Issue: Spring 2016

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Alumnus's game aims to build empathy by allowing players to take the role of a poor black American, encountering aggressions from humiliating to lethal

By Leigh Alexander, March 2016
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Building a ladder to a cure

A cancer diagnosis used to be a death sentence for children. Now UC Santa Cruz researchers are opening a new front in the battle against the disease.

By Dan White, March 2016
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Crossing borders

At UC Santa Cruz, the Latin American and Latino Studies Department is breaking boundaries and creating thought leaders

By Peggy Townsend, March 2016
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Slugs on tap

UC Santa Cruz alumni make their mark in the California brewing scene

March 2016
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Letters from Fall 2015

Correspondence, comments, rants, and raves from readers.

March 2016
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This is UC Santa Cruz

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

March 2016
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Alumni association changes and adapts

UC Santa Cruz is shifting from the old model of "alumni association" to a powerful new model of "alumni network."

By Dan White, March 2016
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The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz

Alumna Bev Crair made an empowering decision when she honored her best friend—her mother—with a pledge establishing an endowed fund for students at the Lionel Cantú Queer Center.

March 2016
Anil Ananthaswamy

Anil Ananthaswamy: Self-aware

A willingness to explore and ask questions, even when it's uncomfortable, has marked Anil Ananthaswamy as a respected science journalist.

By Peggy Townsend, March 2016