- December 14, 2016
To seriously tackle climate change, greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by at least 80 percent by 2050, according to "From Risk to Return: Investing in a Clean Energy," a new report whose lead author is Tim Duane, a UC Santa Cruz professor of environmental studies.
- December 01, 2016
Environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott will lead a research team to explore biodiversity, sustainability, and ecosystem services in urban agricultural landscapes.
- November 15, 2016
The California Academy of Sciences has awarded its highest honor, the Fellows Medal, to Sandra Faber, professor emerita of astronomy and astrophysics, and elected professors Karen Holl and Erika Zavaleta as new Academy Fellows.
- October 26, 2016
Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars drive themselves. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Actually, pretty good, according to Adam Millard-Ball, assistant professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz. In fact, pedestrians might end up with the run of the place.
- October 24, 2016
A garlic-growing workshop is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the UC Santa Cruz Hay Barn.
- October 20, 2016
A $275,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help Colleges Nine and Ten at UC Santa Cruz expand projects in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties to promote food security and food justice among predominantly Spanish-speaking, farmworker families.
- October 20, 2016
How and why politics and policy are failing minority groups was a central theme at the UC Santa Cruz Division of Social Sciences’ fourth annual research event, "Politics of Change?! The Social Sciences Take on 2016."
- October 18, 2016
Art and science mix when the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz holds its fifth open house and fundraiser Nov. 12-13 at the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn.
- October 11, 2016
Student Raymond LeBeau, a member of the Pit River tribe, is honing his skills and his familiarity with environmental law at UC Santa Cruz in order to help tribal communities.
- October 08, 2016
“Politics of Change?!” is the timely topic for the 2016 Research Frontiers Evening Wednesday, Oct. 19, presented by the UC Santa Cruz Social Sciences Division three weeks before the presidential election.
- September 30, 2016
UC Santa Cruz ranks in the top 20 of Sierra magazine’s list of “Cool Schools” in large part because of its dedication to improving the campus food system.
- September 28, 2016
The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce debate over its effects and alternatives.
- September 14, 2016
Fresh produce, music, farm tours, cooking demonstrations, and much more await visitors at the 2016 UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- September 02, 2016
Former NFL star defensive end Kalimba Edwards is on an ambitious mission: He hopes to one day create a self-sustaining food system that can feed the nation’s hungry and homeless.
- August 29, 2016
Aspiring organic farmers and gardeners are invited to apply for the 2017 apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The class of 2017 will mark the 50th year of the Apprenticeship, the longest running university-based organic farming and gardening training program in the U.S.
- August 22, 2016
Faculty in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz secured more than $7.6 million in research grants during the 2015-2016 academic year, Dean Sheldon Kamieniecki announced.
- August 12, 2016
Three UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. candidates have been awarded 2016-2017 fellowships from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
- August 03, 2016
With growing numbers of students and educators interested in sustainable agriculture, food justice, and experiential education, the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) conference held July 29–31 at UC Santa Cruz highlighted hands-on educational efforts that bridge scientific and social issues.
- August 03, 2016
UC President Janet Napolitano visited UC Santa Cruz this week and stopped in on Dickens Universe, UCSC Farm, games and robotics programs, Youth Empowerment Institute, and COSMOS sessions.
- August 03, 2016
UC Santa Cruz students at the Sustainable Agriculture Educators Association conference show how they advocate for social justice, nutrition security, and food equity.
- August 01, 2016
Harrell Fletcher, a former UC Santa Cruz Farm apprentice who recently created the campus-wide art project Collective Museum, will return as keynote speaker for the sixth annual Farm to Fork benefit dinner.
- July 20, 2016
Nearly 400 agriculture educators, trainers, food system activists, farmers, cooks, and students of sustainable agriculture from around the country will visit UC Santa Cruz July 29-31 as the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association holds its seventh national conference.
- June 24, 2016
UC Santa Cruz storytelling project StoryCruz captures first-person narratives from graduate students describing their research and their hopes.
- June 08, 2016
Five UC Santa Cruz students will team with UCSC faculty and staff to improve campus and community food systems as part of the UC Global Food Initiative’s fellowship program.
- June 01, 2016
The opportunity to obtain fresh, organic produce and flowers from the UC Santa Cruz Farm and Garden opens for the 2016 season beginning Tuesday, June 7.
- May 11, 2016
This year's annual Strawberry and Justice Festival festival takes place Thursday, May 19 from 4–6:30 p.m. at the Hay Barn at UC Santa Cruz and features live music, free food, and guest speakers.
- April 11, 2016
UC Santa Cruz invites applications for student fellowship opportunities with the University of California Global Food Initiative (UC GFI).
- April 04, 2016
Teams of naturalists and citizen scientists will fan out across campus to document the area's biodiversity.
- March 31, 2016
When you hear about free gourmet lunches at Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies, the cafeteria worker might not come to mind. Or the shuttle bus drivers, janitors, security guards, and landscapers who serve the region’s tech elite.
- March 24, 2016
The UC Santa Cruz Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is open for business and accepting new and renewing members.
- March 11, 2016
The University of California offers more than 200 courses and 150 programs related to experiential learning in food and sustainable agriculture systems.
- March 07, 2016
A new study by researchers affiliated with UC Santa Cruz and published online in the journal 'BioScience' looks at how nitrogen affects threatened biodiversity across the United States.
- February 29, 2016
Expect the unexpected was the key message from a distinguished group of climate experts and policymakers who gathered for the third annual Climate Science and Policy Conference at UC Santa Cruz.
- February 18, 2016
Court adjudication of California's groundwater basins is more often focused on resolving conflicts among water users and less on sustainable groundwater management, according to a UC Santa Cruz study commissioned by the State Water Resources Control Board.
- February 16, 2016
"Ecosystems of California" is a new comprehensive reference of California’s ecological abundance, featuring contributions from 149 experts including 19 with ties to UC Santa Cruz.
- February 11, 2016
"Garden Cruz: Organic Matters," a workshop series in March on the art and craft of organic, French-intensive food and flower gardening, offers reduced rates to UCSC students involved in campus garden projects.
- February 04, 2016
Steven Chu, former U.S. secretary of energy and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, will speak on "Climate Change and a Low-Cost Path to Sustainable Energy" at the Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy during the third annual Climate Science and Policy conference at UC Santa Cruz.
- January 26, 2016
$560,000 grant will support graduate fellowships and development of a new graduate program.
- January 25, 2016
UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first LASER talk of 2016 on Tuesday, February 2, on campus at the Digital Arts Research Center.
- January 19, 2016
After a landmark deal at last month’s United Nations climate change conference, three UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professors who closely follow climate change offer thoughts on next steps in advance of a major climate conference at UCSC in February.
- January 19, 2016
It’s hard to do your best academically when you’re not eating well, but that’s the dilemma facing many University of California students.