This year's winners from Arts and Humanities are Anna Thorvaldsdottir Ph.D. ’11 (Music) and Lauren Yee MFA ’12 (Theatre and Dance).
Sacramento Bee: Cathy Gere (History) writes this Viewpoints article, saying, “[I]nstead of hiding our pollution behind talk of carbon neutrality we must confront the problem of our smokestack emissions honestly.”
The San Diego Union-Tribune: Pinar Yoldas (Visual Arts) said she is honored to be chosen for the Venice Biennale. She hopes her installation will have a long afterlife, touring museums around the world, in future years.
KPBS: Ariana Ruiz (Literature) said the origin of the term Latinx is a source of confusion because there’s no single origin story. “The use of the ‘X’ is one that is discussed as coming out of Indigenous communities throughout Latin America,” Ruiz said.
American Philosophical Association: “I’ve been developing a framework for thinking about the distinction between the past and the future in relation to the problems of quantum entanglement,” said Eddy Keming Chen (Philosophy).