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Scientists drill through half mile of Antarctic ice for data on ice sheet stability

Jan 21, 2015 A team including researchers from UC Santa Cruz has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone" of an Antarctic ice sheet.

Researchers find a novel signaling pathway involved in appetite control

Jan 19, 2015 UCSC scientists uncovered details of a molecular signaling system in the brain that is involved in the control of body weight and metabolism.

Steve Whittaker named fellow of Association of Computing Machinery

Jan 16, 2015 Steve Whittaker, UC Santa Cruz professor of psychology, has been named a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery for his work in human-computer interaction

Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals

Jan 16, 2015 Exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals, despite remarkable adaptations to aquatic life.

UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variation

Jan 13, 2015 The Simons Foundation awarded UCSC up to $1 million to develop a comprehensive Human Genome Variation Map for scientific and medical research

Study of Andromeda's stellar disk indicates more violent history than Milky Way

Jan 8, 2015 Disordered stellar populations suggest bombardment of our neighboring galaxy Andromeda by smaller galaxies

‘Questions that Matter’: New public humanities series brings campus to community

Jan 8, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) will present "Making the Cosmos Local"—the first event in a new series of public dialogues titled Questions That Matter—on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

UC Santa Cruz turns 50, a bold experiment realized

Jan 1, 2015 In 1965, UC President Clark Kerr described the brand new campus at Santa Cruz as “the most significant educational experiment in the history of the University of California.” As UC Santa Cruz forges ahead in 2015, the campus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a multitude of events.

Professors Leta Miller and Carolyn Dean honored for arts research

Dec 11, 2014 Acting Arts Dean Martin Berger has named the 2014 Arts Dean’s Eminent Professors, the division’s highest recognition of faculty research achievement.

Scientists reconstruct genome of common ancestor of crocodiles, birds, dinosaurs

Dec 11, 2014 A new study of crocodilian genomes led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz reveals an exceptionally slow rate of genome evolution.

UC Santa Cruz leads UC effort to study effects of climate change on ecosystems

Dec 10, 2014 A $1.9 million grant from the new UC President's Research Catalyst Awards will fund a UC-wide institute on climate impacts.

Study of deadly bat disease finds surprising seasonal pattern of infections

Dec 2, 2014 White-nose syndrome fungus can infect an entire bat colony during hibernation, but surviving bats clear the infection after they become active.

Hubble observations deepen mystery of how globular clusters form

Nov 20, 2014 New findings are at odds with leading theories for the formation of globular clusters of stars in galaxies

Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Nov 20, 2014 Christina Ravelo, professor of ocean sciences, was recognized by the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences for her contributions.

Virus identified as top suspect in sea star wasting disease

Nov 17, 2014 A previously unidentified virus has been linked to the sea star wasting syndrome that has devastated west coast starfish populations.

Evolutionary constraints revealed in diversity of fish skulls

Nov 17, 2014 The evolution of biting in eels allowed diversification of skull shapes, while suction feeding limits the skull shapes of most fish.

UC Santa Cruz student researchers recognized at national conference

Nov 7, 2014 Five undergraduates doing research at UCSC were recognized for outstanding research presentations at the 2014 SACNAS conference.

UC Santa Cruz grad student among veterans honored by National Science Foundation

Nov 6, 2014 Ocean sciences grad student John Koster was one of 11 military veterans recognized in an event at NSF headquarters.

Study shows benefits of being fat (but not too fat) for deep-diving elephant seals

Nov 5, 2014 As elephant seals add to their fat stores, changes in buoyancy affect their swimming efficiency during deep dives in search of food.

UC confirms continued support of Lick Observatory

Nov 4, 2014 The UC Office of the President has reversed an earlier decision to pull funding from Lick Observatory by 2018.

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