A Message From the Dean

A Message From the Dean - January 2019

January 25, 2019
How we are investing in the future

2019 is off to a good start and has already provided us with much needed rain and snow in the mountains. I am looking forward to a productive year filled with notable accomplishments for our faculty, staff and students. We are resolute in our commitment to make sure everyone in our college has the tools, resources and facilities to help them succeed. There are many behind-the-scenes activities that keep us moving in the right direction, and I thought it would be good to reflect on these as we begin the year. 

A Message From the Dean - December 2018

December 14, 2018
Gratitude for our accomplishments and best wishes for the new year

As the calendar year draws to a close, I find myself filled with gratitude for the dedication and hard work of our faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends who keep the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the forefront of meeting the challenges that face our world. You’ve heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we decided to treat you to a slide show of a few highlights from 2018.

A Message From the Dean - November 2018

November 29, 2018
Finding ways to be of service is one of our core values

I’d like to extend a sincere “welcome back” to everyone after the Thanksgiving break and the campus closure caused by the very poor air quality from the tragic Camp Fire. Our hearts go out to all those affected by what is now the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history.

A Message From the Dean - October 2018

October 24, 2018
Our research sheds light on nature’s migrations

One of nature’s most fascinating spectacles is currently underway in California: the annual migration of millions of ducks, geese, swans, cranes and other migratory waterfowl through the Pacific Flyway. The destination for a great many of these birds is the Central Valley of California. Here they seek out food and shelter for the winter before they head back north to Canada and Alaska to breed, nest and repeat the cycle. 

A Message From the Dean - September 2018

September 27, 2018
Signs of the season: a new academic year and College Celebration

The relative calm of summer in Davis has quickly given way to the hustle and bustle of our students, staff and faculty gearing up for a new academic year. We welcome everyone back and look forward to the excitement, discovery, and connections this change in seasons brings.

A Message from the Dean - June 2018

June 12, 2018
Commencement is a major milestone for our graduates

Congratulations to the 1,720 undergraduate students who will cross the stage at one of two College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 15. 

A Message from the Dean - May 2018

May 30, 2018

Field days help farmers plan for the future

Field days for California growers are a tradition going back to the very beginning of the University of California. They have stood the test of time because they are an extremely effective method of showing the agricultural community the latest innovations in plant and animal production.

A Message from the Dean - April 2018

April 17, 2018

Take the UC Davis Give Day challenge.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is working hard to address critical issues with food, water, energy, climate change and human health to improve our quality of life and to support the public good.

We have earned our reputation as a world leader in the agricultural, environmental and human sciences through our unwavering commitment to the land-grant system of research, teaching and extension. It’s a system that has proven its worth to society and has only gotten stronger with time.

A Message from the Dean - March 2018

March 21, 2018

Keeping our house in order

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) is known the world over for the excellence of our research, teaching and extension programs, and there are many reasons for this. CA&ES faculty are cutting-edge researchers and inspirational instructors. We recruit the best students from an ever-growing pool of bright young minds. And we have in place talented staff to support our programs.

A Message from the Dean - February 2018

February 22, 2018

Imagining a bold, new future for the UC Davis community

Our new chancellor, Gary May, was quickly and warmly embraced by UC Davis when he joined the campus late last summer. Now, he is challenging us to dig deep and imagine a bold new future in an inclusive strategic planning effort for the campus community.