True Originals


Molecular biologist and then-UC Santa Cruz chancellor offered a radical proposal to launch a massive project to determine the complete DNA sequence of the human genome. Continue»

Did You Know?

UCSC is ranked #1 in the world for research influence

In the Spotlight

Spotlight thumbnailCommencement 2015

Scholars and their supporters gathered for a very special edition of UC Santa Cruz commencement, falling on the year of the campus's 50th anniversary. Continue»

About UCSC

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

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