Category: Features

Worldwide webs

UCSC’s Global Classrooms initiative connects students and faculty with the world, allowing them to engage in virtual exchange collaborations with partnering institutions in countries including Kenya, Brazil, Cameroon, Spain, Chile, France, Mexico, and Colombia—all without leaving their home classrooms

By Kristen Garabedian, February 2024

Print Sale marks a half century

The UC Santa Cruz Art Department is celebrating reaching a new stage of distinction with a milestone anniversary—the 50th year of the beloved Print Sale, a tradition that helps both students and the department

By Emily Wilson, February 2024

Getting into Good Trouble

In keeping with the words of the famed late civil rights icon and congressman John R. Lewis—namesake of John R. Lewis College—the newly created Good Trouble Academy is shaping students’ skills in activism and community leadership.

By Liza Monroy, February 2024

Opening volley

UC Santa Cruz is broadening the federal Year of Open Science—aimed at making taxpayer-funded research findings more accessible to the public—into the Year of Open Scholarship, with the goal of normalizing open access to data and discovery

By Grace Stetson, February 2024

Students get in on ‘hot labor summer’

UC Santa Cruz students took part in Labor Summer, the inaugural project of the UC-wide expansion of labor studies programs that trained student interns on the frontlines of worker organizing

By Liza Monroy, November 2023

Creative Technologies to stretch imaginations—online

The Arts Division’s new Creative Technologies online major—the first of its kind on any UC campus—will build on traditional teaching with additional curriculum in computing, historical context, and entrepreneurship.

By Emily Wilson, November 2023

When humanists met technologists

UC Santa Cruz’s new Humanizing Technology Certificate Program is helping students confront the moral and social implications of technology, harnessing the power of the humanities to envision a more just and responsible future.

By Dan White, August 2023

Exploring their roots and helping others fly

Members of the UCSC Black Men’s Alliance alumni group, which mentors students and helps them launch careers, found that a trip to Ghana not only got them in touch with their African roots but also deepened their connections with each...

By Lisa Renner, August 2023

An educational journey

UCSC’s Global Learning program helps students garner new skills, expertise, and experiences in study-abroad internships and learning opportunities.

By Grace Stetson, August 2023