UC Davis has named the recipients of the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards recognize faculty, project teams and community partners for their work, dedication and success in improving the lives of others and addressing the needs of our global society through innovative solutions.
During his nearly 9½ years as provost and executive vice chancellor, Ralph J. Hexter has been the calm before, during and after the storm. It is a trait that people mention often when talking about how he has carried himself as UC Davis’ chief academic officer and chief operating officer.
Public Scholarship and Engagement has awarded funding to 14 new research projects, including five to faculty in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, that will address diverse issues such as climate change, the welfare of families, and cultivating a new grain crop
Aggie Square is all about accelerating collaboration among faculty across our Davis and Sacramento campuses. It would be difficult to find a better proof of concept to demonstrate how such collaboration addresses wicked problems than the COVID-19 research going on right now.
In describing UC Davis Chancellor's Awardee Huaijun Zhou, one nominator said, “there is no ivory tower for this Aggie," as the
College of Agriculture and Environmental Science professor's approach ensures grad students engage with communities to solve global challenges.
"Quarter at Aggie Square has built out its first year’s curriculum, for fall-winter 2020-21, and is seeking additional proposals for future quarters at the university’s new innovation hub in Sacramento.