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Book on Ghost Dance Wins Bancroft Prize for History

March 13, 2018
Louis Warren, the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of U.S. Western History at UC Davis, was named winner of a 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book, God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America. Warren is the second UC Davis author in two years, and the third in five years, to receive the prestigious American history prize.
1998 - Jennifer (Gray) Golick Kathleen Holder March 12, 2018

Jennifer (Gray) Golick (B.A., psychology, ’98) died March 9, one of three women shot to death by an Army veteran at the Pathway Home in Yountville where she worked. Golick had joined the veterans home as clinical director last September after spending four years working with troubled boys at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services. “She was an absolutely brilliant clinician and speaker,” a friend, Dina Enberg, told The San Francisco Chronicle.

1997 - London Breed

March 12, 2018

London Breed (B.A., political science, ’97) served five weeks as the acting mayor of San Francisco following the Dec. 12, 2017, death of Mayor Ed Lee from a heart attack. Breed, 43, the second woman and the first African American woman to serve in the position, is a candidate in a June special election to serve out the rest of Lee's term. Elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2013, she has been its president since 2015. 

2010 - Joe Sasto

March 02, 2018

Joe Sasto (B.A., communication, ’10) was a contestant on the latest season of Bravo’s Top Chef television series, making it to the Final 3 before exiting the show. The 15th season, according to the show’s website, took 15 chefs on “an epicurean road trip” through Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen, Colorado.