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Humanities dean Tyrus Miller establishes endowment for distinguished lecture series

December 8, 2020
Humanities dean Tyrus Miller establishes endowment for distinguished lecture series
Tyrus Miller, dean of the UCI School of Humanities, has pledged $60,000 to create an endowment for a distinguished lecture series that will host conversations about a broad range of complex issues that are urgently important today. Steve Zylius / UCI

Tyrus Miller, dean of the School of Humanities, has pledged $60,000 to establish a new endowment for a distinguished lecture series. The school regularly hosts conversations around today’s grand challenges, ranging from environmental change to advances in medicine and biology and the evolution of powerful new technologies. The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will feature events that let the public listen to and engage with leading speakers on key issues of humanities scholarship and creative work. “This is just a first step toward what we want to accomplish as a school,” Miller said. “Our philanthropic, aspirational goals include a Humanities Center endowment and increasing student support.”