Elisa Joy White, associate professor in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s Department of African and African American Studies, is part of a team providing input on the report “Being Black in Europe” at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna, Austria.
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.
Chris Hopwood, an associate professor of psychology working to develop better models for psychiatric diagnosis, has been selected to receive the American Psychological Foundation's 2018 Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology.
UC Davis Creative Writing graduate student Cristina Fries is one of the 12 winners of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. It is given by PEN American, an organization that offers a wide range of support to writers.
The DarkSide-50 experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy has completed its experimental run. Four UC Davis physicists – Associate Professor Emilija Pantic, postdoctoral researchers Tessa Johnson and Luca Pagani, and graduate student Ben Schlitzer – are members of the DarkSide-50 research collaboration.
At the edge of campus, beneath the first floor of the Art Building, is a unique and hidden pocket of the university unknown to most UC Davis students: the Basement Gallery, a space run entirely by students for students.
UC Davis and universities in Mexico will collaborate on energy-efficiency projects during the next several years. The major project between the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) and the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Jalisco, Mexico, will establish a sister lighting technology center in Guadalajara.
"Border Protests and Transnational Solidarities," organized by the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC Davis will examine border and migration issues in Palestine, Korea, North Africa, Latin America and Kashmir.
UC Davis has been selected to host the Linguistic Society of America's 2019 Summer Linguistic Institute—spotlighting the interdisciplinary strengths of both the campus and its Department of Linguistics.
As part of the University of California's Humanities Network, the UC Davis Humanities Institute (DHI) will benefit from a $10 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance humanities research and education throughout the UC system. It is the foundation's single largest award to UC.