Category: Features

Thinking really big

From the time before time to potential existential dangers of the future, physicist Anthony Aguirre peers into the mysteries that define our reality

By Adam Mann (SciCom '10), March 2019

Hire power

Three new strategic faculty hires come with résumés of pioneering work and plans to focus on game-changing objectives

By Peggy Townsend, March 2019

A chancellor looks back

With his time as chancellor drawing to a close, George Blumenthal reflects on his 13 years in UC Santa Cruz’s top job and a lifetime on campus

By Dan White, March 2019

Escuchar, Compartir, Comunidad: The power of voice

A unique partnership trains young people from Watsonville in the broadcasting basics and helps them publish their podcasts

By Dan White, March 2019

Tuned in

Alumna Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, took a chance and joined Google as employee No. 16 in 1999—now she’s working to bring more women into the world of high tech

By Peggy Townsend, October 2018

Shooting for the stars

The bright—but previously unrecognized—young scientists of UC Santa Cruz’s Lamat program have found their destiny by turning their eyes to the heavens

By Dan White, October 2018

Hope for housing

With housing costs becoming a crisis both locally and statewide, an ambitious UC Santa Cruz project called No Place Like Home seeks to inform the debate—and the quest for solutions—through research

By Dan White, October 2018

Shifting the debate

Can public philosophy teach us to think? Students and faculty at UC Santa Cruz explore that question in an unlikely place— San Quentin State Prison.

By Scott Rappaport, October 2018

A new chapter–and more housing–for Kresge College

Kresge College is best known for its distinctive architecture, along with its legacy of experimental teaching and strong sense of community. Above: Kresge College, known for its distinctive architecture, is slated for a renewal. But this planned village of stucco-lined...

By Dan White, October 2018

Help for housing on campus: Student Housing West

UC Santa Cruz is in dire need of student housing. Almost no one living on or off campus would debate that point. But the questions of where and how to build such housing, along with its size and scope, are...

October 2018
North Salinas high school student debaters

Reaching more communities

Each winter, high school teams from Salinas to San Francisco travel to UC Santa Cruz to vie in the Northern California High School Regional Ethics Bowl. Above: North Salinas High School students Denize Ignacio (center) and Aliyah Annis (left) at...

October 2018

Preventing plastic’s perils

Chemistry professor Rebecca Braslau is working to develop an alternative plastic without the problematic molecules phthalates, which can mimic hormones and cause health problems

By Teresa l. Carey, March 2018