Exploring New Territory in Experimental Economics

UC Santa Cruz’s experimental economics program performed a new experiment this year — bringing the North American Science Association conference to UCSC for the first time in its 25-year history.

First ‘Ed Talk’ Highlights Inspiring Speakers

Chancellor George Blumenthal and Mayor Hilary Bryant co-hosted the inaugural “Ed Talks” on Oct. 17 in downtown Santa Cruz as a part of the Founders Celebration, a series of events celebrating innovation, creativity and the arts. Inspired by the popular web series “TED Talks,” Ed Talks showcased three UCSC professors, David Haussler, Terrie Williams and Alan Christy, and their respective areas of expertise.

Foundation Forum: A Conversation with Architect Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry, one of modern architecture’s most famous figures, visited UC Santa Cruz this past weekend to discuss some of the highlights and lessons from his illustrative career. Among many other projects, he designed the Walt Disney Music Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

A Conference with Blumenthal and Galloway

City on a Hill Press (CHP): This year marks the 34th year since the inception of TWANAS press collective, or the Third World And...

SUA’s Inaugural Meeting Establishes New Staff

The first Student Union Assembly (SUA) meeting of the academic year, held on Oct. 15, served as an introduction to the six new SUA officers. SUA Chair Shaz Umer served as internal vice chair last year but the remaining five are first time officers who join the new SUA adviser Alma Sifuentes.

UCSC Launches $300 Million Fundraiser

Using the slogan “Give, Don’t Give In,” UC Santa Cruz’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign launched publicly on Oct. 18 by Chancellor George Blumenthal during a luncheon at the University House. Joined by around 200 guests, Chancellor Blumenthal added that the campaign already reached half of its goal in effectively raising $150 million to fund its overall mission of improving student life.

Practical Activism Addresses Social Justice Issues

Greeted by smiling students, jazzy tunes and a row of booths offering everything from bagels to information on the Syrian Conflict, students crowded into the College Nine and Ten multipurpose room on Oct. 19 to partake in the 11th annual Practical Activism Conference.

Protesters Denounce Napolitano

Protestors came together on Oct. 18 to rally against former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s appointment as the new president of the University of California.

CALPIRG Seeks to Prepare Students for Health Care Reform

When forced to take a leave of absence last year due to health reasons, second-year student and student health care advocate with the California Public Interest Research Group for Students (CALPIRG) Amy Coffin said she had learned firsthand the importance of health care coverage.

Fire Near Hahn Ruled as Arson

A fire that was ignited in a ravine below Hahn Student Services was the most recent in a series of fires on or near campus. The fire took place on Oct. 9 and was responded to at 2:40 p.m. UCSC chief-of police Nader Oweis said a Cal Fire investigator found that the fire was caused by arson.
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