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What began 50 years ago as a student garden has evolved into a movement for social justice. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

What began 50 years ago as a student garden has evolved into a movement for social justice. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

The people's farm

The experiment in organic gardening that began at UC Santa Cruz in 1967 is now the oldest university-based organic research and education facility in the country. More than 1,500 apprentices have learned the art and practice of organic farming and gardening, making them the 'signature crop.'

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Theresa Milam Thomas

Theresa Milam Thomas

Office Manager, Arboretum

The office manager with two years on campus is the July honoree in the Staff Advisory Board’s Staff Recognition Program.

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Dear Mexico

Dear Mexico

Writing in the 'San Francisco Chronicle,' Associate Professor Mark Massoud tells Mexico he's close to overstaying his tourist visa because the country has so much to offer.

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Awards spotlight commitment to teaching

Awards spotlight commitment to teaching

Seven faculty members, selected from more than 500 nominations, were presented with the Academic Senate's Excellence in Teaching awards.

Katharyne Mitchell to lead Social Sciences Division

Katharyne Mitchell to lead Social Sciences Division

Katharyne Mitchell joins UC Santa Cruz as dean of the Division of Social Sciences on Aug. 15. She comes from the University of Washington's Department of Geography.

'Little Cub' offers chance to see galaxy demise

'Little Cub' offers chance to see galaxy demise

A primitive galaxy that could provide clues about the early universe has been spotted by astronomers as it begins to be consumed by a gigantic neighboring galaxy.

Campus admits record number of transfers

Campus admits record number of transfers

UC Santa Cruz offered admission to 27,216 students for the upcoming academic year with a record number of offers made to California community college students.

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