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600 students graduate from UCI Humanities
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#IamUCI features Aya Labanieh, triple major in comparative literature, French and philosophy

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For the second year, UCI Film and Media Studies students, as part of the Film-Arts-Drama Alliance's annual Zotfest film festival, have created and produced another large-scale musical film production: "The Greatest Show at UCI."
Three Humanities instructors receive
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The Philosophy Club at UCI launches an international student-run journal: Falsafa: The Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Select upcoming events
June 17 - October 7: Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California
Pasadena Museum of Art - See museum website for admission and hours of operation

Curated by Bridget R. Cooks, associate professor of art history and African American studies, the exhibit features 45 paintings, prints, and objects from Brown's oeuvre. Grafton Tyler Brown was the only documented African American in his field in the western United States at the time.

August 5: Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture: "Not that Lost in Translation: Sasanian Exegesis of the Avesta" by Prof. Miguel Angel Andres-Toledo
6-8 p.m. | Humanities Gateway 1010

This lecture has been made possible by the generous donation from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and its Chair and President, Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali.
August 8: Educator's Day: A Midsummer Night's Dream
3-6:00 p.m. | Humanities Gateway 1010

Join us for an afternoon of study with Shakespeare scholar Julia Lupton, director Eli Simon, and cast members of New Swan Shakespeare Festival.
August 10: First Folio Friday: with Julia Lupton
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Laudati Seminar Room, Langson Library, Fifth Floor, plus Special Collections

View the New Swan season through the lens of book history, with Julia Lupton.

To view all School of Humanities events, please visit our calendar here.
Humanities in the news
The New York Times, June 21, 2018

A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt

Laura J. Mitchell, a former chairwoman of the committee that develops the exam and a history professor at the University of California Irvine...said she was concerned that the course would lose its intended point, which is to be a broad survey of historical trends. "World history asks you to think in long time frames and large geographic spaces," she said. "Students don't get those kinds of intellectual challenges in any other course."

Orange County Register
, June 8, 2018

Disneyland reopens Pirates of the Caribbean without the bride auction

"I think this is a good change," said UC Irvine history professor Sharon Block, who studies violence against women. "Someone selling women for sex is not funny. ..."I think it's a good move. I absolutely applaud it."

Edge Effects, June 5, 2018

Can Green Diplomacy Take Root in the DMZ?

David Fedman, assistant professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, writes, "Indeed, whatever their disagreements on denuclearization and unification, both Koreas recognize the value in environmental coordination and natural disaster management. ...The environmental challenges posed by climate change and sea level rise likewise offer a natural path for dialogue and cooperation, as coastal regions and fisheries across the peninsula share these risks."

Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2018

Food waste is destroying the planet. Doing something about it starts at home (Op-Ed)

Alumna Sharon Kunde '18 (Ph.D. English) writes, "Food is part of the fleeting pleasure of being mortal on this Earth. Appreciate that. Value it. Buy ugly produce. Ignore the expiration date if the food smells fine. Use vegetable scraps to make stock. Compost. Plant a garden or a fruit tree."

An extensive list of faculty in the media can be found here.
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