Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series

Great universities are characterized by the many contributions they make to the societies they serve. At UC Davis, those include a regular influx of outstanding thinkers and leaders from a variety of disciplines who will challenge us to see the world in new and creative ways.

We started the Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series in 2009-2010 to stimulate and engage our campus in constructive conversations about how best to serve a rapidly changing world searching for solutions to complex problems. Sometimes uncomfortable, always thought-provoking, our Colloquium events have been a tremendous source of enrichment to the intellectual life of our campus.  

Now, as we continue to reshape UC Davis as the University of the 21st Century, please join me in welcoming another outstanding and diverse group of scholars to our campus.  As in past Colloquium seasons, these innovative leaders are sure to inspire us to dig more deeply into who we are and find new ways to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist to elevate both our campus community and the world.

These events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming series:

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Florian Idenburg (12.8.16)

 

Florian Idenburg, architect of UC Davis’ new Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, is founding partner of the award-winning SO-IL architecture studio and Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  He is the 2010 laureate of the Charlotte Köhler Prize and a 2014 finalist for the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands. Thursday, December 8, 2016. Location TBD.

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Laurie Fendrich (1.18.17)

 

Laurie Fendrich is an abstract painter, writer and professor emerita of fine arts at Hofstra University.  Fendrich recently had a lengthy essay published in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the importance of making art in the age of STEM, in which she used famed artist and UC Davis adjunct faculty member Wayne Thiebaud as a case study.  The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation recently awarded her the 2016 Fine Arts Fellowship. Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Location TBD.

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Ken Caldeira (4.19.17)

 

Ken Caldeira is a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology and Professor (by courtesy) in the Stanford University Department of Earth System Science. Professor Caldeira has a wide-spectrum approach to analyzing the world’s climate systems. He studies the global carbon cycle; marine biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography, including ocean acidification and the atmosphere/ocean carbon cycle; land-cover and climate change; the long-term evolution of climate and geochemical cycles; and energy technology. In 2010, he was a co-author of the 2010 US National Academy America's Climate Choices report and was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.  Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Location TBD.

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