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Jenna Tatone performs Adowa, a royal dance of the Ashanti people, with Ghana Dance Ensemble dancers

UCI, Ghanaian students dance away their differences

Visits engender friendship between UCI arts students and their Ghanaian counterparts.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

For prolific African author, the stories never end

His name is pronounced “Googy,” and in his native African tongue, it means “work.” It’s fitting, because prolific author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has worked hard his entire life, turning out books, plays and newspaper columns that have made his unusual name known the world over. Now in his 70s, Ngugi could be forgiven for slowing down the […]

Joseph S. Lewis III

New arts dean enjoys creative mix

New arts dean hopes to raise school’s profile by ‘bringing different kinds of people together.’

Bryan Doerries

Healing the wounds of war

The ancient Greeks knew the battlefield could leave emotional scars, and they had a distinctive way of dealing with it: They put on a play. Dramas about Achilles and Ajax showed these mythological war heroes suffering from the “divine madness” caused by combat — known today as post-traumatic stress disorder. “Scholars say Greek theater helped […]

Beall Center marks 10 years on art’s edge

For a decade, UC Irvine’s innovative Beall Center has been showcasing technology-based work and challenging perceptions.

"Emergence – Art & Artificial Life"

At art’s edge

Art is often described as “cutting-edge.” But UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology is beyond that. It’s on the “bleeding edge,” according to Antoinette LaFarge, associate dean for graduate affairs at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and associate professor of digital media. She should know. She’s been with the center from the beginning. This fall […]

COSMOS trains new generation of scientists

High school students take part in a highly competitive summer program that lets them live on campus and learn about university life.

Catching waves — on canvas

Alumnus Robb Havassy rides high in the gnarly world of surf art. Although he never took a painting class or intended to be an artist, he’s enjoying the kind of success some only dream about.

San Diego kindergarten students

Dance, drama helps students build language skills

Drama, dance lessons foster speaking skills of K-2 English learners.

Amy Bauer

Music professor gets ‘Lost’

UCI’s Amy Bauer oversees a Web site offering critical analyses of the popular TV show.