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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.

Graduate student earns life sciences fellowship

Jul 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz graduate student Jessica Perez-Cunningham was selected to receive a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's newly expanded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program.

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.

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.

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

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.

Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity honor commitment

Jun 9, 2015 Two campus programs, staff, faculty, and a student are winners of 2015 Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity for 2105 for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz.

Campus ranks No. 1 among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing Hispanic-serving institutions

Jun 3, 2015 Forty-two alumni are serving in the Peace Corps. More than 800 UCSC alumni have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers with the Peace Corps, which was founded four years before the campus opened in 1965.

Sleuthing a killer shrub

Jun 2, 2015 Students like Jennifer Thompson—who researched why Scotch Broom is toxic to Douglas fir—take advantage of a unique opportunity at UC Santa Cruz: the ability to do research as an undergraduate.

Campus deploying cellular water meters to aid in conservation

Jun 1, 2015 The project is another example of the campus commitment to sustainability and to saving water in the midst of a historic drought.

Undergrads experience the rewards of research

Jun 1, 2015 Students such as Sanjin Mehic showcase one of UC Santa Cruz's most valuable opportunities—the chance to do original research as an undergraduate.

Accounting's Bob Shepherd wins state CPA society outstanding educator award

May 27, 2015 Robert Shepherd, former director of the economics accounting track at UC Santa Cruz, has been named winner of the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA).

UC Santa Cruz politics professor Mark Massoud wins Guggenheim Fellowship

May 15, 2015 Mark Fathi Massoud, assistant professor of politics and legal studies at UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to further his research on law in war-affected regions.

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