When this year’s San Diego Festival of Books returns Aug. 21, UC San Diego will once again be well represented, from faculty as featured authors and professors leading key panels, to staff who have helped shape the cultural event in our region for years.
Associate professor Amelia Glaser has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, where she will investigate contemporary literature and art in Ukraine to better understand how a collective identity can be publicly reimagined during, and immediately following, political upheaval.
Discussions ranging from reparations to the removal of monuments await the 14 students selected to participate in this year’s Summer Program for the Advancement of Women in Philosophy, the 10-day program organized by the UC San Diego Department of Philosophy.
Longtime campus supporters Chiu-Shan Chen Ph.D. ’69 and Rufina Chen have committed $5 million to UC San Diego, one of the largest individual gifts to the Division of Arts and Humanities. This gift will establish a new Center for Taiwan Studies within the division.
University of California San Diego professors Amy Adler and F. Akif Tezcan are among the 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists announced as this year’s Guggenheim Fellows, awarded by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
The UC San Diego Department of Music will expand its post-pandemic reach with support from a $500,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, helping to launch the department’s outreach to both regional and international audiences.
When actor and professor Richard Robichaux was in production for the new Disney series “Big Shot,” he often brought back lessons from set to his classroom—a common practice for graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
When Alicia Yancey started her first year at UC San Diego, she sought out spaces where Black students like her could thrive. For community, she grew close to the Black Resource Center and served two years as president of the Black Student Union.
Five of the world’s most renowned composers and lyricists gathered for a virtual UC San Diego event March 6, outlining how they envision the role of opera in advancing equality and social justice.
Twelve pieces of art from the Soviet Impressionism and Socialist Realism periods will find a new home in the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, thanks to longtime UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities supporters Ann and Joel Reed.