Winter 2022
Winter Quarter Newsletter
Dear students, faculty, staff and community,

We are coming to the end of Winter and the start of Spring. We continue to watch current events with a deeper awareness of how we can make sense of this world, whether through visual arts, philosophy, music, history, theatre and dance, or literature. We hope the Institute can continue to be a place that brings people together, and we continue to strive for a more peaceful and just future.

Nancy Kwak

Daniel Widener
Associate Director
Upcoming Events
Celebrating the Life of Yolanda López, MFA
Yolanda López: A Studio of One’s Own celebrated one of the most important Chicano/a/x artist and activist who worked in California over the past five decades, with a special focus on the art produced during her time as an MFA student (1979) in the Department of Visual Arts at UC San Diego.

Memory: Ridley Scott's Alien & Mythology
Three-time Sundance Film Festival alum Alexandre O. Philippe, Denise Demetriou, and Daisuke Miyao explore the cultural resonance and perennial nature of Alien's archetypal monster and discuss Alexandre's filmmaking process behind Memory: The Origins of Alien.

Lunar New Year 2022
Chinese Studies students were given the opportunity to showcase Lunar New Year themed work as part of the program's virtual celebration. Students demonstrated their creativity through musical talent, artistry and reflections on family traditions.

Antimilitarism in the Pacific Islands
Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies put together a panel of activists, artists, and scholars to learn about the grassroots movements against U.S. militarism in Guåhan (Guam), Hawai‘i, Jeju and Okinawa, and the efforts toward building an internationalist movement.

Japanese Studies Alumni Perspectives
The Japanese Studies Program hosted their annual Alumni Perspectives event on February 11, 2022. Five alumni share their inspiring success stories and how Japanese Studies has influenced their current lives.

Beyond the Campus/Community Split
Organizers from the UC campuses in Irvine, Riverside, and San Diego brought together a group of panelists to discuss the importance of local community building within and outside the confines of the university.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines for UCHRI
The PhD Research Internship Program is an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in program development and administration, and to help shape UC-wide humanities programming, especially as it relates to graduate student professionalization.

The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) primarily funds UC faculty and graduate students who participate in innovative research and projects that engage a variety of disciplines and stakeholders. Check out their website for more information and upcoming deadlines.
For more Funding Opportunities, visit our website.
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The Institute of Arts and Humanities emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary thinking in addressing the needs of a complex world. We house 16 academic programs and 1 center in regional, ethnic, and thematic studies. Our programs equip students to analyze and speak about the past, present, and future with creativity and insight.