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UCSC professors to present New Orleans lecture on five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina at SF Jazz Heritage Center

Aug 20, 2010 August 29 marks the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Crescent City. As part of a celebration of New Orleans at the San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center, UCSC professors Lewis...

UC Santa Cruz professor co-authors landmark book to commemorate 100th anniversary of Angel Island Immigration Station

Jul 13, 2010 A new book co-authored by UC Santa Cruz professor emerita of American Studies Judy Yung provides the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration station in San Francisco Bay--known as...

UCSC alumnus wins annual student-journalism award from Chronicle of Higher Education

May 8, 2008 Sam Laird--a 2007 UCSC graduate with a degree in American Studies--has been awarded the fifth annual "David W. Miller Award for Student Journalists" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. ...

Maximum Fun: Alum Jesse Thorn woos young listeners with a new brand of radio show

Apr 2, 2008 Jesse Thorn (B.A. American studies, Porter '03) has gone national with "The Sound of Young America," which first aired at UCSC in 1999....

New book on Mark Twain examines author's moral torment

Dec 2, 2007 Mark Twain is often referred to as America's favorite humorist. But a new book by American Studies professor Forrest Robinson sheds new light on the renowned author's tormented moral life. The...

UCSC receives gift of rare audio interviews and photos of late '60s jazz and rock icons

Nov 18, 2007 The University of California, Santa Cruz, has received a gift of more than 1,000 photographs of renowned jazz and rock musicians from the late 1960s, taken by the late jazz scholar and historian,...

Emeritus academics reflect on 41 years of McHenry Library

Nov 11, 2007 The past and the present merged at McHenry Library last Tuesday when three emeritus professors and a founding librarian joined together to reflect on the 41-year history of the UCSC library....

UCSC professor explores Northern California's 'kitsch monuments'

Oct 17, 2007 How does a 2,000 year-old tree at Big Basin Redwoods State Park trace the history of imperialism? Who are the "Cave People" at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk? Why were two giant white stone cats erected by...

Global affairs expert to deliver UCSC's 2007 Maitra Lecture at Montalvo on Nov. 2

Oct 10, 2007 UC Santa Cruz and Montalvo Arts Center will present the seventh annual Sidhartha Maitra Endowed Lecture--featuring global affairs expert and award-winning author Shashi Tharoor--on Friday, November...

May 10 bell hooks event postponed

Apr 25, 2007 Acclaimed author, social critic, and UC Santa Cruz alumna bell hooks will speak on the topic “What’s Love Got To Do With It? Ending Domination,” on Thursday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Colleges...

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