UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Moments July 2022
“Having the Arts and Humanities Building in this prominent location on our campus is a game changer for our students, faculty and staff,” said School of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta. Read more >>
Current student Itzel Guadalupe Jimenez Jimenez (Literature) said the Chancellor’s Associates scholarship gave her a chance to pursue a dream career, plus other highlights: Institute for Practical Ethics, Music, Philosophy and History.
Multimedia artist and Department of Visual Arts teaching professor Michael Trigilio is the inaugural director of the Suraj Israni Center for Cinematic Arts

Born from a partnership between the Institute of Arts and Humanities and the UC San Diego Library, the project was created in 2017 and is anchored by a joint course in History and Ethnic Studies.
A lifetime of service inspires a family gift to support student scholarships. This story features alumni Jorge Carrillo ‘72 (History) and Andres Carrillo ‘01 (Visual Arts)
Former NEH director Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ronald S. Berman was a longstanding member of the Department of Literature and leader in advancing the humanities in the United States and abroad.
Music connections: the Oct. 21 symphony will feature work by alum Anna Thorvaldsdottir Ph.D. ‘11 and professors Lei Liang and Rand Steiger, plus Oct. 29 is the all-day “Blacktronika: Where I Stand” festival led by King Britt.
Congrats to the Department of Theatre and Dance, the highest-ranking program on the West Coast at #5 on the annual global list.

“I ended up going to college at UC San Diego, where I studied drama and creative writing and made a lot of weird plays, wrote a lot of weird short stories, and took a lot of strange photographs,” said double-major alum Leland Montgomery ‘11 (Theatre and Dance, Literature). “In some ways, it was the most creatively free I’ve ever felt.”

Steven Schick (Music), a renowned figure in contemporary music, had nearly burned out as a performer. But a new recording project shows he’s hardly finished. “Steve is really the god of a certain kind of percussion playing,” said alum Sarah Hennies MA ‘03 (Music), a player and composer who studied with him in San Diego.”

“It is high time that we realize how crucial art is for our survival and create effective support networks for creativity, imagination, and artistic production,” writes Pinar Yoldas (Visual Arts), one of five digital artists featured.

“There's a real, genuine effort on the part of community members, scholars, people working at museums and archives to make sure those indigenous stories are told,” said Dana Velasco Murillo (History).