Humanities Welcome

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2022


1100 Schoenberg Music Building (Schoenberg Hall)

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The Humanities Welcome is an annual event held at the beginning of the academic year that invites faculty, staff and students to come together to showcase the Humanities at UCLA. At this event we will introduce the UCLA campus to the benefits of coursework and degrees in the Humanities. The program includes an introduction from the Dean of Humanities, a faculty member discussing their research, a student and alumni speaker. There is a reception to follow with representatives from on-campus Humanities clubs and opportunities to mingle with faculty, staff and students.

Dean of Humanities: David Schaberg

David Schaberg (BA, Stanford, 1986; PhD, Harvard, 1996) is Dean of Humanities and Professor in Asian Languages & Cultures at UCLA. Past chair of Asian Languages & Cultures and Co-Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, Schaberg has published articles on early Chinese literature, historiography, and philosophy as well as Greek/Chinese comparative issues. He is author of A Patterned Past: Form and Thought in Early Chinese Historiography, which was awarded the 2003 Levenson Prize for Books in Chinese Studies (Pre-1900 Category). His most recent work addresses the history of oratory and ritual speech genres in early China.

Alumni Spotlight: Chelsea Grayson

Chelsea A. Grayson is the former CEO and board member of American Apparel (NYSE: APP) and True Religion (NASDAQ: TRLG). Ms. Grayson currently sits on the board of directors of Xponential Fitness (NYSE: XPOF), where she is a member of the Audit Committee, Spark Networks (NYSE: LOV), where she is a member of the Audit Committee, and Goodness Growth Holdings (FKA Vireo Health) (CSE: GNDSF), where she chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. She also serves as an Executive in Residence at Wunderkind and sits on the board of directors of Lapmaster-Wolters (AKA Precision Surfacing Solutions), where she chairs the board. Ms. Grayson is a former member of the board of directors of Sugarfina, Inc. and Delta Dental.  Ms. Grayson is a Board Leadership Fellow and a Corporate Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Department of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a recipient of the In-House Impact Award from The Recorder (The American Lawyer) and of the 40 Under 40 Recognition Award from the M&A Advisor. She was also named one of “L.A.’s Top 40 Dealmakers” in the Los Angeles Business Journal “Who’s Who in L.A. Law”.