Monday, December 9, 2019

$730,000 Sows Seeds for Sustainable Future

Recently, UC Santa Cruz’s environmental studies department received a sizable opportunity to invest in more extensive research and broaden their academic horizons.

Bright Futures for Bright Students

Entering college represents a new chapter in a student’s life — a time when excited minds are asked to polish their voices and translate thoughts into words.

Bike Accident Results in Fatality

A UC Santa Cruz library worker and alumnus was killed in a bike accident while traveling along Highway 1 on Nov. 2.

Vigil Provides Hope and Support

Rather than being surrounded by students posing for pictures or watching the sunset, the Porter Squiggle stood illuminated last week by dozens of small white bags, each containing two electric candles and a message of hope.

Student Workers Protest for Quality of Life and Education

As the crowd chanted “UC turn the page, I demand a higher wage,” a group of about 50 protestors hoisted up signs with several indications of their demands for improving the quality of life for teaching assistants and other student workers.

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.