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UC Santa Cruz international economics Ph.D. named first woman on Swiss National Bank board

Dec 18, 2014 Andréa Maechler, who earned masters and Ph.D. degrees in international economics at UC Santa Cruz, has been named the first woman to sit on the governing board of Switzerland’s central bank.

UC Santa Cruz hosts an expanded Santa Cruz hackathon January 9 to 11

Dec 15, 2014 HACK UCSC 2015 is open to students throughout the Monterey Bay region

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.

Center for Emerging Worlds launches with a year-long focus on global Islam

Nov 14, 2014 The Center for Emerging Worlds at UC Santa Cruz, which launched in September, addresses the many conflicts, environmental challenges, resource competitions, and ethnic and nationalist and religious tensions in the world.

Leading conservationists call for a "unified and diverse conservation ethic"

Nov 5, 2014 UC Santa Cruz faculty are among conservationists leading the effort to resolve a polarizing debate over the reasons to conserve nature.

UC Santa Cruz sponsored gender development conference celebrates 10 years

Oct 20, 2014 A national conference on gender development that UC Santa Cruz psychology professor Campbell Leaper founded 10 years ago will begin Thursday in San Francisco.

Social Justice lecture features expert on sexual violence in the military

Oct 17, 2014 Professor Elizabeth L. Hillman, a scholar and expert on sexual violence in the military, will speak Thursday, November 6, at UC Santa Cruz as part of the UC Hastings / UC Santa Cruz Social Justice Speakers Series.

Campus role in overturning Proposition 8

Oct 14, 2014 UC Santa Cruz alumna Kris Perry, a plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit that overturned California's ban against same sex marriage, described first the process of coming out in college and the decisions that followed later to challenge Proposition 8.

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez wins social sciences award for outstanding research

Oct 13, 2014 Anthropology professor Diane Gifford-Gonzalez is the 2014 recipient of the Martin M. Chemers Award for Outstanding Research in the Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day focuses on data, environment, and justice

Oct 10, 2014 The second annual Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day at UC Santa Cruz will take place Friday, October 24, 2014, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. with a focus on data, the environment, and justice.

A decade later: How the organic foods movement has grown and evolved

Oct 9, 2014 Professor Julie Guthman's "Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California," was hailed as the first social science study of organic foods in the United States. A new, second edition looks at the state of the organic food movement and some of the strange puzzles that afflict it.

Merrill alumna who challenged same-sex marriage ban to speak Monday, Oct. 13

Oct 8, 2014 Kris Perry, a Merrill College alumna who was a lead plaintiff in the California same-sex marriage case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, is scheduled to speak at noon Monday, October 13, at Kresge Town Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Institute of Arts and Sciences offers LASER talk on Oct. 28

Oct 8, 2014 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of the academic year on October 28 at the Digital Arts Research Center.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, October 12

Oct 6, 2014 Bright orange pumpkins, roasted red peppers, and apples galore mark the changing seasons at the 20th annual Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, October 12 at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

Thomas Pettigrew to deliver Jos Jaspars Memorial Lecture at Oxford

Oct 6, 2014 Thomas Pettigrew, UC Santa Cruz research professor of social psychology, has been invited to deliver the 2015 Jos Jaspar Memorial Lecture at Oxford University.

Class features diverse voices on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Oct 3, 2014 "Perspectives on Israel/Palestine," beginning this month will feature a speakers series with diverse voices on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is open to the public.

Study of mountain lion energetics shows the power of the pounce

Oct 2, 2014 High-tech collars enabled scientists to track mountain lions in the wild and determine how much energy the big cats use to hunt their prey.

"Seeding Innovation" event highlights green technology projects

Sep 26, 2014 Collaborations between UC Santa Cruz undergrads and community mentors are featured in October 3 event at marine sanctuary center.

Cover crop workshop set for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Alan Chadwick Garden

Sep 25, 2014 On Saturday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m, to 12:30 p.m., learn how to grow your own compost with soil-building cover crops at a lecture and demonstration workshop.

Native vegetation makes a comeback on Santa Cruz Island

Sep 16, 2014 Study led by UC Santa Cruz undergrads shows native shrubs reclaiming the island on their own after removal of introduced grazers.

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