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Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’

Oct 22, 2014 What does the birth and death of stars have to do with the lives of real human beings? How do we balance the joy and pain of life in a productive way? Does technology make us less than human…or something more?

Grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival

Oct 16, 2014 Ice-Bound is an interactive fiction piece created by two graduate students in the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media

Acclaimed game designer joins UC Santa Cruz art faculty

Oct 14, 2014 Award-winning game designer and producer Robin Hunicke will join the UC Santa Cruz faculty in January as Associate Professor of Art & Game Design.

Institute of Arts and Sciences offers LASER talk on Oct. 28

Oct 8, 2014 UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of the academic year on October 28 at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Five artists collaborate on experimental book art

Oct 2, 2014 When fully opened, Felicia Rice’s book literally unfolds like an accordion along the length of a 30-foot table...

UC Santa Cruz film professor’s original animation to debut on PBS.org

Sep 12, 2014 John Jota Leaños's unconventional short film uses humor, hip hop, and comic book style animation to tell a fascinating story of revolt in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

Alumnus Cary Fukunaga earns Emmy nomination for HBO's 'True Detective’

Jul 10, 2014 UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Director for a Drama Series” for the HBO show "True Detective"

UC Santa Cruz graduates featured at SF innovative art and music festival

Jul 9, 2014 Interactive art installations by four recent UC Santa Cruz graduates will be featured at the opening night of Soundwave--San Francisco’s innovative biennial three month art and music festival—at the California Academy of Sciences.

UCSC graduate student is a new kind of storyteller

Jun 26, 2014 Aaron Reed's award-winning games use computer technology to explore the possibilities of interactive fiction.

Porter College announces inaugural Machotka Chairs in Creative Studies

Jun 10, 2014 Patty Gallagher, Gary Young, and Shelley Stamp have been chosen as the inaugural recipients of the Pavel Machotka Chair in Creative Studies at Porter College.

Eight faculty members honored with Excellence in Teaching awards

Jun 10, 2014 One of the highest honors a UC Santa Cruz faculty member can receive is an Excellence in Teaching Award given each spring by the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

UCSC selects acclaimed New York firm to design Institute of Arts and Sciences

Jun 4, 2014 The University of California, Santa Cruz, announced today that the award-winning New York firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, has been selected to design the campus’s new Institute of the Arts and Sciences.

8th annual screening of Soc Doc graduate films at Del Mar Theatre

May 29, 2014 UCSC presents the 8th annual exhibition of thesis films from the Film and Digital Media Department’s masters program in Social Documentation on June 11.

First annual spring ‘Celebration of the Arts’ set for June 6

May 27, 2014 On Friday, June 6, the UCSC Arts Division will present its first annual "Celebration of the Arts," featuring work from students in all six departments of the division.

Acclaimed TV and film producers coming to UCSC on May 28

May 21, 2014 The 2014 Arts Dean's Lecture Series comes to a close on Wednesday, May 28, with a special panel discussion featuring prominent artists from the television and film industry.

Focus on excellence: Student Achievement Week recognizes outstanding work

May 20, 2014 Student Achievement Week from June 2-6 honors high academic achievement and creativity. Highlights include a science and mathematics poster symposium and the 40th annual Print Sale.

Irwin Scholars Exhibition opens May 28 at UCSC’s Sesnon Gallery

May 16, 2014 Each year in the spring, the annual Irwin Scholars Exhibition at the Sesnon Gallery showcases some of UCSC’s most promising young artists.

UCSC grad student to promote short film at Cannes Film Festival

May 13, 2014 UC Santa Cruz graduate student Rolando Vargas is heading to France this week for the screening of his documentary film, "Walking Kids of Choco," at the 67h annual Cannes Film Festival.

Awards recognize top presentations at Graduate Research Symposium

May 12, 2014 Graduate students from all divisions shared their research at the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.

Danny Scheie to direct student cast in ‘revolutionary’ rock musical

May 2, 2014 UCSC Theater Arts professor Danny Scheie will direct a student cast in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent" at the Mainstage Theater.

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