Issue: Fall 2016

Why don’t we say what we mean?

UC Santa Cruz linguists and students are putting research to work for Silicon Valley tech companies making devices that can decode the subtleties of human language.

By Scott Rappaport, October 2016
Rachel Carson

College Eight becomes Rachel Carson College

A UC Santa Cruz college born of the environmental movement is named for the writer who inspired it.

By Joan Springhetti, October 2016

Natural allies

The renaming of College Eight to Rachel Carson College highlights the legacy of a campus with roots deep in environmentalism, leading to a role in shaping public policy.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016

Helping hands for hunger

With 4 in 10 UC students unable to afford regular, nutritious meals, UC Santa Cruz takes a bite out of the problem with services ranging from free food pantries to help with signing up for state nutritional benefits.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016

Collision vision

The architect who built UC Santa Cruz’s acclaimed Science & Engineering Library recently sat down for a conversation with his son—a 2014 graduate—on the evolving use of the library as plans shape up for changes to the iconic space.

By Dan White, October 2016

Letters from spring 2016

Correspondence, comments, rants, and raves from readers.

October 2016

This is UC Santa Cruz

A roundup of recent news, events, happenings, and special reports.

October 2016
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Fall 2016 campaign update

UC Santa Cruz acquires a photographic treasure trove with the Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Photography Collection, the largest single gift ever given to the campus. Plus more news.

October 2016

Shakina Nayfack: Creating change

Transgender actress Shakina Nayfack is creating a lot of change these days—not only through her one-woman shows and her theater company, but also through her new role as the transgender Lola in Hulu's hit show Difficult People.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016
Rafael Lopez

Rafael López: Commitment to community

Rafael López once protected his mother and siblings from an abusive, alcoholic father. Now he heads a $10 billion federal agency that administers the nation's domestic violence prevention programs.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016
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Liquid alchemy

UC Santa Cruz is home to the last working metal foundry in the UC system, giving students the opportunity to experience an unusual level of artistic discovery.

By Sean M. Monaghan, October 2016
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Alumni Notes fall 2016

News, notes, updates, and announcements from Slug alumni.

October 2016