Graduate Studies

Our 10 Finalists in Abbreviated Grad Slam

April 01, 2020
As far as we’re concerned, they all hit grand slams in the 2020 Grad Slam. They are the 10 finalists, and will always have that honor — and some prize money, too.

Building Musical Alliances with Mellon Public Scholar Hannah Adamy

February 10, 2020
Hannah Adamy, a 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, spent her summer creating spaces for women and gender-expansive musicians in Sacramento to come together and jam. In the search to bring people together as jam participants, Adamy learned about the different needs of different musicians and the practical challenges of musical spaces.

Smartphone Apps Could Help African Gig Workers

January 07, 2020
Jessica Wallach, graduate student in international agricultural development at UC Davis, says that smartphone apps can help people in Senegal find work and get paid.

A Digital Game to Improve How Index Insurance Promotes Resilience to Drought

November 29, 2019
Alex Hobbs, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, learned to code so he could build an app to help women in Kenya make decisions about livestock insurance. SimPastoralist lets families facing drought learn firsthand how livestock insurance works. Game data also offers insights on designing index insurance to respond to women’s needs.