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“Real Revolutionaries Carry a Banjo:” Jesse Drew on Pete Seeger

Jesse Drew of the Cinema and Technocultural Studies program at UC Davis met legendary musician Pete Seeger several times, most recently during filming of his documentary, “Open Country.” Seeger died Jan. 27, and Prof. Drew just posted a remembrance, “Real …
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Rock to Renaissance musicologist wins UC Davis teaching prize

The “History of Rock” class taught by Professor Christopher Reynolds of the music department was interrupted this morning by Chancellor Linda Katehi, bringing a cake styled like a Fender electric guitar. Yes, Reynolds is the 2013 winner of the  UC …
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Memorial Day special: Let There Be Light

In 1945, legendary director John Huston was assigned by the US Army to make a documentary about men returning from war with “shell shock” or “psychoneurosis” — what we would now call post-traumatic stress disorder. But after the documentary, “Let …
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Free movie screening: Lost in Africa

Actress Connie Nielsen will be interviewed by Steve Currall, dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, before the U.S. premiere of her film “Lost in Africa” in the Vanderhoef Studio of the Mondavi Center May 21st. The interview …
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Artist, physicist present ‘Another look at particle physics’

UC Davis research physicist Richard Breedon and artist Marianne Ryan will give a joint presentation at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco May 16. Ryan will talk about her paintings inspired by visits to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, …
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Obituaries for Marjorie Grene

An obituary for philosopher Marjorie Grene, who died March 16, was published Sunday in the New York Times. She was 98. Grene, best-known for her work on the philosophy of biology, was  a faculty member and chair of the UC …
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Obama, Snapple and Rumors

What do presidential candidate Barack Obama and Snapple Iced Tea have in common? Patricia Turner, professor of African American and African studies at UC Davis, will answer that question in a presentation at the American Folklore Society in Louisville, Ky., …
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Freeman Dyson on campus and on the radio

Physicist, pacifist and all-round big thinker Freeman Dyson gives a public lecture on campus tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 21 at 7 pm in the Alumni and Visitors Center. Professor Dyson’s topic will be, “The Individual or the Group.” Dyson, whose interests …
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The End of Twilight

Have you been reading the “Twilight” novels? Me neither. But apparently the last in the hugely successful I-was-a-vampire’s-teenage-(platonic)-lover series is released to the public tonight. In the Washington Post, Amy Clarke of the UC Davis writing program notes the books’ …
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Warhol photo stash opened

Staff at UC Davis’s Nelson Gallery just opened their box of photos by Andy Warhol, as trailed by the Bee earlier in the week. Among the contents: photos from the wedding of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. The box of …
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