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Events that Serve the Community

The UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities is committed to serving the campus community, as well as the greater San Diego community, with programs that push boundaries, challenge expectations, and drive innovation. Our programs help others understand the human condition and improve the common good by targeting excellence and articulating the distinctiveness of the arts and humanities at UC San Diego.

Featured Events

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Oct. 10 | Innovator Series

Held at The Basement at 3 p.m., Visual Arts alum Scott Chacon '02 is co-founder of GitHub and the new app Chatterbug

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Oct. 22 | Pecha Kucha

New MFA students in Visual Arts will present their work in the Pecha Kucha format: 20 images up for 20 seconds each

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Oct. 24 | Film Screening

The Institute of Arts and Humanities will screen "Singing Our Way to Freedom," with a discussion to follow

Homecoming Weekend

Come back home to campus for the sweetest, most super-sized Homecoming UC San Diego has ever known! Take in a few athletic events, a tasty barbecue, a class reunion, an outdoor music festival or a performance at La Jolla Playhouse.

Homecoming 2018

View a Selection of this Month's Events

Oct. 1: From Japan to the U.S.: A Conversation with Padres Advisor and Major League Baseball All Star, Takashi Saito

Oct. 3: Ethical Boundaries of Research with Human Embryos

Oct. 5: Bodies, Books, Histories – Augustine of Hippo on the Extraordinary presented by the Center for Hellenic Studies

Oct. 5: Breaking Down Babel: Protest Songs from Moscow to Detroit presented by the Jewish Studies Program and the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program

Oct. 8: Science Studies Colloquium Series featuring Shelley Streeby, Department of Literature

Oct. 9: Late Antiquity: ‘Long and Broad’ presented by the Center for Hellenic Studies

Oct. 10: Innovator Series with division alum Scott Chacon ‘02

Oct. 10: Past is Prologue: A Journey of Discovery presented by the UC San Diego Holocaust Living History Workshop

Oct. 10: Literature New Writing Series featuring Jackie Wang

Oct. 10: Music’s WEDS@7 series featuring Tiger Trio

Oct. 11: Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

Oct. 12: UC San Diego-Harvard Department of Music exchange

Oct. 12: Philosophy Colloquia Series: “What Breathes Fire into the Equations?

Oct. 15: Science Studies Colloquium Series featuring Kelly Gates

Oct. 17: Illness, Challenges to the Self, and the Power of Empathic Curiosity (Biomedical Ethics Series)

Oct. 18: Literature Alumni Lecture Series featuring guest Elisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield

Oct. 19: MINT exhibition featuring Visual Arts alum, faculty and students

Oct. 19 – 21: Homecoming Weekend

Oct. 22: Science Studies Colloquium Series featuring Jesse Goldstein

Oct. 22: 2018 Visual Arts Pecha Kucha

Oct. 24: "How Women's Experiences Come Alive in a New Digital Archive, New Interpretations of the American Past" with guests Kathryn Sklra and Thomas Dublin

Oct. 24: Film Screening & Discussion – “Singing Our Way to Freedom”

Oct. 24: Literature New Writing Series featuring Sesshu Foster

Oct. 24: Longenecker Artist in Residence: Anna Sew Hoy Guest Lecture

Oct. 24, 26, 27: “Inheritance: A Chamber Opera”

Oct. 29: Science Studies Colloquium Series featuring Saiba Varma

Oct. 29: Visual Arts Graduate Lecture Series featuring Adam Khalil

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