Posts Tagged ‘ UC Santa Cruz ’

Frank Gehry in Santa Cruz

October 11, 2013
Frank Gehry in Santa Cruz

Renowned architect Frank Gehry will be feted at this year’s UC Santa Cruz Founders Celebration. The celebration will be held Friday, Oct. 18 and includes a number of events, including a sold-out dinner and awards ceremony at Cocoanut Grove Ballroom. Earlier that day, at 3 p.m. in the UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC Foundation Medal…

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UC Santa Cruz’ living writer series launches next week

October 2, 2013
UC Santa Cruz’ living writer series launches next week

The Living Writers Series at UC Santa Cruz will launch its fall 2013 lineup next week. This year’s theme is “Thresholds and Breaking Points.” The visiting writers will present across multiple genres, “exploring the ways language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender and desire through the creative imagination.” All readings will be held…

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Sea otter awareness week

September 27, 2013
Sea otter awareness week

KQED has alerted me to a new study on sea otters headed by UC Santa Cruz professor Tim Tinker of the  U.S. Geological Service. The study is based at Elkhorn Slough, which seems to be a hotbed for sea otter observation and research. A bit about this latest project: OF ESTUARIES AND SEA OTTERS As part…

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Science on Tap: The Importance of Dark Matter

September 25, 2013

Science on Tap returns to the Crepe Place tonight with a look at dark matter. The free monthly series, presented by UC Santa Cruz Women in Science and Engineering, brings an expert to talk about a scientific topic while folks enjoy some beverages and food in the Seabright mainstay’s lovely backyard garden/patio. Tonight at 7…

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University of California turns to crowdsourcing for funding

September 20, 2013

It’s little secret the University of California system is having financial troubles. The system’s latest campaign to raise money apparently involves actor/musician Jamie Foxx, who has “ who has pledged to perform a rap song in the characters of Bill Clinton and President Obama if his campaign reaches $20,000. He’s over halfway to his goal so far,”…

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Sea otters may be helping prevent harmful agricultural run-off

September 10, 2013
Sea otters may be helping prevent harmful agricultural run-off

The environmental site Treehugger has a post today about a UC Santa Cruz study that came out last month. The study finds that sea otters may play a key role in helping coastlines cope with agricultural run-off. The Associated Press reported: “Underwater sea grass, which has many environmental benefits including providing habitat for fish, is…

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UCSC arts dean defends shutdown of Shakespeare Santa Cruz

August 30, 2013

Earlier this week it was announced that UC Santa Cruz was shutting down Shakespeare Santa Cruz for financial reasons, meaning this weekend would be the theater festival’s final curtain. Wallace Baine of the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports today: SANTA CRUZ — One of Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s most prominent names is charging UC Santa Cruz Arts…

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Science on Tap: The Mathematics of the Sun

August 28, 2013

Tonight marks another installment of UC Santa Cruz’ Science on Tap series.  Nic Brummell, an expert in applied mathematics and statistics, will speak about “The Mathematics of the Sun.” The talk begins at 8 p.m. in the garden of the Crepe Place. From the blurbage: “Since our nearest and dearest star, the sun, is the…

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Shakespeare Santa Cruz begins its 2013 season

July 23, 2013
Shakespeare Santa Cruz begins its 2013 season

Shakespeare Santa Cruz began its 2013 summer season today and the lineup is certainly enticing. This year’s performances under the redwoods starts with “The Taming of the Shrew,” which many of those in my generation may remember best as the inspiration for the film that catapulted the late Heath Ledger to stardom, “10 Things I…

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Woman who made up fake UCSC rape likely to plea, avoid trial

July 11, 2013

The UC Santa Barbara student accused of lying about being attacked and raped on the UC Santa Cruz campus will likely avoid trial and take a plea deal, prosecutors said Thursday. Morgan Triplett, 21, previously admitted to investigators she fabricated the rape report in February. Triplett had told campus police she was attacked and sexually…

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