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Civic Engagement Projects take shape at Bitney Prep High School

November 15, 2019
Newman, a first-year teacher, graduated from Nevada Union High School in 2015 and received her teaching credential from UC Davis where she is currently enrolled in their Master’s of Education program. In Newman’s class, all of Bitney’s seniors are expected to participate in a Civic Engagement Project where they are to identify a particular problem or issue that is important to them and go about trying to solve it.

Detection Dogs and DNA on the Trail of Endangered Lizards

November 01, 2019
Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California’s San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new, noninvasive sampling technique for lizard conservation worldwide.

Aggie Square Launch Headquarters Opens

November 01, 2019
Local leaders were on hand Wednesday as UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Aggie Square’s new launch headquarters on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento. Aggie Square is an innovation hub planned for the university’s Sacramento campus.

Children of Poor Immigrants Rise, Regardless of Where They Come From

October 28, 2019
New research linking millions of fathers and sons dating to the 1880s shows that children of poor immigrants in America have had greater success climbing the economic ladder than children of similarly poor fathers born in the United States. That pattern has been remarkably stable for more than a century, even as immigration laws have shifted and as the countries most likely to send immigrants to the United States have changed.

Demonstration garden at Incline Village seeks new leadership

October 25, 2019
Alison Toy, Program Manager for UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Science, has taken on a huge responsibility of keeping the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden alive. The garden is going through a transformation, it is being rebranded as the North Lake Tahoe Educational Garden. She gathered members from UC Davis, SNC and IVGID to formulate a plan for the future of the garden.

Mellon Public Scholar Katherine Nasol: Research as Movement Building in AAPI Communities

October 22, 2019
Katherine Nasol, PhD student in Cultural Studies and 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, is a community organizer at heart. As an undergraduate at Stanford, she says, 'I didn’t think I would touch research, because I was interested in social justice issues and supporting queer and trans communities of color.' But then, in the process of developing an honors thesis about trafficked Filipinx migrants in the US and Hong Kong, she was introduced to community-based research.

UC Davis Expert Assesses Impact Of US Troop Withdrawal From Syria

October 17, 2019
Watenpaugh is the founding director of the UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program, the first academic unit of its kind in the UC system. He has been a leader in international efforts to address the needs of displaced and refugee university students and professionals, especially those impacted by the wars and civil conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey.

The nitrogen dilemma: can we reduce fertilisers and still feed the world?

October 16, 2019
Excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilisers is contributing to numerous environmental problems, but a more balanced approach is necessary if the world’s growing population is to be fed. The global nitrogen challenge therefore involves both reducing fertiliser use, and getting it to where it’s needed most.

House passes Hong Kong human rights bill with input from UCD students

October 15, 2019
At a town hall meeting Monday in Davis, a group of about 20 UC Davis students urged Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Less than 24 hours later, the House of Representatives approved the bill, sending a rebuke to Beijing, which has cracked down hard on protesters in Hong Kong.

Rattlesnake Creek dam removal, restoration will be national model

October 15, 2019
With support from the Open Rivers Fund, the UC Davis Dams and Watershed Health team (Heidi Ballard, Ryan Meyer, and Chris Jadallah) traveled to Missoula, Montana in July 2019 to observe and participate in the environmental monitoring associated with the removal of Rattlesnake Creek Dam.

30 Years of UC Davis Students’ Prized Writing

October 09, 2019
Prized Writing provides a representative, wide-ranging and engaging experience of what UC Davis students are learning, thinking and writing about in classrooms throughout the campus. in addition to providing deeply satisfying reading experiences, many of these essays will, like those before them, find their way back into classrooms — at UC Davis and beyond — as writing models.

New Law Sponsored by UC Will Allow Commercialization of Discoveries in State Parks

October 02, 2019
The University of California, Davis, became a major driver for the new legislation after Johan Leveau, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, discovered a promising anti-fungal microbe in soils from the Jug Handle State Natural Reserve along the Mendocino Coast but found himself unable to translate his discovery into a public benefit because existing state law did not allow the commercialization of research materials from state parks.