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UC Santa Cruz community members march in the annual city holiday parade.

Together we rise: a year in review

From being welcomed into the American Association of Universities to launching a new program in serious games, UC Santa Cruz had a remarkable year.

Keynote

Update on UC’s seismic safety initiative

Update on UC’s seismic safety initiative

Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor

The campus has about 600 buildings, both big and small, that are included in the seismic safety initiative.

From our newscenter

Surprising explanation for colorful coot chicks

Surprising explanation for colorful coot chicks

Adult American coots are mostly black and gray, but their chicks sport bright orange and red coloring which helps their parents choose favorites.

Cancer drug works but differently than believed

Cancer drug works but differently than believed

Palbociclib is clinically approved for treating breast cancer, but the drug's molecular mechanism is not what scientists had thought it was.

How genetics and social games drive mating

How genetics and social games drive mating

From monogamy to promiscuity, new research explains the evolution of mating systems based on conflicts between cooperation and competition.

New program in natural language processing

New program in natural language processing

Professor Marilyn Walker will direct the new master’s degree program in the burgeoning field of computational processing of speech and text.

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Awards and Honors

The Line Up

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