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UC Davis prepares for large influx of students

UC Davis is marshaling its efforts and resources to accommodate 2016-17 enrollment growth of 1,100 new undergraduates beyond last fall’s entering class.

The campus is responding to targets that UC President Janet Napolitano set under a plan to increase systemwide enrollment of new California undergraduates by 10,000 over the next three years, including 5,000 freshman and transfer students in 2016-17.

Last spring, the Legislature allocated an additional $25 million to UC to increase the number of in-state undergraduates by 5,000 no later than 2016-17.

UC Davis grad wins new scholarship for study in China

If you’ve already earned a pilot’s license, a black belt in kung fu, an undergraduate degree from UC Davis and a great spot in the tech industry, what’s next? James Rizzo, 22, has answered by winning a prestigious new scholarship for a year’s graduate study in Beijing at one of China’s leading universities. Rizzo, who […]

Humphrey Fellows learn at UCD, then give back

Zhao Zhong had lost his grip on hope of rescue. At 19,000 feet high on a Tibetan mountain, 80 feet down the crevice that had swallowed him, he was perched on a thin ridge of ice. Desperate to leave something behind, Zhong took his mountaineering ax and carved his name in the ice. After his eventual […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD grads will march to the beat of their own song choice

Will it be a song of hard-won victory, enduring love and loyalty, or sheer happiness that accompanies UC Davis graduates as they leave commencement on Saturday? In what may become a new tradition, the graduating students are voting among the top three songs that they themselves nominated: * “We Are the Champions” by Queen; * […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD opening new center for African diaspora students

A center for African diaspora students opening at UC Davis on Monday is at the heart of a new model for supporting the recruitment and academic achievement of those historically underrepresented in higher education. A comprehensive set of initiatives provides support for African-American and African diaspora students from recruitment to graduation and links academic services […]

October 23, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Student health conference brings 8,000 to UCD

Encouraging and empowering students from diverse backgrounds to enter the medical and health professions is the theme energizing a national conference of more than 8,000 young people at UC Davis on Saturday and Sunday. The 13th annual UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference — the largest conference of its kind in the country — […]

October 08, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Students join police to spread alcohol safety messages

UC Davis student Justin Hong wants to share his recipe for a great party drink: The mix includes common-sense precautions and good police relations. The senior will be one of three UCD health interns to ride along with Davis police officers and contribute health and safety messages to police tweets on the first few weekends of […]

September 27, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

$1.2 million grant continues help for underrepresented students

Angela Jimenez had her fears. Her parents hadn’t talked with her about going to college. And until high school, she hadn’t even known anyone who’d advanced beyond a diploma. Was she ready for the academics and other challenges? Now, as a freshman at UC Davis, the 18-year-old from Sacramento is enjoying the support of a program […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Siblings overcome major challenges to earn UCD degrees

“Never give up” is the title of the commencement speech that UC Davis students Christy Turcios and her brother, Miguelangel, have written with their lives. Christy will deliver the speech as they mark their graduation at the College of Engineering ceremony on Friday and celebrate overcoming the challenges of immigrating to the U.S. from Guatemala, […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD student empowers youth for community projects

UC Davis junior Anna Peare of Lafayette has served as a community development volunteer in four Latin American countries, and now she is helping Sacramento-area youths create positive change in their own back yards. Peare, a community and regional development major, has helped establish and expand the reach of the first Backyard Program of the […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD student wins University Medal for excellence

Andrew Magee, who pursues heady research on the tree of life and gives chase to combatants in campus Nerf games, has been named the top graduating senior at UC Davis. The San Jose resident is the 2015 recipient of the University Medal for excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service and the promise of future […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Guitars, brain warrant prestigious UCD scholarships

Belief in the power of guitar music and a quest to understand the mind have motivated two UC Davis students who have been awarded prestigious scholarships. Lauren Salinero of Mountain View will use a $10,000 Donald A. Strauss Scholarship to establish a program to teach Sacramento-area veterans to play the guitar. Atrin Toussi of Rocklin […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

From grad cap to hard hat: Job market improves for Class of 2015

To build her career, UC Davis senior Maria Muñoz soon will trade her graduation cap and gown for a hard hat and work boots. The civil engineering major starts work later this month as a field engineer with a general contractor and is among the Class of 2015 members launching their careers in a healthier job […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Supreme Court justice is first of commencement guest speakers

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, will be the first guest speaker this commencement season, addressing the School of Law graduates on Friday. Before he joined the state’s highest court in January, Cuéllar had a distinguished career as a legal scholar specializing in administrative law, criminal law and public policy. He […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,
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