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SA Spotlight: West Village Development to Offer Transfers Community-Building Opportunity

March 18, 2019

Starting out at a new university as a transfer student can be daunting on many levels. There is the risk of getting to feel out of step with your peers, the majority of whom matriculated as freshmen; and there are practical worries too, like figuring out where to live. In as tight a housing market as Davis, this can be challenging.

The ARC Expansion Project is Complete: Here's What to Expect

March 18, 2019

 

Director of Recreation Deb Johnson gives a comprehensive update on the new equipment and programs that are coming with the recent completion of the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) expansion project. 

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An Early Spring Shower ... of Awards

March 18, 2019
The Cultural Pages Win CASE District VII Grand Gold Award

The UC Davis Cultural Pages—print and digital guidebooks to cultural and ethnicity-based resources and community life on campus—recently received a Grand Gold Award in Diversity Programs from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VII.

A team encompassing many departments within Student Affairs contributed to The Cultural Pages, and student employees had a leading role in the design and development process.

Meet the New Director of Counseling Services

March 13, 2019

After a competitive search, the Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Kim has been selected to serve as director of Counseling Services for UC Davis.

SA Spotlight: Aggie Moonlight Breakfast

January 15, 2019

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day; but to students studying for their final exams, it may be the most important meal of the night too. Last quarter, Chancellor Gary S. May, the ASUCD Coffee House and the Division of Student Affairs presented the inaugural Moonlight Breakfast in the CoHo between 9 p.m. and midnight on the second day of finals week, providing vital brain fuel to students facing a long night of studying.

Spotlight: Program Gets Girls Excited About STEM, Wins Award

November 28, 2018
STEM for Girls, now in its eighth year, is a joint project of the Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. It aims to equip the approximately 60 girls from underrepresented groups who participate each year with the confidence to pursue their interest in a STEM field. 

What You Need to Know About Coursework During and After the Campus Closure

November 21, 2018

We recognize that you may be feeling stressed from the disruption to your classes and the uncertainty about what will happen once the campus reopens on Monday, November 26, 2018. Instructors have been encouraged to be flexible and empathetic to students. Instructors, however, have to balance this desire to help students with the need to meet the learning goals for their courses. They want you to be well prepared as you advance in your major.

8 Ways to Get Involved

September 27, 2018

At UC Davis there are so many ways for students to have fun, expand their horizons, meet other students and find their place in the Aggie family—everything from academic enrichment to recreation to community service and much more! Here are eight ways you can get involved at UC Davis:

The Practice of Freedom

September 25, 2018

"There is no such thing as a neutral educational process. Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate the integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity to it, or it becomes ‘the practice of freedom,’ the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with the reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” — Richard Shaull (1919-2002)

Nurturing the Dream

September 25, 2018

Nurturing the Dream celebrates the Student Community Center — a tangible symbol of goals set, struggles fought and dreams realized — and draws attention to the beautiful and tranquil natural setting of its north entrance.

The individual ceramic tiles reflect the multiple cultures, intersecting identities, and rich diversity of all those welcomed in the center. They also represent the various paths, goals, causes and struggles of the students: academic, social, personal and political.

The Unfinished Dream

September 25, 2018

In June 1990, UC Davis Art in Public Places issued a call to artists for a mural competition to "portray UC Davis' transition to a campus of true diversity, reflecting the richness of its many cultures and supporting its growing underrepresented populations."

Kim Anno and Miranda Bergman were selected by a committee of students, staff and faculty to paint the mural, which they titled The Unfinished Dream.

A message from the Interim Vice Chancellor regarding the California wildfires

September 25, 2018

Dear UC Davis students,

As you know, California is currently facing its largest wildfires in state history—wildfires that have undoubtedly affected members of our campus community. It is my sincere hope that you and all of your loved ones are safe. Whether these fires have affected you directly or indirectly, events like this cause a tremendous amount of stress. I want you to know that the campus has support services for you.

Strategic Native American Retention Initiative

September 24, 2018

The Strategic Native American Retention Initiative is a multifaceted academic success program at UC Davis focused on increasing the retention, persistence and graduation rates of Native American students, in a culturally appropriate way. The goal is building connection and strengthening community, and programming is focused on academic success and resiliency. The initiative will: