- December 19, 2016
More than 52,000 students—a new record—applied to be new first-year students for the fall 2017 quarter, a 6.9 percent increase from the previous year.
- December 12, 2016
From a Holocaust study center in Norway and a small environmental center in northern Alaska, to the Japanese American Museum in San Jose and the Santa Cruz County jail, humanities Ph.D. students expanded their horizons this year thanks to a new program started by the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research (IHR).
- December 07, 2016
Rad Women Worldwide, the follow-up to UC Santa Cruz alumna Kate Schatz’s New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, is a showcase of extraordinary women from 31 countries around the world.
- December 06, 2016
A pilot program in online adaptive learning at UC Santa Cruz has led to higher placement in math courses for newly admitted freshman students.`
- November 29, 2016
Michael McCawley and David Kamimoto in the UC Santa Cruz admissions office have helped students and families for 71 years.
- November 28, 2016
Karen Barad--professor of feminist studies, philosophy, and history of consciousness at UC Santa Cruz--also happens to have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory...
- November 28, 2016
Psychology Ph.D. Artie Konrad has found his dream job at Facebook, where he is a user experience researcher on the On This Day project.
- November 17, 2016
Fania Davis, co-founder and executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, will deliver the 2016 Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Music Center Recital Hall.
- November 10, 2016
Applications for the $1,500 undergraduate research scholarships are now open until Nov. 30. Fifty scholarships will be awarded to students in any discipline.
- November 09, 2016
Seventy-five 4th and 5th grade two-way immersion (Spanish-language) students from Delaveaga Elementary School came to UC Santa Cruz on Election Day to explore two art exhibits currently on display.
- November 07, 2016
An exhibition titled "Pictures and Progress: the Black Panther 1966-2016" will open November 10 on the 3rd and 4th floors of UC Santa Cruz’s McHenry Library.
- November 03, 2016
Robin Hunicke, director of art and design in the Games and Playable Media program at UC Santa Cruz, showcased her innovative work at a gathering of TEDWomen Experience.
- November 02, 2016
Cultivamos Excelencia is meant to motivate and retain Hispanic/Latino and other high-need students at San Jose City College to complete their bachelor’s degrees at UC Santa Cruz.
- October 27, 2016
'Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory,' the first traveling exhibition of the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences, opens November 13 at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
- October 27, 2016
The campus has continued to increase its ranking, now tied at No. 27, even as the number of universities reviewed has expanded
- October 26, 2016
Tyler Stovall became dean of the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division in 2015. Now beginning his second full academic year as dean, we sat down with Dean Stovall to discuss the state of the humanities at UC Santa Cruz and beyond.
- October 25, 2016
Library fellows process archives and make the content available to scholars and the public.
- October 20, 2016
In support of Achieve UC, Chancellor George Blumenthal will speak to 400 Watsonville High School students to encourage them to pursue a higher education.
- October 17, 2016
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences will launch the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef project with an opening workshop on Oct. 21 at UCSC’s Stevenson Event Center, followed by a workshop on Oct. 23 at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
- October 14, 2016
Edward (Ted) Warburton, professor of dance and associate dean of the arts at UC Santa Cruz, is the recipient of the National Dance Education Organization’s 2016 Outstanding Dance Researcher Award.
- October 07, 2016
Mothers of Men, a 1917 women’s suffrage film shot on location in Santa Cruz, will be screened at the Del Mar Theater on Oct. 13 as part of the city’s celebration of its 150th anniversary.
- October 03, 2016
UC Santa Cruz has received a gift of an extraordinary archive of photographs documenting the people, landscape, and politics of California in the mid-20th century.
- September 29, 2016
In 'What Becomes Us,' a new novel by UC Santa Cruz literature professor Micah Perks, twin fetuses tell the story of a pregnant woman who abandons her controlling husband in Santa Cruz and moves to a small upstate New York town.
- September 28, 2016
For the past eight years, Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator Donnae Smith has been delivering a training to students to help them support the difficult conversations that can come when students from a variety of backgrounds come together in an intimate, college environment.
- September 28, 2016
The UC Santa Cruz Science Education & Mentorship In Latino Lives in Academia (SEMILLA) Project,will enable the campus to create a comprehensive set of interventions—guided by analysis and research teams—to support students in clearing the barriers they face inside and outside the classroom.
- September 22, 2016
What place does anger have in public life? On the eve of an historic election, the Institute for Humanities Research at UC Santa Cruz, in collaboration with the research group Shakespeare Workshop--will present a public conversation about anger and politics, from Shakespeare to Donald Trump.
- September 22, 2016
The growth in undergraduate enrollment, 650 more California undergraduates than fall 2015, is part of the University of California’s commitment to enroll 5,000 more students across the UC system, providing greater access to the state’s students.
- September 15, 2016
Alec and Claudia Webster, who help steward the philanthropy of the Helen and Will Webster Foundation, look at how they can accomplish the most good with their gifts.
- September 15, 2016
The naming gift from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation recognizes Carson for her courage and pivotal role in awakening the public to environmental issues.
- September 13, 2016
The campus also is one of the top 100 national universities, according to the annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report
- September 08, 2016
At 19, Chloe Anderson transitioned from male to female. The 24-year-old transfer is one of the first transgender athletes to participate in volleyball at the NCAA Division III level.
- September 08, 2016
The celebration, showcasing the multidisciplinary teaching and research hub, will feature an open house, a ribbon cutting, and a handful of engaging talks by leading campus thinkers.
- September 06, 2016
Coming in at No. 18, the ranking underscored UC Santa Cruz’s strong commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate change, and encouraging sustainability.
- August 26, 2016
UC Santa Cruz is one of 28 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to plan and implement changes to graduate education that will broaden the career preparation of a Ph.D. student beyond a career in the academy.
- August 23, 2016
UC Santa Cruz film and digital media professor Shelley Stamp has been honored with a 2015 Book Award from The Theatre Library Association. The awards are given annually for the best English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting.
- August 16, 2016
Talent Search provides disadvantaged youth with connections to high-quality tutoring services and counseling services to improve financial aid literacy and financial planning for postsecondary education.
- August 12, 2016
A memoir of surfing by UC Santa Cruz graduate William Finnegan, (Cowell, '74, English literature) is at the top of President Obama's 2016 Summer Reading List.
- August 11, 2016
Seven UC Santa Cruz alumni are among the 683 artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.
- August 09, 2016
UC Santa Cruz has appointed Susan Solt as dean of the Arts Division, effective August 15.
- July 14, 2016
In late Spring, Time Magazine reached out to 25 historians and asked them to nominate a pivotal moment in history that has changed our nation. One of the distinguished historians that Time contacted for the piece is UC Santa Cruz humanities dean Tyler Stovall.
- July 06, 2016
The campus accepted nearly 4,728 more California high school students than last year—a 27 percent increase—and also marked gains in the numbers of African American, Asian American, and Chicano/Latino students admitted.
- June 24, 2016
UC Santa Cruz associate professor Derek Conrad Murray, an interdisciplinary theorist in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Art Journal.
- June 21, 2016
Why is studying the humanities–history, literature, languages, philosophy, culture–important? How would you convince your parents, an employer, a politician, or others that there is value in pursing the humanities?
- June 07, 2016
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones has been honored with yet another award for her acclaimed animated documentary film, "Last Day of Freedom."
- June 07, 2016
Women make up 19 percent of engineering undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz this year, up from 12 percent in 2005. The event is meant to help retain women in the engineering school.
- June 06, 2016
The awards honor instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching. Students make the nominations and more than 620 were received this year.
- June 02, 2016
Associate professor of linguistics Pranav Anand was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2016 Spring Awards celebration held at the Cowell Provost House.
- May 26, 2016
Film and Digital Media professors Sharon Daniel and Irene Lusztig have been honored with Fulbright Awards for research during the 2016-17 academic year.
- May 24, 2016
63 percent of voting undergraduate students were in favor of establishing a new undergraduate fee that would be approximately $90 per student per quarter.
- May 20, 2016
With the help of a $220,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, UC Santa Cruz history professor Gregory O'Malley plans to add his research to one of the most utilized resources in the digital humanities.
- May 19, 2016
The new trans-inclusive housing option is the result of student activism that informed ongoing administrative discussions about how to better serve the trans community.
- May 13, 2016
The campus earned awards from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for its lighting retrofit and optimization in the McHenry Library; its carbon neutrality roadmap; and its sustainability minor and Sustainability Living Undergraduate Research Program (SLURP).
- May 06, 2016
The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research will present 'UCSC Night at the Museum: The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection', a free public event at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, on Wednesday, May 18.
- May 03, 2016
A capacity crowd filled Kuumbwa Jazz Center Saturday night for "Race, Class, and Culture through the Lens of Jazz"--a special event presented by the UCSC Humanities Division, featuring a panel of jazz scholars, followed by an inspired performance by Bay Area jazz singer Kim Nalley.
- April 28, 2016
Thirteen stunning woodblock prints are now on display by acclaimed Chinese artist Xiang Silou in The Eternal Line: Ordinary Stories--an exhibition running through May 7 at the Porter Faculty Gallery on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
- April 20, 2016
The work of three UC Santa Cruz undergraduate art majors will appear in the de Young Museum’s 20th annual New Generations Student Showcase.
- April 19, 2016
The 2016 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, honoring emeriti professors in the University of California system, has been awarded to UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of history Peter Kenez.
- April 18, 2016
Journalism's highest honor is awarded to the Associated Press and Mendoza for public service and in biography to Finnegan for his surfing memoir.
- April 13, 2016
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones has been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in film and video.
- April 11, 2016
Alumnus Nion McEvoy has donated $1 million to support programming for UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences over the next five years.
- April 07, 2016
Thirteen graduate students from the Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. Program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz will conclude two years of artistic study with Blind Spot—an exhibition on campus April 28 through May 1 at the Digital Arts Research Center.
- March 30, 2016
The work of 23 current Art Department faculty at UC Santa Cruz will be featured at "In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty"--an upcoming exhibition that will take place at both the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery on campus, and the R. Blitzer gallery on the west side of Santa Cruz.
- March 28, 2016
Out of Line--the spring edition of the Creative Writing Program’s 2016 Living Writers Series--features eight writers who generally have fun with the unexpected.
- March 18, 2016
"Climate Justice Now!--Art Activism, Environment Today" is the title of the 2016 Arts Dean’s Lecture Series--an array of free public talks running March 30 to May 25 at UC Santa Cruz.
- March 10, 2016
Other Minds—the acclaimed San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of new and experimental music—has donated its archives to UC Santa Cruz.
- March 04, 2016
The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and the Living Writers Series will present an evening with acclaimed science-fiction novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany at the Music Center Recital Hall.
- March 02, 2016
Campus Diversity Officer for Staff and Students Sheree M. Marlowe promotes institutional change for historically marginalized communities, which at UC Santa Cruz includes African American students, transgender students, and students with disabilities.
- March 01, 2016
"In the Ecotone: The UC Santa Cruz Campus" is a new book by emeritus humanities professor Jim Clifford that reflects on the campus as an extraordinary architectural and ecological site.
- February 25, 2016
Over the past decade, the revolution in gaming has created new communities, identities, and careers. Games can now help detect early dementia, reduce pain felt by burn victims, and may help speed healing from concussions...
- February 12, 2016
The Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will present a one-day conference, The Venice Ghetto at 500 and the Future of Memory," on campus February 23, at the Humanities 1 Building.
- February 10, 2016
The six-month full-time field study has been the heart of the community studies major at UC Santa Cruz since the program began in 1969. Last week, students in the reinstated major described their field-study experiences during a poster session.
- January 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.
- January 25, 2016
UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first LASER talk of 2016 on Tuesday, February 2, on campus at the Digital Arts Research Center.
- January 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.
- January 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.
- January 14, 2016
Last Day of Freedom, an animated short by UC Santa Cruz associate professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones and San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best documentary short.
- January 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.
- January 11, 2016
UC Santa Cruz attracted a record 49,133 applications from high school seniors and 9,969 applications from transfer students—also an all-time high—during the recent application cycle for a total of 59,102 applications.
- January 07, 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.