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Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu headlines Climate Science and Policy conference

Feb 4, 2016 Steven Chu, former U.S. secretary of energy and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver the Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy at the third annual Climate Science and Policy Conference at UC Santa Cruz.

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.

Wells Fargo funds coastal sustainability fellowships and graduate program

Jan 26, 2016 $560,000 grant will support graduate fellowships and development of a new graduate program.

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.

After Paris climate deal, what's next?

Jan 19, 2016 After a landmark deal at last month’s United Nations climate change conference, three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps in advance of a major climate conference at UCSC in February.

UC’s Global Food Initiative addresses student food security challenge

Jan 19, 2016 It’s hard to do your best academically when you’re not eating well, but that’s the dilemma facing many University of California students.

Jenny Reardon, sociologist between science and justice

Jan 11, 2016 Reardon creates innovative forums in which scientists and non-scientists alike are invited to think together about the meaning of common concerns, such as those of race, genetics or ecology.

UC Santa Cruz, UC Hastings offer joint law, masters in applied economics, finance

Jan 6, 2016 UC Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of the Law will offer a concurrent degree program that gives candidates a law degree and a master’s in applied economics and finance.

Cultivating a garden — and food security — in Watsonville

Dec 14, 2015 College Nine and Ten Provost Flora Lu and her students are forging campus-community collaborations through a community garden at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville.

The year in review at UC Santa Cruz

Dec 8, 2015 At UC Santa Cruz, 2015 was a year celebrating our 50th anniversary by advancing knowledge, challenging the status quo, and taking risks. And the campus capped it all off with a big top celebration.

How UC Santa Cruz became unique (in just over eight minutes)

Dec 7, 2015 “How UC Santa Cruz Became Unique,” a snappy eight-minute history of UC Santa Cruz’s first 50 years and its effect on the town, has been produced by founding faculty member G. William Domhoff.

How alumni carry on Gabriel Zimmerman’s legacy of public service

Dec 7, 2015 Since 2011, the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship has raised more than $65,000 to help UC Santa Cruz students dedicated to careers in public service. Now a matching fund has launched to increase that figure.

Declaration of human rights added to discussions at UN Climate Change Conference

Dec 2, 2015 As world leaders gather this week in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, a group of environmental and legal scholars including S. Ravi Rajan of UC Santa Cruz has drafted a resolution stating human rights must be more explicitly acknowledged during climate discussions.

Internships support new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems

Dec 1, 2015 Beginning this fall, environmental studies majors are able to add a concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems to their undergraduate major. Internships integrate undergraduates into the seasonal work of the campus’s 33 acres of organic farmland and market gardens.

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.

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