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UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Moves Forward With a Focus on Leadership and Innovation

Since 1936, the UC Davis Arboretum has been a flourishing home to countless flora and fauna and considered a safe haven for students, faculty and community members seeking a peaceful escape from their hectic schedules. It’s widely regarded as a campus landmark with a history that is as long as the trees are tall — or more precisely, back to the early days of the university.

In fact, the Arboretum and P

Spring Quarter Snapshot: Students Continue to Lead at Arboretum

At the onset of the global pandemic, only 4 percent of public gardens in the United States remained open. Some of these included Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, Cornell’s Botanic Garden and — you guessed it — UC Davis’ own Arboretum and Public Garden. In a recent interview, Arboretum Director Kathleen Socolofsky and Assistant Director Carmia Feldman discussed their ongoing efforts in maintaining one of the campus’ most beloved resources.

“We’ve been able to work on a plan to keep the Arboretum, the

4 Students Share Remote Instruction Do’s and Don’ts

As remote instruction was thrust on faculty at universities all over the country this spring, different strategies emerged on how to convert in-person courses.

Now that spring quarter is well past the halfway point and students have settled in to digital learning environments, what are the takeaways? Faculty members are sharing lessons learned, and some students have clear preferences, too.

Here, four undergraduate student writing fellows in the Office of Strategic Communications — Chloe Archa

What Can I Do with a Major in Psychology?

From professors to parliament: The versatility of a psychology major

Daniela De La Cruz often hears this misconception as an undergraduate adviser for psychology at UC Davis. It discourages some of her students from pursuing the subject.

“Psychology is a STEM major,” De La Cruz emphasizes, “and it has a lot of real-world transferable skills that come along with it.”

Psychology is a skills-based major that prepares students for both graduate-level programs and careers in psychology, tech, medi

CoHo Alum Takes Another Crack at ‘Top Chef’

“Chef Joe” is back! Tune in this Thursday (March 19) to cheer on UC Davis alumnus Joe Sasto ’10 as he competes in the 17th season of Top Chef.

In a phone interview with Dateline UC Davis, Sasto shared his enthusiasm for the upcoming “all-star” season, which brings back 15 former winners, fan-favorites and frontrunners. “Everybody’s incredibly talented,” he said. “It will make for a great competition.”

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