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Center for Creative Ecologies at UC Santa Cruz to present talks on global climate justice

Oct 9, 2015 The new Center for Creative Ecologies at UC Santa Cruz offers a place to consider the intersection of visual culture, politics, and the environment...

New on-chip optical sensing technique used to detect multiple flu strains

Oct 5, 2015 Researchers developed a new way to do diagnostic assays for multiple strains of flu virus on a small, dedicated chip.

Study reveals key structure in telomerase enzyme, a target for cancer drugs

Oct 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers have determined the structure an enzyme active in most cancers.

Social sciences faculty awarded $8 million in research funding

Oct 2, 2015 Faculty in the Social Sciences Division of UC Santa Cruz garnered more than $8 million in research funding from just over 100 grants for the year August 2014 to August 2015.

Bugs in an urban jungle: What green spaces mean for ecology and community

Oct 1, 2015 Since 2013, UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott has studied insect biodiversity in urban gardens to better understand the ecological role these green spaces provide.

Environmental studies lecturer wins anthropology association public policy award

Sep 30, 2015 Barbara Rose Johnston, a UC Santa Cruz lecturer in environmental studies, has been named a winner of the 2015 Anthropology in Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association.

Grants fund efforts by UC Santa Cruz scientists to fight deadly bat disease

Sep 30, 2015 Scientists will conduct field trials this winter of two strategies for protecting bats from white-nose syndrome.

Gift funds new Presidential Chair for the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserves

Sep 29, 2015 Endowment established by Helen and Will Webster Foundation broadens opportunities to use natural reserves as living labs and outdoor classrooms.

Chip-based technology enables reliable direct detection of Ebola virus

Sep 25, 2015 Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed chip-based technology to detect Ebola and other viral pathogens.

New senate faculty members build campus strengths

Sep 24, 2015 From environmental sociology to game design, UC Santa Cruz professors are studying problems aimed at improving the world in which we live.

Research Review Day on October 14 highlights advances at the Baskin School of Engineering

Sep 22, 2015 Data science for social good, technology management, and nanopores are featured topics at annual Research Review Day.

Local group funds cancer research at UC Santa Cruz

Sep 18, 2015 Four UCSC cancer researchers have received grants from the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute partners with Microsoft to accelerate biomedical research

Sep 15, 2015 The Microsoft partnership provides the Genomics Institute with access to new compute, data storage, and analysis capabilities.

Study finds different ways for a black hole to swallow a star

Sep 10, 2015 When a star passes too close to a dormant supermassive black hole, it gets torn apart by tidal forces.

Molting elephant seals add mercury to coastal seawater

Sep 7, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers traced elevated mercury levels in coastal seawater to hair shed by elephant seals.

Dogs, cats, and big-wave surfers: Healthy heart lessons from animals and athletes

Sep 1, 2015 Heart rates of big-wave surfers are among the surprises from 30 years of studying exercise physiology in people and wild animals.

Astronomer Claire Max appointed director of UC Observatories

Aug 24, 2015 UC President Janet Napolitano has appointed UC Santa Cruz astronomer Claire Max as director of UC Observatories.

Seagate gift supports UC Santa Cruz research on genomic data storage

Aug 20, 2015 Donation includes 2.5 petabytes of storage for studying large-scale data storage challenges in genomics and other areas

UC Santa Cruz psychology Ph.D. graduate wins Fulbright fellowship for research in Israel

Aug 13, 2015 A recent UC Santa Cruz psychology Ph.D. graduate has won a Fulbright postdoctoral award to support 20 months of research at an Israeli university where he will look at how different groups justify violence on moral terms.

Male elephant seals use 'voice recognition' to identify rivals, study finds

Aug 12, 2015 Researchers from UC Santa Cruz have been studying the behavior of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve since the late 1960s.

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