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A Deeper Look at Global Icons

March 14, 2019

Why do people around the world come to see some figures as so important, and how have their meanings changed over time? These questions lie at the heart of the new book “Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac, and Bin Laden.” Author Jeremy Prestholdt explains more in this Q&A.

Diedrick Brackens Selected as Second Longenecker Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence

February 25, 2019

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts announces textile artist Diedrick Brackens as the 2019 – 2020 Martha Longenecker Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence, the department’s second residency supported by the estate of the late artist and educator Martha W. Longenecker Roth.

Cross-Wired Brings International Percussionists to UC San Diego for One Dynamic Week

February 25, 2019

The Department of Music's Cross-Wired is a week-long set of mini-concerts, master classes and large-scale performances for seven up-and-coming percussionists, each who will be studying new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and University Professor Roger Reynolds.

Three UC San Diego Playwrights to Receive World Premieres at Prestigious Humana New Play Festival

February 8, 2019

Three new works selected for this year’s prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays were written by University of California San Diego playwrights, marking the first time three UC San Diego MFA students and alumni have had their work featured simultaneously.

Political Lessons from the Past

December 6, 2018

“Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny” by Department of History professor Edward J. Watts explores what factors made the 500-year republic susceptible to collapse, where lessons from the the past can apply to today's political climate.

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

November 8, 2018

Exactly 80 years after Thornton Wilder premiered his stage classic “Our Town,” the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance is set to give it a modern makeover. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is one of three productions for fall quarter from the famed department, ranked fourth in the world for its MFA acting program and named a top five undergraduate drama program to launch an acting career.

What Exactly is Chamber Opera, Anyway?

October 18, 2018

For some, large-scale operas are massive, intimidating and somewhat inaccessible to the average audience member. But chamber opera is a completely new experience — that is, if you don’t count the 500 years that have passed since its inception. Department of Music professors break down the genre and ‘Inheritance’ ahead of its world premiere Oct. 24.

Celebrated Alum Carrie Mae Weems Returns to UC San Diego as Part of Dynamic Visual Arts Speaker Series

October 11, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts welcomes the return of celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems, a distinguished alum who received her MFA from the department in 1984. Weems’ visit anchors a dynamic fall lineup of guests meant to engage and inspire an active student population and artistic community on campus.

MFA Artist Heejung Shin Named First David Antin Prize Winner at UC San Diego

September 28, 2018

UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts artist Heejung Shin is awarded the inaugural David Antin Prize. Named after poet, artist and founding member of the department, the prize is given to a graduating MFA student who shows originality and creativity in art practice or criticism.

Chamber Opera Addressing Gun Violence to Receive World Premiere at UC San Diego

September 27, 2018

Grammy Award-winning soprano and UC San Diego Department of Music faculty member Susan Narucki presents the world-premiere chamber opera “Inheritance” on campus Oct. 24, 26 and 27, using the legendary story of Sarah Winchester to address gun violence in the United States.
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