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Arts Division

Elaine Gan

The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division is very pleased to announce that Elaine Gan has been awarded one of five 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Awards. Gan holds both an M.F.A. in digital arts and new media (2011) and a Ph.D.

L.S. Kim

UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media L.S. Kim has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.

Don Williams, Adilah Barnes, and UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal enjoy a moment of celebration in the chancellor's office last week, where Barnes received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. (photo by Yin Wu)

Chancellor George Blumenthal gushed like a true fan when he met award-winning actress and distinguished UC Santa Cruz alumna Adilah Barnes on Thursday afternoon. 

Yve Chavez

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California as a member of the Tongva tribe, Yve Chavez grew up on the land of her ancestors and has successfully merged her love of art and art history with her profound knowledge of her native culture.

Isaac Julien (Photo by Thierry Bal)

UC Santa Cruz is collaborating with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to present a daylong 

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones

Growing up in the rural town of Petaluma, UCSC Arts Division alumnus Brian Kavanaugh-Jones grew up appreciating the culture and beauty of California while also experiencing what the outside world had to offer.

Michael Shipley

Santa Cruz native and UC Santa Cruz alumnus, Michael Shipley, found Santa Cruz to be an idyllic place to grow up during the 1970s and ‘80s.

Soraya Murray (Photo by Derek Conrad Murray)

In her new book, On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space, UC Santa Cruz professor Soraya Murray goes beyond the technical discussions of games and instead offers a deep dive into their cultural dimensions.

Martin Berger

After a campuswide search, UC Santa Cruz has appointed Martin Berger to serve as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs.  A term appointment through June 2019, Berger will work on four specific high-profile and important projects.

(Earth images courtesy of NASA)

Catastrophic environmental breakdown, mass species extinction, financial collapse, racist separatism, global nuclear war…there is much speculation these days that we are living at the end of democracy, liberalism, capitalism, a cool planet, and civilization as we know it.

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