Society and Culture

Asian-American Studies Professor Also An Expert Curator Jeffrey Day April 12, 2018

Susette Min, an associate professor of Asian American studies, is also an experienced art exhibition curator. She brought expertise in both areas to the table for the exhibition “¿Welcome?”  at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. She’s the first UC Davis faculty member to curate an exhibition at the museum since it opened in November 2016.

Lunn Lecture: Did Science Really Launch the Modern Era?

April 05, 2018
Lorraine Daston, executive director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and professor in the Committee of Social Thought at the University of Chicago, will give this year’s Lunn Lecture, “The Strange Modernity of Science,” on Thursday, April 12.
New Research Brief: Penalties for Poverty Risks Drive High Poverty in the United States Donna Justice April 03, 2018

The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research released a brief by faculty affiliate Ryan Finnigan, which examines the relationship between poverty risks, prevalences and penalties in 29 industrialized, democratic countries. Finnigan, an assistant professor of sociology, finds that the relatively high poverty rate in the United States is due to high penalties for poverty risks. Download “Penalties for Poverty Risks Drive High Poverty in the United States.”

Biotech Tattoo Project Takes SXSW Award Jeffrey Day 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.
Minor Helps Students Tackle Human Rights Issues (not verified) 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.
Hopwood Honored for Work to Bring More Science to Psychiatric Diagnoses Kathleen Holder March 02, 2018
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 Collaborating with Mexico on Lighting, Energy Efficiency Jeffrey Day February 05, 2018
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.
Migration and Refugee Scholars, Activists Talk at UC Davis (not verified) February 05, 2018
"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 Symposium Explores the Future of Tea Kathleen Holder January 25, 2018
A UC Davis symposium will bring tea farmers, industry experts and scholars together Feb. 22-23 to focus on "The Future of Tea: Issues in Sustainability and Preservation."

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.