Spring/Summer 2017

The First Century

How did Davis become a city? Most people think it took half the town burning down to convince residents of what was then Davisville to incorporate 100 years ago.

Modern Master

As the director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Neal Benezra, M.A. ’78, has been active in the transformation of the modern art landscape in San Francisco.

Style Maven

In 2015, Joyce Lee ’00 was named head of design at Madewell, the J.Crew sister brand.

A Real Winner

José Quiñonez ’94 was honored by the MacArthur Foundation with the “genius grant” for his work bridging the gap between banks and low-income immigrants.

Man of the Court

At UC Davis, Darius Graham ’17 was part of basketball coach Jim Les’ first recruiting class, earning a full scholarship, and over five seasons has become a star player.

Build an Owl Box

Owls are adept at controlling pest populations — a skill you can use in your backyard while protecting owls from secondary poisoning caused by rodent killers.

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

This smoothie from the UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center provides more than a third of your daily fruit and vegetable servings.

Air Time

Acquired in 1950, the University Airport operates as a general aviation airport.

Recent Protests Revive Free Speech Debate

At UC Davis, activists this year have fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline, policies like the immigration order, and for and against a local appearance by controversial former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous.

Dog Trainers and Farmers

When the pressures of dual careers in veterinary medicine accumulate, Danika and Mike Bannasch retreat to their 40-acre slice of heaven, 15 minutes west of campus.

Music Man

Since graduation, Fawzi Haimor ’05, M.A. ’07, has performed with some of America’s finest orchestras. He takes over a highly-regarded German orchestra in September.

5 Things To Know About Dan Hawkins

Dan Hawkins’ career came full circle when he returned to his alma mater, taking over as head coach of the UC Davis football program.

Regents Confirm Gary May as Chancellor

Gary S. May, engineering dean at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was confirmed by unanimous vote of the Board of Regents at a special meeting on Feb. 23.

MU Reopens, More Updates Planned

A $23.5 million project replaced divided rooms with open lounge space, and a two-story atrium has been added on the north side.

Arboretum Waterway Improvement Begins

First it flowed east. Then it hardly flowed at all. Soon it will flow gently to the west — making the campus waterway a more dynamic element of the UC Davis Arboretum.


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