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UC Davis sets record with $846.7 million in research funding

The University of California, Davis, had a record year for external research funding in fiscal year 2017-18, receiving $846.7 million in awards, a $64 million increase from the previous year. 

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UC Davis offers admission to more California residents

The University of California, Davis, offered freshman and transfer admission for fall 2018 to a total of 41,946 applicants — including 475 more California residents than last year.

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UC Davis launches digital tool in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees reclaim right to education

Jihad Qusanyeh

Jihad Qusanyeh, imprisoned and tortured as a student, will be among the first Syrian refugees to assemble a virtual “backpack” in a new project to help them reclaim their right to education.

Article 26 Backpack, which uses face-to-face counseling and cloud-based technology to help refugees document and share their educational accomplishments, will launch in Lebanon beginning Friday, June 15.

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UC responds to federal push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

The University of California Office of the President issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Session's announcement today (Jan. 16) that the Justice Department would take “the rare step” of asking for direct review by the Supreme Court of a lower court’s decision — this one having to do with DACA. The government is appealing a District Court’s Jan. 9 injunction that temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Free LINK+ Service Available at the Yolo County Library

Free LINK+ Service Available at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – Have you ever tried to borrow a book from the library but it wasn’t available?  Yolo County Library cardholders now have access to LINK+, a free resource-sharing library consortium, to browse and borrow more than 11 million books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks from over 50 participating public and academic libraries in California and Nevada!

“LINK+ is an amazing service,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Cardholders get free access to millions of items not currently available in our own collection.”

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library is offering community members an opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School (COHS), a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a for profit company a part of Cengage Learning.

COHS is a pilot project, recently signed by Governor Brown, with a $1 million budget aimed at helping Californians earn a high school diploma online.  The California State Library is assisting with the program’s implementation and working to create partnerships and funding opportunities at the local and state levels.  The Yolo County Office of Education has agreed to generously give $10,000 of the $17,000 in matching funds required by the State Library.  The Yolo County Library is continuing to work with the Yolo County Office of Education and Yolo County school districts to raise the remaining funds.