Fall/Winter 2017-18

Succession Story

Mike Maden, M.A. ’85, Ph.D. ’90, is carrying on techno-thriller author Tom Clancy’s legacy.

Author on Screen

Lauren Kate, M.A. ’09, published two books the year she graduated from the creative writing program at UC Davis.

Deal Maker

Javier Avitia ’83 is the executive vice president of Legal and Business Affairs at CBS Studios International, overseeing content licensing, format sales and foreign channel ventures for the network.

Meet the Mayor

Steve Ly ’96 became mayor of Elk Grove last year — also becoming the country’s first mayor of Hmong heritage.

Sure-Fire Training

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the only dedicated fire department in the UC system.

Good Fellows

Athletics and ASUCD have partnered to create yearlong fellowship positions for recent graduates.

The Pain Problem

Pain is a pervasive problem that the medical community has not yet addressed in a comprehensive way. That’s the dilemma facing an interdisciplinary group at UC Davis.

Rack ’Em Up

The evolution of bike racks on campus — anything that’s ever been tried has been tried here.

Digitize The Aggie Archives

This fall, the UC Davis Library, launched an effort to digitize the complete archive of The Aggie from its first issue through today

Last Splash at the Rec Pool

The pool will be transformed over the next year from a single, all-purpose pool into two: a seasonal one for recreation and a year-round pool for lap swimming, sport clubs and intramurals.

Inside the Newsroom

UC Davis alumni are at the forefront of an evolving journalism field.

Aerospace Musician

Stephen Robinson’s 36-year career at NASA included four space shuttle missions and three spacewalks, but before that, he was a musician.

Side by Side

This fall, Nagela Castro joined her daughter, Amanda De Castro, at UC Davis. They’re both juniors, both studying international relations.


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