UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ NEWS



Public meetings to further dialogue on Student Housing West
In an effort to further discussion on Student Housing West, UC Santa Cruz will hold two information sessions next week and two public hearings the following week.


Astrophysicist Jedidah Isler will give annual Mandel Lecture on June 7
Award-winning astrophysicist Jedidah Isler will give a free public lecture entitled "Blazars: Nature's particle accelerators" on Thursday, June 7, at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.


Cowell Ranch Hay Barn website debuts
The popular Cowell Ranch Hay Barn now has its own website with information about how to rent the facility and adjacent Ocean View Field.


In Memoriam: Joel Kubby (1957–2018)
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Joel Kubby, professor of electrical engineering and former chair of the department.


Enrollment opens for Summer Session
Open enrollment is underway for UC Santa Cruz Summer Session, which offers a wide range of classes and online courses across multiple departments.


Strategic academic planning update—review proposals and videos, provide input, and register for a forum
Strategic academic planning update—review proposals and videos, provide input, and register for a forum


Merger of facilities-related departments formalized
Over the past year, UC Santa Cruz re-organized and combined a number of departments into a new organization named Physical Planning, Development and Operations (PPDO).


Location change for meeting on Student Housing West
Both meetings on Student Housing West will be held in Santa Cruz on May 2 and May 3.


Control theory symposium April 27 features leading academic and industry experts
The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz will host a regional symposium on Control Theory and Automation on Friday, April 27.


J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves appointed director of CITRIS at UC Santa Cruz
Computer engineer J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves has been appointed to serve as the UC Santa Cruz director for CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao Institute.


Environmental review preparations underway for Kresge College renewal
In support of the proposed Kresge College renewal, UC Santa Cruz will host a public information session and begin drafting an environmental impact report.


UC’s secret energy source: retirees
For University of California staff and faculty, retirement does not mean retreat


Get informed for Tsunami Preparedness Week


UC Santa Cruz graduate programs rank among best in nation in U.S. News survey
The U.S. News and World Report's 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide evaluates graduate schools in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, social work, criminology, public affairs, and the sciences.


UC Santa Cruz police co-sponsor Santa Cruz County gun buyback
Santa Cruz County residents can sell their unwanted firearms as part of a gun buyback sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Law Enforcement Chief’s Association.


Online, in-person opportunities to provide insight on Long-Range Development Plan
Members of the campus and local community have online and in-person opportunities to provide input and feedback as UC Santa Cruz works on a new Long-Range Development Plan that will guide the campus from 2020–2040.


UC Santa Cruz police co-sponsoring Santa Cruz County gun buyback
Santa Cruz County residents can sell their unwanted firearms as part of a gun buyback sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Law Enforcement Chief’s Association.


UC housing funds to support students
With $3 million from UC Office of the President, UC Santa Cruz is taking a multi-pronged approach to help students as the region and state grapples with an unprecedented housing shortage.


UCSC Retirees Association to award first 'Silver Slug' scholarship for staff and dependents
The Silver Slug Award is a newly endowed scholarship created by the UC Santa Cruz Retirees Association to support staff and their dependents seeking a degree at UCSC.


New feature highlights campus events
In an effort to showcase exciting campus events, UC Santa Cruz has launched "The LineUp," a weekly calendar feature in the GoodTimes.


Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom present 'Into Africa' Jan. 27 at the Rio Theatre
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center presents a new multimedia show by renowned photographer Frans Lanting and his partner, Chris Eckstrom, about the wonders of wild Africa.


In Memoriam: Stuart 'Page' Stegner (1937-2017)
Stuart "Page" Stegner, a member of the pioneer faculty at UC Santa Cruz who taught for over three decades and ran the Creative Writing program, passed away on December 14, 2017 in Reno, Nevada


Campus appoints new associate vice provost for Academic Affairs
After a campuswide search, UC Santa Cruz has appointed Martin Berger to serve as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs.


New vendor selected for curriculum management
The Curriculum Management Project, a campuswide initiative to improve the systems used to manage curriculum at UC Santa Cruz, is pleased to announce SmartCatalog has been selected as the vendor for phase one of the project.


Campus hires director for athletics, OPERS
Following a nationwide search, UC Santa Cruz has hired Susan Harriman to serve as the director of athletics and the Office of Physical Education, Recreations and Sports.