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Dance professor fights cultural amnesia with ‘Splinters in Our Ankles'

May 21, 2015 'Splinters in Our Ankles' is UC Santa Cruz theater arts professor Gerald Casel’s choreographic response to what he calls "the collective cultural amnesia" about the Philippine national dance.

LASER talk to explore research in environmental art, recycling, ocean medicines, and film

May 15, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its final LASER talk of the academic year on campus this spring on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Digital Arts Research Center.

First annual Arts Division emeriti awards honor Chip Lord and Lewis Watts

May 11, 2015 Photographer Lewis Watts (Art Department) and media artist Chip Lord (Film and Digital Media) were honored at an inaugural luncheon to recognize the contributions of emeriti faculty in building the programs, reputation, and physical structures of the Arts Division.

Bettina Aptheker featured in NBC’s 'Rebels & Revolutions' documentary

May 1, 2015 An interview with UC Santa Cruz professor Bettina Aptheker will be featured in Rebels & Revolutions, the second installment of NBC Bay Area’s year-long documentary series Bay Area Revelations, premiering May 9.

UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S., 8th overall among universities under 50

Apr 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S. and 8th overall among the top universities in the world under 50 years old, according to an annual analysis by "Times Higher Education."

UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S., 8th overall among universities under 50

Apr 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz ranks 2nd in the U.S. and 8th overall among the top universities in the world under 50 years old, according to an annual analysis by "Times Higher Education."

UC Santa Cruz history professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 29, 2015 UC Santa Cruz history professor Gail Hershatter has joined Nobel Prize-winning chemist Brian Kobilka, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Tom Wolfe, and UC President Janet A. Napolitano as a newly elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Art professor’s documentary short wins at Full Frame film festival

Apr 22, 2015 An animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and artist Nomi Talisman won two awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Public Radio host and alum Jesse Thorn to podcast live from Kuumbwa

Apr 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz alums Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris return to Santa Cruz April 24, for a live taping of their popular podcast at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Proceeds benefit KZSC.

Film professor to share research on Hollywood director at LA Times Festival of Books

Apr 16, 2015 UC Santa Cruz film and digital media professor Shelley Stamp will be featured on a panel about arts biography this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books--the largest public literary festival in the country.

MLK speechwriter to give talk on civil rights movement

Apr 15, 2015 Clarence B. Jones, a former personal counsel, draft speech writer, and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver a free public talk about the civil rights movement on May 4.

DANM to mark 10th anniversary with arts festival and masquerade ball

Apr 14, 2015 The Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz will mark the completion of its first decade on April 25 with a daylong celebratory extravaganza titled "It’s Pan-DANM-onium!"

Egyptologist awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Apr 8, 2015 Assistant professor of history Elaine Sullivan has received a Digital Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a three-dimensional model and virtual tour that will demonstrate how an ancient Egyptian site evolved over more than 3,000 years.

Local seventh graders set sights on college

Mar 24, 2015 Half of Santa Cruz County’s seventh graders – more than 1,400 – attended the 7th Grade College and Career Summit on campus on Friday, March 20.

Historic hay barn rises again to become a center for sustainability programs

Mar 23, 2015 Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

UC Santa Cruz alum writes first children’s book in City Lights’ 60-year history

Mar 20, 2015 “American history is filled with stories of brave and powerful men, but have you ever wondered where the women are?” So begins Rad American Women A-Z, a new book by humanities alumna Kate Schatz...

Arts Dean’s Lecture Series to explore music, cognition, biology, and language

Mar 10, 2015 This spring, the Arts Dean's Lecture Series will offer up a series of public lectures by eminent scholars and artists to explore the fundamentals of why and how we make and hear music.

UC Santa Cruz students compete in global challenge for $1 million Hult Prize

Feb 27, 2015 A team of UC Santa Cruz students has advanced to the regional finals of the sixth annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.

Conference at UC Santa Cruz to explore modern Jewish spaces and identity

Feb 13, 2015 The Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will present a two-day conference, “Liminal Spaces and the Jewish Imagination” on campus February 18-19.

Anita Hill to speak at UC Santa Cruz on gender and racial equality Feb. 26

Feb 12, 2015 Anita Hill’s life changed forever in 1991 when a television audience of 22 million saw her testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas.

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