Stories of Engagement

Public scholarship and engagement is all about people.

The relationships they build with each other, the dialogue they participate in, the learning they advance, and the trust they create—together. It is through their efforts to listen, learn and challenge themselves for the benefit of others that public scholarship persists and pervades within the UC Davis community for the benefit of us all.

These are their stories...


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.