- 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.
- 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 19, 2016
"A free society is a passionate society,” UC Santa Cruz politics professor Daniel Wirls observed during 'Anger in Politics: From the Bard to the Donald,' the latest in the Institute for Humanities “Questions that Matter” lecture series.
- September 29, 2016
Jody Greene, professor of literature, feminist studies, and history of consciousness, has been appointed the founding director of the new Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL).
- 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 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.
- 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 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 03, 2016
UC President Janet Napolitano visited UC Santa Cruz this week and stopped in on Dickens Universe, UCSC Farm, games and robotics programs, Youth Empowerment Institute, and COSMOS sessions.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 05, 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.