Gift Contributes to Scholarly Excellence

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, founder, chair and president of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute

UCI has received a $1.5 million grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute to establish the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History & Archaeology of Ancient Iran. Additional funding was provided by the UC Presidential Match for Endowed Chairs program.

“We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Mir-Djalali and Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute for this important endowed chair position,” said Georges Van Den Abbeele, dean of the School of Humanities. “With this support, UCI is poised to attract scholars and students from around the world who seek a diverse range of scholarly opp

ortunities in both ancient and modern Iranian and Persian studies.”

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