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Graduate Studies DEI Events

Graduate Studies DEI Events

Graduate studies hosts a variety of events and activities that are designed to build community and enhance the opportunities for success for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from historically excluded populations. We highly encourage students to participate in these activities, as they will ensure a more rich and fulfilling graduate school/postdoctoral experience.

2023 GSoC+ Summer Research Symposium

The Graduate Scholars of Color+ student group is hosting its 2nd annual Graduate Student Summer Research Symposium, which will showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at UC Davis being conducted by masters and doctoral students from historically marginalized communities. The symposium will provide students the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills with those outside of their discipline. Students will present their dissertation/thesis projects during the poster session or in the form of a short talk. The symposium will also feature a keynote address from a former UC Davis graduate student.

The event is open to the public. 

Symposium Information 

Event date: Friday, August 25, 2023 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm | Graduate Center at Walker Hall*

Registration is now closed

*This is an in-person event

Register for the Symposium

Weekly Yoga on the Lawn

Please join us every Wednesday at 6:00 pm for free yoga on the Walker Hall North Lawn* (the one on the side of Walker Hall that is facing Hart Hall and Shields Ave.).

CLICK HERE if you need a yoga mat!

Bring your mats, some water to hydrate, and be sure to wear sunscreen!
Yoga Advertisement North Lawn


Map for yoga - North Lawn

About the instructor

Laura earned her PhD in Atmospheric Science from UC DAVIS in March 2020. Her research explored how canopy structure influences the vertical and spatiotemporal distribution of snow, utilizing the Advanced Canopy-Atmosphere-Soil algorithm (ACASA), a multi-layer soil-vegetation-atmosphere numerical model and how it simulates the effect of different snow-covered canopy structures on the energy budget, and temperature and other scalar profiles within different forest types in the Sierra Nevada, California. Since graduating in 2020, Laura joined Sac State’s Department of Geography in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics where she teaches Global Climatology as a part-time lecturer. When not in the classroom, you can find Laura outdoors competing in OCR (Spartan races), enjoying CrossFit and teaching yoga in her local community.

*Look for updated locations during inclement weather.