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Alumni Achievement Awards to honor researcher, professor, staff member

The Alumni Association has given its top honors to pioneering medical researcher Joseph DeRisi; influential Earth and planetary sciences professor Gary Griggs; and Lynne Wolcott, coordinator of academic advising. [More]

New instrument may help unlock mysteries of raindrop formation

How do raindrops form? The details of how tiny water droplets merge to become full-sized raindrops remain a mystery. UCSC scientists are closing in on an explanation, though, with the help of a new instrument they developed that measures the sizes of water droplets in clouds. [More]