Posts Tagged ‘ UC Santa Cruz ’

The Sammy Awards

June 12, 2013
The Sammy Awards

On Friday at The Rio, students in the game design program at UC Santa Cruz will be applauded for their work. The third annual Sammy Awards will showcase the best students games made this year, including games by senior Game Design Students and those made by underclassmen game designers. The awards are open to the…

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UC Santa Cruz to be part of new alliance for sharing genetic information

June 6, 2013

The New York Times is reporting that 70 medical, research and advocacy organizations — including UC Santa Cruz — in 41 countries have agreed to an organized way to share genetic and clinical information. The agreement, announced Wednesday, also includes the National Institutes of Health. “Their aim is to put the vast and growing trove of data…

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University of California’s Lick Observatory celebrates anniversary

May 24, 2013
University of California’s Lick Observatory celebrates anniversary

The San Jose Mercury News has a piece today about the 125th anniversary of the University of California’s Lick Observatory, located in East San Jose. “The upcoming 125th anniversary marks the official consignment of the Lick Observatory to the University of California on June 1, 1888. Unfortunately, for its benefactor, he never got to look…

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Angela Davis documentary at the Nick

May 22, 2013
Angela Davis documentary at the Nick

 Good Times Santa Cruz has a piece this week about a new documentary about political activist and UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Angela Davis. The film, “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” focuses on Davis and the political upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Filmmaker Shola Lynch also marks the 40th anniversary of Davis’ acquittal…

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UC Santa Cruz professor Herman Blake on StoryCorps

April 26, 2013

UC Santa Cruz professor Herman Blake was featured in a StoryCorps episode that aired this morning on NPR. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is “to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” In the episode, titled “From Poor Beginnings to…

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UC Santa Cruz ranked 11th among universities for scientific performance

April 23, 2013
UC Santa Cruz ranked 11th among universities for scientific performance

UC Santa Cruz has been selected 11th on the annual Leiden Rankings, which measure the scientific performance of 500 major universities internationally. According to the Leiden Rankings’ website, the rankings are based on a sophisticated set of indicators used to measure the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. Massachusetts Institute…

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Two-pound joint nabbed by cops at UC Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration

April 22, 2013
Two-pound joint nabbed by cops at UC Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration

In case you missed it: Campus police confiscated a two-pound joint from students at UC Santa Cruz Saturday partaking in the annual marijuana celebration known as 4/20. The celebration at UCSC is largely believed to be one of the largest of its kind in the entire country, which is definitely impressive in a strange way.…

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UC Santa Cruz researchers release new study on mountain lions

April 20, 2013

UC Santa Cruz researchers have released a new study on mountain lions, also known as pumas or cougars. Among the findings: Female lions sniff the urine piles when they are in heat and determine through the smell which males are most desirable. Other males identify rivals just by sniffing the pee.  

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