Spring/Summer 2022

Dual Roles

Nikki Cooper ’98 is both restauranteur and children’s book author.

Surf State

A new book by Patrick Moser, Ph.D. ’97, takes a close look at California surf culture.

An Aggie Tradition

A love for UC Davis runs in the family of Provost Mary Croughan.

North of the Border

Mark Casale ’86 oversees Davis mainstay Dos Coyotes, including the Southwestern menus.


A UC Davis Magazine intern shares her experience with the virus during winter quarter.

Under the Sun

Fun facts about sunflowers from Stacey Harmer, a professor of plant biology.

Paying It Forward

Lina Mendez, Ph.D. ’10, focuses on strengthening educational pathways for students.

Launch Pad

UC Davis launches major student career initiative to foster social justice and equity.

Synth Sounds

Associate Professor Patrick LeMieux began building and playing modular synthesizers at home when the pandemic hit.

Period Power

UC Davis alumni helped pass a bill to end “period poverty.”

Story Sensation

Delia Owens, Ph.D. ’93, sees her popular book, “Where the Crawdad Sing,” come to life on film in July.

On View

Manetti Shrem Museum offers a look at the power and politics of viewing acts of protest and resistance.

Servicing Community

Innovative programs helped keep downtown businesses afloat until students returned for the school year.

On the Map

Campus construction projects include state-of-the-art facilities for a variety of needs.


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