Following in his footsteps

UCI celebrates prolific career of dance pioneer Donald McKayle.

A multimedia look at McCarthyism

Upcoming play ‘Galileo in America’ explores collision of art, science and politics.

Getting in tune with patients

Matt Fradkin, a fourth-year student in UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, was doing research at CHOC Children’s Hospital when he saw firsthand how music could relieve a patient’s suffering. A boy of about 7 with cancer had been lying in bed complaining constantly of pain when a music therapist entered his room and began playing […]

Revisiting the radicalization of an alumna

Art aficionados can retrace Barbara T. Smith’s journey from Pasadena homemaker to performance art pioneer at UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery, which is hosting “The Radicalization of a ’50s Housewife” through Dec. 4. Featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, personal letters and a video installation, the exhibit is a tribute to Smith’s seminal 1981 work “Birthdaze,” which […]

Greek tragedy to unfold on campus

Drama students mount outdoor production of modernized ‘Antigone.’

Bridget Cooks

Out of the shadows

Bridget Cooks sheds light on African American art, cultural imagery.

Wall art for all

Many students had a hand in creating a new mural for UCI’s Cross-Cultural Center. The 12-by-18-foot collaborative artwork will be officially unveiled Sept. 22, during UCI Welcome Week.

Giving teens a creative outlet

UCI’s inaugural Summer Academy in the Arts draws budding thespians, digital videographers.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher

Redefining dance

Recent M.F.A. grad works to integrate disabled and nondisabled performers.

Summer Reading books in sand

Summer syllabus

Summer’s here, and the reading’s easy. So stash the dry textbooks, research tomes and heavier literary works that pile up on the nightstand during the academic year. The latest by David Sedaris? Got it right here with the sunscreen. No. 17 in Janet Evanovich’s epic Stephanie Plum series? It’s in the beach bag. (Hey, don’t […]