Event Turns to Novelist, Artist, Diplomats and a Defector to Explain the Mysteries of North Korea Kathleen Holder December 15, 2016
A recent colloquium—“Understanding North Korea: Literature, Politics, Art, Life”—brought a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and a South Korean artist to UC Davis to talk about the power of narrative and imagination to reveal truths about one of the world’s most closed countries. 
Faculty Win International Awards Jeffrey Day December 01, 2016
David Traill has won the Schliemann Medal for his work on one of the world’s best-known archeologists. Eva Mroczek's book The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2016) has been awarded the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.
Persian Studies Program Receives $1.5 Million from Iranian-American Philanthropist (not verified) 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.