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Erika Zavaleta, left, and Beth Shapiro won for their innovative proposals.

Erika Zavaleta, left, and Beth Shapiro won for their innovative proposals.

Two UC Santa Cruz biologists receive Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor awards

Professors of ecology and evolutionary biology Beth Shapiro and Erika Zavaleta are among a select group of innovators in science education chosen for HHMI funding. They will use biodiversity surveys and field research to get more students engaged in science.

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The 'Year of Alumni'

The 'Year of Alumni'

Keith Brant, Vice Chancellor, University Relations

To honor the achievements of alumni and the 50th anniversary of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association, the campus is marking 2018 as the "Year of Alumni."

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A call to end Senate minority obstruction

A call to end Senate minority obstruction

Writing in "The Conversation," politics professor Daniel Wirls agrees with the president that the U.S. Senate should end its 60-vote majority rule.

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Students tackle poverty and income inequality

Students tackle poverty and income inequality

Professor Heather Bullock directs the UC Santa Cruz Blum Center where students acquire the skills they will need to help build a more equitable society.

Scientists unravel how cells control growth, size

Scientists unravel how cells control growth, size

Scientists studying how cells control size and growth rate are closing in on fundamental mechanisms common to all cells that are disrupted in cancer.

Tom Killion: A life in color

Tom Killion: A life in color

Alumnus Tom Killion, whose intricate woodcut prints have captured scenes of rugged beauty for decades, brings his traveling exhibit to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History this month.

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