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Two UC Santa Cruz Earth scientists honored by American Geophysical Union

Gary Glatzmaier and Thorne Lay will receive AGU medals in recognition of their breakthrough achievements in Earth science. More...

UCSC graduate student is a new kind of storyteller

Aaron Reed's award-winning games use computer technology to explore the possibilities of interactive fiction. More...

Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit

Study by UCSC biologists reveals just how much it costs a sea otter mom to raise her pup. More...

Huffman Prize winner approaches bioengineering with an artist's eye

Payam Yousefi, who graduates in June with a B.S. in bioengineering and a minor in bioinformatics, is the 2014 Huffman Prize winner. More...

Astronomers detect two planets orbiting nearby ancient star

An international team of scientists has reported two planets orbiting a nearby and very old star known as Kapteyn's star. More...

Corporate-sponsored projects give engineering students valuable experience

UCSC engineering students presented their corporate-sponsored senior design projects to mentors and faculty More...

8th annual screening of Soc Doc graduate films at Del Mar Theatre

UCSC presents the 8th annual exhibition of thesis films from the Film and Digital Media Department’s masters program in Social Documentation on June 11. More...

Congrats, Class of 2014!

Ideally, we'd profile every one of UCSC's talented, passionate, and determined graduates--but the three students featured here serve as excellent representatives of the Class of 2014. More...

NSF grant funds development of alternatives to phthalate plasticizers

Chemistry professor Rebecca Braslau has developed a new approach that could lead to a safe and affordable alternative to widely used phthalates More...

Astronomer Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz wins fellowship at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute

Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is among a select group of 50 artists and scholars chosen for the Radcliffe Fellows Program. More...

Focus on excellence: Student Achievement Week recognizes outstanding work

Student Achievement Week from June 2-6 honors high academic achievement and creativity. Highlights include a science and mathematics poster symposium and the 40th annual Print Sale. More...

UCSC data storage researchers tackle practical problems

In the rapidly evolving field of data storage, UCSC has been a leading academic research center for more than a decade. More...

Wireless camera network offers new possibilities for security systems

A prototype solar-powered device developed at UCSC has potential applications for security cameras and wildlife monitoring in remote areas. More...

Astronomer Harland Epps honored by Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Harland Epps, a pioneer of astronomical optics, will receive the ASP's Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award. More...

Coral reefs provide valuable protection for coastlines

A new study shows that coral reefs offer cost-effective protection from coastal storms, flooding, and rising sea levels. More...

Awards recognize top presentations at Graduate Research Symposium

Graduate students from all divisions shared their research at the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. More...

UCSC engineer focuses on assistive technology for people with disabilities

Roberto Manduchi applies computer vision technology to develop products that address daily challenges faced by visually impaired people. More...

Thorne Lay honored by Seismological Society of America

Harry Fielding Reid Medal is the second major honor in one week for Lay, who was just elected to the National Academy of Sciences More...

Grad students in the spotlight at Graduate Research Symposium May 9

The 10th annual Graduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday, May 9, at McHenry Library. More...

Red Hat to acquire Inktank, a cloud storage company with UCSC roots

Software provider Red Hat will acquire Inktank, a data storage company with origins in a UCSC research project, for $175 million. More...