UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Moments July 2019

Guided by the UC San Diego Strategic Plan, the university is in the midst of a major transformation. One year in and nearly 50% complete, the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood is the Fall 2020 home of the Institute of Arts and Humanities and the departments of History, Literature and Philosophy. Want more?

UC San Diego's Institute for Practical Ethics hosted the inaugural conference on the impact of gene drive technology.

Longstanding Summer Program for Women in Philosophy offers unique experience for students to pursue advanced degrees in philosophy.

Visual Arts graduate uses performance to blur boundaries in art practice

Kristen Tregar, a Ph.D. student in Theatre and Dance, leads by example and consistently promotes integrity and ethics

Literature undergrad recognized as a 2019 Outstanding Graduate during commencement season

Undergraduate Research Conference draws 180 students from across campus, including Nalani Tran of Visual Arts. Tran was nominated by professor Dino Dinco for her project "Queer Resilience through Media Practices and Performance Art."

Formerly serving as associate director, Nancy Kwak of History is succeeding Luis Alvarez, who has successfully served as the inaugural director of the Institute of Arts and Humanities for three years.

From the Opening Dinner to a Strauss Family Foundation collection private tour, the Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities program with the San Diego Community College District and led by Daniel Widener of History is well underway.

"To my mind, if we are going to meet the unnerving challenges of the future, we simply must rebuild support for our public institutions today ... so our entire community understands their importance," writes History professor Rebecca Jo Plant in this op-ed.

The 45th President of the United States, so far as is known, has never expressed a desire to be in an opera. But he plays a key role in "The Central Park Five," the wildly ambitious new work by acclaimed cutting-edge composer Anthony Davis of Music.

Academically, programs to support Latinx/Chicanx students available at UC San Diego include the Institute of Arts and Humanities Chicanx and Latinx Studies program that explores Chicanx and Latinx life, history and culture.

Composer George Lewis (formerly of Music) and noted playwright Lauren Yee ( Theatre and Dance alumna) are among this year's six honorees, one of the nation's most exclusive and prestigious cultural awards for excellence and innovation in the arts.