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October 4-10, 2004
Vol. 9, No. 8

Book on plant resins garners award...and more

More than 40 staff, faculty retired over the summer

Earth scientist Susan Schwartz fields earthquake questions

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Alumnus Joseph DeRisi wins $500,000 'genius' grant

Joseph DeRisi, who received his B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Santa Cruz, is among 23 new MacArthur Fellows. DeRisi is developing the means to measure thousands of genes simultaneously in an effort to decode the mysteries of cellular function. [More]

Acting Chancellor Chemers issues fall message

In his fall message to the campus community, Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers discusses the incoming class of students, budget challenges, AIS as well as other "transformation" initiatives, and the campus's 40th-year celebration. [More]