Chancellor Cynthia Larive: Hopeful spring

As we look with cautious optimism toward in-person instruction this fall, I'm proud of the resilience we have shown and the value we bring to our greater community

March 2021

Antonio Velasco: Medicine and activism

Crown ’75, biology

By Peggy Townsend, March 2021

Kalwis Lo: Expanding access

Stevenson ’11, politics and education

By Peggy Townsend, March 2021

John Sanders: Inspiring kids to create a personal relationship with nature

Rachel Carson College '90, biology

By Peggy Townsend, March 2021

Discover the wonders of ancient Greece

Join political theorist Dean Mathiowetz on a journey to relive the grandeur of Ancient Greece through the arts, ruins, monuments, and museums that make Greece a unique travel destination Image: Acropolis of Athens, Greece

March 2021

Alumni Week

We're celebrating Alumni Week in true 2021 style. Have fun, remember your roots, reignite your passions, and connect like never before as our first virtual Alumni Week zooms you back to campus. Wellness, tours, talks, learning, living, poetry, motion. And...

March 2021

In case you missed it

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

March 2021

Creating lasting good

Alumnus Jim Myers and husband Joe Levesque are using their life’s work to offer opportunities to worthy students, establishing four endowed funds for scholarships at UC Santa Cruz funded by their estate plan

By Peggy Townsend, March 2021

Giving back to Banana Slugs in need

The UC Santa Cruz Alumni Scholarship Fund is a proud tradition on campus, helping graduates reconnect with the campus while paying it forward

By Dan White, March 2021

UCSC expands COVID-19 testing during surge to support community needs

A gift from community members Bud and Rebecca Colligan is expanding testing capacity and helping fund a new, dedicated laboratory space to house the diagnostic lab in the Genomics Institute’s facilities at the Westside Research Park.

By Tim Stephens, March 2021


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.

March 2021

About the Spring 2021 Issue

Staff, contributors, and information

March 2021

Spring 2021 Alumni Notes

News, notes, updates, and announcements from Slug alumni

March 2021

Chancellor Cynthia Larive: Rising to meet the moment

Strong values and remarkable achievements helped us face the challenges of a tumultuous year

October 2020

Think local, go global

Ten ambitious UC Santa Cruz research fellows—the first cohort of the new Global and Community Health Wellbeing Awards program—are being trained to recognize essential connections between community issues and worldwide health concerns

By Dan White, October 2020

The show must (virtually) go on

This year's Irwin Scholars—winners of the most prestigious award in the Art Department—got creative with 3D software to present a pandemic-safe version of their famed year-end exhibit

By Maureen Dixon Harrison, October 2020

Hidden figures

UC Santa Cruz Economics Professor Rob Fairlie is sounding the alarm about COVID-19's disproportionate impact on African American/Black-, Latinx-, and other minority-owned businesses, with the aim of addressing the nation's racial wealth gap

By Dan White, October 2020

Mark Wooding: Drawing them in

Cowell '11, art

By Peggy Townsend, October 2020