Issue: Summer 2022
Opening the black box
One scientist's vision to reveal the secrets of our ‘junk’ DNA launches a worldwide effort to complete a human genome
Sir Isaac Julien, distinguished arts professor, acclaimed filmmaker, and artist, is having a blockbuster summer—he received a knighthood, opened a new exhibition, and was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, highlighting the importance of the...
Sina Grace: Representation matters
Comics creator Sina Grace (Stevenson ‘08, literature) centers LGBTQIA characters as the industry evolves to include more diversity—and he looks forward to including even more heroes from all backgrounds.
Kim TallBear: Protecting Native American DNA and Indigenous rights
In her work as a professor of Native studies, author, lecturer, and more, Kim TallBear (Ph.D. ’05, history of consciousness) has a goal of building Indigenous institutions and capacities.
In case you missed it
Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories
Best known for producing the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives, alumnus Ken Corday has brought new opportunities to the film department at UCSC—and has now created the Corday Family Chair in Music.
Empowering women leaders
Alumna Cassi Janakos, whose company offers lactation programs, created an endowment for the Feminist Studies Department with the aim of empowering other women as leaders and innovators.
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