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Cover of the special report: “From Resistance to Renewal.”
Guide to an economic "reboot" for California
A new report offers a step-by-step program for innovation and inclusion to address inequity in the Golden State.
also featured
Cover of Polymer Chemistry journal
Making better plastics
Growing concern over the health effects of phthalates has spurred a search for alternatives that can add flexibility to plastics without leaching out.
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From asexuality to heteroflexibilty
TA researcher calls for a "paradigm shift" in the study of intimacy as the 21st century ushers in a new openness about intimate relationships and people embrace choices that flout cultural norms.
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Year of Alumni
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Ada Recinos: Council crusader
Ada Recinos’s Salvadoran mother and grandmother were on her mind when the 26-year-old was sworn in as the city of Richmond’s youngest council member in 2017.
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Darrick Smith: A mission to give back
During his childhood in Oakland, Darrick Smith decided to work for social equity through education. Now he’s assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of San Francisco.

Featured Events
Gary Griggs Presentation and Book Signing
Thursday, November 29
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
» More Exciting Events
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, November 27
In Conversation: An Evening with UC President Janet Napolitano
at UC Washington Center 
Portland, OR – Wednesday, December 5
Portland Slugs Mixer
at Victoria Bar
Silicon Valley – Wednesday, December 5
Kraw Lecture Series - Roberto Manduchi and Jared Duval - Universal Access & Serious Games
at The UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
» More Regional Events
Mark your calendar! Alumni Weekend: April 26–28, 2019
Share your latest news with your fellow Banana Slugs in an Alumni Note.

UC Santa Cruz Magazine
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Tuned in
Alumna Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, took a chance and joined Google as employee No. 16 in 1999—now she’s working to bring more women into the world of high tech.
No Place Like Home project meeting
Hope for housing
With housing costs becoming a crisis both locally and statewide, an ambitious UC Santa Cruz project called No Place Like Home seeks to inform the debate—and the quest for solutions—through research.
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