Submissions are now open for new works by student filmmakers for Film Fest @ UC Davis 2017. Celebrating its 17th year, the committee is seeking short films no longer than eight minutes in length (including credits) by April 21. Entries are open to all UC Davis students and recent graduates.
The festival itself will be held in late May at the historic Varsity Theatre in Davis.
Susan Taber Avila, chair, UC Davis Department of Design, is using design to bring awareness to the Go Red for Women campaign created by the American Heart Association. Throughout the month of February, Avila has vibrant installations of red fashion exhibited in various health care facilities in the Bay Area.
Timothy Hyde, assistant professor, Department of Art and Art History, and Jiayi Young, assistant professor, Department of Design, collaborated on LASER, a series at UC Davis that brings together art and science restarts with a new format, location, time and leadership.
Professors Glenda Drew and Jiayi Young, and design undergraduate student Michelle Lee and 2016 graduate Darin E. Reyes have recently received the Crocker Art Museum ArtSpots commission totaling $31,800 to create two artwork installations specifically for children five and under in the museum’s public spaces. The project is a part of a larger project being funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The estimated opening date for the installations is October 2017.
Design student Timothy Kai Stapleton received a certificate of Honorable Mention for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and received the Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship Award (PUF) for his project titled “Biomotion Visibility Aids: 3D Eye Tracking Analysis of Bicyclist Clothing at Night.”
Congratulations to Darin Reyes for winning this year’s AIGA Enrichment Scholarship! Darin impressed the judges with his “expansive use of media,” “clean, smart design solutions with well-researched foundations,” and “ability to transform personal stories into useful tools.”
On April 30, 2016, the Design Department brought together UC Davis designers of all fields, passions, and classes to host the 2nd Annual Alumni Networking Day. Formerly called the Alumni & Portfolio Day, the Alumni Networking Day reached nearly 100 participants, including POP UP shop vendors, alumni speakers and panelists, volunteers, and alumni and students of all majors and grades.
Professors Glenda Drew and Jiayi Young will present a guest lecture at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with undergraduate students, Michelle Lee and Darin Reyes. The group will give a public talk, tour the multitude of design labs and meet with the dean, Cees de Bont (who is also the co-Director of ISEA 2016, a conference the four are presenting at in Hong Kong).
The A’ Design Award and Competition has announced that Helen S. Koo, assistant professor of design, Jason Lin, design student, and Jasmine Zhou, electrical and computer engineering student, have won A’Awards for Enfold: Smart Transformation Transformable fabric. Their creation was developed in the Fashion Design and Technology Lab (FT Lab).
At the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Asheville, North Carolina, Jason Lin presented his Honors Thesis Project on disabilities and illness and its inclusion in children’s books.
“Zenith,” the 29th Annual Picnic Day Fashion Show has been deemed a crowd-pleasing success. The two sold-out performances of the runway show celebrated the remarkable creativity of the Department of Design’s Signatures Collections’ class. Held on Saturday, April 16, at The ARC Ballroom, the fashions drew positive acclaim from all those in attendance.
On April 7-9, 4th-year Tim Stapleton represented UC Davis Design at the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Asheville, North Carolina. His research is on visibility aid design for biking at night using 3D eye-tracking technology, under UC Davis Design professor Helen Koo. Tim presented his research (while wearing his eye-tracking glasses, as seen in the picture) to numerous other researchers from all disciplines at the conference and hopes to submit his research paper to a journal this quarter.
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