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ISS ASPIRE Hosts its First Undergraduate Research Symposium

ISS ASPIRE Hosts its First Undergraduate Research Symposium

The ISS undergraduate research mentorship program ASPIRE hosted its first annual symposium celebrating the work its students have done with their faculty mentors.

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History Professor Clarence Walker Wins UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

History Professor Clarence Walker Wins UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

Clarence Walker was recognized for his teaching, scholarship and service today when UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi surprised his "Jacksonian America" class to announce that he is the recipient of the 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

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Hemispheric Institute on the Americas Wins Grant to Support Graduate Student Research

Hemispheric Institute on the Americas Wins Grant to Support Graduate Student Research

The UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) has just received a three-year grant from the Tinker Foundation to support field research for graduate students in Latin America. The grant will allow HIA to continue to sponsor cutting-edge research in regions from Mexico to the Southern Cone.

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ISS Awards Its First-year Grants for Social Sciences Research

ISS Awards Its First-year Grants for Social Sciences Research

We are pleased to announce our first-year awards, including seed funding to three major research projects that reach across departments on campus, and individual research grants to nine UC Davis faculty. We have also named our first three ISS Fellows, who will give proseminars on cutting-edge research methods and concepts.

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Approved Researchers at UC Davis Get No-fee Access to Restricted U.S. Census Data

Approved Researchers at UC Davis Get No-fee Access to Restricted U.S. Census Data

Approved researchers at UC Davis can now access non-public data from the U.S. Census Bureau and many other federal agencies without paying thousands of dollars in access fees.

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Inaugural Noon Lecture Features an Analysis on the Mid-term Elections

Inaugural Noon Lecture Features an Analysis on the Mid-term Elections

The Institute for Social Sciences (ISS) hosted its inaugural Noon Lecture in November with a joint talk by two UC Davis professors of political science presenting an analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections.

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Anthropology Professor Raises $5,000 to Help Save Lions in Tanzania

Anthropology Professor Raises $5,000 to Help Save Lions in Tanzania

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder wrapped up a successful fundraising campaign in October to monitor their efforts to stop lion killing in Tanzania, and to determine where and how to expand her her project.

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Interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences to Tap New Potential of Researchers at UC Davis

Interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences to Tap New Potential of Researchers at UC Davis

The Institute for Social Sciences at UC Davis will promote interdisciplinary research in the social sciences to address challenges within in our rapidly changing society.

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Psychologist's Research Supports Gay Marriage Decision

Psychologist's Research Supports Gay Marriage Decision

By Andy Fell - When a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana this week, the justices cited work by UC Davis professor of psychology Gregory Herek.

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Memory Researcher Wins Pentagon Grant

Memory Researcher Wins Pentagon Grant

By Andy Fell - Charan Ranganath of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience was selected as a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense in July. The five-year, $2.6 million fellowship will support new work on learning and memory in Ranganath’s Dynamic Memory Laboratory at UC Davis.

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Historian Charles Walker Honored in Cusco, Peru

Historian Charles Walker Honored in Cusco, Peru

By Alex Russell - Charles Walker was celebrated as an Honorary Professor by the National University of San Antonio Abad, where he has led regular courses and seminars on historiography for the past 25 years. The ceremony took place on August 6, 2014 in Cusco, Peru.

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New Legislative Caucus Seeks to End Poverty in California

New Legislative Caucus Seeks to End Poverty in California

By Alex Russell - Center for Poverty Research Director Ann Huff Stevens presented on poverty in California at the first meeting of the new legislative caucus on ending poverty in the state.

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Scholars Present at Annual Sociological Association Meeting

Scholars Present at Annual Sociological Association Meeting

By Jeffrey Day - Nearly 60 faculty and students at the University of California, Davis, attended the 109th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, with about half presenting papers or leading discussions in San Francisco in August, 2014.

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Teaching Prize Winner is a Gardener Who Sows Wisdom in the Classroom

Teaching Prize Winner is a Gardener Who Sows Wisdom in the Classroom

By Karen Nikos-Rose - In her garden, University of California, Davis, anthropologist Suad Joseph has propagated more than 140 different varieties of fruit trees, assorted grapes, herbs and other vegetables -- many grown from her own seeds and cuttings that she has collected. She shares the bounty, and her well-known cooking, with friends, colleagues and her students.

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Historian Alan Taylor Wins Pulitzer Prize for Second Time

Historian Alan Taylor Wins Pulitzer Prize for Second Time

By Jeffrey Day - 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.

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