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We tell the stories of UC Santa Cruz, from bright minds, impassioned movements, and impactful research to tales of endearing quirkiness.

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We tell the stories of UC Santa Cruz, from bright minds, impassioned movements, and impactful research to tales of endearing quirkiness.

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast March 15, 2022: Inching back to normalcy with Alumni Week

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast March 15, 2022: Inching back to normalcy with Alumni Week

    Wherein we discuss a big mentoring award; the cautious optimism of a hybrid virtual and in-person Alumni Week; elephant seals' built-in GPS systems, which Gwen covets (and Dan gets a little size-ist about our beloved chubby pinnipeds); The Deeeep Read; and much more.

    Communications staffers Gwen and Dan discuss recent UCSC news.

    You may request a transcript by emailing gwenj@ucsc.edu.

    • 21 min
    UCSC News Roundup Podcast February 11, 2022: 'Awaken to the call of democracy'

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast February 11, 2022: 'Awaken to the call of democracy'

    Wherein we discuss voter suppression and lessons we can apply from the civil rights movement; research on circadian rhythms; Afrofuturism; the puzzling recent scarcity of Wheat Thins; and much more.

    Communications staffers Gwen and Dan go over recent UC Santa Cruz News.

    Transcript available upon request.

    • 23 min
    UCSC News Roundup Podcast January 11, 2022: Coffee, connection, and redemption

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast January 11, 2022: Coffee, connection, and redemption

    In which we first welcome Dan back from a health scare, then discuss an incredible story of connection and redemption, UCSC's recognition for its green efforts, a program that teaches how the Amah Mutsun tribe worked with native plants, and the effect of a rainy weekend on controlling coronavirus. Then we go on to discuss finding an ancient mammoth tusk in the most unexpected of places!?, and much more. Communications staffers Gwen and Dan go over recent UCSC news.

    • 26 min
    UCSC News Roundup Podcast November 1, 2021: Exploring a society without prisons

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast November 1, 2021: Exploring a society without prisons

    In which we first mention some super prestigious awards, then discuss Visualizing Abolition, a prison abolition project, which recently received a big grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Then we go on to a TED talk on body ideals, the very first arts convocation, and much more.

    • 25 min
    UCSC News Roundup Podcast October 7, 2021: Back to class

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast October 7, 2021: Back to class

    Communications staffers Gwen and Dan take a field trip to a local high school to talk to the students about podcasting—and have them help record this episode! We also talk about fall move-in, a new genomics center, educational equity, the first-ever Downtown Day, and much more.

    Music from Artlist. Transcript available upon request.

    • 19 min
    UCSC News Roundup Podcast August 17, 2021: A peripatetic mammoth

    UCSC News Roundup Podcast August 17, 2021: A peripatetic mammoth

    Wherein we discuss a campus COVID hero, telling the stories of the girls of color in California's Central Valley, a peripatetic mammoth, rejuvenating the aging brain, and much more.

    Communications staffers Gwen and Dan go over the latest UCSC news.

    • 23 min

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