Month: August 2022

Opening the black box

One scientist's vision to reveal the secrets of our ‘junk’ DNA launches a worldwide effort to complete a human genome

By Sarah C. P. Williams (SciCom ’07), August 2022

Transforming arts

Sir Isaac Julien, distinguished arts professor, acclaimed filmmaker, and artist, is having a blockbuster summer—he received a knighthood, opened a new exhibition, and was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, highlighting the importance of the...

By Dan White, August 2022

Sina Grace: Representation matters

Comics creator Sina Grace (Stevenson ‘08, literature) centers LGBTQIA characters as the industry evolves to include more diversity—and he looks forward to including even more heroes from all backgrounds.

By Dan White, August 2022

Kim TallBear: Protecting Native American DNA and Indigenous rights

In her work as a professor of Native studies, author, lecturer, and more, Kim TallBear (Ph.D. ’05, history of consciousness) has a goal of building Indigenous institutions and capacities.

By Peggy Townsend, August 2022

In case you missed it

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

August 2022

Musical chair

Best known for producing the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives, alumnus Ken Corday has brought new opportunities to the film department at UCSC—and has now created the Corday Family Chair in Music.

By Haneen Zain (College ‘21, politics), August 2022

Empowering women leaders

Alumna Cassi Janakos, whose company offers lactation programs, created an endowment for the Feminist Studies Department with the aim of empowering other women as leaders and innovators.

By Christy Tall, August 2022

Travel with us!

Adventure and exploration await you! Join us on one of our Inspired Expeditions in 2023.

August 2022


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August 2022