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Happy anniversary!

UC Santa Cruz reached the venerable age of 50 in 2015—meaning that many of its departments and programs are now hitting some big milestones, too.

March 2017
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Spring 2017 Alumni Notes

News, notes, updates, and announcements from Slug alumni.

March 2017
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About the spring 2017 issue

Credits, exploring new passions & new ways of thinking.

March 2017

Pop-Up: Righteous farming

Graduates of UC Santa Cruz's Farm & Garden apprenticeship program have been planting the seeds of organic farming all over the nation and the world by starting their own endeavors—here are a few of them.

By Dan White, March 2017

Why don’t we say what we mean?

UC Santa Cruz linguists and students are putting research to work for Silicon Valley tech companies making devices that can decode the subtleties of human language.

By Scott Rappaport, October 2016
Rachel Carson

College Eight becomes Rachel Carson College

A UC Santa Cruz college born of the environmental movement is named for the writer who inspired it.

By Joan Springhetti, October 2016

Natural allies

The renaming of College Eight to Rachel Carson College highlights the legacy of a campus with roots deep in environmentalism, leading to a role in shaping public policy.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016

Helping hands for hunger

With 4 in 10 UC students unable to afford regular, nutritious meals, UC Santa Cruz takes a bite out of the problem with services ranging from free food pantries to help with signing up for state nutritional benefits.

By Peggy Townsend, October 2016

Collision vision

The architect who built UC Santa Cruz’s acclaimed Science & Engineering Library recently sat down for a conversation with his son—a 2014 graduate—on the evolving use of the library as plans shape up for changes to the iconic space.

By Dan White, October 2016

Letters from spring 2016

Correspondence, comments, rants, and raves from readers.

October 2016