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Wagners Donate $2.2 Million to UC San Diego’s Student Production Fund

December 10, 2012

After an academic theater career that spanned nearly 40 years, Arthur Wagner—founding chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego—is still passionate about training the next generation of theater and dance artists. As a result of budgetary cuts at the University of California, funds for student productions have all but dried up.

Ten UC San Diego Faculty Named 2012 AAAS Fellows

November 29, 2012

Ten professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization. They are among 702 members selected this year by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored by the association for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

Students Flock to New All-Campus Writing Center at UC San Diego

November 13, 2012

The University of California San Diego’s first campus-wide Writing Center opened its doors for business this fall. In its first three weeks, the center provided academic assistance to almost 400 UC San Diego students on papers for some 40 different courses.

Students for a Democratic Society Founder Tom Hayden to Speak on Activism at UC San Diego

October 31, 2012

Tom Hayden – activist, founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and former Calif. state Senator and Assemblyman – will deliver a talk titled “Student Movements: Then and Now” at 6 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Robinson Auditorium on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Chicano/a~Latino/a Arts and Humanities (CLAH) minor, Thurgood Marshall College, the Department of Political Science and the Department of literature.

Celebrated Chef and Cookbook Author Anne Willan to Speak Oct. 23

October 15, 2012

Anne Willan, the celebrated chef and cookbook author, will give a talk on “The Cookbook Family Tree: The History of Early Cookbooks,” at the UC San Diego Faculty Club on October 23 at 5 p.m. Her talk will include a reception and book signing of The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook.

Holocaust Living History Workshop Presents “The Long Shadow of the Past” Series

September 27, 2012

UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW), sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Judaic Studies Program, will present a year-long series of all-new speakers and artists following the theme of “The Long Shadow of the Past.” The series continues the HLHW’s efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance.

‘Fallen Star’ Opens to the Public

May 31, 2012

The artist wasn’t sure it could be done. When Do Ho Suh first proposed “Fallen Star” to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, he “never thought it would be realized.” A cottage built from scratch and permanently joined to an existing campus building – several stories up in the air? Right, mm-hm.

San Diego Book Arts to Showcase Artist’s Books at Geisel Library Exhibit May 26-July 8

May 21, 2012

The San Diego Book Arts will hold their Fourth National Juried Exhibition of works of art in book form at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library from May 26 through July 8, 2012.

Mellon Foundation Supports New Software Tools for Humanities Researchers

May 10, 2012

Computers have changed the landscape of humanities research. Innovations continue to make it cheaper and easier to digitize and analyze ever larger volumes of data. But most e-humanities tools focus on manuscripts and other textual records. Now researchers at the University of California, San Diego are working to enable widespread exploration of big image and video collections, too.

CRCA Reflects Distinguished Past at 40th Anniversary Celebration

May 8, 2012

It’s the University of California’s oldest arts research center and was one of the University of California, San Diego’s first Organized Research Units. It’s been housed in everything from a converted Marine Corps bowling alley to a state-of-the-art research facility, and in its 40-year history, the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) has been an incubator for myriad experiments at the intersection of culture and computer science research, from computer-spatialized audio and future cinema to video games and virtual reality.
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