Study: Yosemite bears eating less human food

Study: Yosemite bears eating less human food

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- California researchers said they analyzed hair and bone samples of Yosemite National Park bears to track the presence of human food in their diets.

Arthur M. Wolfe, physics and astronomy figure, dies in California

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Arthur M. Wolfe, an American astrophysicist known for his discoveries about star formation and the early universe, died, the University of California says.
First direct observation of cosmic dark matter 'web' described

First direct observation of cosmic dark matter 'web' described

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A hidden "web" of dark matter underlying the visible universe has been seen directly for the first time using a distant "cosmic flashlight," U.S scientists say.
New device turns sunlight and sewage into hydrogen energy source

New device turns sunlight and sewage into hydrogen energy source

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A technology using only sunlight and waste water to produce hydrogen gas could provide a sustainable energy source, U.S. researchers say.
Spacecraft data suggest Saturn moon Titan has thick, rigid ice shell

Spacecraft data suggest Saturn moon Titan has thick, rigid ice shell

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Space probe data suggest Saturn's moon Titan may be covered by a rigid ice shell with large roots extending into an underlying ocean, U.S. scientists say.

Global fears of running out of oil unwarranted, U.S. researchers say

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say fears of running out of oil are unwarranted, as the demand for oil -- but not the supply -- will reach a peak and then decline.

Rape hoax defendant pleads not guilty

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- A judge has ordered a California woman who admitting to a rape hoax not to use the Internet except for schoolwork and to keep getting mental health counseling.
Sea otters could be climate change help

Sea otters could be climate change help

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The fight against climate change could get a helping hand from sea urchin-loving otters in Pacific Ocean waters, researchers say.

Gas clouds support big-bang theory

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say they've detected for the first time pristine clouds of the primordial gas that formed in the first few minutes after the big bang.

Study: Mercury in sea from groundwater

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- Groundwater flowing into the ocean may be a significant source of a highly toxic form of mercury, University of California scientists say.

UC-Santa Cruz vows to find fire bombers

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- University of California-Santa Cruz officials say they are determined to bring to justice those responsible for the firebombings of researchers' homes.

UC Santa Cruz head commits suicide

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 (UPI) -- The embattled chancellor of the University of California-Santa Cruz was found dead in San Francisco from what police believe was a suicide.

VoIP plan to link universities for free

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Robertson Education Empowerment Foundation announced Friday the launch of a VoIP telecom initiative that will link university phone systems for free.

Most California glaciers shrinking

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Seven California glaciers are shrinking rapidly, according to a photographic survey conducted by a university researcher and his associates.

Heinlein estate goes to UC-Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The late world famous science fiction writer Robert Heinlein's literary estate has been donated to the University of California-Santa Cruz archive.
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UC Santa Cruz
Professor Anthony Pratkanis, UC Santa Cruz, discusses a study he conducted about senior investor fraud, during a forum hosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) discussing how regulators and others can better serve and protect older Americans in the investment world on July 17, 2006, at SEC headquarters in Washington. The discussion focused investment fraud an abusive sales tactics aimed at seniors. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg).

The University of California, Santa Cruz, also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC, is a public, collegiate university; one of ten campuses in the University of California. Located 80 miles (130 km) south of San Francisco at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2,001 acres (8.10 km2) of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.

Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz began as a showcase for progressive, cross-disciplinary undergraduate education, innovative teaching methods and contemporary architecture. Since then, it has evolved into a modern research university with a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs, while retaining its reputation for strong undergraduate support and student political activism. The residential college system, which consists of ten small colleges, is intended to combine the student support of a small college with the resources of a major university.

Although some of the original founders had already outlined plans for an institution like UCSC as early as the 1930s, the opportunity to realize their vision did not present itself until the City of Santa Cruz made a bid to the University of California Regents in the mid-1950s to build a campus just outside town, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Santa Cruz site was selected over a competing proposal to build the campus closer to the population center of San Jose. Santa Cruz was selected for the beauty, rather than the practicality, of its location, however, and its remoteness led to the decision to develop a residential college system that would house most of the students on-campus. The formal design process of the Santa Cruz campus began in the late 1950s, culminating in the Long Range Development Plan of 1963. Construction had started by 1964, and the University was able to accommodate its first students (albeit living in trailers on what is now the East Field athletic area) in 1965. The campus was intended to be a showcase for contemporary architecture, progressive teaching methods, and undergraduate research. According to founding chancellor Dean McHenry, the purpose of the distributed college system was to combine the benefits of a major research university with the intimacy of a smaller college. UC President Clark Kerr shared a passion with former Stanford roommate McHenry to build a university modeled as "several Swarthmores" (i.e., small liberal arts colleges) in close proximity to each other. Roads on campus were named after UC Regents who voted in favor of building the campus.

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