In UCLA’s centennial year, research and teaching in the Humanities are as central to the campus mission as they always have been. The more than 200 faculty members in the division, working alongside scores of specialized lecturers, talented graduate students, and dedicated staff, carry on the age-old human project of interpreting the world’s legacy of language, literature, and art and introducing it to new generations of young people. Our departments, research centers like the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, and interdepartmental programs represent the investment of the people of California and of hundreds of private donors in the grand project of understanding and teaching the human heritage in all its diversity.