College News

UC Davis Statistics Maintains Top Ranking

November 19, 2020
The UC Davis Department of Statistics continues to lead in educating undergraduates, ranking third among statistics degree-granting institutions in the U.S. in 2019, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Free Textbooks Site Passes 500M Views

October 27, 2020
LibreTexts, a free textbook project launched by UC Davis chemistry professor Delmar Larsen, has now passed a half-billion page views since it was founded in 2008 as ChemWiki.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Olmstead

October 08, 2020
Marilyn Olmstead, a leader in X-ray crystallography and a stellar teacher who shared her passion for chemistry with thousands of students, died September 30. She was 76. 

New Name for Physics Department

September 30, 2020
The Department of Physics has changed its name to the Department of Physics and Astronomy to better reflect its breadth of teaching and faculty expertise.

Two Alumni Named ACLS Emerging Voices Fellows

August 27, 2020

Two alumni scholars who use digital media to help Indigenous communities recover their history and ancestral language have been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies as inaugural Emerging Voices Fellows.

Jackson Wins Lilienfeld Prize

August 21, 2020
William Jackson, distinguished professor emeritus of chemistry, has been awarded the American Physical Society’s Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

Lorena Oropeza Named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity

August 20, 2020
Historian Oropeza also selected by Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities for Leadership Academy.

History professor Lorena Oropeza is having a leadership moment. On Thursday (Aug. 20), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities named Oropeza as one of 26 fellows in the second cohort of its Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo. The same day, the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion announced her appointment as the interim associate vice chancellor for academic diversity.

Jairo Fúquene Patiño Named CAMPOS Scholar

August 10, 2020

Assistant professor of statistics Jairo Fúquene Patiño has been recognized as a 2020 CAMPOS faculty scholar by the UC Davis Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science, or CAMPOS. The center focuses on building diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

His research focuses on Bayesian approaches, which involve applying probability to statistical analysis of data-driven problems in public health and medicine, environmental data, and survey sampling data, among others.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Establish Premier Artist-in-Residence Program at UC Davis

August 05, 2020

The UC Davis College of Letters and Science art studio program is growing, thanks to a generous $750,000 gift from Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem to formally establish The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies. The exciting new program will bring preeminent visiting art scholars and innovative artists to campus from around the world over the next three years.