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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.

Center for Emerging Worlds launches with a year-long focus on global Islam

Nov 14, 2014 The Center for Emerging Worlds at UC Santa Cruz, which launched in September, addresses the many conflicts, environmental challenges, resource competitions, and ethnic and nationalist and religious tensions in the world.

UCSC Arboretum holds annual Gift and Wreath Sale on November 22 and 23

Nov 12, 2014 Popular holiday sale is held in conjunction with an Open House at Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Wade Davis to speak at UC Santa Cruz on Nov. 14

Nov 10, 2014 Author, explorer, filmmaker, and professor Wade Davis will deliver the 14th Annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture at UC Santa Cruz on Friday, November 14, at the Music Center Recital Hall.

Arts professor brings acclaimed Deaf poets to campus with ‘Eye Music’ festival

Nov 7, 2014 Nationally renowned Deaf poets and performing artists are coming to UC Santa Cruz for Eye Music--a four-day festival created and performed in American Sign Language (ASL).

Acclaimed artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña to perform on campus

Nov 5, 2014 On Nov. 6, Guillermo Gómez-Peña comes to UC Santa Cruz for a special live performance titled "Imaginary Activism: The Role of the Artist Beyond the Art World" at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Leading conservationists call for a "unified and diverse conservation ethic"

Nov 5, 2014 UC Santa Cruz faculty are among conservationists leading the effort to resolve a polarizing debate over the reasons to conserve nature.

Study shows benefits of being fat (but not too fat) for deep-diving elephant seals

Nov 5, 2014 As elephant seals add to their fat stores, changes in buoyancy affect their swimming efficiency during deep dives in search of food.

UC confirms continued support of Lick Observatory

Nov 4, 2014 The UC Office of the President has reversed an earlier decision to pull funding from Lick Observatory by 2018.

Plant scientist Lincoln Taiz to give UC Santa Cruz emeriti lecture November 19

Nov 4, 2014 Taiz will discuss how the challenge of producing enough food for the world's growing population is exacerbated by climate change

UC Santa Cruz named one of the country’s best colleges for film majors

Oct 31, 2014 UC Santa Cruz has been ranked No. 7 in the country by College Factual for Best Bachelors Program for Film, Video and Photographic Arts.

From smart grids to flying robots, engineer finds many applications for theory

Oct 31, 2014 UC Santa Cruz computer engineer Ricardo Sanfelice uses hybrid systems analysis to understand and control systems with complex dynamical behavior

UC Santa Cruz offers 'Genome Browser in a Box' for local installations

Oct 29, 2014 New software enables scientists to quickly install the UCSC Genome Browser on their own computers to protect sensitive genomic data.

UC Santa Cruz named a 'silver bicycle-friendly' university

Oct 28, 2014 UC Santa Cruz has been named a 'silver bicycle-friendly' university by the League of American Bicyclists.

Novel biosensor technology could allow rapid detection of Ebola virus

Oct 27, 2014 Rapid detection of viruses without expensive equipment is among the potential applications of biosensor research at UC Santa Cruz.

Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’

Oct 22, 2014 What does the birth and death of stars have to do with the lives of real human beings? How do we balance the joy and pain of life in a productive way? Does technology make us less than human…or something more?

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