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Graduate Studies and Campus Partners Present Unprecedented: Events and Workshops for Instructors and Advisors

“Unprecedented” has become the ubiquitous descriptor of 2020.  COVID-19, racial injustices, wildfires, and other crises have had profound impacts on people’s safety, health, finances, and levels of stress. With Election Day looming, it is likely that this event may cause many to feel additional stress, no matter what the outcome may be.

In the midst of these unprecedented times, Graduate Studies, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, Academic Affairs, and Student Health and Counseling Services have created a series of events and resources to help faculty and instructors teach and support students in a way that accounts for the impact of ongoing and emerging crises.

UC Davis Now Accepting Graduate Admission and Fellowship Applications for 2021-2022

Last week, UC Davis Graduate Studies officially launched the online graduate application for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Each year, UC Davis welcomes applicants who are committed to making substantial contributions to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research or professional practice. Our students contribute to the global pool of future scholars and leaders, so high value is placed on achieving a diverse graduate student body to support the University of California’s academic excellence. 

Late Professor Inoue's Students Finish His and Their Research, Earn Ph.D.s

Four years after plant sciences professor Kentaro Inoue was struck and killed while riding his bike, the last three graduate students from his lab are ensuring his scientific legacy lives on through their published research, careers in industry and academia, and mentoring of future science students.

Philip Day, Laura Klasek and Lucas McKinnon successfully completed their doctoral degrees in the past year, having continued their studies with the support of plant biology professor Steven Theg, one of Inoue’s colleagues, and the Department of Plant Sciences.

Maria G. Gutierrez

Two Graduate Alumni Named ACLS Emerging Voices Fellows

Two alumni scholars who use digital media to help Indigenous communities recover their history and ancestral language have been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies as inaugural Emerging Voices Fellows.

Maria G. Gutierrez and Loren Michael Mortimer are among 45 early career scholars nationwide awarded the yearlong fellowship, launched this year by the ACLS “to assist a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come.”

Nicole Claiborne

Neuroscience Grad Student Nicole Claiborne Awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship

UC Davis graduate student Nicole Claiborne and her advisor, Professor Karen Zito, are among the 45 doctoral students and their advisers awarded the  Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Gilliam Fellowships to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.