Julia Ann Easley

UCD expands emergency notification service

Safety officials at UC Davis announced this week an expansion of the campus’ WarnMe and Aggie Alert system, with registration no longer limited to students, staff and faculty. WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages will now go to parents, employees’ family members, campus neighbors and others who sign up via the community registration page: https://www.getrave.com/login/ucdavis-community. “Safety is a top […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis apartment vacancies down, rents static or increasing

Apartment vacancy in the city of Davis is down and rents are static or up slightly, according to a fall survey commissioned by Student Housing at UC Davis and released Tuesday. The annual vacancy- and rental-rate survey, now in its 39th year, is designed to provide the campus and the Davis community with information for […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD is nationally recognized for community engagement

UC Davis is being nationally recognized for community engagement in its own neighborhoods and around the world. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on Wednesday announced that UCD is among those colleges and universities to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification. The classification — newly awarded to 83 institutions and now held by […]

January 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

GPAS and test scores up for UCD’s newest undergrads

UC Davis this fall enrolled a record number of students and one of its strongest undergraduate entering classes — including gains in academic quality, historically underrepresented minorities, global diversity and other measures. The university, which ranks ninth among all U.S. public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report, enrolled 35,415 students from 104 […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged

UCD joins PUSH to end food insecurity

Leaders from UC Davis — the top-ranked university in the world for agriculture — are scheduled to be at the United Nations on Tuesday to join dozens of other universities in pushing to end food insecurity. Chancellor Linda Katehi already has signed the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security, an initiative of Presidents United to Solve […]

December 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Fresh idea brings campus produce to UCD Pantry

Campus-grown produce, delivered by bicycle and offered at a UC Davis food pantry, is warming not only the stomachs of students, but also their hearts. “The fresh produce is very helpful to the pantry experience,” said Sebastian Cano, a fourth-year student from Oakland who recently took home two melons with some canned soup and pineapple. […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

600 programs will be represented at weekend Pre-Health Professions Fair

Leading voices in health care and some 8,000 pre-health and pre-medical students will meet at UC Davis this weekend to explore the future of health care and how students can join and influence the professions. Keynote speakers at the 12th annual UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional National Conference — the largest conference of its kind […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Undocumented Student Center offers help to immigrants

A harsh reality once stood between Ana Maciel of Soledad and her dream of a college education: She is an undocumented immigrant. Now, just a few years later, the junior is living that dream at UC Davis, and has played a role in establishing a center to help others like herself through their obstacles to […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Film screening, panel discussion celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day on Saturday

In celebration of Global Confucius Institute Day on Saturday, UC Davis will host the opening ceremony and screening for the inaugural Davis Chinese Film Festival. The Confucius Institute at UCD — devoted to Chinese food and beverage culture — and the Davis Chinese Film Festival Foundation will show “Eat Drink Man Woman,” a 1995 Academy […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At UCD, Coke is out, Pepsi is in for $10M

There will be a different flavor to the UC Davis campus this fall: Pepsi. The university will begin selling Pepsi products after signing a letter of intent for a 10-year agreement that will bring the campus nearly $10 million in support for students. Pepsi plans to have its products in place before freshmen move into […]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Farmworkers’ son wins prestigious NIH scholarship

The stinging sweat and all-over aches from picking blackberries one summer tutored young Abraham Corrales of Watsonville in the harsh realities he’d already experienced as the youngest of 10 children of migrant farmworkers. “When you’re in the fields, you understand how everyone who’s working there really suffers just to put food on the table,” he […]

August 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Top UCD grad aims for space industry

Out of this world is one way to describe the top graduating senior at the UC Davis.

After a visit to the Kennedy Space Center when she was in high school, Ashley Coates of Hollister set her sights on a career in the space industry. At UCD, she has excelled in her studies of aerospace science and mechanical engineering and been mentored by a former astronaut. And her experiences included helping to build a virtual-reality headset, reverse-engineering a robotic arm and designing an airplane.

“I’ve always wanted to be the person who sends other people into space,” she said.

oates is the 2014 recipient of the University Medal for …

UC Davis lines up commencement speakers

John Pérez, speaker of the California Assembly until a leadership handoff this week, will launch UC Davis graduation season on Friday with a commencement address at the School of Law.

Through June 15, the university will hold 12 ceremonies recognizing some 9,000 graduates with undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. For the first time, degrees also will be awarded to eight doctoral students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the Graduate Studies commencement on Thursday, June 12.

Pérez, who as Assembly speaker was an ex-officio member of the UC Board of Regents and is now running for the statewide office of controller, will speak at the law school commencement …

Students’ stories help overcome stigma of seeking mental health help

Help is available At UC Davis, Counseling Services offers confidential and free assessment, intervention and referral services for students, and consultation and crisis response for faculty, staff, students and parents. Student Health and Counseling Services provides urgent care for medical and mental health needs. After-hours, students can receive counseling consultations by phone at 530-752-0871 or talk to an advice nurse at […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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