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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


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

Basic Research in Fruit Flies Leads to Potential Drug for Diseases Afflicting Millions

A stable cell line of Wolbachia-infected fruit fly cells turned out to be an invaluable tool for researchers seeking new drugs to treat river blindness and related diseases. That's because the parasitic worms that cause these diseases are actually...
12-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature-Based Solutions Can Prevent $50 Billion in Gulf Coast Flood Damages

While coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast, restoration of marshes and oyster reefs are among the most cost-effective solutions for reducing those risks, according to a...
9-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz Research Signals Arrival of a Complete Human Genome

New research from a UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute-affiliated team from the Jack Baskin School of Engineering just published in the journal Nature Biotechnology attempts to close huge gaps in our genomic reference map. The research uses nanopore...
19-Mar-2018 4:15 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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