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Acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker to screen and discuss film about President Obama’s sister

Feb 5, 2016 The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and the Living Writers Series will present two evening events with visiting Nigerian filmmaker Branwen Okpako, Feb. 10-11.

UC Santa Cruz awarded four NEH grants

Jan 26, 2016 UC Santa Cruz has been awarded four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support faculty research and the Dickens Project.

Endangered species: American public libraries

Jan 22, 2016 Focusing his lens on shared commons that are under threat, alumnus Robert Dawson spent 21 years photographing 526 of the nation’s public libraries.

Institute of Arts and Sciences to launch campuswide 'Collective Museum' Feb. 11

Jan 20, 2016 The Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UCSC will kick off its innovative first exhibition project--Collective Museum, by the Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows, Feb. 11.

Holocaust survivor and scholar Hedwig Rose to give public talk at UCSC on Jan. 21

Jan 15, 2016 Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1942, six-year-old Hedwig Rose, her mother, and sister spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian friend until the country was liberated on May 5, 1945.

UC Santa Cruz alumna to join National Council on the Humanities

Jan 11, 2016 The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that UC Santa Cruz alumna Patricia Limerick is one of three prominent and accomplished individuals who will join the Endowment’s advisory board.

Craft becomes art for celebrated Kiowa artist and alumna

Jan 11, 2016 Alumna Teri Greeves uses the traditional skill of beadworking to tell stories in new ways, to create a new language that draws people together.

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver 2016 Maitra Lecture

Jan 7, 2016 The Institute for Humanities Research will present the 15th annual Maitra Lecture, featuring alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, on Thursday, January 28.

History professor wins multiple awards for groundbreaking book on slave trade

Dec 7, 2015 Associate professor of history Gregory O’Malley has been honored with four awards this year for his latest book, "Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807."

Campus fills eight UC Presidential chairs in support of research mission

Nov 19, 2015 The eight new chairs - in everything from screenwriting to open-source software - bring the campus total to 30.

California’s poet laureate emeritus Al Young to read at annual Morton Marcus event

Nov 2, 2015 Award-winning American poet, novelist, and former UC Santa Cruz lecturer Al Young will be the featured guest at the sixth annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore to speak at UC Santa Cruz on police and prisons

Oct 27, 2015 On Nov. 9, the UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies will present a free public lecture, “Organized Abandonment & Organized Violence: Devolution & the Police.”

Fall 2015 Living Writers Series kicks off October 8

Oct 6, 2015 Each quarter, the Humanities Division’s Living Writers Series brings visiting authors and poets into UC Santa Cruz classes to give students an in-depth look into the world of the working writer.

Life, realized

Oct 5, 2015 Alumni authors give voice to transformative experiences at UC Santa Cruz that changed their lives and shaped their careers.

New senate faculty members build campus strengths

Sep 24, 2015 From environmental sociology to game design, UC Santa Cruz professors are studying problems aimed at improving the world in which we live.

Dickens Project receives NEH grant for public outreach to schoolteachers

Aug 31, 2015 The Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz has received a $119,417 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a four-week NEH Summer Seminar that will be held on campus in 2016.

UC Santa Cruz launches new legacy course on the Holocaust with Coursera

Aug 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has launched a new version of its free online course, "The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry," through the Coursera platform.

Alumnus Cary Fukunaga and film undergrad win Princess Grace Awards

Aug 13, 2015 Emmy Award-winning UC Santa Cruz alumnus Cary Fukunaga and current Film and Digital Media undergraduate student Jeny Amaya have been honored with 2015 Princess Grace Awards.

In Memoriam: Priscilla (Tilly) Washburn Shaw (1930-2015)

Aug 4, 2015 Priscilla (Tilly) Washburn Shaw

New Presidential Chair to support Dickens Project and Literature Studies at UC Santa Cruz

Jul 30, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received a $500,000 gift, plus matching funds from the UC Regents, to establish a $1 million Jordan-Stern Presidential Chair for Dickens and Nineteenth-Century Studies.

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