Posts Tagged ‘ UC Santa Cruz ’

The secret to dolphins’ swimming speeds

February 6, 2014

UC Santa Cruz gets a cool mention in a Discovery piece that examines a new research paper on the speeds at which dolphins swim. The “Acknowledgements” section of a scientific paper is usually a good cure for insomnia—just a list of names of collaborating scientists and funding agencies. So what is the U.S. National Swim…

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Mountain biking at UC Santa Cruz

January 29, 2014

My buds over at Hilltromper recently helped complete an interesting survey on mountain biking at the upper UC Santa Cruz campus. Until recently, I had no idea that it’s technically prohibited (and apparently that isn’t stopping most people.) Here’s a glimpse from Traci Hulkill: Four out of five mountain bikers surveyed at Upper UCSC say…

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Strike at UC Santa Cruz

November 20, 2013

The strike is on at UC Santa Cruz today.  The university has a page on its website with updates on what’s going on with the strike in terms of its effect on entrance into and exit from the campus. According to KTVU: Picketers striking in support of workers at five University of California medical centers…

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GQ U.K. on solitary confinement

November 7, 2013

The UK edition of GQ has an interesting piece on solitary confinement, which focuses specifically on California and the prison hunger strike that occurred earlier this year. Interestingly, one of the leading experts on inmate mental health in the U.S. is based at UC Santa Cruz. During the senate hearing, Craig Haney, a psychology professor…

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Salt of the Earth: Exploring the Cultural Diaspora of Surfing

October 30, 2013
Salt of the Earth: Exploring the Cultural Diaspora of Surfing

UC Santa Cruz is hosting a two-day event focusing on all things surfing. Salt of the Earth is an exploration of the cultural diaspora of surfing, and will take place Friday and Saturday. It includes talks, screenings, live music and more. Here’s the schedule: Friday, Nov. 1 1 p.m. – Artist talk with Drew Brophy.…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Oct. 25-27, 2013

October 25, 2013

Vietnamese Cooking Class:  Cookbook author Andrea Nguyen, a contributing editor to Saveur magazine and a James Beard Cookbook Award finalist,  will lead a cooking workshop Saturday from  noon to 4 p.m. at Love Apple Farms.The class costs $119 and advance registration is required. Cake: Pop rock band Cake will pack the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium tonight. The…

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UC Santa Cruz researchers: Clean living no guarantee for wild mice

October 25, 2013

Apparently living cleanly is a luxury for wild mice. That’s according to new research conducted by scientists at UC Santa Cruz in conjunction with scientists at the University of Edinburgh. James Foley writes in Nature World News: New research suggests that domesticated mice have a preference for clean eating and sleeping environments that their wild…

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UC Santa Cruz seeking another $150 million

October 24, 2013

Somehow I missed this Los Angeles Times story from last Friday about UC Santa Cruz officials’ efforts to raise more money. From Larry Gordon: UC Santa Cruz has raised $150 million in donations over the last four years and will seek another $150 million to support students, research and campus facilities, officials announced Friday. In…

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UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist gets huge fellowship

October 17, 2013

An astrophysicist at UC Santa Cruz has won a prestigious fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Charlie Conroy, an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been awarded the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The award gives Conroy $875,000 over the course of the next five years to finance his research on…

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11th annual Practical Activism conference set for Saturday

October 17, 2013
11th annual Practical Activism conference set for Saturday

Saturday is the 11th annual Practical Activism conference at UC Santa Cruz. Practical Activism is a day-long conference led and organized by students from the university’s College Nine, College Ten, and Oakes College with the guidance of Wendy Baxter, director of academic and co-curricular programs at College Nine and College Ten. Workshops and talks will…

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