- December 13, 2011
A UC Santa Cruz graduate will have a presence on the University of California Board of Regents for the first time in seven years. This week, Kenneth A. Feingold (Cowell, ’71, history) was named the fourth UCSC alumnus to represent the campus on the Board of Regents.
- December 06, 2011
Two UCSC faculty are among the 50 writers, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and other artists nationwide who have been awarded $50,000 USA fellowships grants.
- November 23, 2011
Despite the bust-up of Occupy encampments nationwide, a UC Santa Cruz graduate who helps edit the newspaper for the popular movement credits media outreach with spreading the message of economic fairness beyond the downtown parks where the movement began.
- November 15, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kay Ryan—the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2008-2010, who just a few weeks ago received a MacArthur (“genius”) Fellowship award--will be the featured guest at the 2nd annual Morton Marus Memorial Poetry Reading, Sunday, November 20.
- October 31, 2011
On November 10-12, leading scholars from the United States, Canada, and England will come together for the inaugural conference in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at UC Santa Cruz.
- October 12, 2011
Physician and bestselling author Abraham Verghese worries that an overemphasis on medical technology is distancing doctors from patients. Dr. Verghese voiced his concerns during the 11th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture on campus.
- October 04, 2011
Lisa Jean Moore, professor of sociology and gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York, will deliver the second annual Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture on Wednesday, October 19.
- October 03, 2011
UC Santa Cruz will host its fifth annual Founders Celebration dinner at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz on Friday, October 21.
- September 30, 2011
UCSC alumnus Thad Nodine will present a reading of his debut novel, Touch and Go—a multicultural American road trip, through the eyes of a young blind man—on Wednesday, October 19, at 5 p.m. at Kresge College.
- September 30, 2011
Five UC Santa Cruz students in four disciplines are winners of Fulbright scholarships for a year of research and study abroad. They will travel to China, Germany, Italy, and Mexico for the 2011-2012 academic year.
- September 29, 2011
“Two truths and a lie is a creative writing exercise in which students write about three events in their life, two true, one a lie, and the class tries to figure out which is the lie,” says UCSC associate literature professor Micah Perks.
- September 23, 2011
This October, UCSC professor of literature and history Nathaniel Deutsch will offer the first complete translation of a little known ethnographic questionnaire--and the story of an ambitious attempt to document a culture during an extraordinarily volatile time in world history.
- September 13, 2011
I’m sitting in a “Group Study” room of the newly renovated McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz and I’ve got to admit—I’m pretty relaxed.
- September 08, 2011
Distinguished Indian statesman and diplomat Dr. Karan Singh will deliver the 2011 Satyajit Ray Lecture at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.
- September 06, 2011
If you open the Atlantic magazine’s Fiction 2011 special issue, you’ll find “Someone I’d Like You to Meet.” Written by UC Santa Cruz alumna Elizabeth McKenzie, it’s one of nine remarkable short stories included in the magazine by some of the finest fiction writers in the country today.
- August 23, 2011
In the August 29 issue of the New Yorker, staff writer Jill Lepore has written a fascinating feature story about the Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz.
- August 17, 2011
UC Santa Cruz has received a gift of $500,000 to establish The George P. Hitchcock Modern Poetry Fund at Porter College.
- August 08, 2011
In 2005, San Francisco Chronicle book critic David Kipen observed that the Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz "may just be literary California's best-kept secret. "Now in 2011, that secret is definitely out.
- July 27, 2011
Lois Kazakoff ('76, Cowell, linguistics), deputy editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, has been named opinion journalist of the year by the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
- July 14, 2011
Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC) opens its 30th anniversary season on July 19 at the Mainstage Theater, with Shakespeare’s most popular farce-The Comedy of Errors.
- July 14, 2011
Executive Vice Chancellor and Campus Provost Alison Galloway announces two key campus leadership appointments.
- May 24, 2011
UC Santa Cruz will honor a long list of outstanding scholars, visual artists, performers and researchers during the annual Student Achievement Week festivities from May 28 to June 3. This week allows these students to present their work in highly public settings, from an annual print sale to a sciences and engineering poster symposium.
- May 17, 2011
“Having been in decline for decades, Yiddish is fading as a spoken language in the United States. But at UCSC, a small group of students and faculty are committed to its preservation…”
- May 13, 2011
“Initially people are surprised to hear that UC Santa Cruz student Andrew Whitman is a history major. Yet, it is a sound knowledge of the past that led Whitman, 20, to apply for and win a $10,000 grant from the Strauss Foundation for his seed library project.
- May 03, 2011
A conference designed to highlight the role women have played in the forging of Italian Jewish identity will take place May 22-24, on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
- April 20, 2011
UC Santa Cruz alumnus David Talbot, founder of Salon.com and best-selling author of "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years," will kick off "A Writer's Life: A Celebration of Writing at UCSC" Sunday, May 1. Talbot will be joined by other well-known UCSC alumni novelists, journalists, and screenwriters.
- April 19, 2011
Three UCSC faculty are among 212 leaders in the sciences, arts, humanities, business, public affairs, and nonprofit sector, who have been elected this year as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- April 18, 2011
Karen Tei Yamashita--professor of literature and co-director of the Creative Writing Program at UC Santa Cruz--has been honored with a 2011 California Book Award.
- April 12, 2011
Bill Fletcher Jr., a longtime labor activist, will present a free, public lecture, "Right-Wing Populism and the Crisis of Organized Labor," 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in Humanities I, Room 210, at UC Santa Cruz.
- April 12, 2011
Daniel Hirsch, a UC Santa Cruz lecturer on nuclear policy, will give a free, public lecture Tuesday, April 19 on the aftermath of the current nuclear plant disaster in Japan.
- April 11, 2011
On April 29-30, the UCSC Arts Division’s center for Visual and Performance Studies (VPS) will host an international conference titled "Pasolini’s Body: New Directions in Pasolini Scholarship" at the Cowell College Conference Room.
- April 06, 2011
UCSC alumnus Cary Joji Fukunaga has followed his award-winning debut film Sin Nombre with Jane Eyre, his own take on the classic 1847 novel by Charlotte Bronte.
- April 01, 2011
Tobias Wolff drew a capacity crowd to the Humanities Lecture Hall on the first night of the 2011 Living Writers series. Wolff read three short stories and regaled the crowd with stories of "binge reading" and his earliest inspirations as an author.
- March 24, 2011
Each quarter, the Humanities Division’s Living Writers Reading Series brings visiting authors and poets to UCSC, providing students with an in-depth look into the world of the working writer. This spring, the series kicks off on March 31 with Tobias Wolff, the acclaimed author of This Boy’s Life
- March 14, 2011
Professor of feminist studies and history Bettina Aptheker delivered the 17th annual Du Bois Lecture on February 28, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- March 07, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley lauded UCSC’s annual summer celebration of writer Charles Dickens during a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. Their chat took place for a special video broadcast to an audience that included more than two million of her bookclub members from around the world.
- February 28, 2011
Chancellor George Blumenthal announced a special $1 million gift from Jack and Peggy Downes Baskin for engineering graduate fellowships at UCSC's eighth annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner.
- February 16, 2011
Artist and gallery owner, Jill Hoy (Cowell '77) will give the inaugural lecture in the East Coast Distinguished Alumni Guest Speaker series, presented by the UCSC Humanities Division.
- February 04, 2011
UC Santa Cruz will host its eighth annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner on Saturday, February 26, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.
- January 14, 2011
The seventh and last international centennial event celebrating the birth of renowned American writer and composer Paul Bowles will take place at UCSC, Feb. 4–6. Conceived by a UCSC music lecturer and inheritor of Bowles' musical estate, the 3-day event will include rare music, film, art, and an academic conference.
- January 04, 2011
UC Santa Cruz literature professor and National Book Award Finalist Karen Tei Yamashita will discuss her acclaimed novel I Hotel at Bookshop Santa Cruz on January 25.She will also appear at UCSC on January 13 as part of the campus’s Winter 2011 Living Writer Series.