Weekly Keynotes

  • November 28, 2017

    Troubling tax reform

    By Tyrus Miller, Vice Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies — Legislation speeding through Congress would spell trouble for public higher education.

  • October 31, 2017

    Progress made on Student Housing West

    By Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services — We have selected Capstone Development Partners as our preferred developer to deliver the project, and they have been working alongside UC Santa Cruz team members in developing building siting, density and program adjacencies.

  • October 31, 2017

    Diverse students, diverse experiences

    By Richard Hughey, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education and Interim Vice Provost for Global Engagement — In a time of increased insularity around the world, how does UC Santa Cruz broaden student—and faculty—interaction with ideas and views from around the state, country, and globe?

  • October 09, 2017

    Sustainability plan charts course forward

    By Elida Erickson, Sustainability Director — The campus community is invited to learn more about the new sustainability plan during an Oct. 19 kick-off event at the Arboretum.

  • August 07, 2017

    Federal support essential for cutting-edge research

    By Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor for Research—The University of California is at a crossroads in its push to remain the leading educational system in world-class research. Across our campuses, institutes, and partnerships, discussions are taking place regarding the drastic reductions to federal research funding being considered in Washington, D.C., that threaten to disrupt our capacity to produce invaluable research.

  • June 02, 2017

    Curriculum changes announced

    By Martin Berger, Acting Vice Provost for Academic Affairs — Each year, departments add, update and, occasionally, discontinue academic programs in our ongoing efforts to ensure that we provide our students with the most relevant educational offerings.

  • May 16, 2017

    Housing expansion supports student success

    By Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor Business and Administrative Services — Living on campus is an important element in the success of our students and we have a responsibility to ensure adequate on-campus housing for our current and future students.

  • January 24, 2017

    A reimagined Science and Engineering Library

    By Herbert Lee, Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor — Saws are whirring on an innovative project to reshape undergraduate science education. Construction crews are converting the Science & Engineering Library’s S.H. Cowell Room into a 99-seat active learning classroom. The classroom, a first of its kind for our campus, is set to open next fall and is a significant first step in a multi-phased renovation for this library.

  • January 10, 2017

    Focus on advancing campus priorities

    By Herbert Lee, Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor — My primary goal is to keep the campus running smoothly and to keep campus priorities moving forward. We have a number of things in the planning process, and they need to be progressing or brought to completion.