UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Moments May 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Time is a funny thing. Twelve weeks ago we were faced with a task that seemed impossible, and those first few days felt like months. The months felt like an eternity. And now suddenly here we are at the end of the academic year, preparing our graduating students for the very first virtual commencement and to enter a changed world.
While we have much to be proud of and continue to learn what is best for our students, our colleagues across the university, and even for our own research, the reality of what challenges are ahead sinks in. Perhaps most pressing is the economic situation the entire University of California public education system finds itself facing.
It is encouraging, in the middle of this bad financial news, to see staff and faculty coming together to actively find ways to mitigate the impacts across our division, while discovering creative ways to continue our work. We will continue, and our students will receive the excellence they deserve from our institution.
As the end of the quarter leads to summer, there is much to do and much to learn. Please keep yourself informed, ask questions and voice your ideas and experiences, for we know that our division gains strength in being connected to one another.
Dean Cristina Della Coletta 
UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities

Distinguished Professor of Music said the acknowledgement makes him feel encouraged for future artists.

The division's PATH program launches the Integrated Internship Initiative to support Ph.D. students: Kevan Antonio Aguilar of History, Kevan Malone of History and Beatriz Ramirez of Literature.

"Bedmates" by Visual Arts students Sijing Yang, Wenting Liang and Yangcheng Yu takes home the grand prize in the 10th annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards.

Dispatches from a pandemic

Two Triton distillers, including Philosophy alum Yuseff Cherney '92 of Cutwater Spirits, share why they began making and donating hand sanitizer in the time of COVID-19.

"We need to connect with people and sharing a class through the Playground is a great way to feel connected to others," said cardio-dance instructor Rickie Emilie Farah, a Theatre and Dance student.
A multimedia center... just for you

Stay connected to the division with past events, from Institute for Practical Ethics keynote speakers to an evening with Carrie Mae Weems '84, Visual Arts MFA alum.

Updates: North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood
  • New timelines for Fall Quarter move
  • A look at building and office furniture
  • Pandemic places campus transformation on pause
Inside the Virtual Studio

Theatre and Dance moved their Spring Quarter productions online - explore how to watch the post-electric play "Mr. Burns," the undergraduate experimental dance and digital performance New Directions, and 11 student-produced LAB experiences.

Supported by the Institute of Arts and Humanities, History students record impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.

Broadway star and Theatre and Dance alum Danny Burstein '90 on his harrowing coronavirus experience, told to The Hollywood Reporter.
Trumpeter and Music associate professor Stephanie Richards tells the San Diego Union-Tribune about the pandemic's impact.

March took forever; April flew by. Philosophy professor Craig Callender explains why our perception of time has been greatly effected.