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Farmworkers’ son active in UC Davis research wins prestigious NIH scholarship

Farmworkers’ son active in UC Davis research wins prestigious NIH scholarship

A biochemistry and molecular biology major, Abraham Corrales has been awarded the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and committed to careers in health-related research.

The stinging sweat and all-over aches from picking blackberries one summer tutored young Abraham Corrales of Watsonville in the harsh realities he’d already experienced as the youngest of 10 children of migrant farmworkers.

“When you’re in the fields, you understand how everyone who’s working there really suffers just to put food on the table,” he said. “That’s what made me change my perspective on education.”

Today, the UC Davis junior has distinguished himself as one of only 16 recipients nationwide of a prestigious National Institutes of Health scholarship on his way to developing therapies to promote the health of agricultural communities like his own... Read More

Cal Aggie Alumni Association names associate executive directors

Cal Aggie Alumni Association names associate executive directors

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has promoted Jane Eadie to associate executive director, chief programs officer, and appointed Teresa Gould as associate executive director, chief revenue officer.

Eadie will oversee CAAA’s engagement efforts with the 225,000 alumni of the University of California, Davis, and coordinate the efforts of more than 40 alumni chapters and networks throughout the world.

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Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Philip J. Pogledich as County Counsel.  After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Mr. Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board.   

Mr. Pogledich began his tenure with Yolo County in 2004, most recently serving as senior deputy county counsel since 2007.  His focus has been on local government law, land use and natural resources, real property and public works, agriculture and the Williamson Act, solid waste and recycling, and policy concerning the Bay-Delta.  Prior to his tenure with Yolo County, he worked for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Mr. Pogledich received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

UC Davis professor receives award to develop preventive treatment for autism

UC Davis professor receives award to develop preventive treatment for autism

The Hartwell Foundation has presented an Individual Biomedical Research Award to Professor Judy A. Van de Water of the University of California, Davis, in recognition of research that could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S... Read More

UC Davis names CIO

UC Davis names CIO

Viji Murali, an IT veteran in higher education, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis. “UC Davis is incredibly fortunate to recruit someone with Viji’s experience and expertise,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in announcing Murali’s appointment... Read More

Zoo Saddened by the Loss of Dr. Murray E. Fowler

Zoo Saddened by the Loss of Dr. Murray E. Fowler

Our hearts are heavy with the recent loss of Dr. Murray E. Fowler. Sacramento Zoo staff were privileged to know and work with this brilliant man. He was a trail-blazer, mentor, colleague, supporter and friend who was kind and humble. Our thoughts are with Dr. Fowler's family and countless zoo professionals and animal lovers he inspired. Thank you Dr. Fowler!
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UC Davis historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

UC Davis historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812. “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1771 – 1832” was called “a meticulous and insightful account of why runaway slaves in the colonial era were drawn to the British side as potential liberators” by the Pulitzer committee... Read More