Society and Culture

Town Hall Meeting Looks at Anti-Asian American Violence

April 30, 2021
Recent violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will be the focus of an online forum on Wednesday, May 5, featuring six professors of history, Asian American studies and law. The town hall meeting will be held 4:30–6 p.m. PDT.

Graduate Student Symposium Celebrates Indigenous Scholarship Around the Globe

April 24, 2021

To celebrate and connect Indigenous activist-researchers across the hemisphere, UC Davis Department of Native American Studies graduate students are holding their ninth annual research symposium April 26-29. The theme this year is “From Red Power to Wallmapu Libre and Land Back” and the event will feature a lineup of Indigenous scholars and activists, as well as 25 graduate student researchers from UC Davis and beyond who represent a multitude of disciplines and collaborate with numerous Indigenous communities.

Award-Winning Shakespearean Scholar to Give Lunn Lecture

April 21, 2021
Stephen Greenblatt, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard University humanities professor, will give an online lecture Tuesday, May 4, on “Shakespeare’s Second Chance.” This year’s Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the UC Davis Department of History, will begin at 4 p.m. PDT, with a Q&A session to follow.

How Green Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies?

April 02, 2021
Economist David Rapson says carbon tax, other strategies may offer better ways to address climate change — and wins over debate watchers to his point of view.

UC Davis Expands Study of South Asian Religions With Jainism

February 18, 2021
Although Jainism is one of the world’s oldest religions and continues to have significant influence globally, it isn’t widely known. Thanks to a $1.5 million gift from longtime UC Davis supporter Mohini Jain and the recent hire of Assistant Professor Lynna Dhanani in the Department of Religious Studies, UC Davis is helping to increase the visibility of Jainism through research, academic and public programming, and course offerings.

Most Teen Bullying Occurs Among Peers Climbing the Social Ladder

February 17, 2021
Teens who bully, harass, or otherwise victimize their peers are not always lashing out in reaction to psychological problems or unhealthy home environments, but are often using aggression strategically to climb their school’s social hierarchy, a UC Davis study suggests. These findings point to the reasons why most anti-bullying programs don’t work and suggest possible strategies for the future.

How to Illustrate a 9,000-Year-Old Female Hunter?

February 16, 2021
In a remarkable pairing of science and art, Randy Haas, assistant professor of anthropology, and Matt Verdolivo, senior artist at Academic Technology Services, or ATS, collaborated to produce illustrations showcasing new archaeological discoveries.