Composer and UC San Diego Music Professor Lei Liang appears in the New York Times for his innovative use of technology in music.
Mark Hanna Receives John Ben Snow Book Prize
IAH Associate Director, Mark Hanna, recently received the prestigious John Ben Snow Book Prize for best book on British Studies before 1800 from North American Conference on British Studies for his book Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 (UNC Press, 2015).
UC San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities is devoted to developing students’ skills of critical thinking and analytic expression. Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities Cristina Della Coletta said that in less than one year, a team of instructors for the Basic Writing Program was put together who, under Karen Gocsik's leadership, are propelling a program of innovation and excellence.
The US News and World Report Global University Rankings just came out and UC San Diego has moved up in the rankings from no. 19 to no. 15. Not only has the university as a whole moved up in the rankings, but we are proud to announce that the Division of Arts and Humanities has moved up 10 spots from 33 to 23! This is a tremendous achievement!
The 2016-17 IDEAS Series began Oct. 20 with a multimedia dance collaboration helmed by Yolande Snaith, head of UCSD’s Undergraduate Dance Program. “Measuring the Dream” is based on the poetry and life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a 17th-century nun in colonial Mexico who was a self-taught scholar and poet, known in her lifetime as “The Tenth Muse.”
The Division of Arts and Humanities took a leading role to secure a $2.59 million grant award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award supports a joint program with the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) that helps humanities transfer students transition to UC San Diego—a top 10 public university. According to Dean Cristina Della Coletta, it is the largest foundation award the division has received in support of the humanities.