Weekly Keynotes

  • November 26, 2019

    Giving Tuesday to support student basic needs

    The fall quarter is sprinting toward its finish, some desperately needed rain is on the horizon, and soon we will all have a short break from our work and studies, hopefully to spend time with family and friends.

  • October 08, 2019

    $8.5 million gift to expand pioneering genomics research

    I am delighted to announce that an anonymous donor has gifted our Genomics Institute $8.5 million. The pledge will enable our researchers to expand their pioneering work, to continue unraveling evolutionary riddles, and to take aim at the genetic diseases and disorders that affect humankind.

  • September 16, 2019

    Designing or redesigning courses? There’s no need to go it alone!

    Support and advice in planning and designing courses and syllabi is easily available to faculty, and it’s all accessible from their office or home.

  • April 19, 2019

    Who’s afraid of multifactor authentication?

    Over the next six months, UCSC is transitioning to mandatory MFA for most campus online systems that require a Gold password.

  • March 05, 2019

    Federal funds invested in research infrastructure

    UC Santa Cruz will invest nearly $6 million in its research tools this academic year, thanks to awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes for Health.

  • February 26, 2019

    Solar project advances campus sustainability

    Our 2017–2022 Campus Sustainability Plan calls on us to develop a plan to add four megawatts of solar photovoltaic to the campus—and this two-megawatt project gets us half way there. We continue to study additional opportunities to harness the sun's energy to support our mission of education and research.

  • February 19, 2019

    New handbook represents campus’s collaborative approach to supporting students with disabilities

    As a campus dedicated to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive academically, UCSC has a responsibility as well as a commitment to provide full access to academic courses and programs to students with disabilities.

  • February 05, 2019

    Campus to deliver new student orientation online

    Our goal is to provide the best experience for our students and this new approach allows students to learn at their own pace.

  • January 29, 2019

    Mentoring for a new millennium

    Until recently, higher education faculty and staff were largely left to intuit the qualities of a good mentor or to replicate the mentoring habits–skillful or unskillful–that they themselves experienced as undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers.

  • January 22, 2019

    Enhancing campus internationalization

    The American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Lab is off to a great start and steadily progressing. This effort will support the development of comprehensive internationalization strategies for our campus with the goal of integrating global perspectives in all areas of teaching, research, and scholarship, and leveraging the possibilities to move forward the Strategic Academic Plan.

  • January 14, 2019

    Improving the Strategic Academic Plan

    The campus community is invited to a town hall on Friday to learn more about the reworked Strategic Academic Plan document.