Kaylani J. McCard was awarded the 2021 Savageau Award for a
Master of Fine Arts design student on June 10 during a virtual
opening celebration of the annual Arts and Humanities Graduate
Exhibition at UC Davis. The show is accessible through the
Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art website until
Public Scholarship and Engagement recently announced their
2021 Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows. Among the
recipients are Design faculty members Assistant Professor
Beth Ferguson and Assistant Professor Thomas Maiorana.
Due to technical difficulties, the May 20 Film Fest @ UC Davis
program has been rescheduled for May 27 at 7 p.m. PDT, with a
Q&A and awards presentation to follow.
The festival features short films of eight minutes or less in
length, submitted by UC Davis students and recent graduates.
Submissions include a variety of genres, from animation to live
action to documentary to experimental. This year the
selection committee has also accepted submissions of original
screenplays of eight pages or less.
Over ten years ago, Adele Zhang, lecturer in design and
curator/manager of the Jo Ann C. Stabb Design Collection, began a
unique collaboration with UC Davis Health’s Cardiovascular
Medicine Program in which the power of design brought focus on
health education and social consciousness.
Professor Beth Ferguson recently received a
VentureWell Faculty Grant in recognition of their commitment
to inclusive support of students who are creating innovations for
positive social and environmental impact.
Design alum Adam Flint Taylor (M.F.A., design, ‘19) has worked
featured in a current exhibition at the Southern Utah Museum of Art
(SUMA) now through March 13. The museum is located on the campus
of Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City.
Alumna Milan Finnie just completed a mural project
commemorating George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter
movement. Commissioned by the Imperial Beach People’s Alliance,
her creation is a six-wall mural on Palm Avenue that the
Alliance believes will represent anti-racism in Imperial Beach.
Alumnus J.R. Campbell (B.S., environmental design, ‘94; M.F.A,
textile arts and costume design, ‘96) is the executive director
of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State University
in Ohio. In his role, Campbell will oversee the online launch of
the university’s new Design Innovation Hub on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.
Alumna Jenna Nelson (Pyörälä) (MFA, design, ‘19) has created
Luova Flow with a mission to inspire people worldwide with
ornamental prints, beautiful illustrations and quality products.
The brand’s visual style is influenced by delicate natural
elements and colorful urban and rural landscapes.