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Dancer Gerald Casel lives and breathes the art of choreography. With a BFA from Juilliard and an MFA from University of Wisconsin, he has danced professionally in companies including Michael Clark, Russell Dumas, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lar Lubovitch and Stephen Petronio... [more]

On March 6 Dean of the Arts David Yager announced the first appointments of the Arts Division’s Distinguished Professors. Research Professors are early- to mid-career scholars who have already made substantial research contributions. Their trajectory suggests the promise for work that will have... [more]

Feminist pioneer artist Mary Kelly spoke to a full house at a lively day-long symposium at the Digital Arts Research Center on February 5, 2014, an event which culminated in the opening for Complicated Labors, a multi-media exhibition occupying the... [more]

Recently working with a team of environmental architects in Alaska, Film and Digital Media professor Sharon Daniel has been a pioneer explorer in participatory online media. Since 2000 Daniel has worked all over the world with groups documenting their own... [more]

John Weber, Founding Director of the new Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) is excited about the latest phase of planning for the Institute’s multi-dimensional facility.  "The campus has sent out a public ... [more]

Arts Alumna Molly Findlay is a key player in Dean David Yager's energized New York alumni network. Taking time from a soaring career as a set designer with the prestigious Manhattan photo agency Marek & Associates, Findlay worked closely with Dean of the... [more]

Dean of the Arts David Yager brought his UCSC Arts Development team to a New York event at the Royalton on November 14 to re-connect with our vigorous alumni group in Manhattan. Thanks to creative networking by alumna Molly Findlay, the event brought together... [more]

During his recent tenure as Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University this academic year, Raoul Birnbaum was able to share a lifetime's research discoveries with students and scholars at one of the finest Buddhist studies programs in North... [more]

Growing up in Dearborn, Michigan, Professor of Theater Arts Kate Edmunds thrived in her Art Department education at Wayne State University. "I finally did learn how to draw," she chuckled in a recent conversation, and "even though I ultimately declined studio art as a career, I'... [more]

Renewing the connection from campus to professional life, a high profile group of UCSC Arts alums working in the entertainment and film industry gathered last month at West Hollywood's Soho House. The festive event rekindled close encounters among fellow industry alums, as well... [more]

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