Issue: Fall 2020

Chancellor Cynthia Larive: Rising to meet the moment

Strong values and remarkable achievements helped us face the challenges of a tumultuous year

October 2020

Confronting COVID

From developing faster tests to building prediction models of the spread of the infection, campus researchers are applying their skills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Lisa Renner, October 2020

Think local, go global

Ten ambitious UC Santa Cruz research fellows—the first cohort of the new Global and Community Health Wellbeing Awards program—are being trained to recognize essential connections between community issues and worldwide health concerns

By Dan White, October 2020

The show must (virtually) go on

This year's Irwin Scholars—winners of the most prestigious award in the Art Department—got creative with 3D software to present a pandemic-safe version of their famed year-end exhibit

By Maureen Dixon Harrison, October 2020

Hidden figures

UC Santa Cruz Economics Professor Rob Fairlie is sounding the alarm about COVID-19's disproportionate impact on African American/Black-, Latinx-, and other minority-owned businesses, with the aim of addressing the nation's racial wealth gap

By Dan White, October 2020

Mark Wooding: Drawing them in

Cowell '11, art

By Peggy Townsend, October 2020

Veronica Arteaga: Blessed

Crown ’03, psychology and sociology

By Peggy Townsend, October 2020

Barbara Ferrer: Advocating for justice through public health

Rachel Carson ’78, community studies

By Peggy Townsend, October 2020

Erick Melara: Healing words

Cowell ’15, human biology

By Peggy Townsend, October 2020

Fire, loss, and the embrace of community

A UC Santa Cruz staff member reflects on the devastating loss of their home in the CZU August Lightning Complex fires

By Kristen Lee, October 2020

In Case You Missed It

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

October 2020

Raising a glass (and funds) for research

Michael David Winery—owned by the family of UC Santa Cruz virologist Rebecca DuBois—is helping fund the professor’s COVID-19 research with its “Going Viral” Merlot.

By Dan White, October 2020

Building opportunity

Campus benefactor Jack Baskin not only established the Baskin School of Engineering Fund, but also a charitable remainder trust benefitting the fund—helping more than 5,000 students (and counting) gain engineering degrees and compete effectively in the job market.

October 2020


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October 2020

About the fall 2020 issue

Staff, contributors, and information

October 2020

Fall 2020 Alumni Notes

News, notes, updates, and announcements from Slug alumni

October 2020