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Growing up in the rural town of Petaluma, UCSC Arts Division alumnus Brian Kavanaugh-Jones grew up appreciating the culture and beauty of California while also experiencing what the outside world had to offer.

Santa Cruz native and UC Santa Cruz alumnus, Michael Shipley, found Santa Cruz to be an idyllic place to grow up during the 1970s and ‘80s.

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival just wrapped and many UC Santa Cruz alumni had feature films that were selected to be screened at this prestigious, internationally renowned film festival. Congratulations to all of these immensely talented members of our UCSC family!

Helen and Newton Harrison, Distinguished Research Professors in the Arts Division, and pioneers of the eco-art movement have been creating art inspired by the earth and the environmental impacts of human development since reading Rachel Carson’s seminal environme

The first thing you need to know about Susan Solt is that she’s a former movie producer. 

After a campuswide search, UC Santa Cruz has appointed Martin Berger to serve as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs.  A term appointment through June 2019, Berger will work on four specific high-profile and important projects.