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Hellman Fellowships Give Early-Career Faculty a Research Boost

November 01, 2019
Seven assistant professors in the College of Letters and Science have been named to UC Davis’ newest class of Hellman Fellows. The Hellman Fellows Fund provides grants to more than 100 junior faculty members annually at all 10 UCs and four private institutions. The fellowships of up to $50,000 are intended to give early-career faculty extra support for their research.

More Than $60M Awarded for Research in 2018-19

September 19, 2019
Faculty in the College of Letters and Science were awarded $62.5 million to support research across the liberal arts and sciences in 2018-19, the College’s strongest research funding year ever.

Eight Facts About Eight 'Missing Pages'

April 02, 2019

While researching and writing The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice, art history professor Heghnar Watenpaugh found unique research challenges­ and solutions, along with unexpected discoveries. Published in February, Watenpaugh’s book tells the story of eight illustrated pages from a 12th-century Armenian manuscript that disappeared in the early 20th century and ended up in the J. Paul Getty Museum collection decades later.

Here are eight fascinating facts about Watenpaugh’s research on those eight pages.

Recreating Iconic Manhattan for 'Flora the Red Menace'

February 19, 2019
New York City in 1935 was a melting pot of talents, hopes and dreams, attracting young artists ready to conquer the world. For the musical “Flora the Red Menace” – set in this period of upheaval and change – directors, choreographers, designers and dramaturgs at UC Davis have immersed themselves in the fashion, politics and art of 1935.

Art and Climate Science Combine in San Francisco

November 13, 2017
“Visualizing Connections to OneClimate,” a temporary installation from the Department of Design, brought to life a new campus-wide drive to address climate change.

Puppets, Projectionists and Other Guests Enrich Theatre and Dance

November 02, 2017
 

For 35 years, the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance has invited guest artists, many with international reputations, to work on productions and provide students with insights into careers in the performing arts. Most have been directors or choreographers, but this year is more of a mix: a director with extensive experience in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area who is also a UC Davis graduate; an Obie Award-winning projection artist; and a master puppeteer formerly with the acclaimed Handspring Puppets.

Parallel Projects Bring Chemistry to the Arboretum

December 02, 2016
Nhu Nguyen (B.S., chemistry, ’12), an artist and doctoral student in chemistry, is the mastermind behind a recent exhibit in the UC Davis Arboretum called Walking in the Woods with Chemistry.

Arts Career Center Offers Advice

December 01, 2016
Nearly every student has concerns about what they'll do when school is over. To make career paths clearer, last year the Arts Group Advising Center started Work of Art: Career Series for Student in the Arts.

Modern Master: Neal Benezra

July 27, 2016
Neal Benezra (M.A, art history, ‘78) has headed the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco (SFMOMA) since 2002, managed its recent three-year, $305 million renovation and expansion, and oversaw its Campaign for Art that garnered nearly 3,000 works.