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Author, alumna bell hooks asks, 'What’s Love Got to Do With It?'

Outspoken scholar and cultural critic bell hooks, a UCSC alumna, will speak on the topic “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Ending Domination,” on campus November 15. Admission is free and the public is invited. hooks has published more than 30 books and numerous articles focusing on the politics of race, class, and gender, and how they produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and domination. [More]

Chancellor addresses community college leaders

Chancellor George Blumenthal told top community college administrators last week that the University of California has dramatically increased the enrollment of transfer students since setting ambitious goals in 1997, but more needs to be done. [More]

New Social Sciences research award honors Martin Chemers

The newly established Martin M. Chemers Award for Outstanding Research in the Division of Social Sciences will annually honor a faculty member who has earned an outstanding national and international reputation in her or his field. Having the research award established in his name is "a great honor," said Chemers. The inaugural award was presented on October 11 to psychology professor Bruce Bridgeman, who has made essential contributions to the study of vision and perception. [More ]