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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?

'Beloved' author speaks about writing, revelations, and good and evil

Oct 22, 2014 Pulitzer– and Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison sees an increasing prevalence of evil in literature

A global surge of great earthquakes holds clues to future quakes

Oct 21, 2014 UC Santa Cruz seismologist Thorne Lay discusses the implications of recent studies for quake risk in Cascadia

UC Santa Cruz sponsored gender development conference celebrates 10 years

Oct 20, 2014 A national conference on gender development that UC Santa Cruz psychology professor Campbell Leaper founded 10 years ago will begin Thursday in San Francisco.

Social Justice lecture features expert on sexual violence in the military

Oct 17, 2014 Professor Elizabeth L. Hillman, a scholar and expert on sexual violence in the military, will speak Thursday, November 6, at UC Santa Cruz as part of the UC Hastings / UC Santa Cruz Social Justice Speakers Series.

Grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival

Oct 16, 2014 Ice-Bound is an interactive fiction piece created by two graduate students in the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media

Acclaimed game designer joins UC Santa Cruz art faculty

Oct 14, 2014 Award-winning game designer and producer Robin Hunicke will join the UC Santa Cruz faculty in January as Associate Professor of Art & Game Design.

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez wins social sciences award for outstanding research

Oct 13, 2014 Anthropology professor Diane Gifford-Gonzalez is the 2014 recipient of the Martin M. Chemers Award for Outstanding Research in the Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz creates new Department of Computational Media

Oct 13, 2014 A new department builds on the success of the campus's pathbreaking programs in games and playable media

Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day focuses on data, environment, and justice

Oct 10, 2014 The second annual Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day at UC Santa Cruz will take place Friday, October 24, 2014, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. with a focus on data, the environment, and justice.

A decade later: How the organic foods movement has grown and evolved

Oct 9, 2014 Professor Julie Guthman's "Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California," was hailed as the first social science study of organic foods in the United States. A new, second edition looks at the state of the organic food movement and some of the strange puzzles that afflict it.

Astronomers analyze atmosphere of planet orbiting another star

Oct 9, 2014 Scientists have made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a planet orbiting another star.

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics

Oct 9, 2014 National Institutes of Health awards UC Santa Cruz funding for new research center as part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative.

Merrill alumna who challenged same-sex marriage ban to speak Monday, Oct. 13

Oct 8, 2014 Kris Perry, a Merrill College alumna who was a lead plaintiff in the California same-sex marriage case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, is scheduled to speak at noon Monday, October 13, at Kresge Town Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Institute of Arts and Sciences offers LASER talk on Oct. 28

Oct 8, 2014 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of the academic year on October 28 at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Graduate applications, enrollment increase at UC Santa Cruz

Oct 7, 2014 Graduate student enrollment at UC Santa Cruz is projected to top 1,625 for fall 2014, about 9 percent of total enrollment, indicating continued strong interest in the academic programs offered.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, October 12

Oct 6, 2014 Bright orange pumpkins, roasted red peppers, and apples galore mark the changing seasons at the 20th annual Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, October 12 at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

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