UC Davis College of Letters and Science alumnus Jamil Jan Kochai (M.A., English, ’17) is winner of an O. Henry Award for his short story “Nights in Logar.” This story and those by 19 other writers will be published in an anthology this fall.
“To be included amongst such a long history of incredible stories, it's unreal,” Kochai said.
Four College of Letters and Science alumni are among this year’s UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association award winners—one of them, Patrick Sherwood, receiving the association’s top alumni honor. Other college honorees are Liliana Ferrer, Margaret Lapiz and Jesse Rodriguez.
Two College of Letters and Science alumni who got their journalism starts at "The California Aggie" won journalism’s highest honors this year—a Pulitzer Prize and a Peabody Award.
Two Aggies on Staff of Pulitzer-Prize Winning Paper
April 14, 2017
UC Davis alumna Amy Gutierrez — better known as Amy G. to San Francisco Giants fans — will be back on campus to meet with students and sign books Oct. 27.
Investigative reporter Matthias Gafni (B.A, English/rhetoric and communication, ’98), who got his journalism start at The California Aggie, was a lead writer in a series of articles that won the East Bay Times the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News.
San Francisco Young Alumni Program
April 10, 2017
When Lauren Levin (B.A., communications, ‘11) and Jacqueline Wells (B.A., English, ‘06) wanted to connect with a group of College of Letters and Science young alumni in the Bay Area and found no such group existed, they did what Aggies do: they made it happen themselves.
American Studies Grad Leads NFL Health and Safety
December 02, 2016
José Quiñonez’s story starts in rural Mexico in 1971. Fast-forward to fall 2016: Quiñonez (B.A., Chicano/a Studies, ’94) is awarded a 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant for his innovative work in poverty alleviation.
For some, nothing is more American than football. So it seems appropriate that Jacob Frank, who earned a degree in American Studies in 2011, works for the National Football League.
Support for graduate students is vital for ensuring that our best and brightest have the time and opportunity to grow as scholars, contribute to their fields of study, and prepare for a productive career. To grow endowed scholarships for graduate students, the Office of Graduate Studies has established its Matching Fund for Student Support.
Combining a love for radio and art, Benjamin Castle (B.A., art history and psychology, ’14) now leads sales for San Francisco public radio station KQED.
Now, after just a year, the San Francisco Young Alumni Program of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science is off and running, with a board and several hosted events under its belt.
When Jennifer Pugh graduated from UC Davis in 2010 with a degree in English, she knew she wanted to stay connected to the world of learning.
If you've already earned a pilot's license, a black belt in kung fu, an undergraduate degree from UC Davis and a great spot in the tech industry, what's next? James Rizzo, 22, has answered by winning a prestigious new scholarship for a year's graduate study in Beijing at one of China's leading universities.