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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the University of California, Santa Cruz as the newest member of the ACLS Research University Consortium.

The ACLS Research University Consortium comprises a select group of ACLS Associate Members. These 44 eminent institutions play a crucial leadership role in sustaining and enhancing the national infrastructure of humanities and interpretive social sciences research.

“We are excited and honored to welcome the University of California, Santa Cruz as a member of the ACLS Research University Consortium,” said ACLS President Joy Connolly. “UC Santa Cruz bears a distinctive reputation for creative interdisciplinary exploration across the humanities and interpretive social sciences, and its Humanities Institute is an exemplar of public engagement. Having come to know members of the UC Santa Cruz community through our Design Workshop in recent years, we look forward with enthusiasm to working together with Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer, Dean Jasmine Alinder, and their colleagues to advance the fields we value so deeply.”

In addition to an annual in-person convening, representatives of ACLS Consortium institutions meet virtually every month. These meetings provide opportunities to share and explore solutions in response to urgent issues facing the academy, and to learn more about ACLS competitions, initiatives, and events.

“Being part of this valuable consortium will make it possible for me and my colleagues across the United States to work together more closely at a time when humanistic inquiry has never been more important,” said UCSC Humanities Dean Jasmine Alinder.

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