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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]