Humanities

Professor emerita of history makes legacy gift to fund chair in pre-modern Japanese studies

Anne Walthall, UCI professor emerita of history, has arranged a legacy gift of $2 million, through her estate, to fund an endowed chair in pre-modern Japanese studies. At the turn of the 17th century, Japan began a peaceful period of 250 years of restricted international interaction, allowing the country’s culture to flourish. Artistic achievements considered […]

Vicki Ruiz named scholar-in-residence at Occidental’s Institute for the Study of L.A.

Vicki Ruiz, UCI Distinguished Professor Emerita of history and Chicano/Latino studies, has been named a scholar-in-residence by Occidental College’s Institute for the Study of Los Angeles. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues and students in a liberal arts community where civic engagement is integral to undergraduate education. The college’s mission statement reads, […]

From mentee to mentor

Having been where they are now, history professor David Igler has a lasting influence on first-generation students

UCI chemistry professor, wife fund $100,000 endowment for Armenian studies research

Ara Apkarian, UCI Distinguished Professor of chemistry, and his wife, Alice, a retired Saddleback College chemistry professor, recently funded a $100,000 endowment, the Naneh Award for Graduate Research in Armenian Studies. Named in honor of their daughter, a postdoctoral researcher at Western Michigan University, this is the second significant gift the couple has bestowed on […]

UCI announces 2018-19 Hellman Fellows

Seven early-career faculty members receive funding to support research

UCI’s Samuel Jordan Center to host 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

EVENT: The University of California, Irvine’s Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture will host the 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, a series of events celebrating Iranian scholarship and culture. The four-day conference will bring together hundreds of experts, students, academic and nonacademic researchers, and aficionados of Iranian studies for a range of panels, […]

Former dean of the School of Humanities is named president of The Huntington Library

Karen Lawrence, UCI professor emerita of English and former dean of the School of Humanities (1998-2007), has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, effective Sept. 1. “We are thrilled that Karen has received this appointment,” said Tyrus Miller, current dean of the School of Humanities. “Her […]

Cross-pollinating the future

New dean believes interdisciplinary humanities are key to addressing complex contemporary problems

Hawaiian native Noah Patterson Hanohano Dolim is a graduate student in History.

No place like home

Hawaii native ventures to mainland in hopes of making island history mainstream

Media maven

Humanities commencement speaker Sona Patel ’06 discusses post-UCI success