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Dear Alumni and Friends of the Arts and Humanities:

As I await meeting each and everyone of you, I would like to send introductory greetings. I am thrilled to begin my deanship here at UC San Diego and look forward to having the opportunity to spend time with you and talk about current and future initiatives in the arts and the humanities.

I was delighted to read this interesting article in the in-flight US Airways Magazine on my trip to San Diego to look for a house a few weeks ago. What a perfect welcome to a beautiful city and vibrant university. I hope you enjoy it if you haven’t seen it already.

The UC San Diego pages were produced by the team in University Communications and Public Affairs in collaboration with US Airways Magazine. Inga Kiderra was the author of the text, with photography by Creative Services and Publications.

With all best wishes,
Cristina Della Coletta
Dean, Arts and Humanities

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The Arts and Humanities alumni of UCSD constitute the enduring legacy of this Division throughout the region, throughout the state of California, throughout the nation, and throughout the world.

We have trained thousands and thousands of artists and scholars who have gone on to distinguished careers in the arts, in the academic world, in non-profit and non-governmental institutions, and in the professions. Most importantly perhaps, they have also gone on to pursue engaged, fulfilling, and exciting lives. They are our progeny; as such, we revel in their accomplishments and we celebrate their achievements. We are tremendously proud of them and of what they do.

We are eager to connect our alumni with current students, faculty, and staff on campus, with each other, and with the wider community through activities and programs that stimulate, interest, loyalty, and support. Your insights, suggestions, comments, and criticisms help us continually to refine and improve what we do; your commitment and pride in our mission sustains our spirits and focuses our energies; and your generous gifts make possible the realization of the dreams and goals that are the animating force of the Division as a whole. To the right you will find a list of alumni resources and related items of interest that will enable you to sustain your ties with the campus – even if you are separated from it by long distance or long spans of time between visits.

Please let us know what you are doing; tell us about your current and future plans. We are happy to help you establish contact with other graduates, like-minded colleagues, and well-remembered teachers and mentors. Maintaining a life-long link with an active, informed, and gratified alumni cadre is a major objective of the Division of Arts and Humanities. Join us in nurturing an Arts and Humanities community at UCSD that spans the generations and that insures our future. For questions, please contact Jennie Van Meter, the Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, at 858-534-9048.