Fall 2021


About This Issue: As students, faculty and staff return to campus this fall after 18 months of remote instruction, we highlight a few of UCI’s “Changemakers” – from researchers fostering lasting community partnerships (page 18) to artists using various mediums to move society (page 26) to literary journalism students amplifying Black voices (page 34). Please note that safety standards have continually evolved throughout the pandemic and that photos reflect appropriate standards at the time taken. Some of the photos in this issue predate the pandemic, so practices such as social distancing and using face coverings had not yet been recommended by public health agencies.

Magazine Articles

artistic colorful hands, for Building Solidarity With Communities

Building Solidarity With Communities

UCI researchers across campus take an inclusive, collaborative approach to working in local areas

Héctor Tobar

On the Road Again: Q&A with Héctor Tobar

UCI professor drives across America in search of its Latino soul

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Change as a Constant

Students and recent grads use the arts to express themselves and move society

Tyrus Miller for UCI Magazine, Fall 2021

Out of the Darkness

Originally published in fall 2021 issue of UCI Magazine Dante Alighieri closed Inferno, his poetic vision of hell and the first canticle of his 14th-century epic The Divine Comedy, with a luminous line: “And then we came out again to see the stars.” For Dante, the exit path is poetry itself – he seeks consolation […]

Sydney Charles (left) and Tatum Larsen

The Welcome Table

Two Anteaters give Black voices a platform through popular podcast and web series

Melissa Beck

Superwoman Ambition

UCIAA President Melissa Beck seeks to engage alumni and prompt recognizable change in the world