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20 miles away. A world apart.

July 15, 2020
Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa addresses issues faced by Mexican farmworker mothers by connecting with the community of Knights Landing to advocate for educational rights and establish health clinics in the town. 

Vulnerable and undervalued

July 10, 2020
ICE threatens to disrupt the lives of international students in the U.S.

By Sasha Pesci and Elisa Ugarte, PhD students at UC Davis

Finding Miracles in Unlikely Places

June 18, 2020
Sandy Holman is the Purple Lady whose work in promoting diversity, equity, and quality education brings love and change in the community around her. 

Step by Step. With Collaboration.

April 13, 2020
As I write this, the reality that we, as individual members of the UC Davis community, are connected through our personal, professional, and familial relationships, has never been more clear.

Breaking Down Barriers to Care

March 18, 2020
Physician Stephany Sanchez, as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and director of Transforming Education and Community Health for Medical Students, says her roles at UC Davis bridge everything she's passionate about in terms of underserved care.

A computer cursor that moves without being touched

February 12, 2020
Sanjay Joshi, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis, and his lab are working with people in the medical, engineering, and disability communities to improve the capabilities of machines in order to assist people with physical limitations.

Listening to the Undocumented

January 15, 2020
Roy “RJ” Taggueg, Jr. is an undocumented UC Davis student whose parents came from the Philippines when he was 7 years old. Now he is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology with a research focus on studying the undocumented Filipinx population.

Bringing justice closer to home

December 17, 2019
UC Davis Professor of Law Lisa Pruitt is partnering with people in rural communities to advocate for those who experience unequal access to legal services because of where they live. It’s work she isn’t paid for that takes a lot of time, but it helps ensure her work in academia can be more broadly relevant and address the experiences of rural communities.

Social Justice in Health Care

November 14, 2019
Jann Murray-García knows health inequities, policy disparities and detriments to living well in marginalized communities are best addressed in the environments where they occur, when students leave the classroom and get out in the field. For that reason, she has been working for many years with community partners and her nursing students to address health inequality in California.

A flood zone. A blizzard. A 30-foot deep abandoned mineshaft.

October 15, 2019
UC Davis professor of medicine and epidemiology, John Madigan has a habit of going where others wouldn’t dare, often traveling in a helicopter; but it is on these adventures, to help rescue animals in distress.