Education Department Undergraduate Bulletin

3.8.17 - A Loco Bloco Production: On The Hill, I Am Alex Nieto


3.3.17 - Join City Year!


City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. We are an education-focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of paid full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 28 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools for the academic year as tutors, mentors, and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, AmeriCorps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. 

As City Year AmeriCorps members, you'll serve on a diverse team of young people working to support students through one-on-one and small group tutoring, whole class support, mentorship, and more. You'll receive a living stipend, a $5,775 education scholarship, student loan forbearance, and more. Apply by April 30 to find out by May 31 if you've been accepted!

Visit for more info.

3.3.17 - Oakes Spring 2017 Service Learning Course


3.3.17 - SSERC Brown Bag Seminar - Join Us!

Presentation and discussion lead by Dr. Margarita Azmitia, Professor of Psychology.

Please see below for more details. Feel free to invite others! 

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served. Bring your own lunch (BYOL). We hope to see you there!


3.3.17 - Portuguese 80


3.3.17 - Cal Teach Enrollment and Summer Internships

Please refer to this link for the latest Cal Teach newsletter with information about spring quarter Cal Teach enrollment and summer internships.

*The Cal Teach program is included as a part of the Education STEM Minor at UCSC.*

Cal Teach will be participating in UCSC's Giving Day on Wednesday, March 8th. Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and campus programs.

If you are not already committed to supporting another UCSC Giving Day project, we hope you will consider adopting Cal Teach for Giving Day. We are asking for help to raise awareness of our campaign.

During this event, Cal Teach will raise money that will go directly towards helping our current students and recent graduates. The money we raise will support scholarships for a diverse group of interns exploring math and science teaching as a possible career path, provide reimbursements for fees necessary to earn a credential, and contribute funds for new teachers to buy supplies and attend professional development conferences.

There are three ways that you can make a difference in this effort:

1. Give $10.00 or more to Cal Teach on March 8 by going to Giving Day Website and clicking "Give Now.”

2. Email friends, family, and colleagues who may be interested in supporting the future of California's teachers and Cal Teach. An email template is pasted below so all you need to do is copy and paste into your own email to friends and family.

3. Like and share us on our social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

3.3.17 - College Ten Social Justice Workshop


3.1.17 - Academic Interns WANTED!


2.28.17- Director at the Student Volunteer Center

The Student Volunteer Center is hiring two of its three director positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The SVC is a student initiated, student funded program that produces programs for the campus and also connects students to local volunteer opportunities with 300+ nonprofit and social services agencies. Applications are being accepted until two students are hired so students should get their applications in NOW.


2.28.17-New Spring 2017 Class - CLTE 135 Social Justice, Institutions, & Power/ The Origins of Trumpism


2.28.17 - Education 178 Spring 2017
Education 178

2.28.17 - Education 183 Spring 2017
Education 183

2.28.17 - ART 129 Spring 2017

ART 129

2.28.17 - We Stand With the Transgender Community
A message to the UC Santa Cruz community from Herbert Lee, Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor; Martin Berger, Acting Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Campus Diversity Officer for Faculty; and Teresa Maria Linda Scholz, Campus Diversity Officer for Staff and Students

In the wake of President Trump's repeal this week of federal protections for transgender students in public schools, we are proud to state that our campus commitment to transgender members of our community is absolutely unchanged.
We recognize the fear, vulnerability, and anger many are feeling as the Trump administration targets members of the transgender community.

We stand with transgender students, staff, and faculty, all of whom will continue to have unrestricted access to restrooms that conform to their gender identities. A map of all-gender restrooms on campus is online.

Additional on-campus resources include:

Off-campus resources include:

We want to share the words of Janet Mock, whose message to transgender students this week was one of love and affirmation: "I just want you to remember that this is your school too. You deserve to be there just as much as any other student. You deserve equal access, affirmation and an education ... You have agency and voice. Use it to organize, combat against ignorance and resist. You belong, and nothing—absolutely nothing—is wrong with you."

The University of California's statement of support of transgender rights is online.

2.28.17 - UCSB's Global Societies Journal
UCSB Global Societies Journal

2.28.17 - UCDC Application Deadline Reminder

REMINDER: The deadline for applications for the UCDC program for Fall Quarter 2017 or Winter Quarter 2018 is Friday, March 10th.

UCDC is a unique program of internship and study in Washington, D.C. Participants spend a quarter attending classes and conducting an internship in the nation’s capital, while registered as UCSC students and earning academic credit. Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to:

-government and public policy
-science and the environment
-human rights
-electoral politics
-the arts
-business and finance
-media and communications

The application deadline for Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 is Friday, March 10, by 4:00 p.m. To apply, go to Select the Apply link. This section will guide you through the application steps. Keep in mind that two letters of recommendation are required, so please begin the process as soon as possible to allow time to solicit faculty letters and complete the application.

To learn more, pick up information from Merrill Academic Building, Room 10, or see the UCDC website (listed above). If you have any questions, please contact Marianna Santana, UCDC Coordinator, Merrill Academic 10,, or 831-502-7307.

2.28.17 - Corre La Voz
Corre La Voz

2.23.17 - Sociology 173X New Online Spring Course!
SOCY173 enroll

2.22.17 - UCSC Men's Volleyball Team #2 IN AVCA DIVISION III

Congratulations to Paul and the Men's VB team!!

We are so proud of you!!
Go Slugs!!  Slugs Up!!

2.22.17 - Lower East Fied After Dark!

Donation by Rugby Alumnus Lights Up the Lower East Field

"For the first time in the nearly five-decade history of the UC Santa Cruz Rugby team,

a full set of stadium lights illuminate the Lower East Field allowing players to train together

during the dark winter season hours.." Read about the Grateful Slug who donated HERE!

2.22.17 Lower East Field Lights

2.17.17 - Art 80T ONLINE course 

There is a new ONLINE course in Spring and Summer this year:  Art 80T: Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practices. 

This class is open to ALL students. There are no prerequisites or restrictions.  It carries the PE-T General Education designation.

2.17.17- art 80T

2.17.17 - Epicenter Cycle Ladies Night 

2.17.17 ladies night

2.16.17 - ACE Program Information for Spring

ACE is an academic support program that is dedicated to increasing the diversity of UCSC students earning bachelors' degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. ACE is a community of scholars who strive for and commit to academic excellence. 2.16.17- ACE

2.16.17 - Gabe Zimmerman Scholarship Benefit

2.16.17 Gabe Zimmerman benefit

2.16.17 - Clinton Global Initiative University meeting 2017

2.16.17 CGI U

2.16.17 - Social Science Research Council (SSRC) selects UCSC!

Through SSRC's Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program, UCSC has been chosen to participate in the development of new interdisciplinary programs that will strengthen the training of humanities and social science students in preparing effective dissertation research proposals.


2.15.17 - IRT sessions

2.15.17 IRT Sessions

2.14.17 - Attention Students: Sammy Slug Summer Camp Now Hiring

2.14.17 Sammy Summer Camp

2.14.17 - Punjabi 1B, Spring 2017

2.14.17 Punjabi 1B

2.13.17 - 2017 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity, Call for Nominations

2.13.14 Chancellor's Awards

2.13.17 - Education Department Colloquium: Wednesday February 15th, 11:30am - Francisco Rios

2.13.17 Colloquium Flyer

2.10.17 - UCSC PSA

This winter quarter, the Undocumented Student Services office partnered up with CAPS to launch a pilot program in an effort to provide emotional support to ANY student during these difficult times. Every Tuesday, CAPS is facilitating drop-in Let’s Talk Sessions at the ARCenter. These sessions are confidential, anonymous, and no appointment is necessary.

Day: Every Tuesday until the finals week

Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: ARCenter, EOP Office2.10.17-psa

2.9.17 - Internship Opportunities at Discovery Preschool

2.9.17 Discovery Preschool

If you have any questions please refer to: Discovery Administration (831) 515-7071; 2800 Porter Street, Soquel, CA 95073.

2.9.17 - Two New FMST courses for Spring 2017


2.9.17 - Sustainable Ecuador
2.9.17 Sustainable Ecuador
For program questions, contact Program Coordinator: Kendall Quisenberry
To hear from a former participant, contact Sute Coordinator: Grace Park 

2.8.17 - Summer Session Newsletter 

We're gearing up for the best summer ever and have plenty of exciting news to share this winter quarter. Our 2017 courses are available on our website now and we've got big plans for the 2017 Summer Academies. In our office, the motto is "it's never too early to think about summer.

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2.8.17 - CMMU 30, Numbers & Social Justice this summer

This course satisfies the GE requirement for a Statistical Reasoning course and is targeted firmly to students who are math-phobic and/or have done poorly in statistics in the past. 

2.8.17 - CMMU 30, Numbers & Social Justice this summer

2.6.17 - Ecology Action Bike Program; INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

2.6.17 Ecology Bike Program

2.3.17 - Climate Science & Policy Conference 2017

2.3.17 Climate Conference

2.3.17 - Faculty Led Study Abroad program, Summer 2017

2.3.17 Field Study in India

2.3.17- Undergraduate Research Presentation

Intro to UGR  

2.3.17 - BANFF Film Festival 2017

Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz this February. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

The festival will be held at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz at 7 pm, February 23, 24, 25 & 26. Thursday & Saturday are Program A, Friday & Sunday are Program B.

Films for Program A and B have been selected! Please click on the picture below to see film titles and descriptions.

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation & Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund.

Tickets for all 4 nights are still available at Brown Paper Tickets and in person at the Bicycle Trip.


2.2.17 - Last Reminder! Capital Fellows Programs Applications Due Monday February 13

2.2.17 Capital Fellow App

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2017.

Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications.

Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

2.2.17 - Heart Disease Awareness Month

2.2.17 Heart Disease Awareness

2.2.17 -  Conversation with UCSC Campus Diversity Officer for Students, Dr. Linda Scholz

 2.2.17 Convo with Dr. Scholz

2.2.17 - Volunteer in Peru this summer 2017 

IChange Peru is looking for volunteers interested in Health, Social Work, Education, Music and more! 

  • Impact the underserved communities of Peru.
  • Learn about the culture and gain hands-on experience. 
  • Explore one of the world's most diverse countries and it's spectacular beauty. 

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

2.2.17 iChange Peru

2.2.17 - "13th" Film Screening at Skyline College

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Student Union of Skyline College is hosting a special screening of the film “13th” Directed by Ava DuVernay. We will screen two fifteen minute segments of the film and have a moderated discussion and Q & A session with guest speakers Dr. Jelani Cobb and David “Davey D” Cook on the topics of racism and mass incarceration in the U.S. Dr. Jelani Cobb is a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and an award winning writer and journalist who is featured in the film. Mr. David "Davey D" Cook is a Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University and a nationally recognized journalist and hip hop historian.

This event is free and open to the public. If you plan on attending, please register HERE.

When: Monday, February 13th from 11:30-1:30pm
Location: Theater, Building One
Skyline College
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA

If you would like more information or have any questions, contact Program Services Coordinator, Katrina Pantig at or 650-738-7101.

2.2.17 - UCDC Deadline 2017-2018!

Are you interested in the UCDC program? Apply for Fall Quarter 2017 or Winter Quarter 2018 now!

2.2.17 UCDC Flyer

2.2.17 - Can You Dig This? Film Screening and Conversation with Ron Finley

Ron Finley is the renowned "guerrilla gardener of South Central L.A." and an advocate for urban gardens as a way to address poverty, alleviate food insecurity, and promote community cohesion. With the help of activists and community members, he was able to legalize curbside gardening in the city of L.A. for community use. Follow his story in Can You Dig This? a film that follows four gardeners in South L.A. who are working to address the issue of food insecurity by transforming vacant lots and curbside parkways into hubs of community regeneration and health. Ron will give a short talk before the film, and participate in a Q&A session after the showing. Admission is free. See attached flyer for more information

Check out Ron's TED Talk here <> , or watch the trailer for the film here <>.

Can You Dig This?

1.31.17 - In Memory of Alexandria (Aly) Arceneaux

The UCSC Campus Community is invited to celebrate the life of Alexandria (Aly) Arceneaux, whom our community lost due to a traffic accident in November.

A Memorial Service will be held on campus: 

Friday, February 3; 3:00-5:00 pm

Second Stage Theater - Theater Arts Complex

This will be an opportunity for UCSC to reflect on Alexandria's life and continue to support each other. Please feel free to bring artwork, notes, or photographs to contribute to a memory book for Alexandria's family. There will also be an opportunity to leave a written or recorded message. 

As always, services are available for those who may need support through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 831-459-2628. You may also contact Slug Support Resources at 245 Hahn Student Services (831-459-4446). 

For any questions or accommodations, contact or call (831) 459-4902.

1.31.17 AlexandraArceneaux

1.31.17 - Positions Available with the Global Engagement Office

Application deadline is February 10!


1.30.17 - Sandra Chung to Deliver 51st Annual Faculty Research Lecture!

The annual Faculty Research Lecture is the foremost academic research honor bestowed by the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate. 

Professor of Linguistics, Sandra Chung will speak on the topic “Language Through the Lens of Diversity.”


1.28.17 - Arch/BioAnth lunch talk this Wednesday, February 1st at 12 pm!

Excavating Latinidad: Archaeologies of Latinxs in the United States

Albert Gonzalez, Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies, CSU East Bay

From the ruin of a nineteenth-century Southwestern whiskey distillery to the recent proliferation in Florida of cartel-associated Mexican folk saint imagery, the material cultures of American Latinxs are as colorful as they are poorly understood. This talk navigates the rich multiplicity of those material narratives, weaving a synthesis of archaeological and material culture studies focused on Latinxs in the United States, past and present.

All Arch/BioAnth events start at 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesdays in room 261, Social Sciences 1. The next Arch/BioAnth event will be on February 15th. A full list of past and upcoming talks can be found Here.

Lunch talk flyer

1.30.17 - Labor Intership at UC Berkeley this summer!

Have you ever organized a meeting? Researched an issue? Volunteered in your community? Taught a class? Do you have the courage to knock on a door and listen to someone’s story? Can you imagine a better future for the working poor? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes” or if you want to learn how to do these things, then Labor Summer is for you!

The UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) offers an exciting opportunity for students to become summer interns with unions and community-based organizations. The Labor Summer Internship Program is an innovative PAID internship for graduate and undergraduate students, providing opportunities to learn from and work with unions and labor organizations on issues vital to California’s working people.

The Learn Organizing Skills Track introduces students to learning about organizing campaigns in unions and community-based organizations. Interns will learn the tools of the trade such as campaign planning, communications, coalition-building, worker education and training, and campaign evaluation.

The Applied Research and Policy Track teaches students research skills that make an impact in unions and community-based organizations. Students get the opportunity to learn from union researchers involved in some of the nation’s most exciting and important organizing and policy campaigns. As a part of the orientation, Applied Research and Policy interns participate in the Labor Center’s two-day Strategic Research Workshop where they are joined by researchers working at labor unions and community-based organizations. Together they learn the basics of strategic and policy research in a labor environment and some labor economics.

"Through my placement, I have seen the importance of educating and empowering members. The changes they create in the workplace have larger real world implications."—Labor Summer intern, 2016

“In Labor Summer I combined curiosity, open-minded investigation, collaboration, reflection and instinct. My ability to interview and question expanded and my confidence as a researcher grew exponentially. “—Labor Summer Intern 2016

Find out more and apply to the UC Berkeley Labor Summer Internship Program.
For questions, please contact Kineshia Cadogan, 510-642-1027,

Labor Internship at UC Berkeley


EDUC178 SPR17 Course Topic 

1.27.17 - Step into Teaching event, February 18th

Step Into Education

1.26.17 - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hiring Fair February 4-5

Boardwalk Hiring Fair

1/26/17 - Giving Day 2017

Register your project by January 29!

1/25/17 - Education Department Colloquium FEBRUARY 1

Education Department Colloquium Feb 1

1/25/17 - Learning Support Services

Winter 2017 Opportunities

MSI Writing 2: Good Writer workshops

good writer workshop

This is a new program this quarter through a Student Success grant. These Good Writer workshops have been developed for Writing 2 students by UCSC writing faculty and led by a trained writing tutor. Each topic is offered 4 times/week. You can sign up at LSS for a single workshop or for the whole series of workshops.

Writing 20 Tutoring:
We are offering One Time One Hour Writing 20 tutoring beginning Jan. 23-March 3. 

ENVS 100L Writing Tutoring
We are offering One Time Half Hour appointments with a writing tutor for ENVS 100L. Students can contact Brandi McClellan at to make an appointment.

Math Skills Workshops: January 24th-February 10th, ARC 216,

Math skills workshop
Do you need to brush up on your math skills? These workshops are for you. Open to all interested UCSC students. 

Ongoing programs

Writing Tutoring

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Drop-in Math:
Tues-Thurs., 4-8pm, McHenry, Rm. 1279
Courses supported: Math 2,3, 11A, 11B, 19A, 19B, 22, 23A, 23B

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MSI and Small group Tutoring:

MSI and small group tutoring is offered for many classes. Check out our list of supported classes:

Question about MSI, check out our link:

Questions about small group tutoring, check out our link:

1/25/17 - UCSC represented at University of California Board of Regents Meeting

1/24/17 - Job Talk on 1/30 with Savannah Shange

#OurLivesMatter: Blackness and Belonging in a Progressive Dystopia

Savannah talk flyer


1/18/17 - Spring 2017, ART 80X Ars Erotica - Sexual Imagery in Art and Culture 

Spring 2017 with Beth Stephens. What is sexually explicit imagery all about? Is it art, porn, trash, political hot potato, or hot commodity? This course enables students to critically explore these questions and more in an academic setting.

Open to all students. No prerequisites or restrictions.

(General Education Code(s): PE-H)

Art 80X - Spring 2017

1/18/17 - Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest (Feb 10 deadline)


1/17/17 - The UCSC Summer Orientation office is looking for student staff

summer orientation 17 flyer

1/16/17 - Meeting the Challenge of our UC Mission

Essay published by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, written by two of the UCSC Social Sciences Division Faculty

1/14/17 - CruzFit 2017, register by January 31!

1/14/17 - Meet with the current Student Regent Designate Paul Monge

Current Student Regent Designate Paul Monge, who will be on campus on Monday, January 30th. Paul and Student Regent Marcela Ramirez are visiting all ten UC campuses during the winter as part of the annual recruitment process for the next Student Regent.

Please note that the application deadline for the next Student Regent is February 26, 2017. More information can be found here:

In early February, the Dean of Students Office will be hosting information sessions for students who are interested in applying. 

student regent flyer

1/13/17 - In Memoriam: Alexandria Arceneaux

The Theater Arts department will be hosting a memorial for Aly on Friday, February 3, at 3pm. It will be held at Stage 2 in the Theater Arts department. All are welcome to attend.

1/13/17 - Post-bac Biomedical research intensive program for undergraduates (Feb 15 deadline)

o STAR-PREP seeks qualified candidates to participate in their 1 to 2-year biomedical research intensive program.

o This exciting new program was recently launched at University of Maryland Baltimore and it may be of interest to some of your graduating students. STAR-PREP (Science Training for Advancing biomedical Research Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program) is a one to two year mentored research education program to prepare recent graduates who come from groups currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are interested in pursuing PhDs or combined MD/PhDs. Highlights of the program include:

  • a year of mentored research experience in a basic research laboratory
  • salary
  • tuition remission
  • ability to take graduate courses on the campus of UMB
  • funds to travel to national conferences
  • STAR-PREP has several unique features. The program is designed around the interests of each scholar. The program encourages interactions between other science oriented groups on campus. There is a strong focus on research geared towards health problems that affect underserved populations.
  • Visit
  • Any questions can be directed to the

1/13/17 - Register for 30th Annual Multicultural Career Conference

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Porter Dining Hall

1/13/17 - 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Convocation

Date: 7 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017
Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public.

1/13/17 - After school tutoring program at Live Oak and Nueva Vista Community Resources!

Become a tutor in Math or Reading/Writing for elementary school children. Tutoring on-site as well as in local elementary schools.

Great opportunity to contribute to the community, gain job experience, and add to your résumé.  

This opportunity benefits children from low-income families who are not able to afford tutoring and gives them a place where they can receive help and bond with college students just like them! Students who are interested in becoming tutors need to attend a training before getting started. We can set this up as one-on-one or a large group training. 

Live Oak Volunteer Opportunity

1/13/17 - A Conversation on Race, Justice, and Reparations in Response to Police Violence —with members of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials

February 3 & 4, 2017 at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Friday, Feb 3, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, DARC 108
Presentation and discussion on the history of Chicago police torture, the struggles
against it, the CTJM project, and the Reparations campaign

Saturday, Feb 4, 10:00 - 12 noon, Namaste Lounge, College 10
Conversation on strategies for organizing for racial justice and against police violence

If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Laurie Palmer at

1/12/17 - Paricipate in research project (the project will run through September):

survey flyer

 1/11/17 - JD/MBA Dual Degree Workshop

This event could help any student that is interested in Law School or in Business School as well as for students who are stuck in between both post grad programs.

Law/Business School Event Flyer

Direct questions to:

1/11/17 - Alternative Spring Break 2017!

The Student Volunteer Center is taking in applications for the annual Alternative Spring Break trip. For 2017, we will be traveling to Chicago, IL. The cost of the trip will be no more than $350 which includes: transportation, food, plane tickets, and more. If you have any further questions about the trip, feel free to the Student Volunteer Center:

Applications are due January 12th at 5 PM. We hope you apply!  For more information and to apply, please visit:

1/10/17 - Open W17 LALS classes that are open to all students:

LALS 50 - Transnational Feminist Organizing in the Americas
Explores key aspects of transnational feminist organizing in the Americas, including transnational feminist theories and feminist activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Discusses how women from throughout the Americas region organize politically and socially across gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality. (It fulfills the CC GE). Taught by Sylvanna Falcón, MWF 1:20PM - 02:25PM.

LALS 80X - 01 Central American Peoples and Cultures
Examines contemporary societies and peoples of Central America considering how, in recent decades, media, history, war, cultural production, and migration have shaped Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica both as individual nations and as a region. Taught by Cecila Rivas, MWF 2:40PM - 3:45PM.

This one, taught in Spanish, is open to juniors and seniors only:
LALS 130 - 01 Expresiones cuirs de Género y Sexualidad en el cine Latinoamericano

Examines cinematic manifestations of dissident sexualities, as well as dissident expressions of gender and family in Latin American culture. Taught by Loudes Martinez-Echazabal, MW 7:10PM - 8:45PM and also W 5:20PM - 6:55PM.

1/10/17 - UC launches new efforts to address California’s teacher shortage

1/10/17 - STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students) at UCSC is having an Open House later this month! 

Come join us at the STARS office to meet the staff and learn more about the different populations we serve and services we offer.

When: Tuesday, January 31st stop by anytime between 4-6pm
Location: STARS Office located at Kresge College (above Kresge College Advising)
Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. If you plan to attend, please complete a RSVP through link below:

Questions? Contact Riana Howard, STARS Program Coordinator
Office: Kresge 184 - Email: Phone: 831-459-5886 - Texting: 831-216-5772

1/9/17 - Have you read about Diversity's superhero?

1/9/17 - Labor strike scheduled on UCSC campus for 1/10/17.
Education department staff will not be on campus and working remotely, contact by email.
Find updates about the strike here:

1/9/17 - YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake Applications are LIVE online!

YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake provides positive, nurturing, enriching programing for thousands of children and families every year. If you would find it rewarding to be a mentor, teacher, guide and role model for youth from a diverse variety of backgrounds, employment at YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake might be an excellent fit for you! Please read all job descriptions throughly!

Employment applications are LIVE at:

Read the job description then hit the "Apply Now!" button to complete the online application.

12/12/16 - Campus closure, 12/23-1/2.  See more campus dates on the Academic and Administrative calendar here:

12/7/16 - Summer Session Courses Posted

summer session

12/1/16 - MA/C Application Cycle Open

MA/C App Cycle open

11/8/16 - In Memoriam: Alexandria Arceneaux

10/4/16 - 30th Multicultural Career Conference (MCC) scheduled for February 11, 2017 at Porter College.

More info at this link:

Multicultural Career Conference

Individual Study (IS) with Professor Kip Téllez Winter Quarter

Send your email of interest by November 30

This IS is in conjunction with The Young Writers program ( that engages 4th-12th grade students across Santa Cruz county to find their literary voice and improve their writing and critical thinking skills.

  • You will be working with a small group of students in their classroom, assisting them and offering them the personalized attention they need as their writing develops. An extensive reading list will guide you in learning about writing pedagogy and a set of young writer case studies will meld foundational knowledge of writing instruction with the direct experience of helping adolescent writers.
  • We will meet at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (Harvey West Park area, near Costco) four times (all Fridays) during the winter quarter (Jan. 12, 9am-2pmJan. 26, 9am-2pmFeb. 9, 9am-2pm; and March 3, 9am-2pm).  You must attend each of the meeting times to participate and receive credit for the class.
  • In addition to these meetings, you will be working with students at various schools across the county for a minimum of 2 hours per week. We will try to select schools on Metro routes, but having reliable transpiration would be convenient. 

Other information: 

  • Possibility of approval to take the place of an upper division minor Education course.
  • Limited to 8 students
  • Preference given to 3rd or 4th year Literature majors (or other writing based majors) who are also Education minors
If you are interested, please send an email by November 30th, 5pm telling us your major/minor, relevant experiences working with adolescents, and the reasons you are interested in the IS.  Send your email to both and  and place  “Young Writers IS Winter 2016” in the subject line.  We will contact you by December 7th and let you know if have been selected. 

Kip Téllez, Professor 
Education Department, UC Santa Cruz
Julia Chiapella, Executive Director
Young Writers Program, a project of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Intern with Department of Homeland Security for those majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. (Dec. 7 deadline)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ●  National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

 Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

 How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at

For questions please email us at

STEM Scholarships through the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (Dec. 7 deadline)

The Latinos in Technology Scholarship Program is providing scholarships for STEM students living in the greater SF Bay Area.

Application deadline is December 7th.


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