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Teaching computers the nuances of human conversation

Sep 11, 2014 Computer scientist Marilyn Walker wants to make spoken dialogue systems more responsive to the user.

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 10, 2014 One of the highest honors a UC Santa Cruz faculty member can receive is an Excellence in Teaching Award given each spring by the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

Social Sciences division ranked 7th for faculty impact in news media

May 28, 2014 The Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz ranks seventh in the nation in a study based on faculty citations in the news media compared with federal research funding.

Land and power: Study shows how women discover one leads to the other

May 14, 2014 UC Santa Cruz assistant professor of psychology Shelly Grabe finds that when women in developing countries own land, they gain power within their relationships and are less likely to experience violence.

Event Santa Cruz features talks by UCSC professors and alumni

Mar 7, 2014 Three UC Santa Cruz social science professors and three alumni who have started businesses in Santa Cruz are featured speakers at the next Event Santa Cruz set for 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, at the Nickelodeon Theatres.

Psychology's Haney discusses solitary confinement on NPR's 'Fresh Air'

Mar 6, 2014 An interview with UC Santa Cruz psychology professor Craig Haney is scheduled on the public radio program "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross.

Play with Barbie dolls affects career aspirations for girls

Mar 5, 2014 Girls who play with Barbie dolls tend to see fewer career options available to them compared with the options available to boys, according to a new study by researchers at Oregon State University and the UC, Santa Cruz.

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