Innovation, Creativity and the Arts

2013 Founders Celebration Dinner

  • Friday, October 18, 2013
  • Cocoanut Grove,
    Santa Cruz
  • Reception 6:30 pm
  • Dinner 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT
    To be placed on a wait list, email the Special Events Office click here.

Save the date for the seventh annual Founders Celebration gala dinner, honoring extraordinary individuals and their outstanding contributions to society. This year's honorees include Frank Gehry, one of the most important and influential architects of our time, Don and Diane Cooley, long-time advocates and supporters of UCSC, Jock Reynolds, artist and director of the Yale University Art Gallery and Howard Haber and Abraham Seiden both UCSC celebrated physics professors and researchers. Read more »

Additional Founders Celebration Events Include:

  • Foundation Forum

      • October 18, 2013
      • UCSC Music Center Recital Hall
      • Time: 3 p.m.
      • Tickets: SOLD OUT

    In Conversation with Frank Gehry

    UCSC Foundation Medal awardee Frank Gehry— one of the world’s leading architects, legendary for his design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles — will be interviewed by leading architecture critic Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair who is currently writing an authorized biography of Gehry.

  • Ed Talks

    • October 17, 2013
    • 5 p.m. Doors Open
    • 5:30 p.m. Program Start
    • Reception following Program
    • Location: Top of the Ritt, 101 Church Street 4th floor
    • Tickets: SOLD OUT

    Local Roots, Global Impact

    Three TED-style talks by leading educators followed by a wine reception Co-hosted by Chancellor George Blumenthal and Santa Cruz Mayor Hilary Bryant.

    The Quest to Conquer Cancer: Computer Geeks to the Rescue!
    David Haussler

    Saving Endangered Species: The Story of the Hawaiian Monk Seal
    Terrie Williams

    Humanities Today: The Transformational Power of Student-Centered Learning
    Alan Christy

  • Research Review Day

    • October 17, 2013
    • Baskin Engineering
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Registration: Click here

    Research Review Day 2013 will highlight some of the groundbreaking research that is being pursued at the Baskin School of Engineering. The program is divided into three focus areas -- Regenerative Medicine, Mobile and Pervasive Computing and Data Science -- in order to give you a broad view of the exciting research that is being undertaken as we develop technology for a changing world. We have allowed ample time for discussion and hope you will find the day stimulating and rewarding.

    Contact information:
    Heidi McGough

  • Research Frontiers Day

    The Division of Social Science in collaboration with the Office of Research will hold an half-day interdisciplinary Research Frontiers Day. This will bring faculty, students, and community members together to present and learn about how social sciences faculty research is engaging key issues of the 21st Century. Leading scholars will present dynamic talks focusing on learning, social justice, and global citizenship.

  • 13th Annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture

    • December 5, 2013
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Location: Music Center Recital Hall
    • SOLD OUT

    Peter Sellars "On Creativity and The Arts"

    The UC Santa Cruz Foundation presents the 13th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture. An evening of thought-provoking ideas and conversation with acclaimed opera, theater and festival director Peter Sellars, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts in America and abroad. A visionary artist, Sellars is known for groundbreaking interpretations of classic and contemporary works. Whether it is Mozart, Handel, Shakespeare, Sophocles, 16th-century Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, or works by longtime collaborator John Adams, Peter Sellars strikes a universal chord with audiences, engaging and illuminating contemporary social and political issues.

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