UC Davis Associate English professor Colin Milburn is the newly appointed to the inaugural Gary Snyder Endowed Chair in Science and the Humanities, according to a piece on the UC Davis News & Information website. Milburn said he will use the position to help further develop his research and teaching about crossing science and humanities.
In this YouTube video, Milburn explains how in his courses he focuses on video games and their social aspects. His other classes incorporate science fiction literature and biotechnology.
The endowment comes from a $1 million from the estate of entrepreneur Charlie Soderquist, a UC Davis graduate and former UC regent who died in 2004, UC Davis News & Information reports.
For more videos, information on the endowment or Milburn and his other grants and fellowships, visit the UC Davis News & Information site.