Arts Division emeriti faculty receive Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

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Nicole Paiement
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Chip Lord

Two UC Santa Cruz arts professors received Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships for the 2014-15 academic year. They were honored in recognition of their outstanding contributions and achievements in artistic scholarship and teaching.

Dickson Emeritus Professorship Awards are awarded annually and funded by an endowment from the estate of former UC Regent Edward A. Dickson.

Chip Lord is a media artist who works with video and digital photography. His teaching interests include film and video directing, video theory and history, video installation, screenwriting, and documentary production. As a member of the alternative architecture and art collective Ant Farm (1968-1978), he produced the iconic, internationally renowned video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Flame, as well as the Cadillac Ranch roadside sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. Lord was a recent recipient of the first annual UC Santa Cruz Arts Division emeriti award for Outstanding Post-Retirement Research.

Nicole Paiement was formerly the director of ensembles at UC Santa Cruz where she conducted the Orchestra, Chamber Singers and the Opera. Paiement is also the artistic director of the New Music Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and of Parallèle Ensemble, a professional ensemble dedicated to the recording of new music and of obscure music from all periods. She received the Dean’s Eminent Professor Award from the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division in 2013.

For more information, see the story on the Arts Division web site.