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Spreading science education, one telescope at a time

May 6, 2015 UC Santa Cruz grad student Tuguldur Sukhbold is using grant money to bring telescopes to schools in Mongolia so that science-starved kids might be exposed to the wonders of the universe.

Community Advisory – Fires at Pogonip

May 6, 2015 In the past year, the university has been notified about numerous illegal fires on Upper Campus and city/state park lands adjacent to campus.

Bettina Aptheker featured in NBC’s 'Rebels & Revolutions' documentary

May 1, 2015 An interview with UC Santa Cruz professor Bettina Aptheker will be featured in Rebels & Revolutions, the second installment of NBC Bay Area’s year-long documentary series Bay Area Revelations, premiering May 9.

Barrios Unidos founder to speak at 12th Cesar Chavez Convocation

May 1, 2015 Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez, founder and executive director of Barrios Unidos, is the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Cesar Chavez convocation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the College Nine/Ten Multi-purpose Room on the UC Santa Cruz campus. It is free and the public is invited.

Student study tells the stories of low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County

May 1, 2015 A year-long study by UC Santa Cruz students that finds low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County earn about $10 an hour compared with the county median of $17.81 will be released at 'Working for Dignity,' a public event 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz.

New mass notification system in the works

Apr 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz will soon start using a new mass notification system to power CruzAlerts, the text messages, emails and phone calls that warn the campus community of potential dangers.

Bike to Work Week activities

Apr 30, 2015 UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to host the 28th annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike Week, May 4 - 8, 2015.

UC Santa Cruz history professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 29, 2015 UC Santa Cruz history professor Gail Hershatter has joined Nobel Prize-winning chemist Brian Kobilka, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Tom Wolfe, and UC President Janet A. Napolitano as a newly elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

An Alumni Weekend to remember

Apr 27, 2015 A record-breaking crowd of 2,500 revelers, more than half of them alumni, took part in UC Santa Cruz's Alumni Weekend this year—a special edition of the event that was bigger and more elaborate than ever before in honor of the campus's 50th anniversary.

Art professor’s documentary short wins at Full Frame film festival

Apr 22, 2015 An animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and artist Nomi Talisman won two awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Stress management Relaxation Station for students

Apr 22, 2015 The Relaxation Station is a set of stress management skill-building resources for students to access with drop-in and self-serve convenience.

UC Santa Cruz named one of 'Princeton Review''s top 50 'greenest' colleges

Apr 21, 2015 UC Santa Cruz once again ranks high among the nation’s “greenest” colleges and universities.

Exquisite campus

Apr 21, 2015 A common refrain among UC Santa Cruz alumni—from every decade, every major, every college, every division—is how much they treasured the beauty and natural setting of this remarkable campus and the richness it brought to their educational experience.

Public Radio host and alum Jesse Thorn to podcast live from Kuumbwa

Apr 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alums Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris return to Santa Cruz April 24, for a live taping of their popular podcast at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Proceeds benefit KZSC.

Classes without quizzes: Alumni Weekend Teach-Ins

Apr 17, 2015 Returning UC Santa Cruz alumni should get ready to exercise their brains, but with no fear of final exams, at the ever-popular "Teach-Ins" featuring professors Bettina Aptheker and Craig Haney.

Film professor to share research on Hollywood director at LA Times Festival of Books

Apr 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz film and digital media professor Shelley Stamp will be featured on a panel about arts biography this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books--the largest public literary festival in the country.

Changes in Humanities and Graduate Division leadership

Apr 16, 2015 Changes this spring in the leadership of the Humanities and Graduate Divisions.

MLK speechwriter to give talk on civil rights movement

Apr 15, 2015 Clarence B. Jones, a former personal counsel, draft speech writer, and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver a free public talk about the civil rights movement on May 4.

DANM to mark 10th anniversary with arts festival and masquerade ball

Apr 14, 2015 The Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz will mark the completion of its first decade on April 25 with a daylong celebratory extravaganza titled "It’s Pan-DANM-onium!"

Public Safety Alert for April 20

Apr 14, 2015 Members of the UC Santa Cruz community, others with valid reasons for visiting the campus, and campus neighbors are advised there is the potential for disruptions and hazards during the afternoon of Monday, April 20 because of an unsanctioned gathering known as "4-20".

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