AHa! Moments from the Division of Arts and Humanities March 2018
Using  Humanities and Engineering to Step Back in Time
Led by  Division of Arts and Humanities  dean Cristina Della Coletta, Dominique Rissolo and Falko Kuester, fieldwork in Turin, Italy brings together engineering students and arts and humanities students for the betterment of both.

Based in part on an exceptional faculty, the UC San Diego  Department of Philosophy increased its international prestige by ranking as one of the top 20 Ph.D. philosophy programs in the United States.

The Department of Visual Arts opened its galleries, studios and lecture hall March 3, giving an inside look into the practice and research of Ph.D. student art historians and MFA artists.


The Department of Music explored art, identity and activism in a first-of-its-kind graduate conference March 2-3.  Through guest presentations, performances and installations, the conference used the metaphor of fluidity to explore the social position of sound and music through time and genre.


Students, alumni, staff, faculty and the greater community are invited to join "The Division of Arts and Humanities" team on Sunday, April 15 for the 22nd annual Triton 5K & Festival. The best part? Proceeds support student scholarships and The Campaign for UC San Diego.

Pulitzer Prize-winning theater critic Hilton Als joined Department of Theatre and Dance students to talk access and mentorship. With underwriting support from Phyllis Epstein, Als later joined Judith Dolan and neurobiologist Gentry Patrick in a public discussion.

Part of the division's Preparing Accomplished Transfer to the Humanities, or PATH, program, community college transfer student Joanie Lopez is majoring in the Department of Literature and minoring in Chicano/a and Latino/a Arts and Humanities, within the Institute of Arts and Humanities.
"LAVA" Art Exhibition Opening

With work by Department of Visual Arts students, alumni and faculty, "LAVA" is supported by Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Simmons and Dean Cristina Della Coletta. On display in the EVC Office, the opening reception performance was by Department of Music chair David Borgo and graduate student Tommy Babin.
Greek Independence Day

Hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies in partnership with History's Nicholas Family Endowed Chair, this year's Independence Day event March 26 celebrates students.


Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla attended Music's Reed Family Concert, part of the "It's About Time" festival curated by Steven Schick. The Chancellor's Blog featured the event.

Ethics of Today's Innovation

The Institute for Practical Ethics celebrates its official launch April 19 with an exciting lecture by Dr. Beth Shapiro: "Can We, Should We, and Will We Bring Back Mammoths?"


Reported by ArtForum, Teddy Cruz of Visual Arts receives this year's award from the Vilcek Foundation. The foundation honors the contributions of immigrants to the U.S.

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