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Leila Takayama greets the 11-month-old son of her research assistant, who is beaming in remotely via a robot. (Photo by Melissa De Witte)

Leila Takayama greets the 11-month-old son of her research assistant, who is beaming in remotely via a robot. (Photo by Melissa De Witte)

Refining robots

Leila Takayama's work focuses on improving the design and function of personal robots to make them more appealing to humans, expanding what they can do for us.

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Initiative focuses on addressing sexual violence

Initiative focuses on addressing sexual violence

Beyond Compliance has announced an ambitious, multi-year plan to move the campus closer to a future free from sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Geologists deploying sensors to solve mysteries

Geologists deploying sensors to solve mysteries

A team of geologists will deploy a vast array of seismometers along the Alaska Peninsula in an experiment they hope will solve long-standing mysteries.

Campus moving forward with Kresge renewal

Campus moving forward with Kresge renewal

In the coming years, UC Santa Cruz will embark on an extensive two-phase renewal and revitalization of Kresge College.

Everyday conversations foster children's learning

Everyday conversations foster children's learning

For more than 20 years, Maureen Callanan has worked with Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose to study how children learn to think about the world around them.

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