Humanities

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 […]

Arts trek

Class boldly goes on 1,900-mile mission to explore artworks embedded in the environment

Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus wins award from Society for Study of Southern Literature

Brook Thomas has won the 2018 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature for The Literature of Reconstruction: Not in Plain Black and White (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), described as “the go-to book on Reconstruction for at least a generation” by the SSSL panel. Drawing on 19th-century historiography […]

Dissecting Disneyland

New UCI course examines inner workings and idiosyncrasies of theme park

Zotfest marks 20th anniversary

UCI student film festival takes place June 3 at Irvine Barclay Theatre