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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Della Coletta at Mellon Foundation

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to travel to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York with San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll and Vice Chancellor Stephanie Bulger. We gave an update on the joint grant that supports our PATH program, now entering its second year. All in attendance were impressed with our tremendous success, evident in the growing number of transfer students joining us on campus this quarter.

But it's not just innovative programs like PATH that help our students succeed. It's through a campus-wide commitment to making a place at the table for arts and humanities. The division, with support from the entire university, is helping pave the way with the forthcoming Living and Learning Neighborhood.

As such, we are honored to announce the single largest NEH-funded award ever received by the division, a $750,000 Challenge Grant that will support construction of the new home of the Institute of Arts and Humanities. I call the grant a "catalyst for UC San Diego," acknowledging that a top, public university gives all its students an education founded in creativity, equity and humanism.

Congratulations and well wishes on a new academic year.

Dean Cristina Della Coletta
UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities

At Triton Day

Division Receives $750,000 NEH Infrastructure Award

National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant supports the growth of arts and humanities on campus by funding construction of the Institute of Arts and Humanities new location.

Lei Liang

Lei Liang, Qualcomm Institute Research Artist in Residence

Composer and Department of Music professor to focus on integrating art, science and technology in first-of-its-kind residency.

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Students Choosing Arts & Humanities

KPBS News reported on area students choosing arts and humanities majors, including the division's PATH Summer Academy. Transfer students took Music, History and Philosophy classes, giving them the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.

PATH students

From Colleges to Universities

"A transfer program that doesn't recognize the need for equity is a failed transfer program, and humanities students are trained to not only address equity, but remove the barriers that lead to inequality in the first place," said Cristina Della Coletta, dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities.


2018 Lakatos Award Winner

Department of Philosophy professor Craig Callender, co-director of the Institute for Practical Ethics, is honored for his research 'What Makes Time Special?'


Home Sweet Homecoming

An amazing Homecoming Weekend is in the works, and every member of the Triton Family is invited. Campus will be host to the sweetest, most super-sized homecoming UC San Diego has ever known, including "Mint," a special exhibition featuring work by Department of Visual Arts students, faculty and alumni.

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Convocation & Reception

The 2018 Welcome Convocation and Dinner is the kick-off event of Welcome Week for all new students. Held Sept. 24, guest speakers include UC San Diego Foundation trustee and History alum Dave Marchick '88.

Helping to Bridge Chasms

Led in part by Roger Reynolds of Music, "Bridging Chasms" will bring small groups of experts from different disciplines together over the course of a weekend to talk about the things they care about the most. And to listen.

Weems Theatre Breakers

Carrie Mae Weems, Nov. 6-8

Visual Arts alum Carrie Mae Weems '84 is a celebrated artist known for exploring issues of race, gender, class and how the present can be understood through history and identity. A public talk with Weems will be held Nov. 7.

Theatre's Silence Breakers

American Theatre produced a series of stories about abuse, harassment and sexism in the industry. Theatre and Dance professor Kim Rubinstein spoke on her experience in the #TheatreToo movement.