From the Chancellor

Revealing more chapters of the human story

May 2022

Eric Becerra: Innovative wall-breaker

Rachel Carson '03, sociology

By Peggy Townsend, May 2022

Laura Lopez: Triumph and survival

M.S. '07; Ph.D. '11, astronomy and astrophysics

By Dan White, May 2022

Lou Mathews: L.A. stories

Porter ’73, literature/creative writing

By Peggy Townsend, May 2022

Sherril (Babcock) Wells: Grounded in love

Cowell '81, history and East Asian studies

By Dan White, May 2022

Coming together to heal

Arts Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu's son, Lakas Shimizu, unexpectedly passed away in 2013 at the age of 8. In his memory, his family has established a scholarship at UC Santa Cruz supporting students in the arts.

By Christy Tall, May 2022

Lighting a spark

Astronaut and pioneering scientist Kathryn Sullivan is making a planned gift to inspire future generations.

By Dan White, May 2022

Teaching English in Vietnam

I went to Vietnam to work on a novel—but instead, I fell in love with the country and its people as I found a new career in teaching English. I'm encouraging my fellow Slugs to join me.

By Kent Wallace (Merrill '79, poetry and truth/individual major), May 2022

Travel with us!

Join us on one of our Inspired Expeditions! Travel is making its return, and we have some amazing destinations in the fall of 2022, including London; Morocco; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Chile.

May 2022

Calendar

Find out what's going on! Check out our events calendar—packed with lectures, classes, concerts, workshops, tours, and more. Sign up for our events newsletter, The LineUp, to get events sent to your inbox.

May 2022

In case you missed it

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

May 2022

About the spring 2022 issue

Staff, contributors, and information

May 2022