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IFHA Symposium

Jonathan Eisen

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Please note: If you registered after 5/26/15 at 2pm you will not have a printed name tag but will have some to write in your info.
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Join us and explore how some of the most pivotal discoveries in the arts and humanities occur at the crossroads of academic disciplines. TheInterdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts (IFHA) program is in its second year and supports seven interdisciplinary teams focused on addressing critically important cultural, economic, political, and social issues.

The symposium will include engaging presentations from each of the IFHA teams, an interactive poster session, and a keynote address by Professor Ann Stevens, Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Management & Director of the Center for Poverty Research who will explore the role of research universities in defining and addressing today’s grand societal challenges through policy.



8:00 am



Opening Remarks
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter


UC Davis Grand Challenges: Status and the future
Vice Chancellor for Research Harris Lewin


Looking at Policy through an Interdisciplinary Lens
Dean/ Professor of Economics Ann Stevens


Team Presentations - Part 1

  • Children in Economic Distress: 

    Understanding the long-term effects on children in economic distress.

  • Enhance Health & Resilience in Immigrant Communities: 

    Discovering the community narratives, practices, and rituals that activate community strength and well-being of racial and ethnic minorities and immigrant communities.

  • Workforce Development:                                                       Improving the effectiveness of California’s vocational programs in community colleges to provide increased economic opportunities to the workforce.

Break - Poster/ Interactive session in the courtyard


Team Presentations - Part 2

  • Managing Temporary Migrations: 

    The effects of economic development, social evolution and cultural exchange of increased international mobility and temporary migration.

  • Gamification:
    Produce and develop videogame technology to help expand access to the arts, science, health interventions, and culture.
  • Public Interest Design:

    Explores new design methods and solutions to connect human-centered design with social good and to address persistent problems affecting the public.

  • Communication of Scholarship:

    Use of the Internet and other transformations in scholarly publishing to affect the meaning of "publication" and "scholarship".


Closing Remarks
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Paul Dodd



Learn More About IFHA


Nearest Parking lot:

  • VP 1
  • Gateway Parking Structure

The parking structure and lot has day permits for $9, which can be purchased from machines in the lots (cash or credit cards accepted) and coin-metered spaces.

Have questions about IFHA Symposium? Contact Jonathan Eisen

When & Where

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center
530 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Jonathan Eisen

Jonathan A. Eisen, Ph.D

Professor, University of California, Davis
Adjunct Scientist, DOE Joint Genome Institute
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Phone: 530 752 3498 (office)

Phone: 530 400 6066 (cell)


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