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Acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker to screen and discuss film about President Obama’s sister

Feb 5, 2016 The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and the Living Writers Series will present two evening events with visiting Nigerian filmmaker Branwen Okpako, Feb. 10-11.

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.

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.

Endangered species: American public libraries

Jan 22, 2016 Focusing his lens on shared commons that are under threat, alumnus Robert Dawson spent 21 years photographing 526 of the nation’s public libraries.

Nominations: 2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Jan 21, 2016 Is there an instructor who you think deserves special recognition? If so, nominate that person for an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Institute of Arts and Sciences to launch campuswide 'Collective Museum' Feb. 11

Jan 20, 2016 The Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UCSC will kick off its innovative first exhibition project--Collective Museum, by the Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows, Feb. 11.

Active learning movement gains momentum

Jan 20, 2016 Classrooms across campus are seeing less lecturing and more student engagement.

Two UC Santa Cruz students are missing

Jan 20, 2016 We are deeply saddened to inform you that two of our students are missing after being swept into the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach late Monday afternoon.

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.

Holocaust survivor and scholar Hedwig Rose to give public talk at UCSC on Jan. 21

Jan 15, 2016 Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1942, six-year-old Hedwig Rose, her mother, and sister spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian friend until the country was liberated on May 5, 1945.

Film by UC Santa Cruz art professor nominated for Academy Award

Jan 14, 2016 Last Day of Freedom, an animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary short.

Students, chapter recognized for work in advancing science diversity

Jan 14, 2016 The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science gives undergraduate students opportunities to meet with professionals in their fields, showcase their work, and ask questions about graduate school and career development.

UC Santa Cruz names Alexander Wolf new dean of Baskin School of Engineering

Jan 12, 2016 Currently a professor of computer science at Imperial College London, Wolf will begin his term as dean on July 1, 2016.

Welcome to Winter Quarter

Jan 12, 2016 Welcome back for Winter Quarter and Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed a restful break.

UC Santa Cruz alumna to join National Council on the Humanities

Jan 11, 2016 The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that UC Santa Cruz alumna Patricia Limerick is one of three prominent and accomplished individuals who will join the Endowment’s advisory board.

Student interest in UC Santa Cruz reaches another all-time high

Jan 11, 2016 UC Santa Cruz attracted a record 49,133 applications from high school seniors and 9,969 applications from transfer students—also an all-time high—during the recent application cycle for a total of 59,102 applications.

Ivéta Gourmet to open campus café at Quarry Plaza during winter quarter

Jan 8, 2016 The owners of Ivéta Gourmet, who run a popular café on Santa Cruz’s west side, will open a café in the Graduate Student Commons building at Quarry Plaza on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Community Crime Bulletin – 647(j) PC; Peeping in Bathroom, College 10

Jan 8, 2016 The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in obtaining suspect information about a peeping incident that occurred Monday, January 4th between the hours of 10PM and 10:30PM, at the 1st floor bathroom of College 10, Residential Building 4.

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver 2016 Maitra Lecture

Jan 7, 2016 The Institute for Humanities Research will present the 15th annual Maitra Lecture, featuring alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, on Thursday, January 28.

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