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  • October 08, 2021

    Arts convocation spotlights excellence and inclusion

    Renowned conductor Kent Nagano was honored with the inaugural Distinguished Banana Slug Arts Award by the new Arts Dean Celine Shimizu. Shimizu spoke to the power of music and the arts in a time of ‘solemn joy' during the Arts Convocation.

  • June 07, 2021

    Nicholas Hidy

    It’s tough being a performing arts major when all the performing arts spaces are shut down. That’s the predicament Nick Hidy, who plays the French horn and trombone, found himself in as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe. But, as they say, out of adversity comes innovation.

  • May 19, 2021

    UC Santa Cruz names Celine Parreñas Shimizu new dean of Arts Division

    UC Santa Cruz has appointed award-winning filmmaker and film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu as dean of the Arts Division, effective July 1.

  • May 06, 2021

    Creating a soundtrack and adding a heartbeat to the struggle for prison abolition

    UCSC’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present ‘Music for Abolition'--an artist panel featuring three-time Grammy-award winning musician Terri Lyne Carrington with a dozen prominent guest musicians.

  • February 24, 2021

    Notes of resistance

    History Professor Eric Porter delves deeply into jazz improvisation as a means for "resistance, survival, and promoting one’s own resiliency."