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A Message From the Dean - March 2020

March 26, 2020
Thank you to everyone in CA&ES for your dedication


These last few weeks have brought about a lifetime of change for many of us. We are living through an unprecedented time, and I want to thank each of you for your extraordinary efforts and incredible resilience.  

Campus Departments Donate Protective Equipment

March 25, 2020

Campus departments and units are donating thousands of vital supplies to UC Davis Health in its effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Late last week, as the campus adjusted to suspended operations, people starting asking how and where they could donate high-demand items. Tim Maguire, chief procurement officer, took on responsibility as point person and it wasn’t long before pledges started coming in.

‘We’ll Get Through This, Together’

March 20, 2020

Chancellor Gary S. May issued this letter to the campus community, the first of a series of Friday updates on COVID-19, today (March 20):

Atmospheric Scientist Named UC Davis Teaching Prize Winner

March 12, 2020
Award Recognizes Exemplary Teaching, Research and Service

Professor Kyaw Tha Paw U carries a cheat sheet of sorts to class, with thumbnail photos and names of his students. Across a sea of faces, this personal class roster helps him learn each of their names, an effort he takes very seriously.

“He learned everyone’s names,” a student wrote on a class evaluation. “In doing so, I knew he could call on me at any time, which caused me to always pay attention. Amazing professor!”

CA&ES Ranked Second in the World and First in the Nation

March 04, 2020

The University of California, Davis, tops the world in veterinary science, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject released today (March 3). QS, or Quacquarelli Symonds, is considered one of the most influential international university rankings providers.

The firm also ranked UC Davis second in the world and first in the nation in agriculture and forestry.

Campus Ranked Among Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

March 02, 2020

The Peace Corps announced today (Feb. 26) that UC Davis ranks No. 23 among large universities on its 2020 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities.

Currently, 42 campus alumni are serving as Peace Corps volunteers in countries around the world, working alongside communities to develop sustainable solutions to challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, the environment, and youth development.

Carter and Tian Named Co-Directors of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center

January 30, 2020

Professor Cameron Carter and Associate Professor Li Tian have been appointed as co-directors of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center by Vice Chancellor for Research Prasant Mohapatra. The center was established in 2019 by campus leadership based on recommendations from a multidisciplinary workgroup, which identified several research needs that UC Davis was uniquely positioned to address.

A Message From Dean Dillard: January 2020

January 23, 2020
Power of partnerships on display as we greet a new year

One of the things I enjoy about the start of a new year is the sense of renewal and regeneration that surrounds us here at UC Davis. This year, that includes a new campus-wide marketing and rebranding effort to bring greater public attention to our accomplishments and to our vision for the future.

A Message From the Dean: December 2019

December 18, 2019
See Konnie the wood duck and more college animals in this year’s holiday video at A year of accomplishment

As 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to look back on the year captured in images. The efforts of our faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends really do make a difference in keeping the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the forefront of the issues facing our rapidly changing world. Please scroll down to enjoy some of the highlights from this past year.