Education

Ethnic Diversity in Schools May Be Good for Students’ Grades

September 13, 2017

Problem-solving skills may improve, too

Editor’s note: As the school year begins, this story is one in a series on UC Davis’ role in researching K-12 education.

Early adolescents’ grades were higher when they socialized with peers from other ethnicities, according to the findings of a University of California, Davis, study that looked at the lunching habits of more than 800 sixth-graders in three states.

A new generation of marine scientists

July 27, 2017

National Science Foundation award will help UC Davis train graduate students for coastal work

The University of California, Davis, is receiving a nearly $3 million award from the National Science Foundation to train the next generation of marine scientists under a new paradigm that puts a focus on policy at the front end of research.

Bright Idea

February 07, 2017

UC Davis to help young Africans address energy challenges

The University of California, Davis, has been selected to host the second energy institute for young African leaders who are tackling energy challenges in their countries.

Fellows learn how to measure tree carbon on a field trip to Lake Tahoe during the 2016 institute. (Julia Ann Easley/UC Davis photo)

$2 Million Gift on Tap

December 22, 2016

Sierra Nevada Brewing owners establish endowment in the UC Davis Brewing Program.

Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and his wife, Katie Gonser, have presented UC Davis with a $2 million gift to support the campus’s renowned brewing science program.

The gift establishes an endowment to provide ongoing funding for a full-time staff brewing position, focused on excellence in hands-on brewing education in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology.

Advanced Studies

November 15, 2016

New Master of Science offered in Environmental Policy and Management

UC Davis is offering a new Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM). The priority application deadline for the inaugural class, which begins next fall, is January 15, 2017.

Good Guidance

November 14, 2016

CA&ES academic advisors help students get the resources they need to succeed

UC Davis is a big place. To make it feel a little more intimate and easier to navigate, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) Dean’s Office has made several changes in student advising. 

“We’re trying to take this big campus and make it smaller for students,” said CA&ES Associate Dean Susan Ebeler, head of Undergraduate Academic Programs (UAP). “We want to help students make the connections they need to build a network of support and succeed here.”

Our College is Cool

July 20, 2016

See what CA&ES has to offer and hear from our dean, our faculty, and our students.

Take a look at the depth and breadth of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, a global leader in research that offers stellar academics to an active, diverse student community.

Small department, big impact

July 08, 2016

Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology ranked #1

Faculty in the UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology were recently ranked No.1 in the nation for research productivity and impact. WFCB emerged with the top ranking in a comprehensive analysis of 33 research-extensive universities in the United States that belong to the National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs. 

UC Davis faculty working with Borlaug LEAP Fellows

July 07, 2016

Borlaug LEAP Fellows work with UC Davis faculty in a program that is designed to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jemima Adepehin and Chinyere Florence Anagbogu are Nigerian graduate students who recently completed work with UC Davis faculty through a fellowship program designed to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa: the Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP). Enriched by their experiences at UC Davis, both women are back home, making a real difference in the lives of others.

Root out weed problems

June 23, 2016

UC Davis offering three educational courses this summer

Weeds are a pervasive and expensive problem in California. They can choke waterways, crowd out native species on rangeland, and rob farmers of crop yields. According to the California Invasive Plant Council, the annual cost of invasive plant work in California is at least $82 million.

The University of California has robust educational resources to help those engaged in the battle, and this summer UC Davis is offering a trio of programs to help in the effort.

Weed Day: July 7, 2016