University of California, Santa Cruz
November 2016
Students at road intersection
Pedestrian paradise?
In a land of self-driving cars, life could change for pedestrians—in fact, they might end up with the run of the place.
Also Featured
Founders Celebration 2016 outside lights
Founders Celebration: Worlds collide
This year’s Founders Celebration, held in the newly envisioned Science & Engineering Library, was a
“collision space” of ideas, vision, and generosity.
California coast mountains and fog
Climate watch
UC Santa Cruz scientists are using technology in the UC Natural Reserve System to track climate change impacts.
Alumni Updates
Shakina Nayfack portrait
Shakina Nayfack: Revolutionary theater
Transgender actress is creating change with her theater company and a new role on Hulu's hit show Difficult People.
Rafael López portrait
Rafael López: Giving hope to families in crisis
Rafael López once protected his mother and siblings from an abusive, alcoholic father. Now he heads a $10 billion federal agency that administers the nation's domestic violence prevention programs.
Featured Events
Bird flying from open hands
Baskin Ethics Lecture Series with Fania Davis—Restorative Justice: A Relational, Healing, and Radical Practice December 1
Alumni Weekend 2017, April 28–30, this weekend is for you, come home
» More Exciting Events
San Diego – Saturday, November 19
Banana Slugs at the Museum of Man
Santa Cruz – Wednesday, December 7
Santa Cruz Alumni Holiday Party at Stockwell Cellars
Boston – Friday, December 9
Boston Alumni Holiday Party at home of Jill Joy
Sacramento – Tuesday, December 13
Sacramento Holiday Party at Nido—Slow Food on R Street
» More Regional Events
UC Santa Cruz Magazine
Illustration of person and conversation bubble
Why don’t we say what we mean?
UC Santa Cruz linguists and students are putting research to work for Silicon Valley tech companies seeking to make devices that can decode the subtleties of human language.
Rachel Carson portrait
College Eight becomes Rachel Carson College
A UC Santa Cruz college born of the environmental movement is named for the writer who inspired it.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Enthusiastic crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony
Quarry story: A new chapter begins
In fitting Slug style, a dramatic and irreverent ceremony marks the groundbreaking for the beloved and soon-to-be-renovated Quarry Amphitheater, long closed for safety concerns.
Students sharing their work through posters
A boon for student researchers
The Koret Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization that supports civic, cultural, and educational organizations, is providing a $1 million grant for undergraduate research scholarships.
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