Humanities

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 […]

Jonathan Alexander’s 5 most influential YA novels

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton: This book likely started it all in the late 1960s and is still a compelling narrative, written by a very young woman grappling with issues of class and privilege in a small Oklahoma town. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie: A major literary fiction writer tackles […]

Pop lit protagonist

English professor who studies the genre believes young adult fiction has come of age

UCI receives endowment for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali presidential chair in art history and archaeology of ancient Iran

Holder will collaborate with Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture

Daniella McCahey

A heightened role for humanities

Community internships introduce Ph.D. students to nonacademic career options

Family’s collection of nearly 600 books is donated to UCI’s Armenian Studies Program

Community member Elma Hovanessian has donated nearly 600 books to UCI in honor of her late husband, Seboo Hovanessian, and to support the campus’s Armenian Studies Program. The Armenian-language and Armenian-related English collection spans a range of topics – from art and architecture to history, literature, theater, music and philosophy – and will be housed in Langson […]