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Alumna's 'New York Times' article details womens' recruitment, escape from ISIS

Nov 24, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alumna Azadeh Moaveni (Oakes, politics, ’98) wrote the dramatic and detailed Sunday 'New York Times' article that describes how three young Syrian women become enlisted – two by arranged marriage – into ISIS and later escaped to Turkey.

Campus fills eight UC Presidential chairs in support of research mission

Nov 19, 2015 The eight new chairs - in everything from screenwriting to open-source software - bring the campus total to 30.

Faye Crosby wins Society of Justice Research Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 19, 2015 Psychology professor and Cowell College Provost Faye Crosby will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Justice Research.

UC Santa Cruz launches conservation scholars program to increase diversity

Nov 17, 2015 A UC Santa Cruz program to nurture a diverse cadre of environmental conservation leaders will receive $2 million over four years from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, joining four other universities in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.

Low-wage report presentation will include discussion on raising the minimum wage

Nov 13, 2015 The final report from a study of low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County, produced by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Labor Studies, is set for release at a community event Thursday, Nov. 19 in downtown Santa Cruz.

Alumni Profile / 1991: Melissa Nelson: Revitalizing native cultures

Nov 13, 2015 Melissa Nelson believes the best ways to teach Native American youth about their cultural past is through their hearts and minds, as well as their stomachs.

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.

Alumni Profile / 1984: Barbara Garcia: Health mission

Nov 2, 2015 When the opportunity came to help start Salud Para La Gente, a tiny health clinic for those same low-income residents in Watsonville, Barbara Garcia gave up her goal of being a teacher and jumped at the chance. Little did she know where that decision would lead.

Four UC Santa Cruz students receive Global Food Initiative fellowships

Oct 22, 2015 Four UC Santa Cruz students have received $4,000 UC Global Food Initiative fellowships for the 2015–2016 academic year.

2015-2016 Campus Food & Garden Guide now available in print and online

Oct 22, 2015 This year an online interactive companion to the printed guide is available and will go live Friday, Oct. 23 in anticipation of National Food Day, Saturday.

Big ideas

Oct 19, 2015 From saving falcons to peering into the universe, sequencing the human genome, and putting organic food on American tables, UC Santa Cruz has become known as the small university where big things happen.

Research Frontiers Evening features six talks on social science research

Oct 16, 2015 Six UC Santa Cruz professors will deliver lively “Ed Talks” describing how their research confronts and connects contemporary issues when the UCSC Social Sciences division holds its third annual Research Frontiers event.

More than economics: New book explores how equality helps economies grow

Oct 15, 2015 Communities that know together, grow together is the premise of UC Santa Cruz professor Chris Benner’s new book, 'Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn From America’s Metro Areas.'

Life, realized

Oct 5, 2015 Alumni authors give voice to transformative experiences at UC Santa Cruz that changed their lives and shaped their careers.

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.

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.

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.

No reason to retire

Sep 21, 2015 In their 70s and 80s, many pioneer faculty are still working on campus—for the chance to open students’ eyes, for the excitement of discovery, and for the love of teaching.

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