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Helping to Develop Your Profound Voice

UC San Diego welcomed the return of celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems Nov. 6-7, a distinguished alum who received her MFA from Visual Arts in 1984. Considered one of the most influential contemporary artists, Weems met with undergraduate and graduate students to encourage curiosity, finding purpose and deep engagement. Full story >>

New Faculty

New Faculty 2018-2019

Welcome the incoming faculty cohort in the Division of Arts and Humanities. Appointed after a competitive selection process, new colleagues in History, Philosophy, and Theatre and Dance reflect the strengths of the division.

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'Inheritance' Opera Uses Music to Address a Complex Social Issue

Through legendary story of Sarah Winchester, Music professors Susan Narucki and Lei Liang stage a timely world premiere about gun violence in America.

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Voice of San Diego: What Arts Can Teach Scientists, and Vice-Versa

Cristina Della Coletta wants to overcome the "either/or" assumption for science and arts students. Rather than pitting against each other, she hopes the Institute of Arts and Humanities will help "educate the whole individual."

On Stage

Theater Classics, New Work Define Upcoming Season at UC San Diego

Theatre and Dance opens their season Nov. 16 with "Mother Courage and Her Children." For undergraduate students, director Kim Walsh said she chose "Our Town" in particular, as it would be a thrilling one for them to explore.

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An Evening with Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea '77 was the featured speaker at the UC San Diego Library annual gala. Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is an undergraduate Literature alum and knits together stories about the border in a way that makes them familiar and impactful for everyone.


MFA Artist Heejung Shin Named First David Antin Prize Winner

The prize is given to a graduating Visual Arts student who not only shows originality and creativity in art practice or criticism, but who reflects Antin's focus of interdisciplinary work and the use of multiple mediums.


Schooling the System

Teacher. Coach. Advocate. Counselor. Occasional custodian. It's all in a day's work for Jason Babineau '07, whose undergraduate degree in History led him to be a passionate educator and principal of San Diego's Hoover High School.

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Religion & Medical Research

Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy was the recipient of an Institute for Practical Ethics grant, used to support the symposium "Where Do Religion and Biomedical Research Ethics Meet? An Islamic Perspective" on Nov. 29.

Creating Designer Babies

Visual Arts professor Pinar Yoldas imagined nine "Designer Babies" based on hellenic deities as a reflection on human gene editing, designing them for an exhibition at the 2018 Istanbul Design Biennial.


INDIGO Expedition

Save the date for the opening reception of INDIGO, an interdisciplinary art exhibition supported in partnership between the Division and Jacobs School of Engineering: Dec. 7 at 4 p.m., Jacobs School Dean's Office.

Lasting Impact of WWI

History professor Michael Provence's latest book is "The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East," detailing the results of the WWI armistice on the Middle East. He spoke with KBPS Midday Edition.