In our latest magazine issue, now available digitally, read stories of inspiration and discovery happening all over the university. Meet scholars whose educational dreams are being fulfilled and interdisciplinary experts that are unlocking solutions for a sustainable planet.
View the featured stories below or download the full issue as a PDF.
Preparing Change Makers
Avenues pave the way
Navigating the complex system of higher education is challenging for most students, but it can be even harder for students transferring from community college, who often come from households with limited means or are the first in their family to attend college. That's where the donor-supported UC Davis Avenues programs come in.
Backed for the future
Every day at UC Davis, students benefit from the generosity of donors via scholarships and awards that allow them to pursue their goals. Meet just four of the thousands whom donors help thrive.
Veterinary ER expansion brings expert care
Generous donors have helped support new developments throughout the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center, including the ER/ICU expansion, which is part of a campaign to transform the current teaching hospital into the foremost veterinary facility in the world.
Giving their voice back
Imagine someone with paralysis having their first conversation with a loved one in years. Or imagine them making a simple request—I need my glasses—and the words appearing as text on a screen while spoken out loud by a computer.
This life-changing technology is quickly becoming a reality at the UC Davis Neuroprosthetics Lab thanks to a transformative gift that has accelerated research there.
Sustaining Healthier Communities
Protecting ocean health in a warming world
At the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML), ocean water streams in through crisscrossing pipes, sea creatures crawl in bubbling tanks, panoramic windows show views of the ocean—and students, faculty and staff are making crucial discoveries for ocean and coastal health.
Resnick fund sparks ag innovation
Thanks to a generous gift from Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company, researchers across the university are investigating new ways to use agricultural waste to benefit the climate and sustain the growing world population.
Sparking Innovation and Creativity
The edge of energy
Faculty across UC Davis are making breakthroughs in renewable energy that have the potential to power our lives while protecting the planet.
Donor support is essential to giving UC Davis experts the resources and freedom to explore high-risk, high-reward endeavors, such as wind turbines with compostable blades and more efficient solar cells.
TED Audacious Project funds $70 million
UC Davis scientists are teaming up with UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers on a $70 million donor-funded initiative that aims in part to cut climate change-causing emissions from cattle by using the genome-editing tool CRISPR on microbes in cows’ guts.
The power of an endowed chair
Hiring the world’s top faculty. Training tomorrow’s leaders. Conducting groundbreaking research. All of these are made possible at UC Davis thanks to the power and prestige that endowed chairs and professorships bring to the university.