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'New Parent' chat will use social media to connect with new Slug families

Aug 22, 2014 Parents of incoming Banana Slugs will soon have a chance to ask candid questions and concerns with a group of campus experts without ever having to leave their homes, jump in their cars, or even turn off their home computers.

Undergraduates present work at Summer Research Symposium

Aug 20, 2014 Research presentations featured UCSC students in a range of disciplines and others who came to UCSC for summer projects.

UC Santa Cruz moves up in Shanghai ranking of world universities

Aug 19, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is ranked 93 among the world's best universities and in the top 50 in the U.S., according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published by a Shanghai education-consulting firm.

Grad student unites personal passion and programming skills to help others

Aug 18, 2014 Computer science graduate student Lourdes Morales is working to help others with disabilities use technology.

Novel chip-based platform could simplify measurements of single molecules

Aug 13, 2014 A nanopore-gated optofluidic chip combines electrical and optical measurements of single molecules onto a single platform

Private donors contribute more than $50 million to UC Santa Cruz

Aug 12, 2014 Private financial commitments to UC Santa Cruz for the fiscal year ended June 30 topped $50 million for the first time, bringing the total for The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz to more than $180 million.

Cancer study reveals powerful new system for classifying tumors

Aug 7, 2014 One in ten cancer patients would be classified differently using a new classification system based on molecular subtypes.

Scholarship support available for UC Santa Cruz organic farming training program

Jul 29, 2014 Applications are now open for the 2015 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program, with a range of scholarship support available

$4-million gift establishes endowment to support sustainable agriculture

Jun 30, 2014 A $4-million gift to the University of California, Santa Cruz will establish an endowment to support the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, the nation's first hands-on training program for beginning organic farmers at a public university.

UCSC graduate student is a new kind of storyteller

Jun 26, 2014 Aaron Reed's award-winning games use computer technology to explore the possibilities of interactive fiction.

UC Santa Cruz to offer sustainability minor beginning in fall

Jun 25, 2014 UC Santa Cruz will offer a minor in Sustainability studies beginning in the fall 2014 quarter with a strong engineering component that is aimed at giving students extensive hands-on experience that can lead to jobs in a "green economy."

Carving out their niche

Jun 17, 2014 Alumni business partners find Kickstarter enthusiasm for their creation — a programmable desktop 3-D router with a consumer-friendly a price tag.

Human rights activist named winner of Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship

Jun 10, 2014 Abuoali "Arash" Mohajerinejad is the third winner of the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship given to a social sciences undergrad committed to a career in public service.

Student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas developed at UC Santa Cruz

Jun 10, 2014 The Entrepreneurship Showcase in Silicon Valley featured cash prizes, networking, and real-world business challenges for students.

Never give up on a dream

Jun 10, 2014 Re-entry student Raymundo Reyes, who dropped out of high school to raise seven siblings, is on to his next chapter—a literature degree from UC Santa Cruz.

UCSC to offer new B.A. degree in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Jun 6, 2014 Beginning this fall, students at UC Santa Cruz can now declare a major in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), leading to a new bachelor of arts degree.

West's fascination with Tiananmen Square events not shared in China

Jun 4, 2014 China today is a society mesmerized by wealth, vastly different from 1989 when on June 3 authorities began the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, says Ben Read, UCSC associate professor of politics.

Huffman Prize winner approaches bioengineering with an artist's eye

Jun 4, 2014 Payam Yousefi, who graduates in June with a B.S. in bioengineering and a minor in bioinformatics, is the 2014 Huffman Prize winner.

Corporate-sponsored projects give engineering students valuable experience

Jun 2, 2014 UCSC engineering students presented their corporate-sponsored senior design projects to mentors and faculty

Oakes student's football helmet science project scores two White House visits

May 30, 2014 A chance to visit the White House and chat with the president is a pretty big deal for most people, but UC Santa Cruz student Maria Hanes had the opportunity twice this week.

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