Lauren Keene

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 ,

UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

From identifying the effects of Twitter hashtags on the German language to engineering a harp that uses lasers in place of strings, nearly 500 UC Davis, undergraduates will showcase their discoveries and artistic creations on campus Friday and Saturday. The 25th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference is a cornerstone of the undergraduate […]

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

National award goes to animal biology major

A UC Davis junior whose passion is the tree of life has won the nation’s premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Andrew Magee of San Jose is the 21st UCD student to be named a Goldwater Scholar. James Lucas of Cupertino, a third-year student transitioning […]

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

Programs offer taste of Chinese culture

Chinese tea tastings, paper-cutting workshops, tai chi classes and lectures on Chinese customs will be among the savory offerings of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis this spring. Established in 2012, the institute is the first of hundreds of Confucius Institutes around the world to focus on promoting understanding of Chinese food and beverage culture. […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Race to raise money for student scholarships

Runners, walkers, volunteers and others who want to support UC Davis student scholarships are invited to rally for the second annual Stride for Aggie Pride 5K at UC Davis on Sunday, May 18. Participants who sign up before Friday, March 14, will receive a registration discount and be guaranteed availability of a custom-designed, high-performance running […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

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