Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series 2013-14

The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series brings together several distinguished scholars and government leaders who promise to spark engaging conversations with the academic community and broader public around pressing issues of our time.

The series is intended to heighten local and national awareness of research at UC Davis and the speakers will also share their vision for university-based research in the 21st century.

After each forum, a faculty member will be invited to comment and initiate a Q&A discussion with the audience.

These events are free and open to the public.

All of the speakers in the 2013-14 series: 

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Charles Young (10.1.13)

Charles Young's Talk

Charles Young's Talk

Charles Young is an internationally recognized leader in higher education and former chairman of the prestigious Association of American Universities.  

UC Davis
(1 hour 27 min)

"The University of California: Past, Present and Future"

Charles Young is the chancellor emeritus and professor emeritus of political science and public policy at UCLA. He is an internationally recognized leader in higher education and former chairman of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

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Stephen Petronio (2.26.14)

Stephen Petronio's Talk

Stephen Petronio's Talk

Stephen Petronio has built a unique and powerful language of movement in a career that spans over 25 years.

UC Davis
(1 hour 22 min)

"Confessions of a Motion Addict"

Stephen Petronio was born in Newark, New Jersey, and received a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he began dancing in 1974. Initially inspired by the dancing of Rudolf Nureyev and Steve Paxton, Petronio was the first male dancer of the Trisha Brown Company (1979 to 1986). He has gone on to build a unique and powerful language of movement in a career that spans over 25 years. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 4 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

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Henry Jenkins (5.1.14)

Henry Jenkins's Talk

Henry Jenkins's Talk

Henry Jenkins discusses networks and mechanisms that have been especially successful at getting young Americans involved in the political process.

UC Davis
(1 hour 28 min)

"Democracy and Diversity in the Era of Spreadable Media"

Henry Jenkins was one of the first media scholars to chart the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content and continues to be at the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory culture on society, politics and learning. As part of the MacArthur Foundation's Youth and Participatory Politics Network, he and a team of USC-based researchers are seeking to identify networks and mechanisms which have been especially successful at getting young Americans involved in the political process, mechanisms which often build explicitly on their existing investments in popular culture. Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4 p.m., UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom.