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USA Today recently reported that UC Santa Cruz has been rated as one of the best universities in the country at which to major in film. College Factual, a data-driven organization that ranks programs and institutions of higher... [more]

The esteemed John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco recently was the perfect setting for an evening celebrating the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS).

IAS is being spearheaded by the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division and will be the first-ever academic... [more]

Plantronics has very generously supported the Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for the past three years, with a total of $150,000 in corporate support. Known for their revolutionary audio technology, including inventing the world’s first headset in outer... [more]

On July 23, US Bank generously donated $15,000 to the Dean’s Art Fund for Excellence. And what made the event especially significant was that Steve Martinez, US Bank’s South Bay District Manager and Dave Lompa, US Bank’s Aptos Branch Manager, stopped by UC Santa Cruz and delivered the check in... [more]

Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison — newly appointed Arts Dean's Visiting Eminent Professors — like to call themselves journeymen artists. "We journey from place to place," says Helen with a twinkling smile, "where we're invited, and where we feel we can do work." Interpreters of environmental... [more]

The 2014 Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship recipients were honored on April 29 at a reception featuring a temporary exhibition of their work. Most of the 18 Carrillo scholars attended, along with Alison Carrillo, the creator of the Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship.

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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]