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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]

The 2015 Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship recipients were honored on April 27 at a reception featuring a temporary exhibition of their work. Most of the 21 Carrillo scholars attended, along with Alison Carrillo, the creator of the Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship. Acting Dean of the Arts Martin Berger,... [more]

Recently several UC Santa Cruz Music Department students participated in prestigious music-related events where they showcased their exceptional talents. “We are very proud of our students, said Professor of Music and Music Department Chair Anatole Leikin. “They are talented, extremely dedicated... [more]

For the cast of this year’s Shakespeare To Go production, all the world is truly a stage as they start performing one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It, and take it on the road this spring to various middle schools and high schools throughout Santa... [more]

What do contemporary music and vibrational communication from plants have in common? Quite a lot according to Larry Polansky, Professor of Music at UC Santa Cruz. As a renowned composer and music theorist, Polansky thinks very deeply about music and wants to broaden the scope of... [more]

Growing up in Palo Alto, CA into a gifted artistic family, it seems natural that Tom Franco would want to pursue a career in art. Both of his parents studied art at Stanford University; his mother, Betsy Franco, is a well-known author of teen and young adult books, and both of his brothers,... [more]

For 15 years, Hannah Pederson has been on staff at UC Santa Cruz, but it was actually her love of food and talent for cooking that brought her originally to UC Santa Cruz. Hannah, along with two other partners, owned and operated one of the campus’s favorite eateries, the Howling Cow Cafe, which... [more]

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