Klingon Creator Returns to UCSC
As part of the 9th Amah Mutsun Speaker Series hosted by UCSC’s American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), UCSC alumnus and creator of “Star Trek’s” Klingon and Vulcan languages Marc Okrand spoke at a public campus event on Nov. 9.
Supporting Sustainable Projects Through the Carbon Fund
A lighting retrofit for the Santa Cruz Wharf, a bike generator for local youth and an energy dashboard to provoke behavior change are just some of the student projects chosen by the Carbon Fund committee last year. Now entering its fourth year, the Carbon Fund has supported 20 projects since its start in 2010.
Tutoring Services in Need of Funding
Failing a midterm, failing a class, or withdrawing from the university are realities students face every quarter. While the UC budget crisis decreased funding for many aspects of the university, one campus unit has been forced to seek funds from students in order to continue services for upcoming years.
$730,000 Sows Seeds for Sustainable Future
Recently, UC Santa Cruz’s environmental studies department received a sizable opportunity to invest in more extensive research and broaden their academic horizons.
Bright Futures for Bright Students
Entering college represents a new chapter in a student’s life — a time when excited minds are asked to polish their voices and translate thoughts into words.
Bike Accident Results in Fatality
A UC Santa Cruz library worker and alumnus was killed in a bike accident while traveling along Highway 1 on Nov. 2.
Vigil Provides Hope and Support
Rather than being surrounded by students posing for pictures or watching the sunset, the Porter Squiggle stood illuminated last week by dozens of small white bags, each containing two electric candles and a message of hope.
Student Workers Protest for Quality of Life and Education
As the crowd chanted “UC turn the page, I demand a higher wage,” a group of about 50 protestors hoisted up signs with several indications of their demands for improving the quality of life for teaching assistants and other student workers.
Exploring New Territory in Experimental Economics
UC Santa Cruz’s experimental economics program performed a new experiment this year — bringing the North American Science Association conference to UCSC for the first time in its 25-year history.
First ‘Ed Talk’ Highlights Inspiring Speakers
Chancellor George Blumenthal and Mayor Hilary Bryant co-hosted the inaugural “Ed Talks” on Oct. 17 in downtown Santa Cruz as a part of the Founders Celebration, a series of events celebrating innovation, creativity and the arts. Inspired by the popular web series “TED Talks,” Ed Talks showcased three UCSC professors, David Haussler, Terrie Williams and Alan Christy, and their respective areas of expertise.