ways to reduce flood risk while protecting natural habitat

Jul 23, 2015 Scientists from UC Santa Cruz and The Nature Conservancy release a timely report as forecasts indicate El Niño could bring dangerous flooding to California.

Keck Foundation awards UC Santa Cruz $2 million for human genome variation project

Jul 22, 2015 The Human Genome Variation Map being developed by the UCSC Genomics Institute will be a valuable new resource for medical researchers.

Gift to UC Santa Cruz funds new chair in water resources and food sustainability

Jul 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received $500,000 from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation that with matching funds from UC Regents has established the Stephen R. Gliessman Presidential Chair in Water Resources and Food System Sustainability.

Chancellor names professors Haney and Strome as UC Presidential Chairs

Jul 13, 2015 UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal has named professors Craig Haney and Susan Strome to three-year terms as UC Santa Cruz Presidential Chairs.

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Jul 10, 2015 UC Santa Cruz team reports first direct measurement of heat flow to the bottom of the West Antarctic ice sheet

Astronomer Douglas N.C. Lin receives prestigious Bruce Gold Medal

Jul 9, 2015 Lin will receive the 2015 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

UC Santa Cruz pediatric cancer project receives $250,000 to fight high-risk neuroblastoma

Jul 8, 2015 Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has awarded the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute a $250,000 grant for pediatric cancer research.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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