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UC Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus, Chip Lord (Film and Digital Media) and Visiting Conductor and Professor Emeritus Nicole Paiement (Music) were recently given Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships for the 2014-15 academic year in recognition of their... [more]

In April 2013, an international group of documentary scholars and scholar-practitioners assembled at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland to participate in the first Poetics and Politics of Documentary Research Symposium. The call for papers was aimed at researchers working on art-based,... [more]

Since he was a young boy, Billy Woo has had a fascination with museums, and that interest is what eventually lead him to a journey of a lifetime as he now gets ready to do research at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi, and the Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) during the... [more]

Having recently arrived all the way from Madrid, Enrique Leal, Assistant Professor, Print Media, is getting to know his new home of Santa Cruz and is enjoying the bucolic, natural surroundings here. It’s a major shift but one he’s appreciating due to not only being able to teach print media, but... [more]

On April 25, 2015, as part of UC Santa Cruz’s Alumni Weekend, renowned arts’ professionals, Jock Reynolds (Stevenson ’69), Jeremy Strick (Cowell ’77), Philip Brookman (Porter ’75), Karen Moss (Porter ’77) and Erin O’... [more]

As the only active foundry left in the entire University of California system, the foundry at UC Santa Cruz is especially significant, offering students a rare sculptural experience not usually found in university art programs. Built in the early 1970s, only a few years after UC Santa Cruz... [more]

You just never know where being a student at UC Santa Cruz will take you. Just ask Emily Heller, who was a History of Art and Visual Culture major in the class of 2007, and is now on a very successful track in the entertainment world as a stand-up comedian and comedy writer in Los Angeles. From... [more]

It’s been quite a journey for Terre Lee, now in her final quarter at UC Santa Cruz, as she contemplates graduating in June and thinking about what lies ahead in her future. After being on campus for five years, she’s looking forward to continuing the amazing work she started here and expanding... [more]

In April 2013, an international group of documentary scholars and scholar-practitioners assembled at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland to participate in the first Poetics and Politics of Documentary Research Symposium. The call for papers was aimed at researchers working on art-based,... [more]

Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, T.J. Demos is sitting in his office surrounded by boxes that have yet to be unpacked. He’s just arrived on campus after having taught for several years in the Department of Art History at University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading... [more]

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