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Zebras Untamed

October 06, 2015
A new study by UC Davis researchers suggests that the enduring wildness of zebra may be the evolutionary legacy of thousands of years of hunting by humans.

Professor and Former Student Team Up for Exhibition

September 30, 2015
Ask Lucy Puls about her exhibition at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento and she’ll instead start talking about the center’s director, Liv Moe, who studied with Puls.

UC Davis Offers WIC Expertise as Congress Considers Funding

September 30, 2015
As Congress prepares to consider reauthorization of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, UC Davis Professor Marianne Page offers expertise on the act, which funds a number of nutrition programs, including school meals for low-income students and the supplemental nutrition assistance program for women, infants and children, or WIC.

In Memoriam: Rand B. Schaal

September 28, 2015
Former UC Davis geology instructor Rand Schaal, whose lively teaching style inspired and entertained thousands of undergraduates, died suddenly on Sept. 11, 2015, in Needles, California. He was 64.

Persian Studies Program Receives $1.5 Million from Iranian-American Philanthropist

September 24, 2015
Silicon Valley philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari has made a $1.5 million gift to UC Davis to broaden its Persian studies program. The gift will establish the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature and help transform UC Davis into a leading force in teaching, research and outreach that advances global understanding of Persian language and culture.

MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships Attract Talented Graduate Students

September 17, 2015
UC Davis leads its fellow campuses in enrollment through the UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship Program. One of the talented graduate students is Natalia Lopez Carranza in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, who is studying the evolution of marine invertebrates that date back more than 500 million years.

Historian Chuck Walker Named a MacArthur Chair

June 26, 2015
History professor Charles “Chuck” Walker has been appointed to one of the UC system’s MacArthur Foundation Chairs. He’s been designated the holder of the MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in International Human Rights.

Baboons on the Move Practice Democracy

June 18, 2015
A new study by UC Davis researchers reveals that animals living in complex, stratified societies make some decisions democratically. It also breaks ground in how animal behavior data is collected.

Data Studies Program for Undergraduates

June 01, 2015
The Data Studies program offers UC Davis undergraduate students a unique opportunity to take their major and apply it to the world of data, learning how to question, analyze and present data research that will enable them to get jobs. 

Former State Schools Leader Wins UC Davis Medal

April 08, 2015
The first and only woman to hold the post of California state superintendent of public instruction, Delaine Eastin is the 2015 recipient of the UC Davis Medal, the highest accolade that the campus may bestow upon an individual.

Researchers Study Music-Memory Connections

April 04, 2015
An interdisciplinary research project at UC Davis is using music to access memories that on most days seem buried under years of living — and forgetting.

Historian Clarence Walker Wins Teaching Award

April 02, 2015
UC Davis history professor Clarence Walker, who has taken a critical view of Afrocentrism, was honored with the 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.