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Chancellor's 'Face to Face' Program Features Sociologist

This month’s guest on Chancellor Gary S. May’s Face to Face program is researching a topic of particular interest to the chancellor: the kind of place where he grew up. Orly Clerge, a UC Davis assistant professor of sociology, is studying how suburbs change when Black residents “infuse their identity, their politics, their economic rationales into the overall structure of these places.”

UC Davis to Host Mentoring Institute for Early Career Poverty Researchers

The UC Davis Center for Poverty and Inequality Research recently received a $353,421 federal grant to launch a program to help up-and-coming poverty scholars get their careers off to a strong start. The Early Career Mentoring Institute, which will run for one week each spring of 2022, 2024 and 2026, aims to nurture a diversity of scholars studying poverty and social mobility.

Lorena Oropeza Named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity

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

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.

William Jackson Honored for Research and Mentoring

In recognition of his accomplishments in analyzing the chemistry of comets and advancing scientists of color, William M. Jackson, Jr., distinguished professor emeritus of chemistry in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, will receive the 2019 Arthur B.C. Walker II Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP).

Alumnus Robert Oden Was on the Front Lines of Change

When UC Davis students were calling for more student and faculty diversity and culturally inclusive programs, Robert Stanley Oden was on the front lines. One of only 40 African American students on campus in 1967, he was a founder of the Black Student Union, the first such group on campus, and wrote a column for The California Aggie called “The Dark Side.”