Issue: Summer 2023

From the Chancellor

Admissions numbers show our commitment to expanding opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

August 2023

When humanists met technologists

UC Santa Cruz’s new Humanizing Technology Certificate Program is helping students confront the moral and social implications of technology, harnessing the power of the humanities to envision a more just and responsible future.

By Dan White, August 2023

Exploring their roots and helping others fly

Members of the UCSC Black Men’s Alliance alumni group, which mentors students and helps them launch careers, found that a trip to Ghana not only got them in touch with their African roots but also deepened their connections with each...

By Lisa Renner, August 2023

An educational journey

UCSC’s Global Learning program helps students garner new skills, expertise, and experiences in study-abroad internships and learning opportunities.

By Grace Stetson, August 2023

Empowering communities through partnership

UCSC’s Blum Center has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to amplify affordable housing opportunities in Santa Cruz. One of the project's goals is to understand how homeownership affects families in terms of things like parental and child economic stability, health,...

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

Melissa LaHommedieu: Finding a way home

Santa Cruz social worker Melissa LaHommedieu (John R. Lewis ’19, psychology) uses her lived experience to help others find housing and navigate the foster-care system after breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse that marked her early life.

By Kristen Garabedian, August 2023

Nomsa Khalfani: Health care without stigma

Nomsa Khalfani (Kresge ’91, sociology), co-leads Essential Access Health, a nonprofit with a mission of advancing health equity and promoting quality sexual and reproductive health care for all.

By Lisa Renner, August 2023

A human-centered approach supports emerging scientists

UCSC's Lamat Institute—which provides opportunities for early-career scientists to engage in novel research and creates healthy spaces for scientific inquiry—marked a banner year with graduate school admissions, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards, and American Astronomical Society honors.

By Christy Tall, August 2023

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