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 …
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This fall, UC Davis welcomed a record number of new undergraduates, including a first-year class that is more globally diverse and academically impressive than ever before.
The university, which now ranks eighth among all U.S. public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report, also saw record numbers of new undergraduates from California and from outside the United States among its total of 33,300 students.
UCD’s total domestic student population is also more diverse overall, with nearly one in five from historically underrepresented groups.
Among the record number of undergraduates at UC Davis this fall are: * Daniella Marie Holm, a freshman chemical engineering major from San Jose. Holm, 17, graduated from high school as her class salutatorian and female scholar athlete of the year. She was named the most valuable player on her tennis team and built a record […]
Special to The Enterprise Michelle Perez — wife, mother of an autistic child, part-time hospital worker and UC Davis student — breathed a sign of relief: A $1,000 scholarship from the student government came at just the right time to pay for a summer course required for her major. The Sacramento woman is among the […]
UC Davis is welcoming its largest-ever group of new international undergraduates with programs this week to help their transition to U.S. college life — from culture shock to different expectations in the American classroom.
UCD estimates it will enroll about 600 international students — 70 percent to 80 percent more than last year — and is offering them expanded orientation services, which began Tuesday, as well as a new mentoring program and a special seminar series.
The new programs offer additional support for international students as the university moves to increase their numbers to offer a more global experience for all of its students. Similar services are provided for all new students, but these focus on the unique needs of international students.
Astronaut Stephen Robinson, a veteran of four space shuttle missions, is hanging up his spacesuit and returning to UC Davis this fall as a professor in the College of Engineering’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Robinson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from UCD, will lead a new center conducting research on human-vehicle interaction.
“Dr. Robinson brings a wealth of experience as he returns to UC Davis,” said College of Engineering Dean Enrique Lavernia. “We’re honored to have him join us, and not merely because of his high profile as an astronaut. He was winning awards as an outstanding engineer long before he ever went into space.
Thousands of students from UC Davis, will participate in 13 commencement ceremonies this spring, including the first class from the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Commencement season begins May 17 and concludes June 17. Guest speakers will include: * Goodwin Liu, an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, at the commencement for […]
MacKenzie Smith, an academic research library leader specializing in information technology and digital knowledge management, has been chosen to lead the University Library at UC Davis. Smith, who was chosen through a national search, will lead the library’s integration of digital resources and information technology to serve the academic community into the future. The library […]