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UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium

American Council of Learned Societies welcomes university to leadership group

The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities. There are currently 35 additional top universities in the consortium.

The consortium’s mission is to increase financial support for and overall number of academic researchers in the humanities and related social sciences. Individual fellowships are awarded through rigorous, peer-reviewed competitions.

ACLS invited UC San Diego to the consortium based on its innovative approach to humanities research and engagement, shown through multiple years of successful fellowship competitions, recent academic growth and future trajectory.

“The strength in humanities research and education at UC San Diego is remarkable, and inclusion by the American Council of Learned Societies is a welcome reflection of the hard work, dedication and ground-breaking research being done by our outstanding faculty and students,” said Cristina Della Coletta, Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities. “We are honored by the invitation to be a part of this prestigious consortium, and look forward to participating fully.”

Read the full story on the UC San Diego News Center.

UC San Diego Arts and Humanities in the News

No rest for Wick Alexander
Local artist and Visual Arts alumnus Wick Alexander discusses his Athenaeum exhibition and reflects on a successful career.


In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another
Visual Arts graduate student Andrew Sturm is quoted in the New York Times.


At soundON festival, extraordinary musical voyages unfold
A San Diego Union-Tribune review included work by Roger Reynolds of Music.


What It’d Take to Make ‘Flying Cars’ the Future of Racing
Robert Edelman of History gives a quick background on spot racing in Bloomberg Pursuits.


San Diego Symphony starts the new year with a rhythm fest
Music professor Steven Schick curates the new month-long festival, beginning Jan. 11.


Phoenix Theatre Presents Rolling World Premiere of 'Halftime with Don'
Theatre and Dance alumnus Ken Weitzman’s play will receive its world premiere.


In 2017, the Border Was a Concept Nationally and a Canvas Locally
In this Voice of San Diego border art roundup, Visual Arts was well represented: Omar Pimienta, Sara Solaimani, Andrew Sturm and Ricardo Dominguez.


UCSD composer's opera a light amid the hate
“I’m very concerned about the future,” says Anthony Davis of Music to the San Diego Reader. “That’s why it’s important for me to continue to write about political events because I believe the country is in peril.


The World of Music Stardom, Through the Eyes of the Photographer B+
The New Yorker has a great write up of the new book "Ghostnotes" by Visual Arts faculty member Brian "B+" Cross. From the article: “These images tell a story of hard work, an obsession with craft that draws Cross ever nearer. As you turn the pages, you can hear music.”


A day in Mexico City
Literature student Monica Lopez shares her view of life in Mexico in this video, part of the University of California Education Abroad Program.


UCSD Chamber Orchestra Excels with Narrative Driven Music
In its first concert of the year, the Department of Music Chamber Orchestra played three pieces that each contained their own unique narrative. Led by conductor Matthew J. Kline, the Chamber Orchestra performed splendidly, the Triton reported.


Old Globe sets lineup for annual Powers new-play festival
Theatre and Dance alumna Lauren Yee’s work is selected for the January festival.


Russia's doping plot: Symptom of a deeper Olympic malaise?
“In a globalized age, one can imagine the nation-state being removed from the Olympics,” Robert Edelman of History said to the Christian Science Monitor. Earlier, Edelman was interviewed for USA Today on the subject.


Performance Series at UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute Enters Fifth Season
”We are pleased to announce a schedule of strong and innovative interdisciplinary and experimental pieces for this fifth season of the IDEAS Performance Series,” said Shahrokh Yadegari of Music, chair of the Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences selection committee.


UC San Diego Theatre & Dance to Welcome Veronica Santiago Moniello for thesisWORKS 2017
Broadway World San Diego featured Theatre and Dance student Santiago Moniello’s performance.


Hung Lui exhibit at Loveland Museum/Gallery features more than 200,000 fortune cookies
An exhibit by Visual Arts alumna Hung Lui is featured.


Entrevista con Estefania Ibanez
Reprinted on his blog, Music professor Wilfrido Terrazas is interviewed about his musical history, music in everyday life and the function of music (in Spanish).


Catalonia pushes for independence from Spain: What to know
The push for independence “raises questions of the future of democracy and democratic rule,” Pamela Radcliff of History said. “What’s being contested between Spain and Catalonia, one of the things is different visions of what defending democracy looks like.”


The story of early tape music, microsound, and a Eurorack resurrection
Computer music professor Tom Erbe of Music is featured by Create Digital Music.


Intiman Theatre Announces Next Co-Curator
Theatre and Dance alumna KJ Sanchez has been named the co-curator of the 2018 co-curator of Seattle’s Intiman Festival, its third.


Globe's autism-friendly 'Grinch' has helped spark a movement
A good portion of developing the idea can be traced to a moment Theatre and Dance alumna Lisa Porter spent in the Old Globe basement six years ago with her daughter, Daisy, the Union-Tribune says.


Turner, Refinery29 Host Women’s Comedy Writers Lab, With Winner Getting TBS Digital Pilot
Theatre and Dance alumna Kim Blanck has been selected as one of eight to participate in the Riot Comedy Lab, a two-day comedy writing workshop.


We Chinese in America
Lei Liang of Music is featured on the cover of We Chinese in America magazine (in Chinese).


2018 Colorado New Play Summit selections announced
The Denver Center Theatre Company has announced their 13th annual Colorado New Play Summit, which will feature a reading of a new work by Theatre and Dance alumnus David Jacobi, and a world-premiere production by alumna Lauren Yee.


A must-see: Hung Liu’s women warriors: ‘Daughters of China’ at Kala
Visual Arts alumna Hung Liu, named one of the most prominent Chinese-American painters working in the U.S. today, has her new exhibit in Berkeley featured.


What It's Like Adapting Haruki Murakami's Surreal Fiction
To adapt the novel to the stage, the director assembled a group of world-class artistic collaborators, starting with Theatre and Dance alumna Naomi Iizuka.


Meet Gwen Grossman of Gwen Grossman Lighting Design in Jackson Blvd
Theatre and Dance alumna Gwen Grossman was profiled by Voyage Chicago to discuss her career as a lighting designer and her architectural lighting design firm.


San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra launches 35th anniversary season
Music graduate student Anahita Abbasi composed work that will receive its world premiere in 2018.


International Magazine of Space Design
Theatre and Dance scenic design alumnus Steven Kemp was interviewed by BOB Magazine, the International Magazine of Space Designed.


San Diego Repertory Theatre presents VIETGONE
Theatre and Dance alumna Jesca Prudencio is announced as director.


November 23, 2017

Jerry Brown Pardons Man Imprisoned for Decades for Murders He Didn’t Commit

Department of History alumnus David M. Livingstone, now Simi Valley police chief, announced the support of a clemency appeal leading to the pardon, the New York Times reports. At the initial press conference (video), Livingstone discussed the case.


November 22, 2017

Joshua White soars on debut solo album: 'I try to challenge myself'

“Joshua’s playing and music is both deeply personal and resonantly universal,” said Mark Dresser of the Department of Music.


November 22, 2017

Light brigade shines on border wall prototypes

UC San Diego graduate students, led by Andrew Sturm of the Department of Visual Arts, projected images onto the walls using a theater light. Sturm’s artistic work was highlighted in San Diego City Beat.


November 22, 2017

New exhibit showcases African-American San Diego artists

Emeritus professor Faith Ringgold, of the Department of Visual Arts, and UC San Diego alumna Manuelita Brown have work on display through April 15.


November 16, 2017

UC San Diego Launches Institute to Address Ethics of Today’s Innovation

To help close the gap between the pace of innovation and society’s ability to deal with these advances responsibly, the University of California San Diego — one of the world’s greatest producers of technology, medical innovations and scientific knowledge — has launched the Institute for Practical Ethics. KUSI and Times of San Diego covered the news, and the institute held a “soft launch” with researchers on campus.


November 16, 2017

UCSD celebrates Chinary Ung’s mysterious, ecstatic music

The Union-Tribune reviews the featured Chinary Ung concert, produced by the Department of Music.


November 16, 2017

The Allegations Against Al Franken Underscore That Seeing Is Believing

From Wired: “There’s a counterfactual dependence between the way a photograph looks and how the world is,” says Jonathan Cohen, Department of Philosophy chair who has studied the subject. “If granny is wearing a green sweater, then a photograph is going to show her wearing a green sweater.”


November 16, 2017

UC San Diego Pioneering Computer Music Researcher F. Richard Moore Passes

Regarded as a pioneering researcher and inspiring mentor who made seminal contributions to the evolution of computer music, UC San Diego Department of Music Emeritus Professor F. Richard Moore died on Sept. 29, 2017. He was 73.


November 16, 2017

How the Humanities helps our veterans

Natalia Molina of the Department of History discusses the importance of a humanities education for members of the U.S. Military during and after their service.


November 15, 2017

A border wall rises in Oceanside — but this one is an art project, by Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez 'ERRE'

In the Los Angeles Times, Department of Visual Arts alumni and Department of Literature Ph.D. student Omar Pimienta’s work is featured as part of the group show “unDocumenta.” The Voice of San Diego also reported.


November 12, 2017

UCSD professor Susan Narucki's 'Cuatro Corridos' leads to a Latin Grammy nomination

Department of Music colleagues received a Latin Grammy nomination, highlighted by an interview with Susan Narucki. She commissioned, championed and is the sole vocalist on this bi-national chamber opera about human trafficking, the Union-Tribune reports. Univision also interviewed Narucki leading up to the big night.


November 12, 2017

Theater for the ears with sound designer Melanie Chen Cole

The Union-Tribune calls Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Melanie Chen Cole one of the most in-demand local theater artists.


November 8, 2017

UCSD Theatre/Dance Dept. to stage four enticing works

The La Jolla Light highlights on the Department of Theatre and Dance’s fall quarter productions.


November 6, 2017

Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions (video)

Division of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta was invited to Villanova University for their fourth annual Italian lecture series. In addition to her talk, she was interviewed (audio) by their languages and literatures department.


November 5, 2017

La Jolla Symphony pairs masterworks and a world premiere to launch new season

Department of Music’s Steven Schick, Cecil Lytle and Ph.D. student Asher Tobin are featured in this review.


November, 3, 2017

La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego Celebrate 50 Years Of Collaboration

Thy symphony’s opening concert, called Crossing the Rue St. Paul, celebrates 50 years of collaboration with UC San Diego and the Department of Music. KPBS Evening Edition reports.


November 2, 2017

Win or Lose, los Doyers are ‘familia’

Natalia Molina of the Department of History writes a timely essay on “bleeding blue” during the World Series.


November 2, 2017

Poway native offered unique installation at Without Walls Festival

Department of Theatre and Dance student Lily Padilla talks to the Union-Tribune about the Without Walls Festival, which featured a sound-installation piece with Department of Music students.


October 31, 2017

“Critical Curation:” The Role of Curators in Creating Spaces for Black Cinema

Erica Cho and the Department of Visual Arts are featured by Triton news.


October 31, 2017

Professor Ann Woods: From the Louvre to the Lecture Hall

The UCSD Guardian interviews Ann Woods of the Department of Visual Arts.


October 29, 2017

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will jazz up season kick-off with eclectic pianist Cecil Lytle

Steven Schick and Cecil Lytle of the Department of Music are featured.


October 28, 2017

Poetry in the past, present and everywhere

Department of Visual Arts emeritus professor Jerome Rothenberg is interviewed.


October 26, 2017

Michael Dessen fusing improvisation, technology in quest for new music vistas

Department of Music alumnus is featured in the Union-Tribune.


October 26, 2017

11 UC San Diego Faculty Members Honored with Hellman Fellowships

From the Division of Arts and Humanities departments, Julie Burelle of Theatre and Dance, Natacha Diels of Music and Simeon Man of History are this year’s Hellman Fellows Program recipients.


October 25, 2017

'Insulting African American Gold Star widows has a history'

The research of Prof. Rebecca Jo Plant of the Department of History is featured in this Washington Post article on the legacy of discrimination against African American military members and their families.


October 24, 2017

Provoking Change: University Art Gallery hosts its Fall 2017 show

The Department of Visual Arts current exhibition is featured.


October 23, 2017

When American Lawmakers Took a Page from the Nazi Playbook

Natalia Molina of the Department of History publishes in History.com.


October 21, 2017

Men at war find brief peace in shared song

Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Cynthia Stokes is interviewed.


October 19, 2017

Without Walls Festival Showcases UC San Diego Talent

Collaboration, professional development key to this year’s four-day, site-specific theater fest


October 19, 2017

UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium

The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities.


October 17, 2017

Recognizing Extraordinary Teaching

Rachel Klein of the Department of History is honored with the UC San Diego Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.


October 17, 2017

Culture Report: La Jolla Playhouse Brings Unconventional Art to the Urban Core

Lily Padilla, a Department of Theatre and Dance student, is featured.


October 17, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Stage WHAT OF THE NIGHT?

Broadway World San Diego features upcoming production in the Department of Theatre and Dance.


October 17, 2017

Korean Music, Art, and Fashion on Both Sides of the Bay

Work by Chinary Ung of the Department of Music is featured.


October 13, 2017

Who Are the Most Influential Artists of the Last Century?

Hung Liu, Department of Visual Arts alumna, is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the last century.


October 13, 2017

‘One Day She’ll Darken’

Department of Theatre and Dance alumnus Jefferson Mayes is announced as lead.


October 12, 2017

Asian American TV Producers Speak Out About Making the Shows They Want, Whether or Not Networks Are on Board

Department of Visual Arts alumni Philip Wang and Wesley Chan are featured.


October 12, 2017

Catalans’ freedom quandary

Department of History chair Pamela Radcliff is cited.


October 10, 2017

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus prepares for its 2017-18 season

This year’s season is in part a nod to the group’s long-standing affiliation with the Department of Music.


October 8, 2017

M+, West Kowloon Cultural District

Work by Lei Liang of the Department of Music is included.


October 4, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival (WoW) heads to downtown San Diego

Departments of Theatre and Dance, and Music are featured in this year’s WOW Festival.


September 23, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Judith Dolan: On Broadway

A new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society features work by Judith Dolan of the Department of Theatre & Dance. The exhibit was listed in a San Diego Union-Tribune article on things to do in the city.


September 29, 2017 

Learn about how we consider ‘Mexican’ as a racial and ethnic category in the US

Natalia Molina of the Department of History will give at talk at The Huntington Library Oct. 4.


September 29, 2017 

A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College

Jenny Nicholson, Department of Literature alumna, is featured in the New York Times for her creation Spent and, focusing on student loan debt, Playback.


September 27, 2017 

Do protests by athletes turn off viewers?

“I think the long-term effect of this weekend will be to dial back the hyper-patriotism that crept into American sports after 9/11,” said Daniel Widener of the Department of History


September 17, 2017 

Fall arts: Top 10 classical music picks

The Oct. 2 Camera Lucida concert with Charles Curtis of the Department of Music is featured.


September 16, 2017 

New Chappaqua venue brings performing arts to town

Department of Theatre & Dance alumnus John Fanelli is featured in the USA Today news network.


September 12, 2017 

From the Archives: Angela Davis Stirred up Campus Controversy in 1969

Department of Philosophy alumna Angela Davis is featured in San Diego Magazine.


September 12, 2017 

U.S. Pavilion announces design teams for 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Teddy Cruz of the Department of Visual Arts, with UCSD Cross-Border Initiative co-director Fonna Forman, are one of seven U.S.-based design teams selected to appear in next year’s Architecture Biennale.


September 7th, 2017

UC San Diego Listed in Top 10 of Public Universities by U.S. News

UC San Diego is again at the top of the list of the 2018 Best Colleges rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.  

 September 6th, 2017

Diversity is Up in Humanities at 2-Year Colleges

At a time when many four-year institutions are worried about decreasing numbers of humanities graduates, the number of underrepresented minorities earning associate degrees in the humanities and liberal arts has increased in recent years.  UC San Diego's Division of Arts and Humanities partnership with the San Diego Community College District was mentioned in this article as one of the collaborations funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities initiative.  

July 17th, 2017

Kyoto University in Partnership with UC San Diego

Cementing an ongoing partnership with UC San Diego, Kyoto University has opened a San Diego Liaison Office, and hosted an Opening Reception and Networking event on July 17th in order to further existing collaborations and initiate new ones.  Dr. Makoto Azuma, the founding director of the Kyoto University office, said the new facility in San Diego will allow the two universities to collaborate in a broad range of research areas. “Our university strives for diverse development in pure and applied research in the humanities, sciences, and technology,” he said, “while seeking to integrate these various perspectives in promising and productive ways.”  With strong research areas in Japanese Studies, and an endowed Chair in Japanese Literature, the Division of Arts & Humanities is well positioned to expand the current ties between the two Universities into the liberal arts.

 July 11th, 2017

UC San Diego Among Top 10 History Schools in California

A newer resource aimed at helping recent college graduates start their careers, Zippia recently evaluated California universities' history departments. Looking at metrics around career results, emphasis on history, and school performance, the resource placed UC San Diego at #9 in the state.

July 10th, 2017

UC San Diego's KNIT, Digital Arts & Humanities "Connect the Dots"

Through an initiative called “KNIT,” the University of California San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities is crafting collaboration and community on campus — digitally. By offering online tools collectively referred to as a “digital commons,” KNIT will enable university faculty, students and staff to customize websites for courses, research projects or personal academic portfolios; create or join public and private discussion groups devoted to shared interests; and network with communities both on and off campus. 

July 5th, 2017

Chancellor Khosla Showing Support for the Performing Arts

Chancellor Khosla recently attended the closing night performance of the play Strange Men at the Wagner New Play Festival. Before the performance began, the Chancellor thanked Molli Wagner for her generous support of UC San Diego and talked about the positive impact of the Wagner New Play Festival on the Theatre & Dance Department. He also mentioned the importance of the arts at UC San Diego and throughout the world in sparking innovation and creative thinking. 

June 30th, 2017

Professor Mark Hanna Reminds Us of a Key Historic Moment in TIME

With a contribution to TIME’s “25 Moments that Changed America,” Department of History’s Mark Hanna clarifies the importance of the Barbary Wars at a key time in American history.

June 29th, 2017

Liberal Arts Majors are the Future of the Tech Industry

JM Olejarz writes in the Harvard Business Review "College students who major in the humanities always get asked a certain question. They’re asked it so often—and by so many people—that it should come printed on their diplomas. That question, posed by friends, career counselors, and family, is “What are you planning to do with your degree?” But it might as well be “What are the humanities good for?” According to three new books, the answer is “Quite a lot.”"

June 25th, 2017

UC San Diego professors and performances are featured in Grace Bell's photo display in Athenaeum's "Music Scene Hear"

A selection of Grace Bell's jazz portrait and performance photography will be on display in La Jolla's Athenaeum's Clayes Gallery from June 17 - July 29, 2017


March 20, 2017

 Chancellor's BlogDepartment 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


March 15, 2017

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Acclaimed filmmaker Evans Chan 陳耀成 screens and comments on his documentary “Raise the Umbrellas,” its first full-length preview on the West Coast.


 March 14, 2017

Humanities and liberal arts are the future according to Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and one of the “sharks” on television’s “Shark Tank” (ABC). Read why Cuban thinks so...


March 2, 2017

Palimpsest ensemble rounds up virtuoso performers for music both 'old' and new with UCSD Music professor Aleck Karis conducting. Read the review....


February 23, 2017

U.S. Senators Urge Trump to Keep National Endowments for Arts and Humanities. Read more...

 

 


February 22, 2017

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. Read more...


February 21, 2017

April 10, 1942 Newspaper (SDSU file photo) The Institute of Arts and Humanities’ Feb. 21 Challenging Conversations event, “From Japanese Internment to the Muslim Ban” drew more than 240 people including students, faculty from across divisions and community members. All were engaged and many contributed to the lively discussion. UC San Diego Department of History professors Simeon Man and Michael Provence shared their insights during the KPBS Midday Edition before the event. They also wrote an Op-Ed that was printed in the San Diego Union Tribune.


February 7, 2017

Seven Samurai image - Creative Commons

Listen to the BBC World Services’ “The Forum” interview featuring Department of Literature’s Daisuke Miyao. The professor’s expertise in Japanese film enhanced the scholarly discussion about “The Seven Samurai,” described as one of the most influential films of all times. 


UC SAN DIEGO, DIVISION OF ARTS & HUMANITIES—Several faculty members in the Division of Arts and Humanities have been notified that they will receive 2017 Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards. The winners will be formally recognized April 6 during an awards ceremony at which a brief video featuring each winner will be screened. An official press release is to be distributed by mid-March.  Read More...


February 22, 2017

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Seth Lerer - "Tradition"

Distinguished Professor of Literature and former dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities Seth Lerer will speak Feb. 22 at Warwick’s in downtown La Jolla, where he will present his perspective on tradition in the literary imagination. See link for more...

 

 

 


February 2, 2017

UC San Diego's Music professor Steven Schick dazzles in Boulez's 'Répons'.  Read more here...


 February 2, 2017

Carrie Mae Weems, MFA '84

Tritons to be honored during UC San Diego’s Alumni Celebration, June 10 include two A&H alums.Read more...

 

2017 News Items

San Diego Repertory Theatre presents VIETGONE

Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Jesca Prudencio is announced as director.


November 23, 2017

Jerry Brown Pardons Man Imprisoned for Decades for Murders He Didn’t Commit

Department of History alumnus David M. Livingstone, now Simi Valley police chief, announced the support of a clemency appeal leading to the pardon, the New York Times reports. At the initial press conference (video), Livingstone discussed the case.


November 22, 2017

Joshua White soars on debut solo album: 'I try to challenge myself'

“Joshua’s playing and music is both deeply personal and resonantly universal,” said Mark Dresser of the Department of Music.


November 22, 2017

Light brigade shines on border wall prototypes

UC San Diego graduate students, led by Andrew Sturm of the Department of Visual Arts, projected images onto the walls using a theater light. Sturm’s artistic work was highlighted in San Diego City Beat.


November 22, 2017

New exhibit showcases African-American San Diego artists

Emeritus professor Faith Ringgold, of the Department of Visual Arts, and UC San Diego alumna Manuelita Brown have work on display through April 15.


November 16, 2017

UC San Diego Launches Institute to Address Ethics of Today’s Innovation

To help close the gap between the pace of innovation and society’s ability to deal with these advances responsibly, the University of California San Diego — one of the world’s greatest producers of technology, medical innovations and scientific knowledge — has launched the Institute for Practical Ethics. KUSI and Times of San Diego covered the news, and the institute held a “soft launch” with researchers on campus.


November 16, 2017

UCSD celebrates Chinary Ung’s mysterious, ecstatic music

The Union-Tribune reviews the featured Chinary Ung concert, produced by the Department of Music.


November 16, 2017

The Allegations Against Al Franken Underscore That Seeing Is Believing

From Wired: “There’s a counterfactual dependence between the way a photograph looks and how the world is,” says Jonathan Cohen, Department of Philosophy chair who has studied the subject. “If granny is wearing a green sweater, then a photograph is going to show her wearing a green sweater.”


November 16, 2017

UC San Diego Pioneering Computer Music Researcher F. Richard Moore Passes

Regarded as a pioneering researcher and inspiring mentor who made seminal contributions to the evolution of computer music, UC San Diego Department of Music Emeritus Professor F. Richard Moore died on Sept. 29, 2017. He was 73.


November 16, 2017

How the Humanities helps our veterans

Natalia Molina of the Department of History discusses the importance of a humanities education for members of the U.S. Military during and after their service.


November 15, 2017

A border wall rises in Oceanside — but this one is an art project, by Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez 'ERRE'

In the Los Angeles Times, Department of Visual Arts alumni and Department of Literature Ph.D. student Omar Pimienta’s work is featured as part of the group show “unDocumenta.” The Voice of San Diego also reported.


November 12, 2017

UCSD professor Susan Narucki's 'Cuatro Corridos' leads to a Latin Grammy nomination

Department of Music colleagues received a Latin Grammy nomination, highlighted by an interview with Susan Narucki. She commissioned, championed and is the sole vocalist on this bi-national chamber opera about human trafficking, the Union-Tribune reports. Univision also interviewed Narucki leading up to the big night.


November 12, 2017

Theater for the ears with sound designer Melanie Chen Cole

The Union-Tribune calls Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Melanie Chen Cole one of the most in-demand local theater artists.


November 8, 2017

UCSD Theatre/Dance Dept. to stage four enticing works

The La Jolla Light highlights on the Department of Theatre and Dance’s fall quarter productions.


November 6, 2017

Designing an Italian Style at Universal Expositions (video)

Division of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta was invited to Villanova University for their fourth annual Italian lecture series. In addition to her talk, she was interviewed (audio) by their languages and literatures department.


November 5, 2017

La Jolla Symphony pairs masterworks and a world premiere to launch new season

Department of Music’s Steven Schick, Cecil Lytle and Ph.D. student Asher Tobin are featured in this review.


November, 3, 2017

La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego Celebrate 50 Years Of Collaboration

Thy symphony’s opening concert, called Crossing the Rue St. Paul, celebrates 50 years of collaboration with UC San Diego and the Department of Music. KPBS Evening Edition reports.


November 2, 2017

Win or Lose, los Doyers are ‘familia’

Natalia Molina of the Department of History writes a timely essay on “bleeding blue” during the World Series.


November 2, 2017

Poway native offered unique installation at Without Walls Festival

Department of Theatre and Dance student Lily Padilla talks to the Union-Tribune about the Without Walls Festival, which featured a sound-installation piece with Department of Music students.


October 31, 2017

“Critical Curation:” The Role of Curators in Creating Spaces for Black Cinema

Erica Cho and the Department of Visual Arts are featured by Triton news.


October 31, 2017

Professor Ann Woods: From the Louvre to the Lecture Hall

The UCSD Guardian interviews Ann Woods of the Department of Visual Arts.


October 29, 2017

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will jazz up season kick-off with eclectic pianist Cecil Lytle

Steven Schick and Cecil Lytle of the Department of Music are featured.


October 28, 2017

Poetry in the past, present and everywhere

Department of Visual Arts emeritus professor Jerome Rothenberg is interviewed.


October 26, 2017

Michael Dessen fusing improvisation, technology in quest for new music vistas

Department of Music alumnus is featured in the Union-Tribune.


October 26, 2017

11 UC San Diego Faculty Members Honored with Hellman Fellowships

From the Division of Arts and Humanities departments, Julie Burelle of Theatre and Dance, Natacha Diels of Music and Simeon Man of History are this year’s Hellman Fellows Program recipients.


October 25, 2017

'Insulting African American Gold Star widows has a history'

The research of Prof. Rebecca Jo Plant of the Department of History is featured in this Washington Post article on the legacy of discrimination against African American military members and their families.


October 24, 2017

Provoking Change: University Art Gallery hosts its Fall 2017 show

The Department of Visual Arts current exhibition is featured.


October 23, 2017

When American Lawmakers Took a Page from the Nazi Playbook

Natalia Molina of the Department of History publishes in History.com.


October 21, 2017

Men at war find brief peace in shared song

Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Cynthia Stokes is interviewed.


October 19, 2017

Without Walls Festival Showcases UC San Diego Talent

Collaboration, professional development key to this year’s four-day, site-specific theater fest


October 19, 2017

UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium

The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities.


October 17, 2017

Recognizing Extraordinary Teaching

Rachel Klein of the Department of History is honored with the UC San Diego Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.


October 17, 2017

Culture Report: La Jolla Playhouse Brings Unconventional Art to the Urban Core

Lily Padilla, a Department of Theatre and Dance student, is featured.


October 17, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Stage WHAT OF THE NIGHT?

Broadway World San Diego features upcoming production in the Department of Theatre and Dance.


October 17, 2017

Korean Music, Art, and Fashion on Both Sides of the Bay

Work by Chinary Ung of the Department of Music is featured.


October 13, 2017

Who Are the Most Influential Artists of the Last Century?

Hung Liu, Department of Visual Arts alumna, is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the last century.


October 13, 2017

‘One Day She’ll Darken’

Department of Theatre and Dance alumnus Jefferson Mayes is announced as lead.


October 12, 2017

Asian American TV Producers Speak Out About Making the Shows They Want, Whether or Not Networks Are on Board

Department of Visual Arts alumni Philip Wang and Wesley Chan are featured.


October 12, 2017

Catalans’ freedom quandary

Department of History chair Pamela Radcliff is cited.


October 10, 2017

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus prepares for its 2017-18 season

This year’s season is in part a nod to the group’s long-standing affiliation with the Department of Music.


October 8, 2017

M+, West Kowloon Cultural District

Work by Lei Liang of the Department of Music is included.


October 4, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival (WoW) heads to downtown San Diego

Departments of Theatre and Dance, and Music are featured in this year’s WOW Festival.


September 23, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Judith Dolan: On Broadway

A new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society features work by Judith Dolan of the Department of Theatre & Dance. The exhibit was listed in a San Diego Union-Tribune article on things to do in the city.


September 29, 2017 

Learn about how we consider ‘Mexican’ as a racial and ethnic category in the US

Natalia Molina of the Department of History will give at talk at The Huntington Library Oct. 4.


September 29, 2017 

A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College

Jenny Nicholson, Department of Literature alumna, is featured in the New York Times for her creation Spent and, focusing on student loan debt, Playback.


September 27, 2017 

Do protests by athletes turn off viewers?

“I think the long-term effect of this weekend will be to dial back the hyper-patriotism that crept into American sports after 9/11,” said Daniel Widener of the Department of History


September 17, 2017 

Fall arts: Top 10 classical music picks

The Oct. 2 Camera Lucida concert with Charles Curtis of the Department of Music is featured.


September 16, 2017 

New Chappaqua venue brings performing arts to town

Department of Theatre & Dance alumnus John Fanelli is featured in the USA Today news network.


September 12, 2017 

From the Archives: Angela Davis Stirred up Campus Controversy in 1969

Department of Philosophy alumna Angela Davis is featured in San Diego Magazine.


September 12, 2017 

U.S. Pavilion announces design teams for 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Teddy Cruz of the Department of Visual Arts, with UCSD Cross-Border Initiative co-director Fonna Forman, are one of seven U.S.-based design teams selected to appear in next year’s Architecture Biennale.

September 7th, 2017

UC San Diego Listed in Top 10 of Public Universities by U.S. News

UC San Diego is again at the top of the list of the 2018 Best Colleges rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.  

 September 6th, 2017

Diversity is Up in Humanities at 2-Year Colleges

At a time when many four-year institutions are worried about decreasing numbers of humanities graduates, the number of underrepresented minorities earning associate degrees in the humanities and liberal arts has increased in recent years.  UC San Diego's Division of Arts and Humanities partnership with the San Diego Community College District was mentioned in this article as one of the collaborations funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities initiative.  

July 17th, 2017

Kyoto University in Partnership with UC San Diego

Cementing an ongoing partnership with UC San Diego, Kyoto University has opened a San Diego Liaison Office, and hosted an Opening Reception and Networking event on July 17th in order to further existing collaborations and initiate new ones.  Dr. Makoto Azuma, the founding director of the Kyoto University office, said the new facility in San Diego will allow the two universities to collaborate in a broad range of research areas. “Our university strives for diverse development in pure and applied research in the humanities, sciences, and technology,” he said, “while seeking to integrate these various perspectives in promising and productive ways.”  With strong research areas in Japanese Studies, and an endowed Chair in Japanese Literature, the Division of Arts & Humanities is well positioned to expand the current ties between the two Universities into the liberal arts.

 July 11th, 2017

UC San Diego Among Top 10 History Schools in California

A newer resource aimed at helping recent college graduates start their careers, Zippia recently evaluated California universities' history departments. Looking at metrics around career results, emphasis on history, and school performance, the resource placed UC San Diego at #9 in the state.

July 10th, 2017

UC San Diego's KNIT, Digital Arts & Humanities "Connect the Dots"

Through an initiative called “KNIT,” the University of California San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities is crafting collaboration and community on campus — digitally. By offering online tools collectively referred to as a “digital commons,” KNIT will enable university faculty, students and staff to customize websites for courses, research projects or personal academic portfolios; create or join public and private discussion groups devoted to shared interests; and network with communities both on and off campus. 

July 5th, 2017

Chancellor Khosla Showing Support for the Performing Arts

Chancellor Khosla recently attended the closing night performance of the play Strange Men at the Wagner New Play Festival. Before the performance began, the Chancellor thanked Molli Wagner for her generous support of UC San Diego and talked about the positive impact of the Wagner New Play Festival on the Theatre & Dance Department. He also mentioned the importance of the arts at UC San Diego and throughout the world in sparking innovation and creative thinking. 

June 30th, 2017

Professor Mark Hanna Reminds Us of a Key Historic Moment in TIME

With a contribution to TIME’s “25 Moments that Changed America,” Department of History’s Mark Hanna clarifies the importance of the Barbary Wars at a key time in American history.

June 29th, 2017

Liberal Arts Majors are the Future of the Tech Industry

JM Olejarz writes in the Harvard Business Review "College students who major in the humanities always get asked a certain question. They’re asked it so often—and by so many people—that it should come printed on their diplomas. That question, posed by friends, career counselors, and family, is “What are you planning to do with your degree?” But it might as well be “What are the humanities good for?” According to three new books, the answer is “Quite a lot.”"

June 25th, 2017

UC San Diego professors and performances are featured in Grace Bell's photo display in Athenaeum's "Music Scene Hear"

A selection of Grace Bell's jazz portrait and performance photography will be on display in La Jolla's Athenaeum's Clayes Gallery from June 17 - July 29, 2017

 

March 20, 2017

 Chancellor's Blog

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


March 15, 2017

umbrellas

Acclaimed filmmaker Evans Chan 陳耀成 screens and comments on his documentary “Raise the Umbrellas,” its first full-length preview on the West Coast.


 March 14, 2017

Humanities and liberal arts are the future according to Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and one of the “sharks” on television’s “Shark Tank” (ABC). Read why Cuban thinks so...


March 2, 2017

Palimpsest ensemble rounds up virtuoso performers for music both 'old' and new with UCSD Music professor Aleck Karis conducting. Read the review....


February 23, 2017

U.S. Senators Urge Trump to Keep National Endowments for Arts and Humanities. Read more...

 

 


February 22, 2017

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. Read more...


February 21, 2017

April 10, 1942 Newspaper (SDSU file photo) The Institute of Arts and Humanities’ Feb. 21 Challenging Conversations event, “From Japanese Internment to the Muslim Ban” drew more than 240 people including students, faculty from across divisions and community members. All were engaged and many contributed to the lively discussion. UC San Diego Department of History professors Simeon Man and Michael Provence shared their insights during the KPBS Midday Edition before the event. They also wrote an Op-Ed that was printed in the San Diego Union Tribune.


February 7, 2017

Seven Samurai image - Creative Commons

Listen to the BBC World Services’ “The Forum” interview featuring Department of Literature’s Daisuke Miyao. The professor’s expertise in Japanese film enhanced the scholarly discussion about “The Seven Samurai,” described as one of the most influential films of all times. 


UC SAN DIEGO, DIVISION OF ARTS & HUMANITIES—Several faculty members in the Division of Arts and Humanities have been notified that they will receive 2017 Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards. The winners will be formally recognized April 6 during an awards ceremony at which a brief video featuring each winner will be screened. An official press release is to be distributed by mid-March.  Read More...


February 22, 2017

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Seth Lerer - "Tradition"

Distinguished Professor of Literature and former dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities Seth Lerer will speak Feb. 22 at Warwick’s in downtown La Jolla, where he will present his perspective on tradition in the literary imagination. See link for more...

 

 

 


February 2, 2017

UC San Diego's Music professor Steven Schick dazzles in Boulez's 'Répons'.  Read more here...


 February 2, 2017

Carrie Mae Weems, MFA '84

Tritons to be honored during UC San Diego’s Alumni Celebration, June 10 include two A&H alums.  Read more...

 

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