A major innovation

UCI’s new degree program in global Middle East studies is not just interdisciplinary but interschool

Houri Berberian appointed to endowed chair in Armenian studies

Houri Berberian has been named the School of Humanities’ Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies. The $2 million endowed chair was established in 2014 by Vahe and Armine Meghrouni, with additional backing from the local Armenian American community and a $500,000 match from the UC Office of the President. Berberian joins UCI from California […]

You don’t know joe

Tracing coffee’s evolution from little-used African bean to ubiquitous beverage

Meet the mentors

UCI professors who were also first-generation students form support system

Two UCI professors win prestigious Berlin Prize

Two UCI professors are among the 23 scholars, writers and artists chosen as recipients of the 2016-17 Berlin Prize, a residential fellowship for independent study in the city. Selected by an independent committee of the American Academy in Berlin were Daniel J. Martinez,  Claire Trevor Professor of Art, and Jane O. Newman, professor of comparative […]

UCI historian wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Heidi Tinsman, history professor and affiliated faculty in gender & sexuality studies at UCI, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities category and field of European and Latin American history. The award is one of 175  granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees from among nearly 3,000 applicants. […]

Jessica Millward

New book offers insight into world of enslaved women in early America

UCI professor fleshes out the life of Charity Folks, once just a name on a document

Setting the historical record straight

Book co-written by UCI history professor reinterprets Colonial New England practice of ‘warning out’ strangers

Books on the beach

Guilt-free beach reading

Book lovers can look to UCI authors for summer fare that exercises the mind while the body relaxes

Adria Imada

Hawaiian history via hula

Adria Imada’s award-winning book Aloha America explores the influence of politics, colonization, tourism and religion on the islands’ traditional dance