Fall events at UCSC

Edward Luce

For a complete list of upcoming events this fall, go to UCSC's Calendar of Events.

Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture

Edward Luce, Washington bureau chief of the Financial Times

Sunday, October 18

UCSC's ninth annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture Memorial Lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on campus. The featured speaker this year is Edward Luce, Washington bureau chief of the Financial Times in London and author of the book In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India. The topic for Luce's talk will be "Mystic India in the Age of Global Warming." The lecture is open to the public and free of charge, but tickets are required and are available at www.santacruztickets.com. [More]

UC Santa Cruz Celebrates Pixar

A week of lectures and film screenings

October 20-23

Events include a special film screening of The Pixar Story, a documentary tracing the rise of one of the most innovative animation studios in filmmaking history. [More]

For more information, including the full lineup of events, go to: UCSC Celebrates Pixar.

Open House

Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. Program

October 22

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The Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. Program will hold an Open House from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the program and the application process, meet the Digital Arts and New Media community at UCSC, view the work of current students and alumni, and see a showcase of collaborative research project work.


The Art of Collaboration

October 22-23

UCSC's Arts Division and Porter College present an interdisciplinary symposium, The Art of Collaboration, investigating collaboration as a key concept in contemporary art and creative production. It is free and open to the public. Register today by emailing: semurray@ucsc.edu

More than twenty scholars, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and theorists will come together to discuss the meanings and cultural aspirations associated with collaboration.

UCSC Foundation Forum Lecture

Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios

3 p.m., Music Recital Hall

Friday, October 23

Ed Catmull--who received an Academy Award in 2008 for lifetime technological contributions to the film industry--will deliver the keynote address at the annual UC Santa Cruz Foundation Forum. He will speak on the topic "Creativity: What I Don't Know and What I Know." Catmull will be among the people honored at the Founders Day dinner (see information, below). The lecture is open to the public and free of charge, but tickets are required; go to www.santacruztickets.com.

Founders Day Dinner

Honoring five individuals for exceptional achievement

Friday, October 23

UCSC's third annual Founders Day dinner, with a theme of "Fulfilling the Promise," will take place at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. Open to the public, Founders Day celebrates the spirit of community and this year will honor five individuals for outstanding achievement. For ticket and other information, please go to the Founders Day web site.

Full Disclosure

An exhibit at UCSC's Sesnon Gallery

Ongoing through November 21

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Full Disclosure is an inside look at the trial and error of scientists and artists through an intimate survey of their processes. An exhibition of art and artifacts, Full Disclosure views the practice and products of science-theoretical models, computational data, molecular structures-through the perceptual matrices of the arts, revealing parallels and divergences between the two disciplines.