Arts & Humanities

UCI initiates NSF-funded joint project utilizing the arts to improve grade school science education

Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences – which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum – are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and physical sciences.

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

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

Before fast food and home delivery, there was chop suey and red leather booths. American Chinese food was a precursor to ubiquitous chain restaurants, democratizing the once-exclusive dining-out experience for working-class whites, African Americans and Jews.

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