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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.

UC Santa Cruz partners with UC Merced in nanotechnology center

Jun 23, 2015 Nanotechnology researchers at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new center for nanomaterials research funded by NASA and based at UC Merced.

Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries

Jun 8, 2015 Offshore fisheries that depend on the health of fish nurseries in coastal estuaries are adversely affected by excess nutrients in runoff from land

9th annual screening of Soc Doc graduate films at Del Mar Theater

Jun 3, 2015 UC Santa Cruz presents the ninth annual exhibition of thesis films from the Film and Digital Media Department’s masters program in Social Documentation on June 10, at the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz.

Large bloom of toxic algae under way in Monterey Bay and beyond

Jun 2, 2015 Researchers have detected large blooms of toxin-producing algae in Monterey Bay, raising concerns about potential effects on marine mammals and seabirds.

Scientists discover a protein that silences the biological clock

Jun 2, 2015 A protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the clock that drives the daily rhythms of cells throughout the body.

Dance professor fights cultural amnesia with ‘Splinters in Our Ankles'

May 21, 2015 'Splinters in Our Ankles' is UC Santa Cruz theater arts professor Gerald Casel’s choreographic response to what he calls "the collective cultural amnesia" about the Philippine national dance.

UC Santa Cruz plans Center of Excellence in Data Science Research

May 21, 2015 The Data, Discovery, and Decisions (D3) center aims to foster collaboration between industry and academia.

Community effort provides new 'gold standard' for genomic data analysis

May 18, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers contributed to a comprehensive assessment of methods for identifying mutations in cancer genomes.

Gifts from alum Sage Weil provide $3 million for open source research at UC Santa Cruz

May 18, 2015 Alumnus Sage Weil has established an endowed chair and provided an additional $2 million for research in open source software.

LASER talk to explore research in environmental art, recycling, ocean medicines, and film

May 15, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its final LASER talk of the academic year on campus this spring on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Digital Arts Research Center.

Against all odds: Astronomers baffled by discovery of rare quasar quartet

May 14, 2015 Astronomers discovered four quasars, each one a rare object in its own right, in close physical proximity to each other.

Persistence yields progress in AIDS vaccine research at UC Santa Cruz

May 13, 2015 Veteran vaccine researcher Phil Berman has developed a new approach based on an old vaccine and recent advances in HIV immunology

'CAVE Lab' offers immersive virtual reality tools for research and teaching

May 6, 2015 A new multi-disciplinary facility featuring interactive 3-D visualization technology is available to researchers across campus.

Student study tells the stories of low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County

May 1, 2015 A year-long study by UC Santa Cruz students that finds low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County earn about $10 an hour compared with the county median of $17.81 will be released at 'Working for Dignity,' a public event 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S., 8th overall among universities under 50

Apr 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S. and 8th overall among the top universities in the world under 50 years old, according to an annual analysis by "Times Higher Education."

UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S., 8th overall among universities under 50

Apr 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S. and 8th overall among the top universities in the world under 50 years old, according to an annual analysis by "Times Higher Education."

UC Santa Cruz biomedical research facility wins $2 million NIH grant

Apr 30, 2015 Grant funds new instrument used to explore the structures and functions of complex molecules involved in human health and disease.

UC Santa Cruz history professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 29, 2015 UC Santa Cruz history professor Gail Hershatter has joined Nobel Prize-winning chemist Brian Kobilka, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Tom Wolfe, and UC President Janet A. Napolitano as a newly elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Scientists find evidence for groundwater in Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Apr 28, 2015 A salty aquifer beneath Antarctica's Dry Valleys may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems.

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