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UCI-created computer game that immerses players in 19th-century Ghana wins award

The UCI-created computer game “Sankofa” has won a bronze medal in the 2018 International Serious Play Awards. It was developed by Magda El Zarki, professor of computer science and director of UCI’s Institute for Virtual Environments & Computer Games; Patricia Seed, professor of history; and Jessica Kernan, industry professional and institute staff member. “Sankofa” teaches […]

UCI professor emeritus of history makes legacy gift to support graduate students

UCI professor emeritus of history James Given and his wife Ruth have created a $500,000 endowment for UCI’s Department of History, to be paid from their estate after both have passed. The gift will enable history graduate students to conduct dissertation research domestically or internationally and to present their research at conferences. “We are incredibly grateful […]

Shakespeare is alive and well at UCI

For more than 400 years, William Shakespeare’s plays have endured. They’ve been studied, performed, remixed and celebrated across generations and geographies. As we celebrate his April birthday, we also celebrate the three-year anniversary of the launch of the UCI Shakespeare Center. Co-directed by Julia Reinhard Lupton, professor of English and associate dean for humanities research, and […]

Chancellor’s Professor of art history awarded NEH summer stipend to support book project

Cécile Whiting, Chancellor’s Professor of art history, has been awarded a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the completion of her book Global War and the New American Landscape, 1939-48. “I am thrilled to receive an NEH grant,” Whiting said. “It will enable me to finish archival and photographic research […]

Amy Gerstler wins Guggenheim fellowship

Amy Gerstler, professor of English, has been named a 2018 Guggenheim fellow in poetry. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees granted 173 of the prestigious awards out of nearly 3,000 applicants. As a Guggenheim fellow, Gerstler will write a hybrid poetry/literature book that explores the idea of the feminine epic. “One of […]

Edward Dimendberg is awarded both Guggenheim and Getty fellowships

Edward Dimendberg, professor of humanities and European languages & studies, has been named a 2018 Guggenheim fellow in architecture planning and design. The prestigious award is one of 173 granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees out of nearly 3,000 applications. Dimendberg’s scholarly work centers on architecture and urbanism. As a […]

UCI doctoral programs grab top spots in Philosophical Gourmet Report for 2017-18

The School of Social Sciences’ graduate program in logic & philosophy of science and the School of Humanities’ graduate program in philosophy have done well in the 2017-18 Philosophical Gourmet Report, which assesses the quality and reputation of Ph.D. programs in philosophy throughout the English-speaking world. The PGR provides both overall and specialty rankings based […]

UCI to host mock trial of Hamlet for first-degree murder

EVENT:  Is Hamlet guilty of first-degree murder for killing Polonius in his mother’s bedroom? Join us for an exciting mock trial to decide Hamlet’s fate. Hamlet’s lawyer, Song Richardson, dean of UCI’s School of Law, will defend the prince. The prosecutor, Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UCI Law, and dean, Berkeley Law, will argue that […]

Distinguished Professor emeritus Jack Miles to be Boston College visiting chair

John R. “Jack” Miles, UCI Distinguished Professor emeritus of English and religious studies, has been appointed the 2018-19 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations at the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College. An accomplished scholar, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his first book, God: A Biography; was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship […]