Arts

Christopher Reynolds: Looking Backward, Moving Forward Jeffrey Day April 08, 2018

When he retires at the end of this academic year, UC Davis music professor Christopher Reynolds will leave a rich legacy. After 33 years of scholarship, service and artistry in the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Music, his accomplishments abound:  

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.”

Music Fest Gives Composers Unique Collaborative Experience

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.

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.
Smells Like A Cool Class (not verified) 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.

A Bright Idea for Rural India

November 16, 2017
In her native India, recent Department of Design MFA graduate Nikitaa Sivaakumar saw people struggling with inadequate lighting and noxious fumes from kerosene lanterns. Her solution is MakeGlow, a lantern made from a small solar panel, rechargeable battery, LEDs and recycled cardboard.

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
In “BioDesign Theory and Practice,” students get hands-on experience with materials like kombucha culture to learn about sustainable design practices that explore alternatives to the use of plantand animal-based materials, which can take a toll on the environment through energy, water and pesticide use.