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Researchers Anonymous: Making of a University Campus

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Saturday, January 12, 2019,
11am - 1pm


Invite Your Friends

Researchers Anonymous presents a special presentation and talk from author Frank Zwart.

Zwart will speak on his article "The Making of a University Campus at Santa Cruz." The article was originally published in the recently-released Santa Cruz County History Journal Number 9 (LandScapes: Activism that Shaped Santa Cruz County, 1955-2005).

His talk will summarize that sequence of events, review the primary sources that informed his article, discuss a few surprises that he uncovered along the way, and present a few things that (to his dismay) wound up on the cutting room floor.

Zwart will go on to describe the concerted efforts of the Santa Cruz community to convince the University of California to establish a new campus here and the University's comprehensive site-selection process that led to the decision to create UC Santa Cruz. That process and the campus's subsequent master planning effort came at the beginning of a period of increasing environmental awareness nationwide; the University's visionary goals helped shape both the UCSC campus and the Santa Cruz community around it.

Meet the Author

Zwart served as UCSC's campus architect from August 1988 until his retirement in April 2010. He is an alumnus of UC Santa Cruz (Cowell College, Class of 1971) and of the School of Architecture at Princeton University.

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