Month: November 2022

From the Chancellor

Chancellor Cynthia Larive: A time for giving back

November 2022

Flight pattern

Robotics student Liam Asayag had never even thought of making a drone before—until he witnessed the war zone in Ukraine and made a low-cost prototype in a lab on campus for use by aid groups on the front lines

By Lisa Renner, November 2022

Humanizing the metaverse

A Humanities Institute fellowship brings trained humanists into high-tech companies, providing firms with creative and fluid thinkers while also giving scholars a view into how their expertise can be used in different positions.

By Dan White, November 2022

Open minds

As the Baskin School of Engineering celebrates its 25th anniversary, its successes reflect the uncommon value of open science that forms the foundation of the school’s ethos

By Emily Cerf, November 2022

The quiet quest for quantum

Scientists at UC Santa Cruz are modeling, creating, and testing new materials that could one day be used to build powerful, energy-efficient quantum computers.

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

Berta Campos-Anicetti: Spreading the health

Public health and human services professional Berta Campos-Anicetti (Crown ’89, biology) was instrumental in helping to get the Latine community in Novato, Calif., vaccinated during the pandemic, among many other successful programs

By Lisa Renner, November 2022

Nick Fountain: On the (Planet) money

The newest cohost of NPR’s Planet Money, Nick Fountain (Stevenson ’11, politics) covers smart and sometimes quirky stories that, nevertheless, offer some truth about the larger economy or the world.

By Peggy Townsend, November 2022

Anushka Ratnayake: Planting seeds of change

Anushka Ratnayake (College Nine ’04, literature) didn’t know what the future held for her career postgraduation. But after learning more about agricultural microfinancing and launching a nonprofit in West Africa, she has taken the skills from her Santa Cruz education...

By Grace Stetson, November 2022

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November 2022