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A theorist and writer who explores the social implications of emerging technologies, Kate O'Riordan joined the Art Department faculty this fall. She comes to Santa Cruz from the Department of Media and Film at the University of Sussex in the UK,where she... [more]

"It was always Africa," admits Elisabeth Cameron, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture, and holder of the Patricia & Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair. Even after the past summer conducting fieldwork in the Democratic... [more]

Even before Theater Arts professor Michael Chemers arrived on campus this summer there was huge buzz about his new course entitled Monsters. Given the colorful subject, as well as the title of his most recent book—Staging... [more]

Expressive, energized, and utterly loquacious, B. Ruby Rich is thrilled to find herself the recent cover girl of the SF Chronicle's weekend Calendar section. "I'm pretty bad about honors," she confesses. "I either think, 'what me? really?' or 'it's no big deal.'" Rich... [more]

Laced with behind-the-scenes details that render her subjects fully alive on the pages, Music and Politics in San Francisco is the latest book from musicologist Leta Miller. An in-depth historical analysis of the "Paris of the West"... [more]

After 12 years of research on avant-garde dramatist Antonin Artaud, theater historian Kimberly Jannarone admits that she is enjoying new research projects.  "I feel that I could do a lot more, but frankly I would like to take a break from Artaud. He's an intense presence," she... [more]

Emmy-nominated Brannon Braga most recently served as an Executive Producer on “Terra Nova."  Prior to that he was an executive producer and writer on the award-winning drama series “24.” Brannon also created “FlashForward” with David S. Goyer and served as an executive producer on the series.... [more]

You can read the story of Professor David Kaun’s life through his philanthropy: his passion for music; his commitment to education, teaching, and students; and the sheer joy he takes in giving back.  “It’s wonderful fun,” he said in describing his experiences as a donor.  “I’ve helped some... [more]

Aiming her spring-loaded energy squarely at the international opera world, conductor Nicole Paiement has surfed a few career changes since arriving at UCSC in the early '90s.

 

Currently director of the Music Department's Ensembles and Artistic... [more]

Rare is the researcher who can boast of deep backgrounds in both Byzantine and Western art history. Maria Evangelatou is that individual, and more. A native of Greece, Evangelatou has been able to decode linguistic as well as iconographic nuances in her special areas of interest... [more]

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