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UCSC student challenges assumptions about transgender athletes

September 9, 2016
UCSC student challenges assumptions about transgender athletes

Interesting article from UC Santa Cruz. To read the full piece, click here.  

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Living Writers Series lineup announced

September 29, 2014

UC Santa Cruz has released the schedule for this year’s fall edition of the Living Writers Series. This year’s writers include Tobias Woolf (of “This Boy’s Life” fame,) local writer Karen Joy Fowler (best-known for “the Jane Austen Book Club,” and Ariel Gore, founder of Hip Mama magazine. The full lineup is here.

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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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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Jan. 24-26, 2014

January 24, 2014

Happy Friday! Hopefully you haven’t caught this winter plague that seems to be going around and can get out and enjoy the weekend! There’s still time to see this year’s Oscar nominees in advance of the awards ceremony, but there’s also a number of fun-sounding local events going on to. Of course, the big news…

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UCSC professor in New York Times story on fossil DNA discovery

December 12, 2013

A UC Santa Cruz professor was quoted in a recent New York Times story looking at the recent finding of what’s believed to be the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. Carl Zimmer’s piece ran last week but I glossed over the UCSC reference. Beth Shapiro, an expert on ancient DNA at the…

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UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections holds open house

November 22, 2013
UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections holds open house

This sounds like it could be cool. From the UC Santa Cruz website: The UC Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Collections will hold an open house on today until 5 p.m. and the tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It takes place at the Science and Engineering Library’s Ching-Yi Dougherty Reading Room on the…

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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 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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