University of California, Santa Cruz
September 2016
Mars moon is feelin' groovy
A new study explains the cause of some of the mysterious grooves on the surface of Mars's moon, Phobos.
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Silicon Valley Campus
Silicon Valley Campus hosts grand opening
The Sept. 28 celebration, showcasing UC Santa Cruz's new multidisciplinary teaching and research hub, will feature an open house, ribbon cutting, and engaging talks by leading campus thinkers.
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Rising up the rankings
UC Santa Cruz is continuing its ascent in a ranking of the world’s universities.
Alumni Updates
Sammy Slug hugs person at Alumni Weekend
StoryCruz: Alumni Weekend 2016
Alumni Weekend revelers share candid stories about their student days.
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
Dropping in to the White House
Pulitzer Prize-winning surfing memoir by William Finnegan (Cowell '74, English literature) topped President Obama’s reading list.
Julie Snyder
Featured Event
Founders Celebration, October 22, UC Santa Cruz Science & Engineering Library, with a keynote by alumna Julie Snyder of This American Life and co-creator of the hit podcast Serial
» More Exciting Events
Chicago – Wednesday, September 28
Chicago Happy Hour at Chicagoan Lobby Bar
London – Thursday, September 29
Slugs and Tritons Welcome to London at Grand Union Farringdon
» More Regional Events
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
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Beyond the academy
UC Santa Cruz received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help broaden the career preparation of Ph.D. students.
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Grant go-getters
Faculty in the Social Sciences Division secured more than $7.6 million in research grants during the 2015–16 academic year, up from $7.4 million the year before.
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