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Students chowing down tuna in dining halls are unaware of mercury exposure risks

Some students are helping themselves to servings of tuna well beyond the amounts recommended to avoid consuming too much mercury. Researchers found that hair mercury levels were closely correlated with how much tuna the students said they ate, and...
28-Jun-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Coral study traces excess nitrogen to Maui wastewater treatment facility

A new method for reconstructing changes in nitrogen sources over time has enabled scientists to connect excess nutrients in the coastal waters of West Maui, Hawaii, to a sewage treatment facility that injects treated wastewater into the ground.
3-Apr-2019 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smile Train partners with UC Santa Cruz researchers on speech therapy game

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a speech therapy game for children with cleft lip or cleft palate and are now partnering with the international charity Smile Train to make the game, called SpokeIt, a resource for affected children...
11-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz launches the country's first graduate program in serious games

UC Santa Cruz is launching the first professional master’s degree program in serious games offered in the United States, with an initial cohort of students starting in fall 2019. Serious games are designed to accomplish a purpose other than pure...
19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz receives significant Hunter S. Thompson collection

An 800-volume collection of works by famed author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson has been donated to Special Collections & Archives at UC Santa Cruz.
27-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Partnership Bolsters Childhood Cancer Research

The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and Dr. Elaine Mardis with other members of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) recently met to bolster an ongoing...
15-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coastal Science and Policy Graduate Program at UC Santa Cruz Welcomes First Cohort of Students

A new graduate program in Coastal Science and Policy at UC Santa Cruz will welcome its first cohort of students in fall 2018. The interdisciplinary master's degree program will prepare students to design and implement solutions to the complex...
6-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Groundwater Recharge Project Informs Sustainability Efforts

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz are addressing the issues of groundwater supply and water quality with an ongoing "managed aquifer recharge" program in the Pajaro Valley, where they have been implementing and studying groundwater recharge projects and...
30-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC Santa Cruz Professor Aims to Expand Science Internships for High School Students

Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta is using a sabbatical at Google to explore ways to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program for high school students that he started in 2009 at UC Santa Cruz.
10-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Election Experts Available to Provide Commentary and Analysis

From polling and party politics to taxes and global warming, the following experts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are available to discuss the hot topics this election season.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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