Humanities

UCI to present mock trial of Shylock from ‘The Merchant of Venice’

EVENT: In the wake of last year’s successful mock trial of Hamlet, the UCI Shakespeare Center and UCI School of Law will host a mock trial of Shylock from “The Merchant of Venice.” In Shakespeare’s controversial play, the Jewish moneylender takes the Christian merchant Antonio to court but is ruled against. In this staged appeal, […]

UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies to present Korean hip-hop conference, concert

EVENT:  Presented by the UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies and Hyundai Motor America, the Korean Hip-Hop and New Explorations of Afro-Asian Identity Conference will bring together the world’s foremost Korean, Korean American and African American studies scholars working on hip-hop. Enriching academic talks on campus will be accompanied by the first Afro-Korean Hip-Hop Festival, […]

Frederic Jameson

Fredric Jameson donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

Collection details the scholar’s illustrious career in critical theory

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in history wins 2019 Native American 40 Under 40 award

Holly Guise, a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in history at UCI, has received a 2019 Native American 40 Under 40 award. The prestigious accolade from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development honors emerging Native American and Alaska Native leaders who have made significant contributions in their business, profession or community and demonstrated leadership, […]

Ngugi wa Thiong’o receives honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Edinburgh

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, UCI Distinguished Professor of comparative literature and English, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by Scotland’s University of Edinburgh on July 8. He was presented to the university’s academic senate by Thomas Molony of the School of Social & Political Science, who recognized the Kenyan author’s significant leadership in shifting the […]

Distinguished Professor is awarded the 2019 Lebowitz Prize for achievement in philosophy

Margaret P. Gilbert, Ph.D., UCI’s Abraham I. Melden Chair in Moral Philosophy and Distinguished Professor of philosophy, has been awarded the 2019 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for outstanding achievement in the field of philosophy. It includes an honorarium of $25,800. Gilbert’s research interests span diverse topics in social, political and […]

Douglas Haynes, UCI vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Douglas Haynes is named UCI’s first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion following a national search

In new role, he will lead campus’s quest to be a national model of inclusive excellence

Douglas M. Haynes, UCI’s inaugural vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Cultivating an inclusive culture

A Q&A with UCI’s chief diversity officer

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5 junior faculty awarded $50,000 Hellman Fellowships

Five assistant professors at the University of California, Irvine will receive $50,000 Hellman Fellowships, which are bestowed annually to support research by junior faculty. They join an elite group of 53 UCI Hellman Fellows since 2013, when the Hellman Fellows Fund established the program here. The 2019-20 awardees, representing a cross-section of disciplines, are: “Each […]

Matthew P. Canepa is named to endowed chair in art history and archaeology of ancient Iran

Matthew P. Canepa has been installed as the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History & Archaeology of Ancient Iran within UCI’s Department of Art History and Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies and affiliated with the campus’s Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture. Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, a private foundation that […]