Colloquium Looks at Color in the Ancient World

January 19, 2018

The annual Templeton Colloquium in Art History at UC Davis will journey across oceans and centuries for “The Power of Color: Polychromy and Pigments in Ancient Mediterranean And Latin American Art.” It will bring together visiting scholars with UC Davis art history faculty members Feb. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

Music Fest Gives Composers Unique Collaborative Experience (not verified) January 09, 2018

The UC Davis Department of Music’s Revision/s Festival has brought together eight emerging composers and top professional ensembles – including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – for a six-months-long collaboration culminating in three concerts.

The composers wrote works, had run-throughs of their works with the ensembles, got feedback and had a relatively generous six weeks for revisions in preparation for performances Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at UC Davis.

Professor Emeritus Receives Two Major Awards

January 09, 2018

Internationally renowned artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, UC Davis professor emeritus, is receiving major awards from the College Art Association and the Women’s Caucus for the Arts. She will receive the Distinguished Feminist Award --Visual Artist from the CAA in February and a lifetime achievement award from the Women’s Caucus. 

Smells Like A Cool Class

December 11, 2017
Dust off your favorite flannel and Nirvana tee. Professor Robert Newcomb of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese has found a way to bring grunge – its music and culture – to UC Davis with his class, “Smells Like Teen Spirit: Grunge and the Seattle Sound.”

Gaming Class Not Just Playing Around

November 16, 2017
The “Experimental Games” class is a cacophony of light and sound as students move around the room playing one another’s games, sharing ideas and just having fun.

Design Department and City Join Hands to Point the Way

November 09, 2017
Finding one's way around the city of Davis is getting easier thanks to a joint effort by the Department of Design and the city. What started as an environmental design class project has turned into an easy-to-understand sign system for the city’s bicycle pathways.

BioDesign Lab: Kombucha, Fashion and Sustainable Design

November 01, 2017

Dressed in white lab coats, students examine petri dishes containing a gooey, fleshy substance they’ve been growing. Starting with kombucha made from green tea and symbiotic colonies of yeast and bacteria, or SCOBYs, the petri dishes issue forth a microbial cellulose that can be used like fabric sometimes dubbed “vegan leather.”

Creative Writing Grads Back to Back Winners

October 17, 2017

Graduates of the UC Davis English department’s creative writing program have scored back-to-back wins of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Winners have a short story collection published by the University of Georgia Press.