Issue: Spring 2023

From the chancellor

Chancellor Cynthia Larive: Impactful innovation synonymous with UC Santa Cruz

May 2023

Splice of life: Merging RNA biology and medicine

UC Santa Cruz researchers are using their deep expertise in the structure and function of RNA molecules to tackle diseases from hemophilia to cancer.

By Sarah C. P. Williams (SciCom ’07), May 2023

Let’s ChatGPT

Artificial intelligence chatbots are all over the news these days, but what exactly are they, and what do they mean for the future of education—and humanity? UCSC experts weigh in.

By Liza Monroy, May 2023

Joseph K. Lyou: Environmental justice for all

President and CEO of Coalition for Clean Air Joe Lyou (M.S. ’86; Ph.D. ’90, psychology) began his decades-long fight for environmental protection and civil rights during his student years at UCSC.

By Kristen Garabedian, May 2023

Bonnie Garmus: Chemical reaction

Bonnie Garmus (Rachel Carson ’79, aesthetic studies/creative writing), author of the smash-hit novel Lessons in Chemistry, drew on many lessons learned at UC Santa Cruz on her way to finding the formula for success.

By Dan White, May 2023

Leadership news

A roundup of recent additions in leadership positions at UC Santa Cruz

May 2023

Supporting others and giving back

Colleen Langan (Porter ’06, anthropology) overcame much personal hardship to attend UCSC. Now as the vice president of treasury at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Langan gives back to the Smith Society, which supported her during her student years.

By Haneen Zain (Rachel Carson ’21, politics), May 2023

In case you missed it

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

May 2023

Travel with us!

Adventure and exploration await you! Join us on one of our Inspired Expeditions in 2023 and 2024.

May 2023