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UE Statement In Response to Riots at the U.S. Capitol

January 07, 2021

The January 6, 2021 joint session of Congress, wherein our nation’s senators and representatives met to count the state-certified electoral ballots from the 2020 U.S. presidential election, was violently disrupted following riots and demonstrations on the National Mall. As has been widely broadcast by news organizations, a security breach by rioters resulted in violent clashes and halted the joint session. These disturbing acts represent an attack on our nation’s democracy, causing physical harm to numerous people and costing the lives of five individuals.

Undergraduate Research Center Announces New Endowed Prize

May 04, 2021
Dean Keith Simonton Prize for Creativity in Undergraduate Research Recognizes Students Early in their Research Career

The Dean Keith Simonton Prize for Creativity in Undergraduate Research is a newly established annual award to support and encourage faculty-guided undergraduate research by UC Davis students. The award recognizes creativity, or the potential for creativity, in undergraduate research or design projects, as well as the student's innovative spirit and motivation.

Beyond the Barriers Launch & Celebration

March 09, 2021

Members of the UC Davis community and the public are invited to the Beyond the Barriers Launch & Celebration.

Beyond the Barriers is an initiative launched this year to support and recognize formerly incarcerated and system impacted students, faculty and staff, and foster innovative research that centralizes and addresses the challenges and effects that mass incarceration and the over-reliance on imprisonment has presented in the state of California and the US.

Kayton Carter Named Executive Director for Academic Advising Enrichment

March 01, 2021
Former executive director of campus retention centers brings experience and perspective to advance equity in student outcomes.

Kayton Carter, MA has been named Executive Director for Academic Advising Enrichment at UC Davis. A unit of Undergraduate Education, Academic Advising Enrichment was established in 2014 to strengthen the UC Davis student experience by providing centralized, campus-wide leadership and advocacy for academic advising.

Taking A Hands-On Approach

February 22, 2021
Washington Program Director Helps Students Find Their Path   

By Sarah Colwell

Cheryl Purifoy’s mission is to give students real-world experiences that help them imagine their future.

As Director of the UC Davis Washington Program, Purifoy leads a team focused on equipping students to vie for competitive internships in the nation’s capital and connecting them with industry experts. 

Poet Brandon Leake to Headline Leadership Conference

February 03, 2021
America's Got Talent Winner Leads a Stellar Lineup 

Poet and artist-educator Brandon Leake will be keynote speaker at the Aggies Leading the Way conference this Friday evening. Hosted annually by the UC Davis Center for Leadership Learning, this year's virtual conference will also feature  actor Gabriela Cristina Fresquez, host of The LatinXpert, and Vernon A. Wall, President and Founder of One Better World LLC. 

UC Davis Students Earn Marshall Scholarships

December 07, 2020

Two UC Davis students have been awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarships in a  decades-old British government program that pays for American students to pursue advanced degrees at British universities.

Artist-Philanthropist-Educator David Garibaldi Visits Aggie Square

November 30, 2020
Sacramento Artist Performs for Students in Transformative Justice Studies

Leadership from Oak Ridge Elementary and Aggie Square joined the Quarter at Aggie Square’s Transformative Justice Studies students and faculty for a conversation with Sacramentan David Garibaldi about arts, education, and community.

“This past summer, we saw our world creating images that reflected how we felt, saying what we had no words for,” Garibaldi said. “Art has always been a voice for the unsaid.”

Beyond the Barriers: Research and Support for the System Impacted Community

November 16, 2020

A new initiative aimed at addressing the impacts of California’s carceral system – both on our campus and throughout the state and the nation–launches this month. Beyond the Barriers supports students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by the carceral system:  those who have had an immediate family member incarcerated, arrested, or detained, or have been themselves. The initiative also fosters research on California’s carceral system, and offers educational resources. 

Leading Undergraduate Education in a Time of Change

August 22, 2020
Cynthia Carter Ching on becoming interim Vice Provost and Dean, confronting institutional racism, and remote learning

Cynthia Carter Ching, professor in the school of education, was appointed interim vice provost and dean for Undergraduate Education on July 15, 2020. She was associate dean for academic programs in the School of Education from 2015-2020 and faculty director of the education minor from 2008-2013. She has taught at UC Davis since 2007.

UE's Commitment to Dismantle Racism

June 18, 2020

Undergraduate Education is committed, personally and organizationally, to the ongoing work required to dismantle systems of racism and end individually racist practices. We believe this is required in order to create equitable classrooms and an equitable campus community for for our students, staff, and faculty.