Where sciences, arts, and humanities join to inspire and educate well-rounded scholars

Welcome to Revelle College!

At Revelle College, we focus on you and are proud of your successes here and after graduation. Through the rigor of academic curriculum, community engagement, and collaborative experiences and activities, Revelle's general education program seeks to achieve critical thinking, confidence, engagement with big questions, and intellectual community. Revelle College welcomes you!

Current students, faculty, founding faculty, alumni, and staff share their experiences here, and, read more in Revelle Foundations, a transcript of interviews about Revelle and it's curriculum history.

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Congratulations Dr. Antony Lyon!

Dr. Antony LyonPlease join us in congratulating Dr. Antony Lyon, Assistant Director, Revelle College Humanities Writing Program, for winning the prestigious 2018-19 Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award. Antony’s stellar teaching and commitment to students is well-known within Revelle College, and it is wonderful to now see his efforts acknowledged campus-wide.

The Distinguished Teaching Award is a prestigious award bestowed upon up to five members of the Academic Senate, three non-Senate faculty members, and three graduate students at UC San Diego each year. The Distinguished Teaching Award was created because UC San Diego faculty recognize the important role excellent teaching plays at the University. This Award is a tangible expression of UC San Diego's commitment to excellence in teaching and to ensuring that this commitment is maintained. The Committee on Distinguished Teaching seeks to select those who exhibit creativity, innovative teaching methods, the ability to motivate students to actively seek out knowledge, and an extraordinary level of teaching commitment.

In 1999-2000, the establishment of an endowment in memory of Professor Paul D. Saltman extended the Distinguished Teaching Awards to non-Senate faculty members and graduate students who meet the award criteria and who also exhibit other qualities that emulate Professor Saltman's passion for teaching and learning.

Congratulations Dr. Lyon!

Revelle College Provost Kate Antonovics

SGPS presents Dr. Pierre-Oliver Pineau, April 24

Dr. Pierre-Oliver Pineau: Decarbonizing the Northeast Region: Hydropower, Capacity Constraints and Transmission

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 ~ 2:30 - 4pm ~ School of Global Policy and Strategy Conference Room 3106


The Northeast region, including the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, New York and New England, aims at drastically cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, with significant reductions planned for 2030. The power sector will be at the core of this energy transition, as it will have to be both further decarbonized and used more extensively, due to the electrification of heating, transportation and industrial processes. While the energy policy and power system literatures largely acknowledge the benefits of regional collaboration and integration, the Northeastern power markets are operating in very different market designs and no regional planning exist. We developed a capacity expansion model to assess the benefits of greater institutional (shared capacity) and physical (additional interconnections) integration in the Northeast, under GHG reduction goals varying from 50% to 100%. The exceptional availability of Canadian hydropower with reservoir in this region is modelled, to illustrate how it can ease the addition of variable renewable energy.

Pierre-Oliver Pineau (PhD, HEC Montréal, 2000) is a professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of HEC Montréal and holds the Chair in Energy Sector Management since December 2013. He is an energy policy and management specialist, with a focus on electricity reforms. He has published many papers on the energy sector, most of them exploring the links between energy and some aspects of sustainable development. He participates regularly in the public debate on energy and has authored many reports for the government and other public organizations. He is a CIRANO Fellow, member of the CAEE, CIRODD and institute EDDEC. Before joining HEC Montreal, he was an associate professor at the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria (2001-2006).

US Dept of Energy, Department of Science: Undergraduate Lab Internships Available

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 term. Applications are due May 29: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

SULI encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Revelle Alumni share their Humanities Sequence Experience

We asked Revelle College Alumni to share thoughts about the Revelle Humanities Writing Program. Here's what they say:

"I was quite excited to start Hum[anities] when I first came to Revelle, it was one of the reasons I put Revelle as my first choice college at UC San Diego, even though that was quite uncommon as an engineering major. I wanted to have a well-rounded education, and to me, taking classes on history, philosophy, and literature was an essential addition to my engineering training. Taking this sequence has taught me to consider and value perspectives that are not my own, and it taught me how to construct well thought-out, evidence-based arguments which have been essential in my career. Not only that, but I read works of literature I probably never would have on my own and, as a self-proclaimed bibliophile, will always treasure that, especially now that time for reading is hard to come by.

The Revelle Humanities sequence is a lot of work, but it’s absolutely worth it. It is what will set you apart from many other undergrads at UCSD, and it will also open your mind in ways you never would have expected. Furthermore, the Revelle Hum professors have been some of the best and most engaging professors I have had the pleasure to learn from. They care so much about their students learning and always bring a fascinating perspective. If nothing else, I would suggest taking Hum as an opportunity to get to know these professors, as they would be wonderful mentors to help guide you throughout your time at UC San Diego and beyond.

I think the shared experience of going through Hum was what I remember best. Staying up late into the night finishing up readings with Revelle friends often turned into lively ethical and philosophical debates, often then turning to how what we were learning about Rome or Greece hundreds of years ago connected to what was going on the in world today. It was not only a great way to learn, but it proved instrumental in shaping my own views and values, things that I now live by and will be forever grateful were influenced by my time at UC San Diego and in Revelle." ~ Aditi Gupta '15

"Starting this sequence strong in Math and engineering focus, and not strong in reading, I was quite intimidated. You immediately met sophomores who were dying to tell you how hard it was. All that said, I am so happy it was part the curriculum. I would have never read so many interesting pieces of literature. I saved all my humanities books and still pull some out today. As far as my career and life, it taught me to get out of my comfort zone more and that is really where you learn new things. In addition, it simply gave me stories, weather about the classes, professors, novels, etc. that I could share and use in some of my day to day work and conversation as a manger or with customers.  

Humanities is chance to stretch and branch. College is not just a time to get that major – it’s a time to try new things. Learn more. Some way want to pursue it at a major or minor which is wonderful. For most, it is an experience. To this day, all my friends and I probably talk about the humanities series more than anything other class. We all had to do it.  From Professors, to TAs, to papers, to books to grades.

When I attended, Professor Friedman taught Huminites 1. He had just finished a book called “Who Wrote the Bible”.  I have never been in a more packed 300+ lecture hall (Peterson) for EVERY class. Non-UCSD students (the public) would even try to sneak in and listen. He was such a great prof – amazing lectures. Tough class. Still have the book.  Will never forget it." ~ Matt Newsome '91

"I also loved the Humanities series for Revelle—and Richard Friedman’s book “Who Wrote the Bible?” " ~ Aimee Bender '91

"In my own career I can point to the non-engineering skills as equal in value to the options it gave me to pursue both engineering and business.  A good part of this was the expanded view of the world and personal interaction that the humanities taught me.  I encourage students, especially engineering students, to ensure they study a broad range of topics.  My metaphor is “be an omnivore” to prepare you to adapt as the world changes." ~ Sam Knight '73

“I started out as a science major, but I found my Revelle Humanities classes the most rewarding. I quickly switched my major my second year. I loved the richness and scope of the curriculum, but I think it was the small class sections with incredibly motivated instructors and teaching assistants that did the trick for me. I got personal attention to not just my essays, but my learning and future in general. To have had the literary arts coexist so well with the sciences has shaped much of my writing, too. Humanities literally changed my life!” ~ Julia Dixon Evans, class of 2000, author and freelance journalist

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