- GSA Travel Awards
- Form for Changing your Major Professor
- Last Call – Apply to the Chancellor’s Graduate & Professional Student Advisory Board
- Freedom of Expression Workgroup
- Intercultural Performance Symposium
- ESTEME Biotechnology Colloquium: Diversity & Innovation in STEM
- Feminist Research Symposium
- 2017 Davis Feminist Film Festival
- CBDD is CANCELLED this week.
The GSA Treasurer and the Associate Dean of Grad Studies have been working on a form that outlines a mechanism for graduates students to change their Major Professor. The form is not required or a policy, but it will be available on the Grad Studies website and sent out to the Program Coordinators.
Are you a continuing graduate or professional student who is interested in honing your leadership skills, cares about making an impact in the lives of your fellow peers, and wants to gain an insight into how UC Davis administration works? Apply to be a member of Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board (CGPSA) for the 2017-18 academic year.
To qualify, you must be a registered graduate or professional student for the 2017-18 academic year. A completed application with opinion questions, curriculum vitae, and recommendation letter are part of the application process. Applications for the 17-18 board must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm on May 12th, 2017.
Visit grad.ucdavis.edu/CGPSA for more information and a link to the application.
Freedom of Expression work group seeks input
The Working Group on Ensuring Freedom of Expression at UC Davis is asking for comments, ideas and opinions (via an online form) to help inform the group in its mission, as charged by Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter earlier this year. [ More… ]
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:
(Re)Sounding Bodies: A Research Symposium
May 18th – 20th, Della Davidson Performance Studio
The (Re)sounding Bodies symposium aims to unsettle the idea that intercultural performance is ‘resolved’ by knowing about cultural and discursive concepts such as history and society alone, and to introduce the idea that intercultural performance has to also consider the embodied and somatic particularities of performativity.
Our broader focus is on the performative elements in theatre, dance, music, and performance generally that cluster around the use of breath, movement, rhythm, sound, gesture, speech, and spatial and temporal relations. In this, as a Theatre and Dance department committed to the study of performativity, we are responding to the lack of focus on these elements in intercultural research, and hoping to open discussion in the context of specific performances that will contribute more widely as to the importance of these elements for understanding and communication.
The symposium is built around three performances:
– the Assembly Dance Theatre from Taiwan and David Grenke’s work with them and with students from Theatre and Dance on a piece created by Grenke, Low Flying Planes (May 11-13th, Main Theatre)
– Gretchen Jude and Peiling Kao (electroViolet) in the piece Body electric 1.2 (May 18th, Della Davidson Performance Studio)
– Peter Lichtenfels, with professional and semiprofessional actors and dancers from Theatre and Dance BA, MFA and PhD programs, in production of Shogo Ohta’s Elements (May 18-20th, Arena Theatre)
The symposium itself is made up of keynote papers from leading scholars in Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese performance modes, and of workshops by practitioners working on intercultural performance modes. People who would like to participate in the symposium should register at: http://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/re-sounding-bodies-research-symposium
Registration includes meals, receptions, and performances.
The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. Now in its 12th year and increasingly international in scope, the festival provides an inclusive public space for under-represented artists‑ particularly women and people of color‑ to raise consciousness about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality. It is a fun, inspiring, community-building event for artists and audiences alike!