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UCSC research is thriving, as illustrated by the statistical impact of that work, the support it receives, and the difference it is making to society.
The campus's research activities range from small groups within academic departments to large units with connections outside UCSC.
In fields ranging from the arts to the sciences, the impressive work being done by UCSC faculty, staff, and student researchers is making headlines.
Research takes place within each of the campus's five academic divisions — collaborative activities that often involve people in multiple fields.
Research opportunities are plentiful for UCSC students, enabling graduate students as well as undergraduates to work closely with faculty.
- November 20, 2014 Hubble observations deepen mystery of how globular clusters form
- November 20, 2014 Ocean scientist Christina Ravelo receives Outstanding Faculty Award
- November 17, 2014 Virus identified as top suspect in sea star wasting disease
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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