Issue: Fall 2019

A catalyst for change

UC Santa Cruz’s new chancellor is a distinguished chemist fascinated by both the transformation of matter and the transformative power of a UC education

By Dan White, October 2019

We, robot

The robots of our future are coming—but they may not be what we think

By Marcus Woo, October 2019

This is UC Santa Cruz

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

October 2019

Food for all

This Giving Tuesday, help UC Santa Cruz make sure students have full minds—and bellies

By Dan White, October 2019

Rising above

A stubborn strength propelled alumnus Dr. Ramon Resa, who went from working in the fields by the age of 3 to successful pediatrician with a practice in the Central Valley

By Peggy Townsend, October 2019

Jeffrey Conrad Stewart: Pulitzer pride

Cowell '71, philosophy

By Peggy Townsend, October 2019

Melinda James: The language of film

M.A. '12, social documentation

By Amy Ettinger, October 2019

Chelsea Manzano: Game plan

M.S. '18, games and playable media

By Amy Ettinger, October 2019

Sharifa Crandall: Plant doctor

Ph. D. '16, environmental studies

By Peggy Townsend, October 2019

Debates on the wild frontier of genomics reveal where the real frontier lies

When I first received an invitation from Vatican City last summer to attend a global genomics conference, I did a double take. Fifty years prior, my father was among the priests who spoke out against the papal letter on birth...

By Jenny Reardon, October 2019