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UC Davis Magazine

Volume 26 · Number 1 · Fall 2008

100 Ways
that UC Davis Has Transformed the World



Education for all.

From helping to run an inner-city preschool to offering Mondavi Center matinees, UC Davis gives thousands of California schoolchildren a leg up on higher education. In addition, UC Davis partners with a college prep high school in West Sacramento to help ensure that underserved kids get the right preparation for college, and the UC Davis Health System offers several programs to help prepare underrepresented students for careers in the health professions.


Improving K–12 education.

With agricultural extension as its model, UC Davis goes out into the field to provide continuing professional education and other services for teachers statewide. It has reached thousands of teachers through programs like the Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools Center, with its special focus on those who work in historically underserved schools; the History Project, which gives classroom teachers the opportunity to learn from such faculty as Pulitzer Prize-winning UC Davis historian Alan Taylor, and Mondavi ArtsBridge, which trains teachers to teach the visual and performing arts. UC Davis students help, too. Through Davis Bridge, hundreds volunteer each year as tutors at local elementary schools.


A world of alumni.

From the time the first students graduated in 1911, UC Davis alumni have been making their mark in the world — and beyond. Among their countless achievements are winning Olympic gold medals, directing Oscar-winning Disney films, heading UNICEF and flying through space as astronauts. With every year, the Aggie impact multiplies. From nine students in the 1911 class, our living alumni total has grown to 185,000.

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