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April 2011

Day by the Bay

April 30, 2011

An exciting array of events and activities are planned on campus during UCSC's upcoming "Day By The Bay" event. The campus's annual  reunion weekend will take place this year from Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1. A complete schedule of events — and all related details — can be found at: We hope you will join us for as many of the following special events as possible: Saturday, April 30 Intellectual Forum 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall…

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April 2014

Alumni Weekend

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Please stay tuned for more information.

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May 2014

Anthropocene: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Conference

May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014

Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together? Through noticing, describing, and imagining, we renuew conversation about life on earth. Conference schedule: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7-9 pm Ursula K. Le Guin Discussants: James Clifford and Donna Haraway Tickets no longer available for The Rio Theater. However, there are still two options for attending: 1) A few seats will be available at The Rio Theater on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a line outside the…

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"Working w/ Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale" Conference

May 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014

In celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Working w/ Shakespeare fosters a dialogue between three professions that are especially dedicated to understanding his work: literary critics, theater designers, and professional actors. What makes literary criticism, design, and performance different as forms of interpretation? How might their distinctive practical techniques and theoretical concerns enrich and transform each other? These questions are the framework for the conference’s three workshops, each of which will focus on The Winter’s Tale. Mike Ryan is an actor…

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April 2015

UCSC Alumni Weekend

April 23, 2015 - April 26, 2015

UC Santa Cruz is a place like no other. It was imagined from the minds of original thinkers—the rebels and visionaries, artists, scientists, and poets who had the courage to strike off on a different path. They were in search of ideas that question norms in hopes of making the world a better place. Now we are celebrating 50 years of questioning authority. Stay tuned for more details. Alumni Weekend 2015 April 23-26 at UC Santa Cruz Questions? Contact…

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September 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Founders Celebration Events

September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Join us for our most spectacular Founders Celebration event yet, during our fall signature weekend of 50th festivities, Sept. 25-27. The Founder's event will be a deliciously interesting evening with Foundation Medal awardee Alice Waters—chef, activist, author, and owner of famed Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse. The full weekend of programming will include other events celebrating our history and looking to our next 50 years. Founders Celebration Events September 25 - 27

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April 2016

UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend 2016

April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016

SAVE THE DATE April 28 – May 1, 2016  More info and event schedule at: Questions? Contact or call (831) 459-5003.

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April 2018

Alumni Weekend 2018

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
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SAVE THE DATE Alumni Weekend 2018 April 27-29 For more info visit:

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May 2018

Right Livelihood Conference

May 15, 2018 - May 17, 2018
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  'Alternative Nobel Prize' Laureates at UCSC In May 2018, a group of Right Livelihood change-makers based in Canada and the US will convene at the University of California, Santa Cruz to discuss challenges and opportunities for advancing social and environmental justice.  In these tumultuous times, this meeting will deepen and ground our local efforts toward a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world. Public Program Dates: May 15 - 17, 2018 Place: University of California, Santa Cruz, USA   The Right Livelihood…

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November 2019

FrankenCon 2019

November 21, 2019 - November 23, 2019

For over two hundred years, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has haunted our days and chilled our dreaming nights. Celebrate and explore the enduring legacy of the world’s first science-fiction horror story with FRANKENCON, a three-day conference of scientists, theorists, and artists on November 21-23, 2019 at UC Santa Cruz. The conference is in conjunction with the Theater Arts Department production of The Frankenstein Project, a play by Kirsten Brandt. In the centuries since Mary Shelley first penned the novel, the lore and magic of Frankenstein…

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March 2020

POSTPONED: The Dickens Project: Day of Writing

March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event has been postponed to a TBD later date.  This program brings high school juniors and seniors to UCSC for an essay writing competition at UCSC. The grand prize winner will receive a scholarship worth 5 UC credits to study nineteenth-century literature at the Dickens Universe summer conference.

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July 2020

The Virtual Dickens Universe

July 26, 2020 - July 31, 2020

While the originally planned program focusing on David Copperfield and Iola Leroy will still take place in 2021, this week of online programming will feature a range of conversations that discuss the occasion of the pair and the insights that bringing them together can offer. Over the week, scholars from Victorian studies and early African American studies will discuss linkages between their fields, approaches for addressing race and racism in the classroom, and productive ways to engage with Black studies…

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