Digitizing the Past
Studies of the intra-American slave trade reveal a limited understanding of the forced migration of millions of Africans onto this continent. UC Santa Cruz associate history professor Greg O’Malley wanted to know why. “There seemed to be a missing link,” O’Malley said. “I decided to make that missing link my research.”…
Disciplines Connected Through Cosmos
The UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research launched its first public event, “Questions That Matter: Making the Cosmos Local,” on Jan. 27. About 200 attendees listened to a dialogue between UCSC physics professor Anthony Aguirre and associate history professor Minghui Hu at the Kuumbwa…
Students Occupy Humanities in Protest of Tuition Hike
Two UC Santa Cruz police officers notified students occupying Humanities 2 that they were in violation of university policy and California law. The officers notified the students, who have occupied the building for six days now, that continued occupation could lead to disciplinary action, including arrest. UCSC students have occupied the Humanities 2 building in response to the most recent tuition increase plan, opting to remain in the building until the plan passed by the UC Regents on Nov. 20 is revoked.
Arts, Humanities and Sciences Interconnected
The new department of computational media in the Baskin School of Engineering aims to fuse research approaches of arts and humanities with those of computer science, creating an interdisciplinary field that evaluates, explores and enables the computer as a medium for innovation.
Camus Exhibit Visits UCSC
For many years, people have dedicated their lives to finding the truth — why one exists and why anything matters — in other words, the meaning of life. This coming week of October, students will have the opportunity to learn about one man’s study of the meaning of life.