October Lunch & Learn: Dates and Displays

Fri, Oct 11, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
/ Location: Library, Room 1312

Join us for our ​​​​​October Lunch & Learn featuring talks by graduate students in ​Materials and ​​Religious Studies! Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the UCSB Library. ​Feed your mind and your stomach while socializing with grad students from across the campus! 

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: ​Dates and Displays

​Friday, October 11
Noon-1 p.m.
Library, Room 1312 (map)
*To ensure we have enough food, please RSVP*

MicroLEDs: The Future of Displays

​Matt Wong
Graduate Student in ​​Materials

Due to the rapid developments of wearable and portable devices, the desire of better displays has been gaining significant research attention in both academia and industry. As current display technologies, namely liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) and organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) displays, reach their limitations, microLEDs are considered as the most promising candidate for next-generation display applications. MicroLEDs not only provide outstanding display performances but also highly energy efficient, similar to conventional LEDs for solid-state lighting. By understanding the characteristics of microLEDs, it enables new display applications, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) near-eye displays. 

A Tale of Two Times: Navigating the Use of "Competing" Calendars in Taiwan and China

Julia McClenon
​Graduate Student in Religious Studies

Conducting fieldwork in Taiwan, China, and the U.S.A., this study investigates the supposed conflict between the modern Gregorian calendar and the traditional Chinese calendar in the daily lives of Chinese people. Through a framework of ritual and identity, and via linguistic and non-verbal analysis, the study finds that this conflict does not exist in the ways that either its political executors indicate, nor in ways that common understandings of the Gregorian calendar imply. Instead, there is a flexible yet definable interplay between the two calendars and their Chinese adherents. 

This event will be moderated by​ Josh Kuntzman, the Academic Coordinator for the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professorate at UCSB.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Daina Tagavi.

Event Contact : Daina Tagavi