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Study: Dyslexia requires early intervention

Identifying children with dyslexia as early as first grade could narrow or even close the achievement gap with typical readers, according to a new study by researchers at the UC Davis and Yale University. The data indicate that it is no longer acceptable to wait until a child is in third grade or later before […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bin Laden revealed in UCD professor’s new book

In high school in the 1980s, Flagg Miller — now a religious studies professor at UC Davis and author of a new book about Osama bin Laden — decided to spend a year as a foreign-exchange student before going to college. He requested Asia or Africa. He ended up in Tunisia, attending a Muslim school, […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD researchers receive grant to study college, career readiness

UC Davis researchers in education and economics have been awarded nearly $5 million to find out how well the state prepares K-12 students for college and careers. The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences will fund a research team led by Michal Kurlaender, an associate professor in the School […]

October 07, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC Davis endowment reaches $1 billion in record-breaking year of giving

UC Davis announced Tuesday that its total endowment fund has reached $1 billion. Fewer than 100 universities in the nation have endowments of $1 billion or more, including only three other schools in the University of California system. “Obtaining an endowment of $1 billion helps provide our university with a perpetual source of support,” said Chancellor […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis ranked No. 1 in world for agriculture, veterinary sciences

UC Davis ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences, according to data released today by QS World University Rankings. This is the third consecutive year that UCD has been ranked first in agriculture and forestry by QS. The organization ranked UCD in 27 of […]

April 29, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis veterinary school ranks No. 1

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis as the nation’s best veterinary school.

The 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings also recognized many of UCD’s professional schools and graduate programs as among the nation’s best, reflecting the campus’ excellence across a broad range of fields.

“Our ultimate measures of success are the quality of the students we graduate and the lives improved by our research, but it is always encouraging to see a broad range of our graduate programs recognized as among the best in the nation,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said.

Gender diversity associated with higher revenue and profits

While women hold only one in eight of the executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, an annual UC Davis, study shows incremental progress — the percentage of women in these top decision-making posts has increased, and the number of companies with no women executives and board directors at all is dropping. […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Economics chair Stevens to lead GSM on interim basis

Ann Huff Stevens, professor and chair of the UC Davis department of economics and the director of the university’s Center for Poverty Research, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Management effective Oct. 1. “I am looking forward to working with Ann as she takes on this critical leadership role,” said Chancellor […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

$12M earmarked for UCD life sciences center in Chile

UC Davis has been selected by the Chilean government to form a new partnership establishing the UCD Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile. With a projected budget of $12 million over its first three years, the center will foster collaborative work among experts from UC Davis and Chile aimed at transforming public-sector research into regional, […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Workers ‘treading water’ in low-wage jobs

Low-wage workers know they have to enhance their skills to escape low-wage jobs, but long hours and multiple jobs make skill-building and education nearly impossible, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. “The very conditions of low-wage work necessitate that workers hold multiple jobs, and that […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Study: Male-dominated societies are not more violent

Conventional wisdom and scientific arguments have claimed that societies with more men than women, such as China, will become more violent, but a UC Davis  study has found that a male-biased sex ratio does not lead to more crime. Rates of rape, sexual assault and homicide are actually lower in societies with more men than […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD profs receive writing honors

Two UC Davis professors have won prestigious awards this month for written works in their fields. Yiyun Li, professor of English, was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with the Benjamin H. Danks Award, given every three years to an exceptional young writer. The prize is $30,000. “It is a great honor […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

More Californians voting by mail than at polls

For the first time ever, more than half of all California voters in 2012 voted by mail, and in most regions of the state, more than 60 percent dropped their ballots in the mailbox rather than the polls, according to a new UC Davis policy paper. But not all voters are using mail ballots at […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Teaching prize winner is a gardener who sows wisdom

In her garden, UC Davis anthropologist Suad Joseph has propagated more than 140 different varieties of fruit trees, assorted grapes, herbs and other vegetables — many grown from her own seeds and cuttings that she has collected. She shares the bounty, and her well-known cooking, with friends, colleagues and her students.

In her classroom, she propagates students in much the same way as her white Kadota figs and summer savory — urging her students to flourish by reading voluminous texts, coaxing them to look at each situation through a different lens, and teaching them what it means to be “human,” her students say.

“There was nothing else for me but teaching; that is all I ever wanted to do,” Joseph said …

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