Above: Nandha Ramakrishnan (M.S. ’24, electrical and computer engineering) (left) and Radhika Prasad (Ph.D. ’24, literature) (right) talk with Anjali Arondekar, professor of feminist studies and founding codirector for the Center for South Asian Studies, outside of the Humanities 1 building. (Photo by Elena Zhukova)


Creation, community, and collaboration collide


Slugworks, a new creatorspace in the Jack Baskin Engineering building, is full of equipment and machines for all types of crafting, metalworking, fabrication, woodworking, and more—but fostering a collaborative community within the space may be the most important tool there.

By Emily Cerf

A childhood cancer survivor becomes a cancer researcher 


This past summer, 15-year-old Robert McCabe helped to sequence and analyze a tumor sample in the lab of the UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative.

By Emily Cerf

UCSC launches new Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor


A new interdisciplinary minor in Middle Eastern and North African studies is immersing undergraduates in the region’s languages, culture, politics, and history.

By Dan White



Alumni profiles:

The teenager of steel



No one escapes the travails of being a teenager—not even the mighty Superman. Acclaimed comics creator Sina Grace (Stevenson ’08, literature) has brought this chapter of Superman’s life to light in the newly published DC graphic novel Superman: The Harvests of Youth.

By Dan White

Confronting the sea of plastic



Kevin Lunzalu (M.S. ’23, coastal science and policy), co-founder of the youth-led conservation organization Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network, received an award from the Global Environment Facility for his work to significantly reduce plastic waste ending up in the ocean.

By Grace Stetson

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