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On Monday, January 11, 2016, the inaugural Blum Scholar Award presentations took place and honored six outstanding UC Santa Cruz graduate students. Three of the students were from the Arts Division’s Film and Media Department and received awards for their social documentary film projects: ... [more]

As a Porter College student at UC Santa Cruz, Jennie Morris knew that she would have an interesting career someday. Now, as the executive vice president of acquisitions, research and network operations at Pivot, the television network launched in 2013 by Participant Media, she’s... [more]

On Tuesday, October 6, the first celebration of the Plantronics Creativity and Innovation Scholars award took place at UC Santa Cruz. Ken Kannappan, the president and CEO of Plantronics and Darrin Caddes, Plantronics’ vice president of corporate design, joined ... [more]

Oakland-based artist, Raymond Saunders, has taken his place in American art history ever since he first emerged as an important abstract visual artist during the 1950s. His stunning work encompasses a variety of media, incorporating painting, collage, assemblage and drawing,... [more]

Panel discussion participants

On November  6, 2015, UC Santa Cruz students and the local community were given the unique opportunity to hear renowned professionals in the entertainment industry give their insights and guidance about being part of this very competitive and sought-after field.

Six panelists very... [more]

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Randall Grahm is not your typical winemaker. While the wines he produces at his Bonny Doon Vineyard are exceptional, having garnered several rave industry reviews over the years, the road he took to success had a lot of atypical twists and turns. Growing up in Los Angeles and... [more]

Working on various IT projects, Kristin Erickson, Technical Coordinator for the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program, manages a myriad of technical equipment for the department and facilitates intricate exhibition projects for the DANM students. But her friendly and calm... [more]

After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2005 with a degree in Film and Digital Media, Jaime Gonzalezknew that he was destined to become a filmmaker. He had loved the idea of telling stories since he was a child due to his mother sharing her love of novels with him, along with... [more]

Since 1977, Teresa Locatelli has been on staff at UC Santa Cruz and seen a lot of changes along the way. As the Academic Human Resources Analyst, she takes charge of staff Human Resources issues for the Arts Division, including budgeting, scheduling appointments of lecturers, teaching assistants... [more]

Ken Corday (Porter 1977) and the Corday Foundation have made a substantial financial contribution to the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division to establish the Kenneth R. Corday Family Presidential Chair Endowment in Writing for Television & Film. The gift will significantly... [more]

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