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Since 2009, Gary Cherr has served as the director of the Bodega Marine Laboratory and as an associate director of the Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute. But he became an Aggie well before that. (Photo Credit: UC Regents)

Zoology Alumnus Protects Oceans as Director of Bodega Marine Laboratory

Since 2009, Cherr has served as the director of the Bodega Marine Laboratory and as an associate director of the Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute. But he became an Aggie well before that. After completing a B.A. in Biology at Sonoma State University in 1979, he enrolled at UC Davis for graduate studies in the Zoology Department, a program within the Division of Biological Sciences, which later became the College of Biological Sciences.

Lisa Rybovich Crallé earned a BA in Studio Art before coming to UC Davis where she received her MFA in the same discipline. Her installations and collaborative performance projects incorporate drawing, painting and sculpture. (Courtesy Lisa Rybovich Crallé)

6 Ways to Find a Fulfilling Career for Art Graduate Students

Graduates of arts programs are often considered to be more creative and insightful than many of their peers, but would you believe they’re also among the happiest professionals Believe it. Arts alumni aren't just surviving in today’s workforce, they’re thriving.

Team Gunrock, UC Davis graduate and undergraduate students celebrate their first place in Amazon’s Alexa Prize competition in Las Vegas. The team took home $500,000 for creating a software bot that could hold a coherent and engaging conversation with humans. (Zhou Yu/UC Davis)

Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion. 

Campus Closure Updates for November 14-16

Chancellor May and other campus leaders have heard the community’s concerns. The chancellor regrets any stress or inconvenience our previous update caused. We are all learning together. The Davis and Sacramento campuses will be closed today and classes canceled. The UC Davis hospitals, primary care clinics, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and Student Health and Wellness Center will remain open. The N95 masks will be available at the Memorial Union and the UC Davis Fire Department later today. The UC Davis Police and Fire departments are continuing normal operations. We will provide further updates later today.

Kristin Aquilino stands next to beds holding white abalone at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. David Slipher/UC Davis

Alumna Kristin Aquilino On Quest to Save the White Abalone

Kristin Aquilino is the director of the Bodega Marine Laboratory’s white abalone captive breeding program. She’s spent years investigating ways to help bring this species back from the brink of extinction. Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Aquilino for her work with the Species in the Spotlight Recovery Hero Award.  

Pete Scully - Sketch of Walker Hall

Pete Scully Captures the Transformation of Historic Walker Hall, Home of the Future Graduate Center

After years of planning, UC Davis is renovating historic Walker Hall into the long-awaited Graduate Center, which will accommodate a variety of services and organizations for UC Davis graduate student and postdoctoral scholars. Members of the campus community have been taking photos and videos of the project's progress, but one UC Davis staff member has documented the transformation by putting pen and paint to paper.