College News and Events
Stellar writers reading
Border Studies initiative examines ‘Racialized Belonging’
Feb. 1, 2016 - Defining borders, looking at who is crossing them and who we allow and don’t allow to cross them, are some of the issues the UC Davis Comparative Border Studies Initiative investigates in “Human Rights, Citizenship and Racialized Belonging.”
Francisco X. Alarcon lived his poetry every day
Young alum wins new scholarship for study in China
Jan. 11, 2016 — If you've already earned a pilot's license, a black belt in kung fu, an undergraduate degree and a great spot in the tech industry, what's next? James Rizzo has answered by winning a scholarship ...
Tracking down real-life private detectives
Dec. 18, 2015 — The trail had gone stone cold by the time John Walton set out to unravel a dark mystery. To make matters worse, the shadowy figures he was tailing had been pros at covering their tracks — and were long dead.
Saving an endangered language
Dec. 15. 2015 - About an hour inland from Eureka there remains a small group of people who speak Hupa, a critically endangered Native American language. Members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe have for many years now been actively engaged in revitalizing their language ...
Ross Thompson elected president of Zero to Three
Dec. 10, 2015 — Ross Thompson, a distinguished professor of psychology, is the new president of the board of directors for Zero to Three, a national nonprofit that promotes the health and development of young children.
New UC Davis connected books span the globe
Dec. 5, 2015 - Want to know how California became the birthplace of the modern conservative movement? Take a ride with words and images down the California coast? Find out where our image of the classic gumshoe came from? Ride along on a uniquely told story about a round-the-globe voyage? Those are a few of the things you can do and learn about in new books from UC Davis faculty and graduates.
Professor’s work on Armenian site honored
Oxytocin shows differences in male and female mice
Long friendship leads to lots of music
Scholar gives insight into refugee crisis
Community college degrees
Early intervention in dyslexia can narrow achievement gap, study finds
Sheffrin Lecture: Political theorist Philip Pettit explores corporate rights
Nov. 13 2015 — Should corporations, churches and voluntary associations be assigned rights under our laws in the same way as individual human beings? That's the question that philosopher and political theorist Philip Pettit explored in the 2015 Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy.
Research on evolution, relationships and credit busts earn faculty a trio of honors
Oct. 12, 2015 — Lynne Isbell, a professor of anthropology (pictured left), was named a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. Phillip Shaver, distinguished professor emeritus of psychology, received the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Alan Taylor, professor of economics, won a Schmölders Prize for a paper examining nearly 140 years of money, credit and financial cycles in 14 developed countries.
UC Davis Chemistry Goes Green
Scholar adds to Indian Ocean Imagining
History Ph.D. candidate helps host Chile California Conference
Often decried, polygyny may have some advantages
UC Davis physicist praises 2015 Nobel prize for neutrinos
Oct. 28, 2015 - Billions of mysterious particles called neutrinos bombard your body every day. But catching even one neutrino is a huge effort. Nearly all neutrinos pass through people — and even our planet Earth — without a trace.
Proposed framework for K-12 history instruction drafted at UC DavisOct. 8, 2015 — Four alumni will be watching closely Oct. 8-9 when a proposed new framework for history and social sciences instruction in California K-12 schools gets its first public hearing.
Does hunting explain why zebras are not domesticated?Oct. 6, 2015 — Why do people ride horses but not their striped African cousins?
Professor and former student team up for exhibition
UC Davis offers WIC expertise as Congress considers funding
Sept. 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.
PBS documentary on Latinos and the Vietnam War features historian Lorena Oropeza
In Memoriam: Rand B. Schaal, 1951 — 2015
Sept. 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.
Persian studies program receives $1.5 million from Iranian-American philanthropist
MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships Attract Talented Graduate Students
Researchers study music-memory connections
Baboons on the move practice democracy
Nanomaterials in Sunscreens and Boats Leave Marine Life Vulnerable
Former state superintendent and alumna wins UC Davis Medal
History scholar wins teaching award
Sea Change: What Took Decades To Destroy In Oceans Took Millennia To Recover
Study Casts Doubt on Mammoth-Killing Cosmic Impact
Overweight video game avatars 'play' worse than thin onesJan. 27, 2015 — Women assigned an overweight avatar in a video tennis game didn’t play as hard as those assigned a slim one — regardless of the player’s actual size, according to a new study.
Mating market trumps biology in relationships
Next Napa Earthquake Could Be Much Bigger
Interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences to Tap New Potential of Researchers
Human Rights, Citizenship and Racialized Belonging: A Dialogue
Feminist Research Institute Conference
Security Theology, Surveillance, and the Politics of Fear
Heroes/Ghosts: Annie Ross (Artist's Talk)
Science Cafe: The Science of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology)
The Aftermath of the Shining Path: Memory, Violence, & Politics in Peru