Humanities

Tyrus Miller is named dean of UCI School of Humanities

Accomplished literary scholar currently heads graduate division at UC Santa Cruz

UCI to host forum about America’s identity at home and abroad

EVENT:  The United States is facing a peculiar time in which it’s unusually difficult to take stock of ourselves. If we had to say what underpins America today, if we were forced to choose our core beliefs or values as a nation, it’s not clear that we could readily do so. Keynote speaker Jill Lepore, […]

UC receives $10 million Mellon Foundation grant to support advanced humanities research

Gift provides initial endowment funding to sustain core activities on all UC campuses

Literary journalist awarded Alicia Patterson Foundation grant for stories about epigenetics

Erika Hayasaki, a UCI associate professor of English who teaches literary journalism, has received a 12-month, $40,000 grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation. The award will help fund Hayasaki’s research, reporting and travel for four magazine-style stories involving epigenetics, including twin studies, the intersection of science and the courts, and the future of gene editing. […]

A woman of many worlds

Multicultural, first-gen doctoral student strives to reconcile academia and the creative arts

Center for Persian studies gets $87,000 donation

The Payravi family has made an $87,000 donation in memory of Ali-Asghar Payravi to the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture. The gift will fund five conferences and publications on ancient Iranian history and civilization. “I am incredibly grateful to the Payravi family, steadfast supporters of UC Irvine and the promotion of Iranian […]

New faculty faces

Hiring of 57 educators goes a long way toward strategic plan goal of adding 250 by 2021

UCI launches Center for Jewish Studies

Multidisciplinary hub aims to advance research, engage public

Illuminating the power of the arts

Chancellor’s initiative celebrates third anniversary, brings authors to campus

UCI to celebrate membership in Scholars at Risk network

EVENT: Having recently joined Scholars at Risk, UCI is hosting a celebration dedicated to Turkish and Syrian academics and their students. Renowned Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, UCI Distinguished Professor of comparative literature and English, will deliver a keynote address after a themed luncheon and Middle Eastern music. WHEN/WHERE: Noon-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Humanities […]