True Originals


Jean broke new ground for women in science, conducted field research on five continents, and crossed the disciplinary boundaries of botany, geology, and chemistry. Continue»

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UCSC is ranked #1 in the world for research influence

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Spotlight thumbnailThe biggest wave

This video simulation of a big tsunami spreading through San Francisco Bay by professor Steven Ward was featured in KQED's Bay Curious series.

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