UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Sep. 19, 2018
UCI presents a ‘First Glimpse’ of its treasured Buck Collection of California art
It’s been billed as “the greatest collection of California art that nobody has seen.” … Starting Sept. 29, about 50 works will be on view to the public in the exhibition titled “First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection.” The free show will run through Jan. 5 at UCI’s University Art Gallery and Contemporary Arts Center Gallery. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Sep. 20, 2018
The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This Year Off. Our Critics Don’t.
I’d be happy to see [UCI Distinguished Professor] Ngugi wa Thiong’o honored. What a career and against what odds: from writing the first modern novel in Kikuyu — in prison, on toilet paper — to a foundational trilogy on Kenyan independence to his dazzling magical-realist masterpiece, “Wizard of the Crow,” and, recently, a shelf of memoirs. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

KPCC, Sep. 19, 2018
Hispanic, Latino or Latinx? A look into navigating identity in the US
The gender-neutral term “Latinx” was officially added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary earlier this month. By definition, the word is most commonly used for individuals of Latin American descent who are gender-nonconforming or who choose not to be identified by gender. Others have met this word with resistance, arguing that the word is grammatically and orally impractical to the Spanish language. … Guest: Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at UC Irvine.

Los Angeles Times, Sep. 19, 2018
Veteran who was deported to Mexico returns home to the U.S.
Eight years after immigration officials detained Fabian Rebolledo in his Baldwin Park home and deported him to Tijuana, the U.S. Army veteran has returned home. … It was the culmination of a years-long battle by the UC Irvine Immigrant Rights Clinic, which was able to reopen the case in December and regain his green-card status in August. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Artnet, Sep. 20, 2018
What Does the Road to Success Look Like? Case Studies of African American Artists From Three Generations
Most major museums, and the art market at large, have been slow to acknowledge [Betye] Saar’s enormous influence. … “Part of it is that she’s a woman, and that’s never been interesting to the art world,” says Bridget Cooks, a professor of African American studies and art history at the University of California, Irvine. “And she’s black; but she’s also in LA, so that makes her in the middle of nowhere as far as snobs are concerned.”

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