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Fields of granite in Yosemite's high country shine with 'glacial polish.'

Fields of granite in Yosemite's high country shine with 'glacial polish.'

Study explains origins of 'glacial polish'

UC Santa Cruz geologists have revealed a new understanding of the structure and origin of "glacial polish," the smooth and shiny surfaces caused by glaciers moving over many of the rock formations in Yosemite National Park.

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Passenger pigeon genome explains rapid extinction

Passenger pigeon genome explains rapid extinction

A new analysis of DNA recovered from museum specimens shows how the pigeon population's low genetic diversity helped lead to its demise.

Mellon Foundation grant expands humanities impact

Mellon Foundation grant expands humanities impact

A $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is now supporting a new five-year project, "Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics."

'Nuestra Historias' features rich legacy of campus past

'Nuestra Historias' features rich legacy of campus past

A trove of historic materials discovered during a reorganization of the Chicano Latino Resource Center office opens to public view in a student exhibit Nov. 30.

Award-winning season for cross country team

Award-winning season for cross country team

NCAA Division III awards include coach of the year, male, female, and freshman runners of the year, as team attends national championship for the first time.

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