Category: University of California – Santa Cruz

Genetic analysis system yields new insights into bacterial pneumonia

Researchers developed an inducible CRISPR interference system to turn off individual genes in the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia. In the bacteria in these images, the system was used to…

Big Ideas contest offers up to $20,000 for big ideas in social innovation

Big Ideas is the University of California’s leading early-stage social innovation competition. Now in its 15th year, Big Ideas provides funding up to $20,000, support, and validation to interdisciplinary teams…

Scientists discover how a common mutation leads to ‘night owl’ sleep disorder

A small change in a key component of our biological clocks lengthens the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning.

MacArthur “genius” grant winner reflects on early influences at UC Santa Cruz

Forrest Stuart has built his career pursuing burning questions about the societal underpinnings of poverty and criminalization across disciplines. Stuart said his research focus has been influenced both by his…

UCSC Library completes project to make 670 Cabrillo Music Festival recordings available to public

The University Library at UC Santa Cruz University Library has completed a project to digitize 670 audio recordings featuring a wide variety of works performed at the Cabrillo Festival of…

Feminist studies Ph.D. student receives American Association of University Women fellowship

Vivian Underhill worked for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, a small, grassroots environmental nonprofit in Fairbanks, Alaska, that focuses on economic and climate justice in central and northern Alaska. Vivian…

UCSC alumna Traci Chee named finalist for 2020 National Book Award

We Are Not Free, a work of historical fiction by UC Santa Cruz alumna Traci Chee, has been named a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s…

‘Be the Difference’ Award honors UCSC Molecular Diagnostic Lab

Specialist Scott La working in the UCSC Molecular Diagnostic Lab. (Photo by C. Lagattuta) The UCSC Molecular Diagnostic Lab will be honored as a 2020 Group Winner in the Be…

Doctoral candidate wins Switzer Fellowship for environmental justice research in El Salvador

James Alejandro Artiga-Purcell, a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Studies, was recently selected for the 2020 Switzer Environmental Fellowship as part of a cohort of 20 top scholar-activists from around the…

HSI grant to support graduate students

The GANAS PPOHA project for graduate studies focuses on helping to expand the pipeline of undergraduate students who decide to pursue an advanced degree and ensuring they have the tools…