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UC Santa Cruz archivist contributing essay to Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary box set

Jun 29, 2015 On July 3-5, more than 200,000 people attending the final “Fare Thee Well” shows of the Grateful Dead will be able to walk across the street from Soldier Field in Chicago to see an exhibition featuring nearly 100 items from the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz.

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.

Film grad lands fellowship at Democracy Now!

Jun 25, 2015 Next week, 2015 graduate Juan Dávila Santiago will embark on a new chapter in his life--he’s off to New York where he landed a one-year News Production Fellowship to work at Democracy Now!.

Original thinkers shifted paradigms, changed the world

Jun 23, 2015 From discovering a cell’s molecular motor to showing women’s role in evolution, UC Santa Cruz professors have made world-changing contributions through their research and scholarship.

A visionary, a genius, and the human genome

Jun 22, 2015 In 2000, two dogged researchers at UC Santa Cruz defied the odds to become the first in the world to assemble the DNA sequence of the human genome.

Original vision

Jun 19, 2015 Reflections on the tumultuous '60s, the heady days of UC Santa Cruz's beginnings, and the ways the campus has stayed true to its mission through the decades

Social Sciences division launches first annual summer reading list

Jun 18, 2015 What happens when you ask UC Santa Cruz faculty, staff, alumni, and students from the Division of Social Sciences - and even the Chancellor - for book recommendations related to themes of social justice, citizenship, ethics, and social responsibility?

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.

Graduate to help urban teens find path to college

Jun 15, 2015 Brittany Alba is poised to help many other Californians follow her path to higher education by serving a two-year fellowship that will have her advising San Jose high school students.

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 11, 2015 The Excellence in Teaching Awards given each year by the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate Committee on Teaching are among the highest honors faculty members can receive. This year's awards honor eight instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching.

Police ambassador program helps students with career plans

Jun 11, 2015 Graduating students Wesley Huynh and Jessica Bauman found that the UC Santa Cruz Police Ambassador Program helped prepare them for careers in law enforcement and accounting.

History professor Kate Jones receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 10, 2015 History professor Kate Jones was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2015 Spring Awards celebration.

Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity honor commitment

Jun 9, 2015 Two campus programs, staff, faculty, and a student are winners of 2015 Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity for 2105 for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz.

Bike path closures planned for maintenance

Jun 8, 2015 The Great Meadow Bike Path will be closed for maintenance twice during the month of June.

9th annual screening of Soc Doc graduate films at Del Mar Theater

Jun 3, 2015 UC Santa Cruz presents the ninth annual exhibition of thesis films from the Film and Digital Media Department’s masters program in Social Documentation on June 10, at the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz.

Campus ranks No. 1 among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing Hispanic-serving institutions

Jun 3, 2015 Forty-two alumni are serving in the Peace Corps. More than 800 UCSC alumni have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers with the Peace Corps, which was founded four years before the campus opened in 1965.

TAPS Parking Fare Proposal

Jun 3, 2015 Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on the TAPS Parking Fare Proposal.

Community Crime Bulletin: UPDATE -- Kresge College Investigation

Jun 2, 2015 An arrest has been made in connection with the assault and hate crime investigation at Kresge College.

Community Crime Bulletin: Peeping in Bathroom, College 10

Jun 2, 2015 The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in obtaining suspect information connected to a peeping incident at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, May 30 in the fourth floor restroom of College 10, House 5.

Sleuthing a killer shrub

Jun 2, 2015 Students like Jennifer Thompson—who researched why Scotch Broom is toxic to Douglas fir—take advantage of a unique opportunity at UC Santa Cruz: the ability to do research as an undergraduate.

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