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Lei Liang Awarded First Research Artist in Residence at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute

August 30, 2018

World-renowned composer Lei Liang has been named the inaugural Research Artist in Residence at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute. Appointed for three years, the Department of Music professor will expand his research on the sonification of coral reefs, highlighted in his “Hearing Seascapes” interdisciplinary courses.

Department of Philosophy Professor Wins 2018 Lakatos Award

August 22, 2018

University of California San Diego professor Craig Callender has been awarded the 2018 Lakatos Award, given annually for outstanding contributions to the philosophy of science in the form of a book. Callender’s “What Makes Time Special?” tackles the conflict between our intuitive model of time as flowing and the “static” time of fundamental physics.

Division of Arts and Humanities Receives $750,000 NEH Infrastructure Award

August 9, 2018

The arts and humanities will have a stronger and more influential presence on the University of California San Diego campus, thanks to a new $750,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The three-year, matching grant is the largest single award ever received by the university’s Division of Arts and Humanities from the NEH.

‘Stunning’ Short Film Exploring Landscape, Memory Selected as 8th Kamil Media Awards Grand Prize

May 24, 2018

The winning submission in this year’s UC San Diego Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards is an experimental narrative that focuses on urban landscapes, the environment and memory — a short film the Department of Visual Arts jury calls “striking and stunning.” Student filmmakers were on hand Friday, May 18 at the department’s annual media awards exhibition and presentation, eagerly anticipating the award announcements.

UC San Diego Professor Natalia Molina Wins 2018 China Residency Exchange Fellowship

May 3, 2018

University of California San Diego professor Natalia Molina has been awarded the 2018 China Residency at Wuhan University by the Organization of American Historians. Given in partnership with the American History Research Association of China, the residency will see Molina present a summer seminar on race and politics in the context of the United States.

UC San Diego Historian Karl Gerth Receives Two Prestigious Fellowships

April 30, 2018

University of California San Diego Department of History professor Karl Gerth was awarded two prestigious fellowships totaling $145,000 to further his research on the implications of Chinese consumerism.

Analyzing the Animal Ethics of Celebrity Chefs

April 5, 2018

For consumers looking to reduce their consumption of meat — particularly due to a greater understanding of the ethical treatment of animals — researchers have analyzed the leading cookbooks of 26 celebrity chefs to offer insight and guidance. Their findings show that not all chefs are what they appear: while some offer recipes that align with their public personas, others show great dissonance in what is said, and what is cooked.

UC San Diego Philosophy Department Ranked Top 20 in the Nation

March 12, 2018

Based in part on an exceptional faculty with broad strengths in the philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and ethics, the University of California San Diego Department of Philosophy increased its international prestige by ranking as one of the top 20 Ph.D. philosophy programs in the United States.

Sound as Social Practice

February 26, 2018

The University of California San Diego Department of Music is well known for its emphasis on experimental music and sound in composition, performance and scholarship, and brings this to the forefront at a special two-day conference March 2-3. “Sonic Fluidities: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference” is the first of its kind at UC San Diego, organized by a committee of current Integrative Studies program students. Through presentations, performances and installations, the inaugural conference uses the metaphor of fluidity to explore the social position of sound and music through time and genre.

UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

February 20, 2018

Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition “Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity,” celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means to address issues of race and gender.
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