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An Aggie Odyssey

June 11, 2020
On October 3, 2019, after traversing mountainous terrain and battling inclement weather, Soren Christian '13 achieved his longtime dream as he took the final steps on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Rising Realtor

June 03, 2020

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by Jocelyn Anderson

For Yawar Charlie, M.F.A. ’97, a background in psychology and dramatic art helps a lot in his current profession: selling luxury real estate.

A Message to Our Community

June 03, 2020

Dear Aggie Network:

As events have unfolded over the past week, we have experienced a variety of emotions as we struggle to understand what we have witnessed. Fear, anger, pain, confusion and disbelief are just some of the words that have been used to describe the reaction to the images and information.

Tops in Tech

June 01, 2020

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by Chris Macias

Opal Franklin ’18 said she felt the odds stacked against her for too many years. She spent much of her upbringing in the foster care system. Some of her closest family members had been incarcerated, and role models were few.

UC Davis Coloring Book Pages

May 27, 2020
Bored at home? Got a printer? Here are three coloring pages inspired by a few of our favorite UC Davis photos.

Talking with Aggie Parents

May 27, 2020

Talking with Aggie Parents

by Cari DuBois-Wright

The more I get to know UC Davis parents, the more impressed I am. With your dedication to students and commitment to enhancing their collegiate experience, parents rank very high among the factors that make UC Davis great.

And the more I talk with parents, the more I learn. In this column, I’d like to share some of these conversations from time to time in the belief that what some parents have to say may resonate with others—and help strengthen and grow our community still further.

The Art Show Goes On

May 27, 2020
One immersive way to connect with UC Davis in the comfort of your home is through the Arts and Humanities 2020 Graduate Exhibition, which will take place virtually on the museum website May 28 – June 28.

From Econ to Icon

May 12, 2020
Alum reconnects with his alma mater through his profession as an illustrator.

Unlocking the Power of Philanthropy

April 01, 2020
Control: It often feels like an illusion. So much is out of our own personal control during crises like the Coronavirus pandemic. When life feels unrecognizable, applying perspective can help immensely. What can we be thankful for? How can we help others who may be in more dire circumstances?

Getting to Know You

March 11, 2020

 By Cari DuBois-Wright

I’d like to introduce myself as the new Associate Director of Development for Parent Giving at UC Davis. Since joining the Annual Giving team, I have had the opportunity to get to know many dedicated parents—and I look forward to connecting and building relationships with many more of you. It’s my pleasure and privilege to build upon the solid foundation of my predecessor, Eric Gifford. Working together, I believe we can achieve great things for our amazing, hardworking students.