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Philanthropy news

10.6.2015 UC Davis honors community members with awards

A philanthropic power couple dedicated to the arts, a physician working to reduce infant mortality worldwide, and a veterinarian skilled in rehabilitating animals following oil spills around the globe are among this year’s UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association award winners. They will be honored alongside…

Portrait of Bita Daryabari

09.24.2015 UC Davis receives $1.5 million from prominent Iranian-American philanthropist

Silicon Valley philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari has made a $1.5 million gift to the University of California, Davis, to broaden the university’s Persian studies program. The gift will establish the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature and help transform…

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09.22.2015 UC Davis endowment reaches $1 billion in record-breaking year of giving

The University of California, Davis, announced today (Sept. 22) its total endowment fund has reached $1 billion. Fewer than 100 universities in the nation have endowments of $1 billion or more, and only three other schools within the University of California system hold this accomplishment. “Obtaining…

08.3.2015 Mellon grant will support community-based humanities research

The University of California, Davis, Humanities Institute recently received a $400,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a new program that will support humanities graduate students in leading community-based research projects beginning this fall. Real-world experience for building…

Three foamy glasses of beer in front of a copper tank and the brewing facility at UC Davis

06.15.2015 Craft-brewing leader gives $1 million to enhance UC Davis brewing facility

Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. The gift from Alvarez will build on previous…

06.12.2015 Cal Aggie Alumni Association eyes alumni camp

Alumni of the University of California, Davis, may soon get their own family camp in the Sierra Nevada similar to UC Berkeley's Lair of the Bear. The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is considering a 210-acre preferred site at Crystal Lake in Nevada County, near Yuba Gap Road off Interstate 80, for an alumni…

05.19.2015 Nelson Gallery closing soon as UC Davis prepares for new museum

The Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, named for first art department chairman, will close at the end of the spring quarter.

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05.13.2015 Muhlemans honored for volunteer leadership

Healdsburg residents Douglas “Doug” ’77, M.S. ’79, and Julianne “Juli” Muhleman are the recipients of the 2015 Charles J. Soderquist Award from the UC Davis Foundation. The annual award is presented to individuals who demonstrate excellence in philanthropy, volunteerism, leadership and overall…

Artist Wayne Thiebaud with his wife, Betty Jean

04.24.2015 New art lecture series named for Thiebauds

A new lecture series is named for Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud. Wayne Thiebaud is a internationally acclaimed artist who taught at UC Davis for 30 years…

Clarence Walker standing holding his bike in front of a Victorian home

04.2.2015 History scholar wins teaching award

In his writings, University of California, Davis, history professor Clarence Walker has taken a critical view of Afrocentrism, calling it “a feel-good myth of history that is therapeutic, but neither accurate nor helpful in understanding or overcoming racism.” His books, including “Deromanticizing…

03.26.2015 UC Davis gets grant to look at open access to scholarship

The University of California, Davis, University Library and the California Digital Library will lead a major new project, with an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to help define the future of open access to scholarship. “Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of…

Steelworkers assemble the steel I-beams on a building

03.2.2015 Everyone invited to 'topping out' celebration at Shrem Museum

A milestone in construction of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, will be marked with a “topping out” ceremony and celebration March 13. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone attending is invited to sign a building beam that…