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Dency Nelson

With an amazing career in Hollywood spanning nearly 40 years, Dency Nelson has been the stage manager for almost every major award and event show for the past 25 years, including the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Kennedy Center Honors.

Dean Susan Solt

By Wallace Baine

For a certain set of artists, money has long been the enemy of creativity.

Dean Susan Solt

The first thing you need to know about Susan Solt is that she’s a former movie producer. 

photo by Steve DiBartolomeo

Directed by Kinan Valdez, the satirical play features a superb cast of UC Santa Cruz students

B. Ruby Rich

UC Santa Cruz arts dean's eminent professor of film and digital media B. Ruby Rich has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.

The world's preeminent film organization, the Academy is made up of more than 8,000 distinguished members working in cinema. 

Happy Graduates East Field

UC Santa Cruz commencement ceremonies hosted by the campus’s 10 colleges, graduate division, and Baskin School of Engineering are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 14–17.

Sundance Film Festival '18

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival just wrapped and many UC Santa Cruz alumni had feature films that were selected to be screened at this prestigious, internationally renowned film festival. Congratulations to all of these immensely talented members of our UCSC family!

Harrison Newton

Helen and Newton Harrison, Distinguished Research Professors in the Arts Division, and pioneers of the eco-art movement have been creating art inspired by the earth and the environmental impacts of human development since reading Rachel Carson’s seminal environme

UCSC DANM MFA Exhibit

As in past years, UC Santa Cruz is featured on Princeton Review's 2018 lists for top undergraduate and graduate programs in game design.

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