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Ray Gutierrez with a mural of tribal symbols at Centurion University.

His field study of a lifetime

When Ray Gutierrez transferred to UC Santa Cruz, he didn’t foresee he’d soon be in the rural state of Odisha, India making a documentary about youths with disabilities at a crossroads between globalization and tradition.

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Strawberries: healthy to eat, unhealthy to grow

Strawberries: healthy to eat, unhealthy to grow

Professor Julie Guthman examines California agriculture: Low wages, poor working conditions, and farmers using huge amounts of pesticides and water.

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The promises and pitfalls of genomics research

The promises and pitfalls of genomics research

Sociologist Jenny Reardon brings together science, history, and politics in her new book that assesses ethical issues in genomics since 2000.

Pocket-sized device brings genomics breakthrough

Pocket-sized device brings genomics breakthrough

Nanopore sequencing technology, based on concepts pioneered at UCSC, has revealed parts of the genome scientists had been unable to sequence.

Karen Yamashita's memoir explores internment

Karen Yamashita's memoir explores internment

"Letters to Memory" examines her family’s experience in a Japanese-American internment camp through personal records in the family archive.

McHenry Library  boasts new visualization spaces

McHenry Library boasts new visualization spaces

A celebration to formally launch VizWall, a large-scale visualization installation, and the VizLab, a Virtual Reality and 360 Lab, is set for Feb. 7.

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