UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Moments January 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We ring in 2020 with an affirmation that the groundwork the division has so meticulously laid will be continued: In partnership with the San Diego Community College District, the division received grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the PATH program, providing continued support for undergraduate transfer students into our departments and launching a career-focused component for our Ph.D. students.
The support is one example of what each and every one of us are striving for at UC San Diego: arts and humanities as the foundational components of education, leading to more empathetic citizens.
The welcoming of the New Year also brought attention to uncertainty for many across the globe. As the home of six departments, 15 cultural programs and centers, and institutes dedicated to education and research in arts and culture, the Division of Arts and Humanities joins the voices of museum leaders and scholars who condemn the destruction of cultural sites in acts of violence and war.
Threats of this nature constitute threats against our shared humanity, for we know first-hand how preserving art and culture, preserving language and preserving history benefits all.
Best wishes for a prosperous and engaging year.

Dean Cristina Della Coletta 
UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities

Support for the Division's PATH program will increase undergraduate and graduate student success.  

Music professor wins Grawemeyer Award for composition inspired by the realities of climate change.

Coached by Philosophy and Practical Ethics, two student teams competed in regionals in December, with one moving on to the February National Tournament in Florida.

Visual Arts assistant professor Pinar Yoldas is one of three faculty awarded research support from the institute.

In memoriam: Dr. Eliot Wirshbo

In the words of History and Classical Studies alumni Kerri J. Hame '89, longstanding Literature lecturer Eliot Wirshbo is honored as an advocate for the humanities.

"I want to channel my passions into kind, productive, and genuine listening that recognizes that each of us comes from somewhere deeper than our individual selves," says the Visual Arts graduate.

Congratulations to the Division of Arts and Humanities Hellman Fellows

Fellowship winners include Vanessa Stalling ( Theatre and Dance), Nicole Miller ( Visual Arts), Pinar Yoldas ( Visual Arts), Sara Hankins ( Music) and Kathryn Walkiewicz ( Literature).
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As the Division counts down the last few months before the move to the new building, visit this page for updates. The latest? Drone footage of the construction site, updated construction timeline and answers to your FAQs.

Feb. 29: Open Studios will feature more than 40 MFA and Ph.D. artists' studios, exhibitions, screenings and publications produced by our graduate students in Visual Arts.

Philosophy professor Craig Callender is interviewed by USA Today in a playful article interrogating the passage of time, deciding once and for all when the decade starts... maybe.

March 10: The Institute for Practical Ethics presents their third Annual Lecture, welcoming Dr. Stuart Russell, an "AI" expert and professor of computer science at UC Berkeley.

Current Theatre and Dance MFA student Vivian Barnes and alumni Jeff Augustin '14 have work selected for this year's prestigious new play festival, held in Louisville.