Issue: Fall 2017

This is UC Santa Cruz

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

October 2017

An indelible mark

The late Robert Sinsheimer, who served as chancellor from 1977 to 1987, left a lasting legacy by leading a young UC Santa Cruz through major changes, from the audacious to the controversial

By Dan White, October 2017

Pore strength

A company with UC Santa Cruz roots called Two Pore Guys has created a biosensing device that may revolutionize the way we do medicine and live in our environment

By Peggy Townsend, October 2017
Marlene Tromp

Lessons of history reflect on her story

UC Santa Cruz’s new second-in-command, Marlene Tromp, is a respected scholar and professor of Victorian history—and a first-generation college graduate

By Dan White, October 2017

The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz’s first campuswide campaign closes with record giving by alumni and friends | 63,064 donors, $335 million in gifts

By Joan Springhetti, October 2017

Chair raising

The campus has inaugurated 16 new chairs since the start of the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz, bringing new research funds along with heightened creativity, prestige, and influence

By Dan White, October 2017

Roshawnna Novellus: The Wealthy Yogi

Rachel Carson ’01, business management economics (B.A.) and engineering (B.S.)

By Ann Parker, October 2017

Adolfo Mercado: An authentic life

Kresge ’98, anthropology

By Ann Parker, October 2017

Susannah Rogers: Stage presence

Stevenson ‘94, theater arts

By Ann Parker, October 2017