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UC San Diego Historian Honored by German Government

January 6, 2016

The Department of History at the University of California, San Diego is garnering global recognition with help from Distinguished Professor Paul G. Pickowicz, who has received a 2016 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany.

UC San Diego Launches Institute of Arts and Humanities

December 21, 2015

The University of California, San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities is growing to better address important global issues. One of its new enterprises is the Institute of Arts and Humanities (IAH), a centripetal hub established to unify several existing programs that have been operating independently within the division. With a new website and offices established on the first floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, students, faculty and the public with broad humanistic interest have a place at UC San Diego to turn.

UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities Hosts Lectures on Health and Well-being

December 10, 2015

The University of California, San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities hosts, “Degrees of Health and Well-being,” a public lecture series that runs from January 20 through February 24, 7:00 p.m., in the Great Hall, where six keynote speakers will present talks to campus and wider San Diego audiences.

$1.25 Million Legacy Gift Boosts UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance

November 9, 2015

Teachers often inspire students, but students can move teachers, too. Such was the case during a recent visit to UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance by long-time educator and arts supporter Lois Chant. Her $1.25 million legacy gift will boost the department’s efforts to continue its top-ranked theater training program.

Acclaimed UC San Diego Alumna Artist Carrie Mae Weems Turns Her Lens to Campus

October 5, 2015

MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems reflects on her journey as an award-winning artist, negotiating the contradictions and intricacies of racism, sexism, class, gender roles and political systems in a presentation at UC San Diego entitled, “Color: Real and Imagined,” Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m., at the Price Center West Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

UC San Diego Theater Alumnus Steals the Spotlight with Prestigious Award

August 31, 2015

2013 M.F.A. graduate Joshua Brody wins a Princess Grace Award that he will apply toward a 12-month apprenticeship at La Jolla Playhouse.

Renowned Set Designer Brings New Perspective to UC San Diego

August 17, 2015

The University of California San Diego, Division of Arts and Humanities announces the appointment of acclaimed set designer Robert Brill as the newest faculty member in the top-ranked Theatre & Dance Department.

UC San Diego Announces Holder of Endowed Chair in Ancient Greek History

August 6, 2015

The University of California San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities has completed the Herculean task of appointing the last of three endowed chair holders at the Center for Hellenic Studies, launched earlier this year.

UC San Diego Student Playwright Invited to the Kennedy Center

July 2, 2015

A graduate student in the University of California, San Diego, Division of Arts and Humanities will sharpen his playwriting skills when his new work, How to Use a Knife, is featured during the 10th Annual M.F.A. Playwrights’ Workshop at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., July 25 – Aug. 2, 2015.

UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Recognized for Commitment to Student Success

June 30, 2015

The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego will receive nearly $100,000 in funding during the 2015 – 2016 academic year for two proposals aimed to strengthen student retention and success.
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