College News and Events

Cahill Gift to UC Davis Supports Environmental Research in Physics

Tom and Ginny Cahill

May 18, 2016 — A $300,000 gift from two UC Davis faculty members will enhance environmental research in the Department of Physics.

Seven Ways UC Davis Students Will Change the World This Summer

May 13, 2016 — Undergraduates will be putting their educations to work alleviating poverty around the world this summer, many of them before they even graduate. Seven students from a wide array of majors in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science — in the social sciences, humanities and mathematics — have been selected as Blum Center Summer Fellows for 2016. 

Q&A With Bernard Molyneux

May 6, 2016 — Cognitive science program director talks about popular new major.

Peter Schjeldahl

The New Yorker art critic gives Thiebaud lecture

Feb. 29, 2016Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for The New Yorker, will give the Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture at UC Davis March 10. The lecture, “The Critic as Artist: Updating Oscar Wilde,” is at 4:30 p.m and is free and open to the public. The series is named for filmmaker and teacher Betty Jean Thiebaud, wife of Wayne Thiebaud, an internationally recognized artist who taught at UC Davis for 30 years. 

Tessa Hill

U.S. President Honors Tessa Hill as Extraordinary Early Career Scientist

Feb. 18, 2016 — President Obama named UC Davis professor Tessa Hill a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Borrego Fault

Breaking the Strongest Link Triggered Big Baja Earthquake

Feb. 15, 2016 — A spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start.

Heghnar Watenpaugh

Professor’s work on Armenian site honored

Dec. 2, 2015 - Heghnar Watenpaugh, an associate professor of art history, received the Omer Lutfi  ...

Emillio Ferrer

Early intervention in dyslexia can narrow achievement gap, study finds

Nov. 13, 2015 — Identifying children with dyslexia as early as first grade could narrow or even close the achievement gap  ...

wary zebras look up from grazing

Does hunting explain why zebras are not domesticated?

Oct. 6, 2015 — Why do people ride horses but not their striped African cousins?
Portrait photo of Bita Daryabari

Persian studies program receives $1.5 million from Iranian-American philanthropist

Mexican Graduate student

MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships Attract Talented Graduate Students

Sept. 17, 2015 - UC Davis leads its fellow campuses in enrollment through the UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship Program.

Nano particles

Nanomaterials in Sunscreens and Boats Leave Marine Life Vulnerable

May 12, 2015 - Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins