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UC Davis School of Law Welcomes Outstanding Class of 2020

October 17, 2017
Members of the UC Davis School of Law Class of 2020 began their first semester courses on August 21, as 151 talented and diverse JD candidates joined the King Hall community. The new class brings a diverse range of backgrounds, abilities, and interests to the School of Law.

Letter From Native American Studies to the UC Davis Community

October 09, 2017
On Indigenous People’s Day, we write to join the many voices that have been raised in protest of the decision of the Trump administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Racism and xenophobia are at the core of this decision and it affects many Indigenous students and fellow employees on our campus. We reject this aggression and pledge our commitment and support to those affected.

Support Student Learning this Quarter

September 27, 2017
Some of you have asked how you might prepare to best support student learning and discussion in the classroom this quarter. Some are asking this because of concerns that emerge from our current political and cultural climate. Others of you want to make sure you are using the most effective teaching strategies to facilitate learning for our students who have diverse cultural backgrounds and academic experiences.

Diversity Pathway to Graduate School Conference

September 27, 2017
A one-day event hosted by GAAAP (Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program) to create a community of graduate students, professionals, and undergraduate students of all backgrounds to assist those interested in pursuing a graduate or professional level degree. This event aims to empower historically underrepresented, low-income, or educationally disadvantaged students by providing them with the opportunity to attend workshops of their choice, and connect with like-minded graduate students as well as professionals.

Aoki Center Seminar Series

September 27, 2017
You’re cordially invited to join the Aoki Center’s Fall 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. You’ll have the opportunity learn from, and discuss with, interdisciplinary scholars who will present their research and works in progress which is inspired by, and builds upon, critical race studies. Held during the Fall 2017 semester.

California Vision 2020

September 18, 2017
Join Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) at the Sacramento Convention Center September 21-23 for the "California Vision 2020" conference featuring community leaders in social action, politics, business, and personal transformation to address many of the important issues we face today from homelessness to racism to poverty to sustainability.

UC Davis to Open New Center for Chicano, Latino Students

September 18, 2017

Originally posted by Julia Ann Easley on September 15, 2017 in Student Life

Traditional Aztec dance, mariachi music and contemporary Latin dance will mark the opening of a new facility for the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success at the University of California, Davis, on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Letter to DACA and UnDACAmented Dreamers

September 08, 2017
A statement of solidarity and action by campus diversity and inclusion leadership for those affected by the recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UC President Napolitano affirms support, protection for sexual violence survivors

September 07, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (September 7) following U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement that appears to roll back guidance by the Office of Civil Rights. The federal changes will impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under the Title IX policy.

A Message From the UC Davis Chancellor About DACA

September 05, 2017
Chancellor Gary S. May's response to the announcement by the White House to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children to fulfill their dream of a college education without fear of deportation.

California K-12 Curriculum Becomes More Historically Accurate With Help From UC Davis

August 31, 2017
Curriculum content writers reframe the way elementary school teachers cover California's multicultural and complex history. This framework suggests alternative lessons for fourth-graders. They include inquiry-based activities that are designed to help students investigate the past by examining primary sources — documents and other artifacts from the period itself.

Latino Heritage Month Speakers Series

August 23, 2017
Schedule and location information for a series of panel discussions and conversations as a part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Chancellor May: ‘Intolerance Will Not Win’

August 23, 2017

Reposted from University News by News and Media Relations
August 22, 2017

At a Central Park rally and in a letter to the campus community last week, Chancellor Gary S. May drew a sharp distinction between freedom of speech and what he saw in the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia: provocation to violence.