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Photo: UC Davis senior Maria Munoz adjusts grad cap atop her Devcon Construction hard hat.

Graduation and beyond

Civil engineering major Maria Muñoz (pictured) will soon trade her grad cap for a hard hat, as but one example of how the Class of 2015 is having success looking for work. Students are receiving job offers earlier than in the recent past, some students are receiving multiple offers, and others have bright prospects. See how UC Davis helps its students find employment. [ More… ]

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'World citizen' named chief global strategist

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi names UC Davis' first chief global strategist: Joanna Regulska, who holds a similar position at Rutgers and has extensive international experience as an academic in women's and gender studies and the process of democratization. [ More… ]

No. 1 in impact in life and earth sciences

A new CWTS Leiden ranking of research impact puts UC Davis first in the world in the category of life and earth sciences. "Our faculty has achieved an unparalleled level of excellence, and the Leiden rankings support that we have truly become a global university," says Vice Chancellor Harris Lewin of the Office of Research. [ More… ]

$1 million in BRAIN-STIM grants awarded

The Office of Research and the Behavioral Health Center for Excellence will give up to $200,000 each over two years to five UC Davis teams deemed to have the potential to make high-impact discoveries in brain science, through innovative interdisciplinary projects, and which could have a shot at funding from President Obama's BRAIN Initiative. [ More… ]

University's response to audit of strawberry program

State audit confirms many of the university's own findings about the Strawberry Breeding Program, "indicating that the program is operating well within state regulations and university policies," says Mary Delany, executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. [ More… ]

Crossing bridges with 'Sustained Dialogue'

Show these students a divide that needs bridging, between viewpoints and personal identities, and they'll offer up the tool of sustained dialogue to help people across. Show the students the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and they'll cross it — which is exactly what they did to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when law enforcement officers beat back a voting rights march on the bridge. [ More, with slideshow… ]

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TRENDING: Grad supporters, ITS abroad, 'Aggie Pride Every Day'

Instagram: A Class of 2015 grad and her biggest (little) supporter. … Twitter: The Institute of Transportation Studies' Lewis Fulton speaks at the International Association of Public Transport World Congress and Exhibition in Milan. … YouTube: Hear a senior and Unitrans manager explain what Aggie Pride means to her.




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