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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.

Teaching computers the nuances of human conversation

Sep 11, 2014 Computer scientist Marilyn Walker wants to make spoken dialogue systems more responsive to the user.

Professor's book on Sudan legal system wins political science book award

Sep 5, 2014 Mark Massoud's "Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan" wins honorable mention.

Undergraduates present work at Summer Research Symposium

Aug 20, 2014 Research presentations featured UCSC students in a range of disciplines and others who came to UCSC for summer projects.

Scholarship support available for UC Santa Cruz organic farming training program

Jul 29, 2014 Applications are now open for the 2015 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program, with a range of scholarship support available

2014-2015 Campus Food & Garden Guide now available

Jul 25, 2014 The Campus Food & Garden Guide offers resources and information on UCSC's sustainable food systems efforts, including the campus farm and college gardens, dining halls and coffeeshops,

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