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Three Faculty Win Guggenheim Fellowships


Three UC Davis faculty have been awarded year-long Guggenheim Fellowships. Mika Pelo, an associate professor of music, plans to spend his year working on a new opera. Archana Venkatesan, associate professor of religious studies and comparative literature, will continue her work on the Annual Festival of Recitation, and travel to South India to research, write, and translate. Annabeth Rosen, chair of the department of Art & Art History, will show her work in a number of exhibitions around the country, and use the time for “uninterrupted art-making.”


English and History Faculty Named 2018 ACLS Fellows


Three UC Davis professors have been named ACLS Fellows for 2018, an award that will support them for up to a year of research and writing. Hsuan L. Hsu, professor of English, is working on a project titled The Smell of Risk: Atmospheric Stratification and the Olfactory Arts. Cecilia M. Tsu, associate professor of history, will use her first ACLS fellowship to write Starting Over: Refugee Resettlement in the Reagan Era. And Charles F. Walker, professor of history and also a first-time ACLS Fellow, continues his work on Violence and Its Long Shadow: The Shining Path in Peru.

Professor of Music Christopher Reynolds Retires


After 33 years of service in the department of music, professor of music Christopher A. Reynolds is retiring. His many accomplishments include curating a collection of 6,000 pieces of music written by women, which he donated to Shields Library. A day-long symposium was held in his honor on April 14, which included compositions by his colleagues.


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