Guthman’s book named one of the best of 2019
December 19, 2019
Julie Guthman’s book Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry, has been named one of the best 2019 books about the U.S. food system, according to U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit investigative research group focused on the food industry. In the book, Guthman, a professor of social sciences, writes about a confluence of factors unique to the California’s strawberry industry that are making the industry’s future quite uncertain.
Youth activism is on the rise around the globe, and adults should pay attention, says author
September 17, 2019
Greta and Malala get the headlines, but for every young leader pictured on a magazine cover, thousands more are working tirelessly for causes like climate justice, racial and gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and economic change.
UC Santa Cruz establishes interdisciplinary Southeast Asia research center
July 01, 2019
Home to some of the most diverse and vibrant ecological zones in the world, Southeast Asia is threatened by a daunting array of environmental, economic, cultural, and political forces.
Funded by a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the new Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions (SEACoast) at UC Santa Cruz will bring together scholars from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences to address the region’s challenges.
Video highlights cultural differences in collaboration
May 13, 2019
A video by Distinguished Professor of Psychology Barbara Rogoff is featured in the “2019 STEM for All Video Showcase,” a competition hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF).