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Vol. 11, No. 16

Brenna Fessenden, student in Ghana

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Scientists help shape policy in proposed plan for marine reserves

As part of the Science Advisory team for California's Marine Life Protection Act, UCSC's Mark Carr is right in the thick of efforts to protect ocean ecosystems. "The establishment of marine reserves is one of the biggest marine conservation issues not only in California, but the whole world," he says. [More]

Researchers look at how to get more fresh food to schools and universities

More salad bars and fresh produce in the nation's schools, universities, and hospitals is the idea behind an ambitious two-year study of the feasibility of "farm-to-institution" programs. Researchers at the University of California's Santa Cruz and Davis campuses are working together on the project. [More]

New report analyzes housing options for faculty and staff

A new report analyzing campus housing options has recommended building denser housing for faculty and staff and creating a nimble, semi-autonomous housing entity. The nearly 200-page report was compiled by a consulting firm at the direction of David Kliger, campus provost and executive vice chancellor. [More]