Sunaina Maira, a professor of Asian American studies in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has been awarded a Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies fellowship to explore how the Arab community in the San Francisco Bay Area is dealing with the fallout from those travel ban restrictions.
Gina Bloom, UC Davis English professor, will give the 2019 Shakespeare Birthday Lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her talk, “Rough Magic: Performing Shakespeare With Gaming Technology,” will take place April 22 at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. The birthday lecture has been held nearly every year since 1932.
Two UC Davis College of Letters and Science faculty members have been awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships. History professor Ari Kelman and English professor Elizbeth Carolyn Miller will receive the prestigious awards. They are among 173 winners in the U.S. and Canada selected from 3,000 applicants.
Katia Vega, an assistant professor in the Department of Design in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has been selected as one of six winners of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award.
UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Chemistry R. David Britt, a leader in the field of bioinorganic spectroscopy, will discuss solar fuels on April 29 during a public lecture supported by the Winston Ko Professorship in Science Leadership.
UC Davis professors Henry Spiller and Anna Maria Busse Berger have received a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Asia Program to investigate untapped documental of music in Indonesia from the late 19th and early 20th century and make these materials more accessible.
Negative media portrayals of Muslim Americans can have adverse effects on how they view themselves as citizens and their trust in the U.S. government. In fact, these effects may be stronger than the impact caused by personal discrimination, according to a new study co-authored by Magdalena Wojcieszak, a UC Davis associate professor of communication who researches the effects of media on tolerance, perceptions and polarization.
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Eva Mroczek, associate professor of religious studies, has received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship for research into the often exaggerated stories about the discovery of ancient manuscripts.
John Crowley, award-winning author of Little, Big, the four-book Aegypt series and other novels, will give a talk on Thursday, April 11, at UC Davis on “Transformations of History in Fiction.” Crowley will deliver this year’s Department of History Lunn Lecture at 4:10 p.m. in the Buehler Alumni Center’s AGR Hall.
Two faculty in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science were honored Thursday for their efforts to create new global learning opportunities for students — both on campus and abroad. Rachel Jean-Baptiste, an associate professor of history, received a Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement. Margherita Heyer-Cáput, a professor of Italian, received an inaugural Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Award.
The growing popularity of microdosing — taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs to boost mood and mental acuity — is based on anecdotal reports of its benefits. Now, a study in rats by researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggests microdosing can provide relief for symptoms of depression and anxiety, but also found potential negative effects.
UC Davis art history professor Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh’s book The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice follows eight illustrated pages from a 12th century Armenian manuscript from its creation to a Los Angeles museum in 2010.