In Memoriam: Maria Kerschen (1955–2020)

With a heavy heart, I write to share the news that Maria Kerschen, who retired as assistant dean of planning and resource management from the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences just three years ago, passed away on May 22 in Eugene, Oregon. Maria was...

Science instruction & research in the time of COVID-19

Dear Friends of UC Santa Cruz Science, The last month has been a whirlwind on campus and in our community. The COVID-19 pandemic, and our regional and state government’s aggressive response to counter its spread, has dramatically changed our daily lives.  Santa...

Addressing the graduate student strike

The last few months, since the onset of the wildcat strike by graduate students, have been trying for the campus community. I have talked about the strike and its impacts in many meetings and one-on-one conversations. At this moment, I feel that it’s time to share my...

New feedback form

We are happy to announce that a new feedback form has been added to the site so that you can report any issues you run into. You can submit your comments here or find the big white “Leave feedback” button in the footer. Thank you to everyone who has...

Navigating your Toolkit

Welcome to Toolkit, the intranet for the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences. Think of Toolkit as your search engine for all internal resources, contacts, policies, forms, and services administered by our division. Use the search bar first, it’s your friend...