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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.

Year-long UC Santa Cruz seminar to examine global migration and non-citizenship

Jul 28, 2015 The phenomena of global migration, disenfranchisement, and hardships of living in territories while not holding traditional citizenship will be examined in a year-long seminar conceived by five UC Santa Cruz professors and funded with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall named president-elect of American Historical Association

Jul 23, 2015 Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall has been chosen as president-elect of the American Historical Association, the largest professional organization in the U.S. devoted to the study and promotion of history.

History professor Kate Jones receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 10, 2015 History professor Kate Jones was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2015 Spring Awards celebration.

International Playhouse returns for its 15th season

May 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz’s International Playhouse, an annual program of short theater pieces staged in different languages by students in the university’s Language Program, is back for another round of staged pieces.

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 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.

An Alumni Weekend to remember

Apr 27, 2015 A record-breaking crowd of 2,500 revelers, more than half of them alumni, took part in UC Santa Cruz's Alumni Weekend this year—a special edition of the event that was bigger and more elaborate than ever before in honor of the campus's 50th anniversary.

Graduate students present research projects at annual symposium

Apr 27, 2015 The 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on April 24 featured graduate student researchers from across the divisions.

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.

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