Society, Arts & Culture

UC Davis Wins $250,000 in History Grants

August 04, 2020
The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded two grants to the University of California, Davis — one to advance kindergarten-through-12th-grade instruction on the Chinese experience in California history and the other to support an art history professor in her study of a medieval Armenian city

Top UC Davis Graduate to Pursue Studies in Climate Change Fiction

June 10, 2020
An English major — who aims to use fiction to address climate change and help its refugees —  will be honored as the top graduating senior at the University of California, Davis, during its online graduation celebration for undergraduates this Friday (June 12)

Practicing Community-engaged Scholarship during COVID-19

June 02, 2020
The Davis Humanities Institute honors the UC Davis scholars who are committed to public scholarship in these unprecedented times and share some of the challenges and responses of our community-engaged researchers. 

'Antigone' takes theater online at UC Davis

May 15, 2020
The UC Davis department of theater and dance will present a radical new hybrid performance film of Sophocles’ classic tragedy titled 'AntigoneNOW.' Free to the public, the production will be live online for a 24-hour period on Saturday, May 23, beginning at midnight.

Building Musical Alliances with Mellon Public Scholar Hannah Adamy

February 10, 2020
Hannah Adamy, a 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, spent her summer creating spaces for women and gender-expansive musicians in Sacramento to come together and jam. In the search to bring people together as jam participants, Adamy learned about the different needs of different musicians and the practical challenges of musical spaces.

Mellon Public Scholar Katherine Nasol: Research as Movement Building in AAPI Communities

October 22, 2019
Katherine Nasol, PhD student in Cultural Studies and 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, is a community organizer at heart. As an undergraduate at Stanford, she says, 'I didn’t think I would touch research, because I was interested in social justice issues and supporting queer and trans communities of color.' But then, in the process of developing an honors thesis about trafficked Filipinx migrants in the US and Hong Kong, she was introduced to community-based research.

30 Years of UC Davis Students’ Prized Writing

October 09, 2019
Prized Writing provides a representative, wide-ranging and engaging experience of what UC Davis students are learning, thinking and writing about in classrooms throughout the campus. in addition to providing deeply satisfying reading experiences, many of these essays will, like those before them, find their way back into classrooms — at UC Davis and beyond — as writing models.