• December 06, 2011

    UCSC Arts and Humanities faculty win USA fellowships

    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 15, 2011

    Pulitzer Prize winning poet to read at 2nd Morton Marcus event, Nov. 20

    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 12, 2011

    Best-selling author, doctor Abraham Verghese wows capacity crowd

    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.

  • September 30, 2011

    Alumnus Thad Nodine to read from debut novel ‘Touch and Go’

    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 UCSC students win Fulbright scholarships

    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

    “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

    New book sheds light on survival of Jewish culture

    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 06, 2011

    Someone I'd Like You to Meet…

    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

    UCSC’s Dickens Project featured in August issue of New Yorker

    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 receives $500,000 gift to establish George Hitchcock poetry endowment

    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

    UCSC’s annual literary celebration of Charles Dickens ‘full to bursting’ this summer

    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.

  • April 18, 2011

    UCSC Literature professor Karen Tei Yamashita wins California Book Award

    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 11, 2011

    Center for Visual and Performance Studies to host conference on Pasolini

    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 01, 2011

    Reading and inspiration: Tobias Wolff at UCSC

    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

    Author Tobias Wolff to kick off Spring Living Writers Series

    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 07, 2011

    Author gives UCSC’s annual Dickens event a shout-out in Oprah interview

    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.

  • January 14, 2011

    UCSC to present major West Coast ‘Paul Bowles Centennial Celebration’

    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

    UCSC National Book Award Finalist to appear at Bookshop Santa Cruz

    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.