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Recent UCI Graduate Participates in Research on Radical Education at BPOCS
Recent UCI Graduate Participates in Research on Radical Education at BPOCS    (08/13/21)

Meet the Members of the Black Panther Oakland Community School Research Cluster

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Queer and Trans Refugee Digital Storytelling & Archive Project Receives UCHRI Grant
Queer and Trans Refugee Digital Storytelling & Archive Project Receives UCHRI Grant    (08/13/21)

"Crossing Pride" brings together UC scholars and transnational activists

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Reimagining and Redistributing Care: UCI Faculty Member Launches Interdisciplinary Podcast
Reimagining and Redistributing Care: UCI Faculty Member Launches Interdisciplinary Podcast    (08/13/21)

Associate Professor Catherine Sameh received a UCHRI Podcasting Grant Award for "The Caring in Common Podcast Collective"

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Sex and Oil: Highlighting UCI Faculty Research into 20th Century Oil Economies
Sex and Oil: Highlighting UCI Faculty Research into 20th Century Oil Economies    (08/13/21)

Assistant Professor Chelsea Schields Receives a UCHRI Manuscript Grant for Her Book "Offshore Attachments: Oil and Intimacy in the Caribbean"

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   (07/23/21)

"Environmental Problem Solvers: A Conversation about History and Ecology" with Steven D. Allison, Ridge 2 Reef director and professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and earth systems science, and Juan Manuel Rubio, Ph.D. candidate in history. Part of our three-day symposium, "Diving Deep: Dialogues on Environmental Justice."

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"The Currents of Memory: A Conversation about Art and Oceans" with Patrick Rafter, assistant project scientist of earth systems science, and Kathie Foley-Meyer, Ph.D. candidate in visual studies. Part of our three-day symposium, "Diving Deep: Dialogues on Environmental Justice."

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   (07/23/21)

"Thinking Botanically: a Conversation about Literature and Science" with Jon Pitt, assistant professor of East Asian studies, and Alyse Larkin, postdoctoral researcher of earth system science. Part of our three-day symposium, "Diving Deep: Dialogues on Environmental Justice."

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Demystifying the Journal Publishing Process
Demystifying the Journal Publishing Process    (06/28/21)

Watch the recording of May 7th's workshop on academic publishing and sign up for writing groups with fellow graduate students

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Diving Deep: Dialogues on Environmental Justice
Diving Deep: Dialogues on Environmental Justice    (06/02/21)

A three-day symposium bringing together the humanities and the sciences, as well as other STEAM fields from around the UCI campus.

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Undergraduates Learning from AAPI Leaders
Undergraduates Learning from AAPI Leaders    (06/01/21)

A UCI Undergraduate Reflects on the AAPI Leaders Research Team

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Interdisciplinary Research & Community Storytelling
Interdisciplinary Research & Community Storytelling    (05/28/21)

Meet Phuc Duy Nhu To, a member of the the Learning from our AAPI Leaders research team at UCI

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A UC Publishing Workshop: Academic Research as Comics
A UC Publishing Workshop: Academic Research as Comics    (05/24/21)

Join the UCI Humanities Center, in collaboration with UCLA and the UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society, as we present a workshop focused on comics and graphic novels as vehicles for communicating academic research. This workshop will feature a panel of academics, writers, educators and publishers.

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Training Professors and Fostering Equity in Remote Learning
Training Professors and Fostering Equity in Remote Learning    (05/18/21)

One of our Humanities Out There (H.O.T.) Fellows reflects on their experience promoting pedagogical equity last year.

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L.A. Rebellion: Ethos and Legacy
L.A. Rebellion: Ethos and Legacy    (05/18/21)

A series of Webinars on the films and filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion

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Just Environments: Terry Tempest Williams
Just Environments: Terry Tempest Williams    (05/14/21)

Join us for the next iteration in our Just Environments event series, as University of Tennessee, Knoxville Humanities Center Director Amy Elias hosts a discussion with celebrated author Terry Tempest Williams.

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Promoting First Generation Success in the Humanities
Promoting First Generation Success in the Humanities    (05/11/21)

Meet Scott Learner: A UCI Lecturer Working to Improve the First Generation Experience at UCI.

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Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity: The Black Panther Party Oakland Community School Project
Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity: The Black Panther Party Oakland Community School Project    (05/11/21)

Join us for a paid summer research fellowship for UCI undergraduate students ($1500 for 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, June 21-August 27).

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6 Word Memoirs on UCI Illuminations
6 Word Memoirs on UCI Illuminations    (05/11/21)

UCI Students and Faculty Reflect ahead of Cathy Park Hong's Visit

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Announcing #NotSoMinorFeelings Six Word Memoir Project
Announcing #NotSoMinorFeelings Six Word Memoir Project    (05/11/21)

What six words come to your mind as your read Cathy Park Hong's book, Minor Feelings?

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Meet Karem Delgado: One of UCIs 2020 H.O.T. Fellows!
Meet Karem Delgado: One of UCIs 2020 H.O.T. Fellows!    (04/27/21)

Highlighting our Humanities Out There Fellows ahead of Giving Tuesday.

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Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings - Public Talk
Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings - Public Talk    (04/22/21)

Cathy Park Hong in conversation with Professor Jerry Lee and Dr. SueJeanne Koh. Register today!

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Thinking through Humanities Funding with Data
Thinking through Humanities Funding with Data    (04/22/21)

One of our Humanities Out There (H.O.T.) Fellows Reflects on Her Experience with California Humanities

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(Post)Covid Research Methods: Thinking Innovatively about Transoceanic Studies
(Post)Covid Research Methods: Thinking Innovatively about Transoceanic Studies    (04/12/21)

The OCEANS series begins again for spring quarter!

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Following the success of the Pacific Worlds symposium from winter quarter, the UCI Humanities Center is co-sponsoring this event to explore research approaches for transoceanic studies.

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UCI Librarian Richard Cho Reviews Lisa Sees Latest Book
UCI Librarian Richard Cho Reviews Lisa Sees Latest Book    (03/16/21)

To understand everything is to forgive: On Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women

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ASIAN TEA WEEK
ASIAN TEA WEEK    (03/15/21)

Join us for a daily break the week of March 8~12 and learn about the many forms of tea and tea cultures in Asia!

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Lisa See, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Lisa See, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane    (03/15/21)

Author Lisa See will talk about her novel, "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" and take questions from the audience. Register now to join us!

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Tea Talk: Explore Puer Tea with Author Lisa See and Chef Jessica VanRoo
Tea Talk: Explore Puer Tea with Author Lisa See and Chef Jessica VanRoo    (03/15/21)

In this dynamic presentation with author Lisa See, Professor Judy Wu, and Chef Jessica VanRoo, you will learn about the role of Pu'er tea in Chinese culture and society. Register now to join us!

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Climate Futures Collective with Charles Sepulveda
Climate Futures Collective with Charles Sepulveda    (03/11/21)

Join the Climate Futures Collective study group discussion with Professor Charles Sepulveda (Tongva and Acjachemen) on Monday March 8th at 1:00 PM.

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Read ICWTs digital journal, Intimacy During Lockdown
Read ICWTs digital journal, Intimacy During Lockdown    (03/03/21)

On April 19, 2020, The International Center for Writing and Translation sent out a call for short submissions in all languages on the theme of Intimacy During Lockdown. "What is it like," we asked,"to be in a relationship when sheltering in place?" Submissions flowed in from all over the world.

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Storytelling through Website Design
Storytelling through Website Design    (03/03/21)

One of our 2020 Humanities Out There (H.O.T.) Fellows reflects on her experiences!

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Developing Curriculum that Connects to Asian and Pacific Islander Students
Developing Curriculum that Connects to Asian and Pacific Islander Students    (02/25/21)

One of Our Humanities Out There (H.O.T.) Public Fellows Reflects on Her 2020 Experience

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Reflecting on 2020: Landscapes and Renewal
Reflecting on 2020: Landscapes and Renewal    (02/25/21)

Ryan Gurney, A UCI Visual Studies Ph.D. Reflects on 2020

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Meet UCI Graduate Student Toni Hays
Meet UCI Graduate Student Toni Hays    (02/19/21)

A UCI graduate student's reflections on Cathy Park Hong's "Minor Feelings"

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Meet Richard Cho, Research Librarian at UCI
Meet Richard Cho, Research Librarian at UCI    (02/11/21)

Richard Cho reflects on "Minor Feelings" ahead of events around Cathy Park Hong's book

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The History of Race, Gender, and Political Organizing in Hawaii
The History of Race, Gender, and Political Organizing in Hawaii    (02/10/21)

Meet Noah Patterson Hanohano Dolim, a PhD student in History at UCI and conversation partner in our upcoming event featuring Professor Maile Arvin.

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2021 Lunar New Year
2021 Lunar New Year    (02/09/21)

Please register to visit the School of Humanities at the UCI Lunar New Year, March 8, 4:30 pm -7:30 pm. Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year.

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Who Do They Think We Are? American Identity on the World Stage
Who Do They Think We Are? American Identity on the World Stage    (02/08/21)

Join the Forum for the Academy and the Public on Jan. 12th for another entry in this multi-part series considering the global perception of the United States. In collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), international authors and journalists will offer perspectives on American identity in the 21st century.

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Special Book Launch Event with Author Evan Osnos - Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now
Special Book Launch Event with Author Evan Osnos - Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now    (02/08/21)

Did you miss the Forum for the Academy and the Public's special book launch event, "Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now" featuring the book's author, New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos? Watch it here. Mr. Osnos is in dialog with Allison Perlman, Associate Professor of History and Film & Media Studies.

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Register to Discuss Minor Feelings with UCI Faculty and Librarians
Register to Discuss Minor Feelings with UCI Faculty and Librarians    (02/03/21)

A discussion with UCI Professor Isa Quintana and UCI Librarian Richard Cho

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This week - Who Do They Think We Are? The View from Moscow
This week - Who Do They Think We Are? The View from Moscow    (01/27/21)

From the ouster of President Trump, to the protests in support of Alexei Navalny, and this week's meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Russia is in the headlines.

Join us as the Forum for the Academy and the Public hosts a panel of prominent thinkers offering a Russian perspective on the U.S. and its relationship to Russia.

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Tuesday, January 12th: Who Do they Think We Are: American Identity on the World Stage
Tuesday, January 12th: Who Do they Think We Are: American Identity on the World Stage    (01/26/21)

Did you miss this exciting event hosted by the Forum for the Academy and the Public? Not to worry! Watch it here.

In collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), international authors and journalists will offer perspectives on American identity in light of recent sociopolitical events.

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Demystifying the Book Publishing Process was a huge success!
Demystifying the Book Publishing Process was a huge success!    (01/26/21)

The Zoom room was completely packed for this workshop on "Demystifying the Book Publishing Process" co-sponsored by the University of California Press and the UC Collaborative of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The event attracted faculty, students, independent scholars across the UCs and beyond.

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The 1619 Project allowed me to question my own biases and assumptions concerning race in America.
The 1619 Project allowed me to question my own biases and assumptions concerning race in America.    (01/26/21)

Featuring Joshua Swank one of the four finalists in the 1619 Project video series and a third-year political science major at UC Irvine.

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Podcasting the Humanities: Shifting intimacies under Covid-19
Podcasting the Humanities: Shifting intimacies under Covid-19    (01/26/21)

The Podcasting the Humanities series continues, featuring Wujun (June) Ke Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature.

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The subtle and not-so-subtle impact of enslavement of Africans on U.S. policies and principles
The subtle and not-so-subtle impact of enslavement of Africans on U.S. policies and principles    (01/26/21)

Third in video series on the 1619 Project, Marisabel Perez, one of the four finalists, shares how the project impacted her.

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I hope to continue pushing for ways in which our society can progress towards greater acceptance of all minority groups.
I hope to continue pushing for ways in which our society can progress towards greater acceptance of all minority groups.    (01/26/21)

One fo the four finalists in the student video series on the 1619 Project, Jalen Jones shares the impact the project made on him.

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I chose to express both my passion and pain with the community in a reflection on the 1619 project.
I chose to express both my passion and pain with the community in a reflection on the 1619 project.    (01/26/21)

The Humanities Center presents a series of video reflections from UCI students on the 1619 Project. First in the series here is Justin Warren, a junior majoring in sociology and minoring in graphic design.

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I ultimately learned that there is so much to gain from our current remote university context that can inform the way we approach inclusive teaching
I ultimately learned that there is so much to gain from our current remote university context that can inform the way we approach inclusive teaching    (01/26/21)

Ann Thuy-Ling Tran, summer DTEI fellow and fourth-year grad student in Comparative Literature, shares her thoughts on the importance of the DTEI's fellowship opportunities.

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