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Founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, Randall Grahm, began the Banana Slug Red wine label design project as a way to give back to the university and was intrigued by Dean David Yager’s idea about having art students get involved with the process. 

This year’s Banana Slug Red... [more]

Never in a million years did Dee Hibbert-Jones imagine that she would be getting ready to walk down the iconic red carpet at the Academy Awards. But that’s exactly what she, along with her partner Nomi Talisman, are preparing to do as they try to comprehend the... [more]

UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media alum Erik Pearson will be directing the upcoming play Marqués, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which was written by UC Santa Cruz graduate students,Stephen Richter and Mónica Andrade, and is set in the shady world of drug... [more]

Visual artist and UC Santa Cruz alum (Porter 1995) Fritz Chesnut was exposed at an early age to art, especially since his mother earned her PhD in art education and his father, who has a Master’s in German, also studied music. They both attended UC Santa Barbara, where Fritz... [more]

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]

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]

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]

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