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The performance is the result of an extensive collaboration between students, staff, and faculty. (Photo by Steve DiBartolomeo)

The performance is the result of an extensive collaboration between students, staff, and faculty. (Photo by Steve DiBartolomeo)

'Zoot Suit' still relevant four decades later

When Zoot Suit premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1978, it was more than just an instant success. As former Los Angeles Times theater critic Sylvie Drake recently observed, “it exploded on the stage with the force of a sociopolitical A-bomb.”

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Fidget toys aren’t just hype

Fidget toys aren’t just hype

In 'The Conversation,' Katherine Isbister explains how fidget items can have some practical uses for adults. Her research group is looking at their usefulness for children.

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Humanities underscored by wartime experience

Humanities underscored by wartime experience

Irena Polić, this year's Outstanding Staff Award honoree, is managing director of UC Santa Cruz’s Institute for Humanities Research.

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Astronomer awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize

Astronomer awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber's groundbreaking studies of galaxies helped establish many of the foundational principles of modern cosmology.

Technology doesn't have to be a headache

Technology doesn't have to be a headache

Psychology Professor Steve Whittaker is working to improve the way we interface with technology—and harnessing it to improve our well-being.

New fish species shows rare parental care behavior

New fish species shows rare parental care behavior

Evolutionary biologist Giacomo Bernardi and his students discovered a new species of damselfish that cares for its young.

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