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With 14 programs and one center operating within the Institute of Arts and Humanities, plus the activities of the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities—of which the Institute of Arts and Humanities is an integral part—there is always something happening! 

 

October 23, 2018 | Culture Report: What Arts Can Teach Scientists, and Vice-Versa

Dean Della Coletta discusses her vision for IAH to help UC San Diego educate the whole individual. Director Luis Alvarez discusses the Race and Oral History in San Diego project.

 

Rendering of Arts & Humanities building.

 August 8, 2018 | Division of Arts and Humanities Receives $750,000 NEH Infrastructure Award

The UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities received a $750,000 matching grant that will support construction of a new home for the Institute of Arts and Humanities. This will be located on the entire sixth floor of a new building in the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

 

 July 17, 2017 | Institute of Arts and Humanities Director Luis Alvarez on C-SPAN

The Institute of Arts and Humanities Director Luis Alvarez gave a lecture on Zoots Suits and World War II during his Chicana/o History class. The lecture aired on C-SPAN in September 2017. 

 

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June 30, 2017 | Institute of Arts and Humanities Associate Director Mark Hanna in Time magazine
Mark Hanna's submission to Time magazine was featured in its "25 Moments That Changed America." Hanna discussed the importance of the U.S. Naval Fleet entering the First Barbary War. It was the first foreign conflict that brought together once disparate colonies into a united republic.


May 5, 2017 | Institute of Arts and Humanities Associate Director Mark Hanna Featured on This American Life
Associate Director Mark Hanna was featured on a recent This American Life broadcast with Elna Baker and Ira Glass. Hanna lends historical context to the story of Stede Bonnet, a wealthy landowner from Barbados who abandoned customary family life to become a pirate, ultimately battling Blackbeard.


March 20, 2017 | Institute of Arts and Humanities Director Luis Alvarez speaks at UC San Diego & You alumni event in Silicon Valley
March 16, 2017 | Director Luis Alvarez spoke about his research at the recent UC San Diego & You alumni event in Silicon Valley, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Alvarez presented on the history of race and social movements in California, as well as the successful launch of IAH in 2016-2017. UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Division of Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta also participated in the standing-room-only event. 


May 3, 2016 | UC San Diego Announces Inaugural Directors for the Institute of Arts and Humanities
The Division of Arts and Humanities has appointed the institute’s first new director and associate director—Luis Alvarez and Mark Hanna, respectively. Both are faculty members in the UC San Diego Department of History. They assume their new leadership posts July 1.


December 21, 2015 | UC San Diego Launches Institute of Arts and Humanities
The  Division of Arts and Humanities is growing to better address important global issues. One of its new enterprises is the Institute of Arts and Humanities (IAH), a centripetal hub established to unify several existing programs that have been operating independently within the division.