Department of History associate professor, director of the Institute of Arts and Humanities, and director of Chicano/a and Latino/a Arts & Humanities Luis Alvarez spoke about his research at the recent UC San Diego & You alumni event in Silicon Valley. Alvarez presented on the history of race and social movements in California, as well as the successful launch of IAH in 2016-2017.
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Division of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta also participated in the standing-room-only event. Alvarez was pictured with the Chancellor, as seen on the Chancellor’s Blog.
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla recently toured the “Harold Cohen, Creating Computational Creativity” exhibit in the University Art Gallery. Department of Visual Arts’ professors Jack Greenstein, who is also department chair, and Sheldon Brown shared insights into Cohen’s pioneering work in art and artificial intelligence.
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.