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Inaugural Fred Keeley Coastal Scholars learn by doing

Feb 4, 2016 Erica Ferrer (Cowell, ’16, marine biology) and Linda Pineda (College Eight, ’16, Earth sciences) are the inaugural recipients of the Fred Keeley Coastal Scholarship–a new program that supports hands-on summer research for UC Santa Cruz students interested in coastal sustainability.

New analysis shows insect diversity is nothing new

Feb 2, 2016 An unbiased statistical analysis of insect fossil records finds diversity unchanged over the past 125 million years.

Study documents drought's impact on redwood forest ferns

Feb 1, 2016 California's prolonged drought has taken a toll on ferns in the understory of coastal redwood forests.

Mercury levels in rainfall are rising in parts of North America, study finds

Jan 27, 2016 Trends are consistent with increased mercury emissions in Asia and decreased emissions in North America.

Prestigious Switzer Fellowship awarded to UCSC grad student

Jan 27, 2016 Graduate student Joseph Hoyt has been awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship.

UC Santa Cruz awarded four NEH grants

Jan 26, 2016 UC Santa Cruz has been awarded four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support faculty research and the Dickens Project.

LASER talk to spotlight research on pumas, filmmaking, river people, and ancient DNA

Jan 25, 2016 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first LASER talk of 2016 on Tuesday, February 2, on campus at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Film by UC Santa Cruz art professor nominated for Academy Award

Jan 14, 2016 Last Day of Freedom, an animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary short.

UC Santa Cruz alumna to join National Council on the Humanities

Jan 11, 2016 The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that UC Santa Cruz alumna Patricia Limerick is one of three prominent and accomplished individuals who will join the Endowment’s advisory board.

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver 2016 Maitra Lecture

Jan 7, 2016 The Institute for Humanities Research will present the 15th annual Maitra Lecture, featuring alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, on Thursday, January 28.

Spread of algal toxin through marine food web broke records in 2015

Dec 17, 2015 Researchers found record levels of the algal toxin domoic acid in samples from a wide range of marine organisms in 2015.

Gamma rays from distant galaxy tell story of an escape

Dec 15, 2015 New observations from VERITAS and other telescopes advance our understanding of bright galaxies called "blazars"

Exoplanet atmospheres range from clear to cloudy in survey of 'hot Jupiters'

Dec 14, 2015 A survey of Jupiter-sized exoplanets reveals why some of these worlds appear to have less water than expected.

UC Research Catalyst Award supports conservation genomics project

Dec 9, 2015 $1.76 million grant will fund collaborative research among UCSC and four other UCs

History professor wins multiple awards for groundbreaking book on slave trade

Dec 7, 2015 Associate professor of history Gregory O’Malley has been honored with four awards this year for his latest book, "Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807."

Film professor speaks at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood

Dec 4, 2015 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a lecture by UC Santa Cruz film and digital media professor Shelley Stamp on December 3, at the Linwood Dunn Theater...

UC Santa Cruz hosts international summer program on exoplanetary atmospheres

Dec 1, 2015 The 2016 Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics will focus on 'Exoplanetary Atmospheres.'

Research Frontiers Evening shows how 'innovation meets ambition'

Nov 6, 2015 For examples of interdisciplinary research, look no further than the Division of Social Sciences’ annual Research Frontiers event.

Bat disease fungus found to be widespread in northeast China

Nov 2, 2015 Discovery greatly expands the known distribution of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats.

Physicist Sue Carter named Faculty Climate Action Champion for 2015-16

Oct 26, 2015 Carter plans to establish a campus sustainability lab to support student-led research and training.

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