UCSC Prioritizes Research Over Teaching
UC Santa Cruz continues to grasp at prestige as a research university, but has largely neglected research’s counterpart — teaching. In the 2013-14 academic year, a group of 55 individuals formed the Planning Task Force (PTF) to brainstorm what would become “Envision UCSC,” a strategic…
Disciplines Connected Through Cosmos
The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research launched its first public event, “Questions That Matter: Making the Cosmos Local,” on Jan. 27. About 200 attendees listened to a dialogue between UCSC physics professor Anthony Aguirre and associate history professor Minghui Hu at the Kuumbwa…
First Regents Meeting of the Year Addresses Funding and Budgets
UC regents and leaders of California’s higher education met on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 to discuss the future of higher education in the state. Napolitano began by reminding all of The Master Plan, which is supposed to keep everyone focused on moving forward, particularly with increasing collaborative, cooperative research, and ensuring that a UC education becomes more economically accessible.
Social Sciences Receives $7.4 Million in Research Grants
Exploring the dimensions of research grants provided to the social sciences division of UCSC, assistant dean of the division, Kyle Eischen enlightens those who are unfamiliar with the great benefits of research, and researchers are interviewed on what type of projects they’re undertaking.