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Events of Interest
The 21st century has seen an explosion of new language and new understandings of gender and sexuality, with LGBTQ+ adolescents often depicted as harbingers of social change in gender and …Find out more »
Featuring siblings David and Margaret Talbot, they will discuss their new book, By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution. The event will …Find out more »
No Place Like Home: Affordable Housing in Crisis, Santa Cruz County, CA
Santa Cruz County, well known for its beaches, university, and laid-back culture, has recently become renowned for another feature: It is one of the least affordable areas to live. This report, co-authored by professors Miriam Greenberg and Steven McKay, is the culmination of a three-year research project, conducted by faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, with the goal of understanding the affordable housing crisis and its lessons for the region and beyond.
Campus + Community is a developing center at UCSC aimed at making visible the vital work that UCSC faculty, staff, and students perform in local communities as well as supporting ongoing and new community partnerships to have lasting effects in the community. A research partnership between UC Santa Cruz and United Way of Santa Cruz County will offer local youth and UCSC undergraduates new leadership platforms and support college-readiness and success.