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Ever since he was a child growing up in New Haven, Conn, Rick Prelinger has held a fascination with history, changing landscapes, and how places transform over time.

As the gaming industry continues to evolve from simple linear programming to cutting-edge artistic and interactive experiences, the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz is leading the way in this sweeping change by taking education in gaming to the next level – and world-renowned... [more]

UCSC's OpenLab: Blue Trail was recently awarded $10,000 from Alliance Data and its Epsilon business to help further the innovation and construction of 10 interactive art-design-tech installations that have been designed for San Francisco’s waterfront.

The Arts Division is delighted to welcome Stephanie Moore, as the new Grants Coordinator starting November 17.  As a former journalist, human rights investigator, academic researcher, and Fulbright Fellow, Stephanie Moore brings a wealth of experience to her new position in the Arts Division.... [more]

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.

Peter Limbrick, who is currently researching and teaching film and video from across the Middle East and North Africa, has been busy over the summer writing about acclaimed Moroccan director and key figure in Arab cinema, Moumen Smihi. “Having just finished an essay on Moumen... [more]

Peter Limbrick, who is currently researching and teaching film and video from across the Middle East and North Africa, has been busy over the summer writing about acclaimed Moroccan director and key figure in Arab cinema, Moumen Smihi. “Having just finished an essay on Moumen... [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.

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).

The Arts Division was thrilled to welcome five new faculty members at this year's Arts Division Retreat on September 29.

On July 23, US Bank generously donated $15,000 to the Dean’s Art Fund for Excellence.

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.

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.

Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison — newly appointed Arts Dean's Visiting Eminent Professors — like to call themselves journeymen artists.

Dancer Gerald Casel lives and breathes the art of choreography.

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

This year's UCSC holiday production, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, offers audiences something deliciously different.

Growing up in Dearborn, Michigan, Professor of Theater Arts Kate Edmunds thrived in her Art Department education at Wayne State University.

A member of the Arts Dean's Leadership Advisory Board, Jock Reynolds was honored on October 18 with the 2013 UCSC Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding personal achievement in the arts and lasting contributions to his field.

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