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Photo: 2018 University Medalist Emily Eijansantos, in Chinese gown, thrusts sword in demonstration of wushu martial arts

Our University Medalist

Emily Eijansantos is the top graduating senior, honored for excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service and the promise of future scholarship and contributions to society. [ More… ]


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Napolitano and May: Statements on immigration

UC President Janet Napolitano and Chancellor Gary S. May today (June 19) issued statements on immigration. [ More… ]

UC Davis-Sacramento transit going electric

Bus service is going electric for people shuttling between the Davis and Sacramento campuses, including the forthcoming Aggie Square innovation and technology hub. [ More… ]

Police and campus welcome Special Olympians

The UC Davis Police Department will carry the Flame of Hope this Friday as the Northern California Special Olympics make their way to our campus for the 10th year in a row. Admission to the Opening Ceremonies (Friday night) and competitions (Saturday and Sunday) is free and open to the public. [ More… ]

TRANSITIONS: Waterhouse, DiNunzio and Irwin

Three faculty members are assuming new duties as director or interim directors of institutes and centers: Andrew Waterhouse, director, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science; Joe DiNunzio, interim director, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Robert Irwin, interim director, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas. [ More… ]

GRANTS: Mellon Public Scholars and the Mondavi Center

UC Davis’ Mellon Public Scholars Program and the Mondavi Center’s partnership with the Esparto Unified School District will continue with new grant funding announced last week. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: What card sharks really have up their sleeves

Study of online poker players reveals they are an excellent source of insight into how people process strategic information in competitive settings. [ More… ]

Here is our revised commercial activities policy

The purpose is to ensure that there is a fair exchange of value between commercial enterprises and the campus, says Heather Hunter, executive director of the Preferred Partnership Program, which now has oversight of the policy. [ More… ]

Campus tackles deferred maintenance and shows us how

New website tracks our spending of a $90 million bond along with state funds. “We are pooling resources to deliver more cost-effective projects,” says Bob Segar, assistant vice chancellor. “While we’re at it, we’re even coming up with ways to secure additional funds.” [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Alumna London Breed makes history

The 1997 graduate is mayor-elect of San Francisco, the first woman of color and only the second woman to have the position. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Huggie brings the hugs to UC Davis Health

Plus, it’s time to vote in this year’s grad cap decorating contest, and a celebration at the new Aggie Compass, providing food and other services to students in need. [ More, with video… ]




Summer exhibitions come with artist-led workshops

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art presents works by Susan Swartz, painter, and Andrea Chung, whose uses collage, printmaking and photography to explore legacies of colonialism and migration. Also this summer, UC Davis MFA graduates will lead three fee-based workshops to assist people in experimenting with techniques inspired by the museum’s exhibitions. [ More… ]

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