Category: Features

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Why don’t we say what we mean?

UC Santa Cruz linguists and students are putting research to work for Silicon Valley tech companies making devices that can decode the subtleties of human language.

By Scott Rappaport, October 2016
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College Eight becomes Rachel Carson College

A UC Santa Cruz college born of the environmental movement is named for the writer who inspired it.

By Joan Springhetti, October 2016
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Natural allies

The renaming of College Eight to Rachel Carson College highlights the legacy of a campus with roots deep in environmentalism, leading to a role in shaping public policy.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016
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Helping hands for hunger

With 4 in 10 UC students unable to afford regular, nutritious meals, UC Santa Cruz takes a bite out of the problem with services ranging from free food pantries to help with signing up for state nutritional benefits.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016
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Alumnus's game aims to build empathy by allowing players to take the role of a poor black American, encountering aggressions from humiliating to lethal

By Leigh Alexander, March 2016
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Building a ladder to a cure

A cancer diagnosis used to be a death sentence for children. Now UC Santa Cruz researchers are opening a new front in the battle against the disease.

By Dan White, March 2016
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Crossing borders

At UC Santa Cruz, the Latin American and Latino Studies Department is breaking boundaries and creating thought leaders

By Peggy Townsend, March 2016
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Slugs on tap

UC Santa Cruz alumni make their mark in the California brewing scene

March 2016