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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oakes College founding provost to speak on his journey

Sep 15, 2015 J. Herman Blake will deliver a talk, “My Unique Journey: Learning Never Ends,” at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 outside the McHenry Library as part of Founders Celebration weekend.

Year-long UC Santa Cruz seminar to examine global migration and non-citizenship

Jul 28, 2015 The phenomena of global migration, disenfranchisement, and hardships of living in territories while not holding traditional citizenship will be examined in a year-long seminar conceived by five UC Santa Cruz professors and funded with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Alumni Profile / Kris Perry: Standing for equality

Jun 26, 2015 Kris Perry (Merrill '86) doesn’t think about the way historians will tell her story. Instead, she thinks how life will be different for children nationwide because of her fight for marriage equality.

Freshly minted grads revel at commencement

Jun 15, 2015 Bubbles floated in the air and fresh-flower leis ruffled in the breeze as scholars and their supporters gathered over the weekend for a very special edition of UC Santa Cruz commencement.

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