Julia Ann Easley

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 ,

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 …

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