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Alumna Reyna Grande wins 2007 American Book Award for first novel

UC Santa Cruz alumna Reyna Grande has been honored with a 2007 American Book Award for her debut novel, Across A Hundred Mountains. The American Book Awards, established in 1978, aim to acknowledge the excellence and multicultural diversity of American writing. [More]

UCSC contributes books for Google digital library project

UCSC was the first UC campus to contribute a shipment of books from its library for the Google Books Library Project, which is scanning university and public library books to make the full text searchable online. [More]

NAACP chairman says King's spirit can help overcome racial divides

NAACP chairman Julian Bond criticized the nationís electoral process and the Bush administration, recounted the turbulent civil rights era, and spoke of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in a wide-ranging address at the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation January 30. [More ]