Julia Ann Easley

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 ,

UC Davis events celebrate trend of students helping students

An award-winning student organization that provides emergency support to UC Davis students will mark the growing trend of students giving to fellow students on International Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Feb. 27. We Are Aggie Pride, which has provided more than $27,000 to help about 30 students stay in school, is organizing activities […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Amazon, UC Davis pilot online university storefront

UC Davis and Amazon are piloting a first-of-its kind online program that complements UCD’s retail operations and supports student programs, services and a new scholarship. When Amazon Student members shop at amazon.com or any other customers start their shopping on the UCD storefront, davis.amazon.com, UCD will receive a little more than 2 percent of most […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Mobile website offers help for troubled UCD students

Smartphones could become lifelines for UC Davis students who are having trouble coping or are concerned about someone in distress, thanks to a new mobile-friendly website. Called “Just in Case,” the resource is part of a larger campus initiative to reduce the stigma students may feel seeking mental health services and to provide innovative suicide […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

1,000-plus Aggies set to graduate

UC Davis will celebrate the graduation of hundreds of undergraduates in a ceremony at the ARC Pavilion at 10 a.m. Saturday. The annual fall commencement will mark the graduation of students from four colleges. About 700 are expected to participate. A total of 1,049 undergraduates have applied to graduate with the following degrees at the […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Grant boosts effort to transform library catalog

UC Davis will lead the way for research libraries to transform how they catalog their collections to improve how online researchers can find and use them, thanks to a half-million-dollar grant. The University Library of UC Davis was awarded a $493,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is one of only […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

For UCD, another donation record: $149.1 million

Nearly 40,000 donors committed $149.1 million to UC Davis during the 2012-13 fiscal year. That surpasses the previous year’s total of $132.4 million and marks the seventh consecutive year that philanthropic gifts to the university exceeded $100 million.

UCD had a record-breaking year for student support, having raised $21.7 million for student scholarships, fellowships, awards and activities, more than double the previous year’s total.

Additionally, this past fiscal year was the best year on record for giving by alumni …

UCD launching center focusing on Chinese food culture

A new institute devoted to Chinese food-and-beverage culture — the first of its kind in the world — is getting cooking at UC Davis. The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Confucius Institute at UCD featuring Chinese song and dance at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Student brings language, hope home to Haiti

Thoughts of “back to school” take Carolina Tavárez to places more than 3,000 miles apart. The UC Davis graduate remembers the humble Haitian village where just this summer she taught language classes to help eager children reach for a better future. The 24-year-old looks ahead, too, to graduate studies at UCD this fall to help […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Grant helps UCD boost STEM teaching

UC Davis will further its work to improve teaching in the nationally important fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — including redesigning introductory courses that enroll thousands — as part of an Association of American Universities initiative announced last week. UCD is one of eight universities each receiving $500,000 over three years through the […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Young scientists to meet Nobel laureates

Two young scientists from UC Davis have been selected to meet with 35 Nobel laureates — including Steven Chu, Paul Crutzen and Robert Grubbs — to discuss some of the world’s most pressing problems. Aimee Bryan, a doctoral student in inorganic fundamental chemistry, and Pablo Zamora, a senior scientist in plant genomics, are among about 600 […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pelosi heads list of UCD graduation speakers

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will launch graduation season at UC Davis on Friday with a commencement address at the School of Law. Twelve other commencement ceremonies will follow between now and June 16, during which the university will recognize some 8,000 graduates with undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD offers admission to 22,000 freshmen

UC Davis has offered admission to about 22,000 students for fall 2013, a group that promises to be the most academically competitive freshman class in the institution’s history.

Of these, about 5,100 are expected to enroll in the fall.

The campus had 55,895 freshman applications from which to make its offers this year.

The admissions decisions reflect UCD’s long-range plan to add 5,000 new undergraduates …

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