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Graduate Mentoring Initiative Welcomes New Faculty in Winter

Supporting Graduate Student Success Through Mentorship 

Having a strong mentor can be a life-changing experience. Positive mentor-mentee relationships have shown to increase academic persistence, productivity and satisfaction in graduate student mentees. Additionally, mentorship can help increase overall graduate student well-being. Students with mentors report feeling less imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression. 

Introducing Daisy Hernandez, 2021-2022 Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Chancellor

Graduate Studies is excited to introduce the graduate community to Daisy Hernandez, the 2021-2022 Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean and Chancellor (GSADC). Hernandez is a fourth year Ph.D. Candidate in plant pathology and will serve as the primary student representative for graduate students at UC Davis, serving as a voice for graduate student concerns, needs and perspectives.

Announcing the Recipients of the 2020-2021 Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Awards

Graduate studies is pleased to announce the 26 recipients of the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Awards. Graduate Studies recognizes the importance of mentorship and advising for graduate student success, and this award celebrates individuals who provide outstanding service in this area.

UC Davis Graduate Student Virtual Exhibition Showcases Work Across the Arts and Humanities

The annual exhibition by UC Davis arts and humanities graduate students will showcase works across the disciplines of art, design, music, creative writing, Native American studies, English, Spanish and French. The exhibition is hosted by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art and can be viewed June 10 through Sept. 6 on the museum’s website.  

Amelia Munson, Animal Behavior Ph.D. Candidate, Wins the UC Davis 2021 Grad Slam Competition

Graduate Studies is pleased to announce Animal Behavior Ph.D. candidate Amelia Munson won first place at the UC Davis Grad Slam final round on Thursday, April 8. Her winning presentation “Fact or Fiction: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” earned her a $2,500 grand prize and the opportunity to advance to the University of California Grad Slam competition on May 7.

Her engaging presentation examined how introducing environmental stressors on young fish in captivity impacted their ability to adapt to challenges and exhibit anti-predator behaviors as adults.