2012  Social Sciencesrss

  • February 16, 2012

    Winner selected for first Gabe Zimmerman scholarship

    Yethzéll Díaz, a senior majoring in Latin American and Latino studies and sociology, is the recipient of the first Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship at UC Santa Cruz named for the UCSC alumnus and slain congressional aide.

  • February 14, 2012

    Big cats on campus: mountain lion sightings prompt UCSC expert forum

    Excited by two recent mountain lion spottings on and near campus, a large crowd attended a UCSC forum on these powerful but shy and elusive predators.

  • February 13, 2012

    Farm apprentice graduate honored in Bronx Black History Month ceremony

    Karen Washington, a graduate of the 2008 apprenticeship class at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz, was honored at the annual Black History Month Celebration in the Bronx, N.Y.

  • February 13, 2012

    Investor behavior expert to describe investors' worst enemy

    Finance professor Terrance Odean, an expert on investor behavior, will speak on "The Investor's Worst Enemy," Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Room 180, the Simularium, in the Engineering 2 building on the UCSC campus. His lecture is free and open to the public.

  • February 09, 2012

    Mountain lion research seminar set for Monday on campus

    Environmental Studies Professor Chris Wilmers, who has been tracking and studying mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains for three years, will discuss his research at an informational seminar "Mountain Lions and People in the Santa Cruz Mountains," 7 p.m. Monday, February 13, in Classroom Unit 2.

  • February 09, 2012

    New book traces UCSC’s role in organic and sustainable farm movement

    A new book published by the UCSC Library’s Regional History Project offers a window into the 40-year history of how UC Santa Cruz--and California’s Central Coast—became leaders in the organic farming and sustainable agriculture movement.

  • February 03, 2012

    Community Studies alumna brings one-woman show to Santa Cruz

    UC Santa Cruz alumna Taren Sterry returns to Santa Cruz as Hospice of Santa Cruz County and the UCSC Community Studies department co-sponsor her one-woman show, 180 Days, Thursday, February 16, 7-9 p.m. at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz.

  • February 03, 2012

    Phillip Hammack receives early career award in psychology

    Phillip. L. Hammack, assistant professor of psychology at UC Santa Cruz, has been named recipient of the 2011 Early Career Award of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Division of Peace Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA).

  • February 01, 2012

    Lecturer's book named Outstanding Scholarship in Medical Anthropology

    A book co-written by Barbara Rose Johnston, an occasional lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, has been selected for Outstanding Scholarship in Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology, a division of the American Anthropological Association.

  • January 27, 2012

    Catherine Cooper wins 2012 Social Policy Book Award

    A book published last year by psychology professor Catherine Cooper has been selected for the 2012 Social Policy Book Award by the Society for Research in Adolescence.

  • January 26, 2012

    Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle presents 6th Keeley Lecture

    Legendary oceanographer, explorer, and author Sylvia Earle will present the sixth Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the UC Santa Cruz Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

  • January 20, 2012

    UCSC's Paul Lubeck provides analysis on insurgency in Nigeria's north

    Bombings Friday (January 20) struck the northern Nigerian city of Kano where UCSC sociology professor Paul Lubeck conducted research last summer and where many UCSC students have worked as interns as part of the Global Information Internship Program (GIIP).

  • January 19, 2012

    9th annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner to support UCSC students

    UC Santa Cruz will host its ninth annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner--one of UCSC's premier fundraising events--on Feb. 25 in San Jose. The proceeds provide significant undergraduate scholarships and fellowships for students.

  • January 17, 2012

    Conference focuses attention on Labor Across the Food System

    A free public conference at UC Santa Cruz February 3 and 4 will address the question of "Labor Across the Food System." Scholars, researchers, and activists from California and beyond will gather to discuss the role of labor and social justice in reshaping the contemporary global food system.

  • January 10, 2012

    In Memoriam - Jack Schaar

    After a recent diagnosis of cancer, Professor Emeritus Jack Schaar died on December 25.