Arts & Humanities

Chop Suey Book

UCI historian publishes ‘Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America’

Yong Chen’s book explores how the popular ethnic cuisine altered the US gastronomic landscape

Ed Moses

A true original

Exhibition celebrates iconic abstract painter Ed Moses, one of UCI’s earliest art instructors

David Benioff (right) and D.B. Weiss

Crowning achievement

Once a struggling writer, alumnus David Benioff is now Hollywood royalty as the co-creator of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

From obscurity to world stage

Founding faculty member Robert Cohen has had a dramatic role in shaping UCI arts

Water spout

Encouraging cross-campus collaboration

Multidisciplinary projects focused on data science, medical humanities and water will be funded under new Interschool Academic Initiative program

Windell Middlebrooks

Serious study makes humor happen

Alumnus Windell D. Middlebrooks, an actor and popular pitchman for Miller High Life, takes our questions

Erika Hayasaki

Making peace with mortality

UCI professor’s new book explores life lessons gleaned from unorthodox class on death

Douglas Haynes

‘Downton Abbey’ and diversity

Douglas Haynes is a scholar of British history, fan of the TV series and award-winning champion of equity in faculty hiring

Dressing the part

Graduate students in UCI’s costume design program draw their own patterns for success

Highlights of 2013 at UCI

Year brings scientific advances, national accolades, international outreach, student achievement … and zombies