UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend
UC Santa Cruz Commencement celebration
A remarkable evening of art, science and life.
UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden Benefit Dinner
The UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal recognizes individuals of exceptionally distinguished achievement whose work and contribution to society exemplify the vision and ideals of UC Santa Cruz
A celebration of the alumni and faculty who exemplify the best of UC Santa Cruz.
Join us as we celebrate the renaming of College Ten in honor of John R. Lewis. We will celebrate this momentous occasion with powerful speakers and performances, and a call to action to empower our students to seek justice and create necessary trouble in their educational journey and beyond.
Annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join us for an inspiring evening as we gather in support of students.
The Maitra lecture series, established in 2001, seeks to enrich the intellectual life of UC Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz community.
In 2015, UC Santa Cruz marks its 50th anniversary with a variety of events, including exhibits of iconic art and photographs, special activities, and a series of events in the fall that will celebrate the campus's roots, demonstrate its growth, and showcase its future.
Celebrate the public launch of The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Books to Moocs event listing
Jerry Garcia's 73rd Birthday at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
We launch. Ideas, dreams, passions, big thoughts, lives, careers.
"Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few"
The opening celebration of the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus, a multidisciplinary teaching and research hub
Welcome to The Deep Read, a new program by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz that invites curious minds to think deeply about literature, art, and the most pressing issues of our day. We’ll read books from a wide range of genres, exploring their implications on our politics, inner lives, and communities.
The Universe in Verse—an annual charitable celebration of science through poetry, created and hosted by Maria Popova of Brainpickings.
A preview exhibit of the Grateful Dead Archive
Insider’s view of the UC Santa Cruz Farm and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden
This three-part virtual reading of one of Shakespeare’s most unusual tragedies continues the “Undiscovered Shakespeare” collaboration between Santa Cruz Shakespeare, The Humanities Institute, and The Shakespeare Workshop.
A Gala Dinner Spiced with Tantalizing Talks
Join authors Michael Casper and Nathaniel Deutsch in conversation with Lila Corwin Berman about Casper and Deutsch’s new book A Fortress in Brooklyn.
We’re all impacted by this deeply polarized moment. How do we navigate life while political and cultural divisions are dangerously amplified and the world’s oldest democracies are under threat?
In 1984, the UCSC Alumni Office began honoring alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Recipients are alumni of UC Santa Cruz who have rendered special and outstanding service to UCSC or who, by personal achievement, have brought distinction to the university.
Join Academy-Award Nominated Filmmaker Jennifer Brea and anthropologist and writer Megan Moodie for an evening of conversation and reflection on chronic illness, the global crisis of care, and Covid-19.
Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux) and Melanie Yazzie (Diné) of The Red Nation, respond to the prompt: What lies beyond dystopian catastrophism, and how can we cultivate radical futures of social justice and ecological flourishing?
The Bunnett lecture series is hosted annually by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in honor of Professor Emeritus Joseph Bunnett
Emeriti Lectures presented to the community by the distinguished Emeritus Faculty and generously sponsored by the Chancellors Office.
Faculty Research Lecture is an annual event which dates back to 1967; selected Faculty Research Lecturers are considered an elite group, as the honor is among the highest bestowed upon a faculty member by his or her own campus colleagues.
Stanley Flatté Memorial Lecture presented by the UC Santa Cruz Department of Physics. Don't really have a description for this one. I can ask Branwyn or Eva if they have a better description of this lecture.
The past, present, and future of DNA-based forensics.
Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations.
The Mandel Lecture is designed to promote public awareness and appreciation in Astronomy generously sponsored by Steve Mandel and Carol Foote.
The Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading honors poet, teacher, and film critic Morton Marcus (1936–2009). Morton, a nationally acclaimed poet, called Santa Cruz his home for more than 50 years.
A lecture series that honors Noel Q. King, "founding father" of Merrill College and religious studies at UC Santa Cruz.
The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture Series is a lively forum for the discussion and exploration of ethics-related challenges in human endeavors.
A live and participatory event series featuring readings from the new illustrated book Seeds of Something Different: the Oral History of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Sinsheimer Distinguished Lectureship in Biology was established in 1992 by Chancellor emeritus Robert L. Sinsheimer and his wife, Karen.
Reading Dickens Today with Professor John Jordan
UC Santa Cruz Social Justice lecture series
In launching the new book, Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes, James Doucet-Battle, a medical anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the UC Santa Cruz, takes up the important task of weaving together complex strands of theory, practice, and experience into a coherent narrative about Type 2 diabetes, a seemingly simple disease to understand
Bookshop Santa Cruz, The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, and Marcus Books present: A virtual event with Ta-Nehisi Coates, in conversation with Adam Serwer, on Friday, November 20th, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.
The Deep Read: Margaret Atwood Live September 22
Original thinkers from one great university ask the big questions and push boundaries in talks that illustrate the breadth of UC Santa Cruz research.
Immigration policies in the United States: Understanding violence nation-wide and in Santa Cruz
The Deep Read: Margaret Atwood Live September 22
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and The Humanities Institute are pleased to present a poetry reading and conversation with award-winning American poet Reginald Dwayne Betts and renowned social psychologist Craig Haney, moderated by Professor Gina Dent.