Inquiry Magazine

The UCSC Office of Research publishes its Inquiry magazine annually. Click the links below to read current and past issues. An online version of the magazine will be coming in 2017.


2016-207 Inquiry MagazineIn the 2016-2017 issue:

  • Tracking toxic tides, Ocean sciences professor forecasts toxic algae events (page 10)
  • Total recall, Do digital footprints alter our relationship to the past? (page 14)
  • Seeing past stereotype, Art historian probes racial dynamics through visual media (page 17)
  • Thinking in tongues, Uncommon language hints at linguistic logic (page 18)
  • Unwinding the clock, Carrie Partch breaks circadian rhythms (page 21)
  • The future of the past, Archaeologists use digital tools to dig into an ancient site (page 24)
  • A lab in the hand, High-tech creates low-cost medical tests (page 26)
  • Following the law, Chronicling politics, religion, and law from Africa to California (page 29)
  • Cloudy with a chance of life, Astrophysicists probe inside distant planets (page 35)


2015-2016 Inquiry MagazineIn the 2015-2016 issue:

  • Age of extinction, Beth Shapiro studies ancient DNA for future conservation (page 10)
  • Engineering independence, Researchers design tools for blind and visually impaired people (page 13)
  • A cold trail, Antarctic ice may hold the clues to climate change (page 16)
  • Just science, The Science and Justice Research Center opens conversations between science and society (page 19)
  • Reforming prisons, Psychology professor Craig Haney takes on solitary confinement (page 22)
  • Border crossings, John Jota Leaños reveals hidden stories with animated documentaries (page 25)
  • The fine art of gaming, Infusing computer games with art, literature, and purpose (page 28)
  • Outsider insights, Three UCSC scholars bring perspectives to the history of China (page 31)
  • The edges of humanities, Nathaniel Deutsch creates connections with the overlooked corners of history (page 34)