Above: Masked students on campus, Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta

Response, recovery, and resiliency’
By Dan White
In the aftermath of the CZU August Lightning Fire, UC Santa Cruz takes stock of losses, and bands together to help others.

‘Seeds of Something Different’ 
By Lisa Renner
From its beginnings in 1965 as a bold experiment in public higher education to its current status as a leading research university, UC Santa Cruz’s twists and turns are explored in depth in a new two-volume book by alumni, Seeds of Something Different: An Oral History of the University of California, Santa Cruz


Alumni profiles: 

As the COVID-19 crisis began and unfolded, we profiled alumni working on the front lines of the pandemic.


Joe DeRisi: Helming a massive ramp-up in COVID-19 testing
Crown ’92, biochemistry and molecular biology
By Dan White

Sarah Ashley: On the medical front lines in Kenya
Cowell ’08, health sciences 
By Peggy Townsend

Laurie Garrett: COVID-19 will require leadership, creative thinking, accountability 
Merrill ’75, biology
By Dan White

Jon Mark Hirshon: Emergency care in the midst of the pandemic
Porter ’84, biology and French literature
By Dan White

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