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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.

Fall Living Writers Series to feature Tobias Wolff, Karen Joy Fowler

Sep 26, 2014 Award-winning authors Tobias Wolff, Karen Joy Fowler, and Andrew Lam are just a few of the notable guests coming to UC Santa Cruz for the Fall 2014 Living Writers Series

Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz announces endowment drive

Aug 5, 2014 Literature Professor John Jordan announced an endowment drive to support the Dickens Project today at the annual Dickens Universe gathering now taking place on campus

Studying death in ancient Greece

Jul 16, 2014 Last year, UC Santa Cruz received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to undertake a summer institute investigating the history of mortality in ancient Greek culture...

UC Santa Cruz humanities alum named 2014 ACLS Public Fellow

Jun 19, 2014 UC Santa Cruz humanities alumnus Michael Ursell has been named a 2014 ACLS Public Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies.

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.

Never give up on a dream

Jun 10, 2014 Re-entry student Raymundo Reyes, who dropped out of high school to raise seven siblings, is on to his next chapter—a literature degree from UC Santa Cruz.

Wlad Godzich receives Dizikes Award for teaching in Humanities

Jun 6, 2014 Distinguished Professor of Literature Wlad Godzich was presented with the John Dizikes Faculty Teaching Award in Humanities.

UCSC emeritus professor Nathaniel Mackey wins prestigious poetry prize

May 8, 2014 Nathaniel Mackey, professor emeritus of literature at UC Santa Cruz, has been named the winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Grad student in literature awarded Mellon/ACLS fellowship

May 6, 2014 Ariane Helou, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Literature, has been awarded a 2013-14 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies.

UCSC awards first annual Gram Memorial Scholarship to creative writing student

Apr 25, 2014 UCSC student James Williams, a former machinist who returned to school to be around “people who talk about books,” is now the first recipient of the Kenneth Andrew Gram Memorial Scholarship.

President Obama nominates UCSC alumnus as NEH chair

Apr 11, 2014 President Obama announced today his intent to nominate UC Santa Cruz alumnus Dr. William “Bro” Adams as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gary Young wins 2014 George Bogin Memorial Award for poetry

Mar 20, 2014 UCSC humanities lecturer and alumnus Gary Young has received the 2014 George Bogin Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

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