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Explore UC campuses’ public summer events near UCOP

Egghead sculpture, UC Davis

The Egghead Series consists of five site-specific UC Davis art installations that offer a humorous wink at university intellectuals, with the slang term “Egghead” at the core of the joke.

There’s no doubt that the University of California’s education, research and public service mission takes center stage throughout the academic year, but what you might not realize is just how much of that work continues through the summer months — including many activities and events that are open to the public!

Check out events near UCOP locations below, and visit the UC Newsroom for the full listings.

UC Berkeley

  • Blurring the line between art and science, UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science is featuring an exhibit — running through the end of November — that shows how music is built on scientific and mathematical principles. A variety of instruments and other music-making tools let visitors uncover the science behind musical melodies, harmonies, beats and more.
  • Put your newfound music knowledge to the test by checking out the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony’s Aug. 9 performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

UC Davis

  • School’s out and art is in! Head to UC Davis to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Robert Arneson’s iconic Eggheads. A foundational member of the campus’ arts programs, Arneson sculpted the Eggheads at the end of his time as a UC Davis professor. Take a self-guided Egghead tour this summer to explore the unique sculptures found across campus.
  • Hungry for even more art? Drop into the Gorman Museum of Native American Art for “Reflecting Lenses,” a new photography exhibit. For decades, the museum has served as a space dedicated to the creative expression of Native American artists and artists of diverse cultures and histories.

UC Riverside

  • In July, the UC Riverside Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering will host camps focused on data science and robotics for high school students. These free summer camps introduce students to engineering and science at a high level, along with careers and employment.
  • On exhibit at the Tomás Rivera Library throughout the summer is Eaton at the Movies, a celebration of science fiction film and television-related materials from the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This exhibit takes up the themes of wonder and terror as they relate to sci-fi film and television and showcases a variety of materials from the Eaton Collection.
  • Each summer, the Society for Political Methodology holds an annual conference. This year’s “Polmeth” meeting — hosted by UC Riverside and taking place July 18–20 — is an opportunity for political science faculty and graduate students to share their research on political methodology.

Check out the full list at the UC Newsroom


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