Issue: Fall 2021

The outdoors opens doors—to success

UC Santa Cruz is working to retain students in underrepresented groups in STEM majors by building community and providing early field-research opportunities

By Peggy Townsend, October 2021

Talented leaders show why arts and humanities matter

UC Santa Cruz welcomed new Arts Division Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu in July, and the campus also recently appointed Humanities Dean Jasmine Alinder. Both are committed to raising the visibility of the humanities and arts, highlighting their power to deepen...

By Dan White, October 2021

Fighting ‘desinformación’

UCSC alumni trained in the campus's Human Rights Investigations Lab use computer savvy and bilingualism to counter Spanish-language disinformation online

By Dan White, October 2021

Ethics and algorithms

Problems with bias in criminal justice, hiring, ranking, search, news, and more have created an explosion of interest in ethics and algorithms. Computer scientists at UC Santa Cruz are tackling these and other sensitive issues of big data, artificial intelligence,...

By Guy Lasnier (Merrill '78, politics), October 2021

De-extinction could reverse species loss. But should we do it?

From UC Berkeley Alumni Association's California magazine: What would it mean to reintroduce woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons now? UC Santa Cruz Professors Ed Green (a Cal alumnus) and Beth Shapiro weigh in on a controversial topic.

By Leah Worthington, October 2021

The real change is us

UC Santa Cruz community members describe their role in making 'real change' as the campus affirms what it stands for now and always has—giving voice to people through research and education

By Dan White, October 2021

Constanza Romero: Preserving the legacy of playwright August Wilson

Porter ’85, theater arts

By Peggy Townsend, October 2021

Dr. MarkAlain Déry: An agent of positive change

Kresge ’93, human biology

By Cheri O'Neil, October 2021

Claire Max: Laser focused

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Claire Max, who made big contributions to her field, reflects on retirement and a long and stellar career

By Peggy Townsend, October 2021

In Case You Missed It

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

October 2021