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    History Graduation Celebration 2014

    April 23, 2014

    We are pleased to invite you to the third annual UCSC History Department Graduation Celebration, Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00-11:30 AM in the Stevenson Event Center.

  • UCSC German Studies lecturer Walter Campbell

    Humanities lecturer named one of ‘Best 300 Professors’ by Princeton Review

    May 23, 2012

    German Studies lecturer Walter Campbell has been named one of The Best 300 Professors by the Princeton Review.

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    Spring Spotlight: April 6 - April 14

    March 15, 2012

    The German studies program would like to extend a warm welcome to admitted students and their families. The following opportunities are available to help you learn more about our program.

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    Peter Kenez to deliver annual UCSC Spring Emeriti Faculty Lecture

    March 07, 2012

    A Holocaust survivor and native of Hungary, Peter Kenez is a scholar of the history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. On March 15, he will present the annual UCSC Emeriti Lecture on the topic: “The Coming of the Holocaust.”

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    2011-2012 John Dizikes Teaching Award

    January 19, 2012

    Attention all history students! Do you know a faculty member who deserves to be recognized for their teaching efforts? If so, here is your opportunity to honor that faculty member by nominating them for the $3000 John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities.

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    Summer Orientation 2011

    July 15, 2011

    UC Santa Cruz Orientation Programs is where students begin their college careers and ensure their successful academic and social transition into the UC Santa Cruz community.

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    "I can see Mexico from my house": The Role of El Paso, Texas, in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920)

    November 15, 2010

    Please join us on Wednesday, November 17, for the Stevenson College Fall Faculty Lecture "'I can see Mexico from my house': The Role of El Paso, Texas, in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920)," to be given by Professor of History and Stevenson Fellow Mark Cioc.

  • The Game of Conservation: International Treaties to Protect the World's Migratory Species

    January 26, 2010

    Drawing on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, Mark Cioc shows that a handful of treaties—all designed to protect the world's most commercially important migratory species—have largely shaped the contours of global nature conservation over the past century. The scope of the book ranges from the African savannahs and the skies of North America to the frigid waters of the Antarctic.

  • How Green Were the Nazis?: Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich

    January 5, 2006

    The Nazis created nature preserves, contemplated sustainable forestry, curbed air pollution, and designed the autobahn highway network as a way of bringing Germans closer to nature. How Green Were the Nazis?

  • History professor Mark Cioc named editor of environmental journal

    January 31, 2005

    The Forest History Society and the American Society for Environmental History have named history professor Mark Cioc as the new editor of their jointly published journal, Environmental History (EH).

  • Time and the River

    February 3, 2003

    Historian Mark Cioc's new book is a chilling environmental tale about the Rhine, the world-famous river that, in less than 200 years of economic service to humans, was transformed from the "romantic Rhine" to "Europe's romantic sewer."

  • Campus announces new major in German studies

    August 10, 1998

    Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn a degree in German studies. The major, which will be administered by the History Department, was recently approved by the Office of Planning and Programs.