The Institute for Practical Ethics welcomes environmental journalist Emma Marris for a unique and optimistic talk about new methods in conservation during Earth Month celebrations, the second keynote address for the new campus institute.
The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series has introduced hundreds of writers to the greater San Diego community since 1986. The six events set for Spring Quarter kicks off April 17.
UC San Diego Department of Philosophy professor Manuel Vargas and Santiago Amaya of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia have been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to advance understanding of agency, free will and responsibility.
Michelle Sadrena Pledger’s life story, which involved both financial and familial hardships, helps inform her work as an educator. She said reading books provided an opportunity to envision possibilities for her future, and as her love of reading transitioned to a love of learning, she realized success…
The UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities welcomes international photographer Reza Deghati to campus to discuss his philosophy about bettering humanity. The artist will present a public forum April 8 and an exhibition of his work April 9 – May 9, with an opening reception April 13.
University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor Jann Pasler was awarded a 2.5 million-euro Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, funding a five-year project that will greatly expand colonialism studies and help develop researchers from the former French empire.
In new work by UC San Diego assistant professor Julie Burelle, the relationship between two groups of people in Quebec, Canada come into play in an important conversation about settler-indigenous relationships and decolonization, deeply adding to the growing field of Indigenous studies.
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.
In the 1960s, Ernesto “Che” Guevara became an international symbol of radicalism, solidarity and revolution. In the ’90s, his image was revived as both a rebellious role model and a nostalgic fashion symbol. Significant changes also occurred in society’s memory of musicians Bob Marley and Tupac…
It is safe to say Lauren Yee, a 2012 MFA alumna from the Department of Theatre and Dance, is taking the theater world by storm. One of the most promising up-and-coming playwrights today—the Los Angeles Times dubbed her a “playwright on the verge”—Yee has not only had her work produced at high-profile…