A Message From the Dean

A Message from the Dean - September 2017

September 18, 2017

Welcoming our new chancellor and inviting you to College Celebration

Soon our campus will be filled with bicycles ferrying a fresh crop of students, as well as staff and faculty, to begin a new academic year. We extend a hearty welcome to all, and offer a special greeting to our new Chancellor, Dr. Gary May.

A Message from the Dean - June 2017

June 13, 2017

Commencement is a major milestone for our graduates

Congratulations to the 1,705 undergraduate students who will cross the stage at one of two CA&ES commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 18. This is a major milestone in their lives.

Our graduates can take pride in their hard-earned accomplishments. Graduating with a UC Davis Bachelor of Science degree will unlock many doors of opportunity for them. And society needs their ambition, creativity, and dedication to improve the lives of people in California, the nation, and the world.

A Message from the Dean

April 18, 2017

Top rankings reflect academic excellence

With the arrival of Picnic Day on April 22, now is a good time to reflect on what makes UC Davis so special. This beautiful, bike-friendly, collegial campus draws students from many different places for many different reasons. Among my favorite places are the pathways of the Arboretum, the barns housing our draft horses, mules and carriages, Shields Library, and the Student Community Center. I'm sure you could come up with your own list of what's special about your experience here.

A Message from the Dean—March 2017

March 22, 2017

Newborn animals herald springtime at UC Davis

A sure sign of spring at UC Davis is in the wind. It’s the sound of newborns in our animal facilities, a tradition that goes back more than a century to the founding of the University Farm when the first calves were born at the campus dairy.

A Message from the Dean

February 16, 2017

We value a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Faculty diversity is an important issue for our college that is receiving some welcome assistance from the State of California in the form of a $2 million budget appropriation to the University of California. 

A Message from the Dean

January 19, 2017

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do

What a wild and wet start to 2017! After years of drought, all the rain and snow of recent weeks is certainly a welcome sight.

A Message from the Dean

December 03, 2016

You hear it frequently this time of the year. This is the season of giving.

People are more inclined to open their hearts to those in need and to support the causes they believe in. Here in the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, we are indeed fortunate to have alumni and friends who believe strongly in our mission and are willing to give of their time, talent, and treasure to help us better serve our students and society at large.

A devoted team

November 16, 2016

Thank you to the staff for helping our college thrive

I love November. The morning air is crisp. Our trees are putting on brilliant displays of color before their leaves rustle and fall to the ground, and next week many of us will be gathering with friends and family for Thanksgiving. We have much to be grateful for here at UC Davis.

A Message from Dean Helene Dillard

October 12, 2016

Helping farmers balance agricultural and environmental needs

Since its founding more than a century ago, UC Davis has been a catalyst for social change, agricultural progress, and environmental stewardship. We need look no further than the rice fields of Northern California to see a marvelous example of how an industry has evolved, with the university’s help, to further its productivity and to help wildlife.