About the fall ’23 issue

Staff, contributors, and information

November 2023

From the Chancellor

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

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

In case you missed it

Must-read UC Santa Cruz news stories

August 2023

Travel with us!

Join us on one of our Inspired Expeditions! We have some amazing destinations in 2024.

August 2023

Fall 2023 Mac and iPad sale

Students, staff, faculty, and alumni can save on select Macs and iPads at Bay Tree Campus Store! Offer good until September 1!

August 2023


Find out what's going on! Check out our virtual events calendar—packed with lectures, workshops, performances, exhibits, and more. Sign up for our events newsletter, The LineUp, to get events sent to your inbox.

August 2023