Photos from the Division of Social Sciences


    2018

  • Harvest Festival

    Harvest Festival

    Fresh produce, music, farm tours, cooking demonstrations, and much more awaited visitors at the UCSC Farm & Garden’s annual Fall Harvest Festival on September 30th.
  • Research Frontiers Evening

    Research Frontiers Evening

    The Social Sciences Division held its seventh interdisciplinary Research Frontiers Evening on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The evening's theme was "In the Public Interest: Youth Empowerment, Criminal Justice and Ethical Science."
  • Community Housing Forum

    Community Housing Forum

    On Monday, October 22, 2018 at Kresge Town Hall, the Division hosted a public forum on the Santa Cruz Housing Crisis and proposed solutions including rent control.
  • No Place Like Home 2018

    No Place Like Home 2018

    Over 300 people gathered to hear findings from the “No Place Like Home” study Steve McKay and his colleague Miriam Greenberg led about housing in Santa Cruz County, as well as a panel of experts exploring possible solutions to the affordable housing crisis.
  • Fall Breakfast 2018

    Fall Breakfast 2018

    The Division of Social Sciences gathered for the annual fall breakfast that recognized outstanding staff and faculty.
  • 2018 Student Awards

    2018 Student Awards

    Undergraduate research, scholarship, and a commitment to social justice was celebrated at the Division of Social Sciences annual student awards ceremony.
  • 2018 Distinguished Alumni Recognition

    Distinguished Alumni Recognition

    Virginia Espino, oral historian and filmmaker, and Héctor Tobar, award-winning journalist, received the Division's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Climate Conference 2018

    Climate Conference 2018

    The annual Climate Science and Policy Conference at UC Santa Cruz brings the people who are making a difference in addressing climate change—distinguished scientists, policy makers, communicators, and practitioners from throughout the United States—to engage with the UC Santa Cruz campus and surrounding community.

  • 2017

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    Chicano Latino Research Center Archive

    The Chicano Latino Research Center archive is an unearthed rich legacy of campus history and scholarship. It shows the evolution of a discipline and how UC Santa Cruz was at the vanguard in the fields of Latin American, Latino and migration studies.
  • Research Frontiers Evening 2017

    Research Frontiers Evening 2017

    "Now is the time... Here is the place" was the theme of the annual interdisciplinary Research Frontiers Evening, held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Museum of Art & History.
  • No Place Like Home Event

    No Place Like Home Event

    Over 600 people gathered to hear findings from a study McKay and his colleague Miriam Greenberg - joined by a team of 200 undergraduate students - led about housing in Santa Cruz.
  • Fall Breakfast 2017

    Fall Breakfast 2017

    The Division of Social Sciences gathered for the annual fall breakfast that recognized outstanding staff and faculty. Read more >
  • Muhammad Yunus Book Event

    Muhammad Yunus Book Event

    Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus discussed his vision for an alternative economic system before a full house at UC Santa Cruz on Tuesday, October 11 at an event hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Blum Center for Poverty, Social Enterprise and Participatory Governance and Bookshop Santa Cruz.
  • 2017 Student Awards

    2017 Student Awards

    Undergraduate research, scholarship, and a commitment to social justice was celebrated at the Division of Social Sciences annual student awards ceremony.
  • In the Ruins of the Present: Neoliberalism and Cruel Populism Suffocate the Future

    In the Ruins of the Present: Neoliberalism and Cruel Populism Suffocate the Future

  • Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony 2017

    Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony 2017

    The Division of Social Sciences honors alumna Kris Perry (Merrill, ’86, psychology and sociology) with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Project Grad Los Angeles & Gumball Foundation Dinner

    Project Grad Los Angeles & Gumball Foundation Dinner

    Students, faculty, and staff from across campus were invited to meet and mingle with the UCSC alumni who help make college dreams a reality and ensure student success.

  • 2016

  • Research Frontiers Evening 2016

    Research Frontiers Evening 2016

    “Politics of Change?! The Social Sciences Take on 2016” was the theme for this year’s "Research Frontiers Evening," an annual interdisciplinary event held by the Division of Social Sciences.
  • No Place Like Home Launch Event

    No Place Like Home Launch Event

    More than 400 community members packed the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History to hear preliminary findings from a housing study conducted by sociology professors Miriam Greenberg and Steve McKay.
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    The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History

    The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History continues to support many of Professor's Norris' endeavors as well as take his vision for natural history education and research to a broader community and state-wide level.
  • Economics Graduation

    Economics Graduation

    The Economics Department presents the 2016 graduating class.
  • 2016 Student Awards

    2016 Student Awards

    Undergraduate research, scholarship, and a commitment to social justice was celebrated on May 26 at the Division of Social Sciences annual student awards ceremony.
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    Just Data? Justice, Knowledge and Care in an Age of Precision Medicine

    On May 18 & 19, experts from the nation’s leading research institutions, healthcare providers and medical groups gathered to discuss the ethical questions and practical implications of precision medicine.
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    Borders and Belonging

    Kicking off the Borders and Belonging series on April 29 was a screening of María en Tierra De Nadie (Maria in Nobody’s Land), the award-winning documentary chronicling migrants crossing central America. The event also honored the 15th anniversary of the Department of Latin American and Latino studies.
  • Steele

    Stereotype threat: How it affects us and what we can do about it

    Claude Steele, a social psychologist and provost of UC Berkeley, spoke to the UCSC community about his research on the social impact of stereotype identities.

  • Conference

    Third Annual Climate Science & Policy Conference

    Presented by the divisions of Social Sciences and Physical and Biological Sciences, the theme of the third annual climate science & policy conference was Earth's Climate Future: Uncharted Territory. Panels focused on public health, geoengineering, and geopolitics.
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    Collective Museum Farm Tour

    The Collective Museum assembled unique people, places, research histories, and the landscape of UC Santa Cruz to create an exhibition like no other.

  • 2015

  • Research Frontiers Evening 2015

    Research Frontiers Evening 2015

    The Division of Social Sciences’ third annual Research Frontiers event took place on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

  • Photo: Happy Graduates!

    Economics Graduation

    The Economics department held their undergraduate graduation ceremony on June 12th, 2015 in the Stevenson Event Center.
  • Photo: Anthropology Graduation

    Anthropology Graduation

    The Anthropology department held its graduation ceremony and celebration on June 12th, 2015 at the campus Arboretum.

  • Photo: Latin American and Latino Studies Graduation

    Latin American and Latino Studies Graduation

    The Latin American and Latino Studies department honored its newest graduates. Congrats, Class of 2015!

  • Photo: Politics and Legal Studies Graduation

    Politics and Legal Studies Graduation

    Politics and the Legal Studies Department held an intimate gathering and reception for its graduates at the Merrill College provost's house. The canopy of redwoods provided an idyllic - and very Santa Cruz - backdrop.
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    Anthropology179/History 158C: Slavery in the Atlantic World class

    Anthropology179/History 158C: Slavery in the Atlantic World class ended the quarter with a poster session about how they used archaeological methods and historical research to understand specific sites associated with African Slavery in the New World.
  • Photo: Student and professor with tubes

    Anthropology Ceramics Lab

    Clay and ceramic materials from around the world are classified and analyzed through the operations of the Ceramic Analysis Research Lab at UCSC.
  • Photo: Oculus Rift in action

    Professor Davidenko's Virtual Studies Lab

    Peek inside psychology professor Nick Davidenko's virtual studies lab.
  • Photo: Haney with students

    Professor Craig Haney and his Graduate Seminar

  • Photo: Bloomberg Terminal

    Bloomberg Terminal

  • Photo: Division Awards

    2014-2015 Undergraduate Division Award Ceremony

    The Division of Social Sciences honored the 2014-2015 undergraduate division award winners on May 28 at an invitation-only lunch for students and their families, faculty mentors, as well as our Northern California Board of Councilors members.

  • Meet LALS Professor Cat Ramirez

    Meet LALS Professor Cat Ramirez

    Photos from class with Professor Cat Ramirez.
  • Working for Dignity: The Santa Cruz County Low-Wage Worker Study

    Working for Dignity: The Santa Cruz County Low-Wage Worker Study

    Photos from "Working for Dignity." Steve McKay, associate professor of sociology and director of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Labor Studies, unveiled a multimedia project he and his students created about low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County. Held at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, the exhibit showcased photos, text, interviews, and videos. 
  • Meet Psychology Professor Christy Byrd

    Meet Psychology Professor Christy Byrd

    Photos from a lecture with Professor Christy Byrd of the Psychology Department.
  • Alumni Weekend 2015: Economics Reception

    Alumni Weekend 2015: Economics Reception

    Photos from Alumni Weekend 2015: Economics Reception.
  • Norris Center Dedication

    Alumni Weekend 2015: Kenneth S. Norris Center Dedication

    Faculty, staff, alumni and community friends gathered over alumni weekend to celebrate the new Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History. See photos from the afternoon event >
  • Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award

    Alumni Weekend 2015: Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award

    The UC Santa Cruz Social Sciences Division has named Stephen Bruce, a 1979 economics graduate of Cowell College, as winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15. View photos from the award ceremony >
  • Graduate Research Symposium

    Graduate Research Symposium

    Graduate student researchers from across the divisions explained their work to a diverse audience during the 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium at McHenry Library on Friday, April 24. The symposium included graduate student presentations in a variety of formats, including posters, 10-minute talks, films, and other media. Discover more >
  • Anthropology with Professor Susan Harding

    Meet Anthropology Professor Susan Harding

    Tour the class and offices of anthropology professor Susan Harding. View photos >
  • CISR Lab

    Inside the Center for Integrated Spatial Research Lab

    An inside look into how UCSC tackles issues from climate change to global inequality using spatial data. See all the photos >

    Read the news article >

  • Barn Raising

    Barn on! The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems restores its new home

    As UC Santa Cruz celebrates its 50th anniversary, the campus is re-creating the 150-year-old historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn near the campus entrance.
    Barn on! >

  • Climate Change

    2nd Annual Climate Change Conference

    "No Prospect of an End: Living With an Ever Changing Climate" was organized by The Divisions of Physical & Biological Sciences and Social Sciences to explore how societies can plan for and reach a future where humans and the natural systems on which they depend can flourish, not just a century from now, but far into the future. Explore >
  • Flora Lu and her Environmental Studies Students

    Flora Lu and her Environmental Studies Students

    See Flora Lu, associate professor of Environmental Studies and provost of Colleges 9 and 10, and a few of her students from the Environmental Studies Department. View photos >

  • 2014

  • Research Frontiers Day 2014

    Research Frontiers Day 2014

    Photo highlights from Research Frontiers Day 2014, our annual showcase of collaborative research in the social sciences. Discover >

    Read our coverage in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
  • Fall Breakfast 2014

    Fall Breakfast 2014

    On October 16, 2014,  the Division of Social Sciences gathered for the annual fall breakfast that recognized outstanding staff and faculty and kicked off another great year in social sciences. Fall forward >
  • Sociology 2014 Welcome Lunch

    Sociology 2014 Welcome Lunch

    On October 9, 2014, sociology students, staff and faculty met and mingled over lunch. Department Chair Herman Gray delivered opening remarks. See more >

  • 2014 Photos from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Farm Systems (CASFS)

  • Farm to Fork 2014 Part 1 of 3

    Farm to Fork 2014 Part 1 of 3

    Part 1 includes photos from the preparation of the annual farm to table culinary event, Farm to Fork, at UC Santa Cruz. Farm to Fork 2014 celebrated the sustainable agriculture programs at the Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (CASFS) and raised funds to support the apprentices who study, live, and work there. View >
  • Farm to Fork 2014 Part 2 of 3

    Farm to Fork 2014 Part 2 of 3

    Part 2 of the photo set from UC Santa Cruz's annual Farm to Fork showcases futher prepration and the crucial culinary moments leading up to the big event. See more >
  • Farm to Fork 2014 Part 3 of 3

    Farm to Fork 2014 Part 3 of 3

    Part 3 of the photos concludes with the day of the event. Enjoy more Farm to Fork photos >
  • Art Tour 2014

    Art Tour 2014

    The Art Tour put on by CASFS, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, explores the Farm and Garden, taking special note of the exciting work the apprentices partake in. View the experience >
  • Summer at the Farm

    Summer at the Farm

    Photos from Summer at the UCSC Farm and Garden, both internationally known sites for training and research in organic horticulture and agriculture. Discover more >