Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The future is bright - the Division of Arts and Humanities has six honorees selected as '40 Alumni Under 40,' celebrated at this year's UC San Diego Alumni Weekend. The awardees represent some of the best of who we are: passionate, inspiring, inclusive, fearless.
We will be graduating another class of future leaders soon, and have been fortunate to interact with and learn from these students throughout their time in the division. It is significant to me - and likely to all who value the foundational education the arts and humanities provides - that this year's commencement speaker is John Lewis, a Civil Rights icon who also happens to have his first degree in philosophy.
And perhaps the biggest symbol of the division's bright future is the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood. This innovative community is set to further connect our students with each other, with their faculty and with us, in the division. The campus is quickly getting set for the site's official groundbreaking ceremony on June 18 - after which, there will be two short years before the planned opening in 2020.
To the future,
Dean Cristina Della Coletta
UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities