UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Moments November 2022

Suraj Israni Center for Cinematic Arts grand opening event

Campus leadership, faculty, staff, students and alumni joined invited guests Oct. 15 for the grand opening of the UC San Diego Suraj Israni Center for Cinematic Arts. The community was treated with a welcome reception, photo opportunities and a special discussion with filmmakers and Visual Arts alumni Joanne Mony Park ‘10 and M.G. Evangelista ‘10, led by center director Michael Trigilio (Visual Arts).

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UC San Diego announces 2022 Revelle Medal recipients

A pioneer in the Philosophy of Neuroscience and Philosophy of Neuro-ethics, Pat Churchland (Philosophy) continues to enjoy an exemplary international reputation.

World premiere brings the haunting music of the arctic to San Diego

“As someone who grew up listening to the music of Bach and Brahms, I’m now listening to the music of belugas in the Arctic,” said Lei Liang (Music).

A re-imagining of futures through speculative fiction

Speculative fiction writers and alumni: Kim Stanley Robinson ‘74 and Ph.D. ‘82 (Literature), Aimee Bender ‘91 (Literature), and Catherynne Valente ‘02 (History), whose first writing class was with Rae Armantrout (Literature).

Stronger together: Celebrating our Latinx campus community

“Whether they were marches for immigrant rights or Black Lives Matter protests, there were always Aztec dancers participating,” Rubén Ortiz-Torres (Visual Arts) said. “I see that solidarity as something that is very uplifting.”

Alumna uncovers long-lost secrets while researching family history

Buried secrets, political prisoners and long-lost family members were just a few of the unexpected twists and turns Lois Yu ’93, MS ’95, uncovered while working on her undergraduate research thesis in History.

Triton Weeks of Welcome: moving in

Incoming first-year student Katie Canard is enthusiastic about diving into the Theatre and Dance program, and said her ultimate goal is to become a film actor.

Epstein Family Amphitheater’s glorious debut

“When you view the arts academic spaces on campus as a whole … the amphitheater adds yet another way students can apply their training to real-world situations,” said School of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta.

Tickets available now: Theatre and Dance fall productions

Theatre productions include “Dance Nation” (Nov. 10-19), “Bach at Leipzig” (Nov. 17 – Dec. 3) and “Machinal” (Nov. 21 – Dec. 3), and dance productions include “fallWORKS: Outside In” (Dec. 1-3).

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Fossil-Fuel Money Is Warping Climate Research

“There are essentially two ways to try to fix this mess: separation and sunshine,” writes Craig Callender (Philosophy), co-director of the Institute for Practical Ethics.

Center for Hellenic Studies - Greek Romans

10th Annual Vassiliadis lecture: Greek Romans and Roman Greeks: 10 Years of Byzantium (Dec. 5, 2022)

This lecture, hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies, features Edward Watts, Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and Professor of History. The event takes place from 4-7 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2022, in the Atkinson Pavilion within the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club.

Sky News: Iran protests: Government uses internet ‘kill-switch’ as tech savvy youth continue to evade digital censorship

“It is extremely challenging. The minute you post something about an event happening on social media, the government also sees it,” said Babak Rahimi (Literature).

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