Society and Culture

Biotech Tattoo Project Takes SXSW Award

March 14, 2018
Katia Vega, assistant professor in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of Design, is part a team that has won the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award in SciFi No Longer. Their project, The Dermal Abyss: When Tattoos meet Biotechnology, took top prize over two Google projects and others.

Book on Ghost Dance Wins Bancroft Prize for History

March 13, 2018
Louis Warren, the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of U.S. Western History at UC Davis, was named winner of a 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book, God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America. Warren is the second UC Davis author in two years, and the third in five years, to receive the prestigious American history prize.

Scholars Talk Tea at Expanded Symposium

March 07, 2018

For its third year, the UC Davis Global Tea Initiative Symposium was expanded to two days with tea scholars and researchers, purveyors and growers gathering to talk tea.

“The Future of Tea: Issues in Sustainability and Preservation,” held Feb. 22 and 23, included presentations on growing tea in California, tea farm management, health benefits of tea, tea farming as a way to empower women in India, the decline of Japanese tea culture, and Vietnamese tea history.

Minor Helps Students Tackle Human Rights Issues

March 03, 2018

When Liz McAllister transferred to UC Davis in 2016, she didn’t expect that she would be able to study human rights, much less go to Lebanon to work with Syrian refugees.

McAllister’s work in Lebanon is just one way she takes on human rights issues. A fourth-year design major and human rights minor, McAllister says she encounters human rights issues every day in every corner of her life.

“I was really excited to see that [UC Davis] has a human rights minor,” said McAllister. “I thought, ‘I am going to sign up for that right away.’”

Historian Wins Equity Prize

January 09, 2018

Associate Professor Lorena Oropeza received the 2017 Equity Award from the American Historical Association last week for excellence in recruiting and retaining historians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.