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UC Davis student bloggers tell stories about university experiences from being homesick to joining a ballroom dance troupe and the joys of biking.

 

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Academics and student programs

  • Aggie Voices: UC Davis student bloggers tell stories about university experiences from being homesick to joining a ballroom dance troupe and the joys of biking.
  • Aggies Abroad Network: Follow the journeys of hundreds of Aggies abroad as they take their studies global—traveling the world, diving into new cultures, changing their lives.
  • Climate Change, Water, and Society IGERT: Faculty and students of the Climate Change, Water and Society Integrative Graduate Education and Research program discuss various issues relating to global climate change, such as pollution and global warming.
  • Ecology 180: Professor Louie H. Yang blogs about Ecology 180, a field-based ecology class that allows students to gain hands-on experience with real research projects in the world of ecology.
  • Ecology Graduate Student Association: A group blog of the over 200 students in UC Davis' Graduate Group in Ecology, one of the largest and most prestigious ecology graduate programs in the world.
  • Health Sciences Libraries: Carlson Health Sciences and Blaisdell Medical librarians post on topics including human and veterinary medicine, animal welfare, public health and health policy, searching the published literature, new technologies, news, classes and community outreach.
  • Healthy Aggies: A blog about how to better fuel your body and incorporate nutrition into your daily life, written by a fourth year clinical nutrition major with direction from registered dietician, Linda Adams.

Agriculture

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Blog: News and publications from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis.
  • ANR News Blog: A agricultural news commentary from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources that includes research by UC Davis scientists, written by Jeannette Warnert, ANR public information representative.
  • Bug Squad: A blog about insects, happenings in the insect world and entomologists in the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and at UC Davis, written and photographed by Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Department of Entomology communications specialist.
  • Plant Central: Botanist and nature enthusiast Ann Filmer's blog on writings and photos about weird, wonderful, and wild plants — with a lesson or two about botany and nature.
  • Postharvest Postings: This blog focuses on reducing postharvest losses and improving the quality, safety and marketability of fresh fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. It includes news and other information from the specialists and staff at the Postharvest Technology Center.
  • Tomorrow's Table: A blog exploring topics related to genetics, food and farming, written by Pam Ronald, professor of plant pathology.
  • UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: News from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis.
  • UC Weed Science: This blog, organized by Brad Hanson, an associate specialist in the weed science department, focuses on research in weed management and the preservation of natural resources.
  • University of California Food Blog: Coordinated by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, this blog is kept lively by the variety of UC contributing writers, including many from UC Davis.
  • What's Blooming at UC Davis?: Photos of UC Davis plants and more!

Arts and humanities

  • Chuck Walker Blog: Chuck Walker is a professor of history and director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California, Davis. He blogs about Tupac Amaru-Tupac Shakur, soccer, bikes, Peruvian food, Lima and Cusco, and books.
  • Cropped: Get newsy scoops on the art world and instructional digital technology from this blog by the Department of Art and Art History’s Visual Resources Facility staff librarians Leah Theis and Lisa Zdybel.
  • Environments & Societies: Faculty and graduate students of the Environments and Societies Mellon Research Initiative seek to invite readers on and off campus to comment on topics such as environmental justice and advocacy, the human-nature relationship and regulatory policy.
  • New APPS: Follow this group blog on art, politics, philosophy and science written by people from all over the map including Roberta L. Millstein, philosophy professor at UC Davis.
  • Nicomachus: A blog about digital humanities, analytic philosophy and alternative transportation authored by Phillip Barron, digital history developer at The History Project.
  • Off Stage: Stay up to date with the current performances, interviews and pre-performance talks from the Mondavi Center blog.
  • TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) Blog: Chicano studies faculty member Carlos Jackson created this blog to announce upcoming events, post art and provide information on workshops and programming at TANA, the campus’s Woodland-based art program for youth.
  • UC Davis Textstyles: Looking for fashion inspiration? This student-run lifestyle and fashion blog written by textiles and clothing majors and minors at UC Davis has a lot of fun seeking out what is new — and different.

Business and law

  • Dean’s Blog: School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Associate Dean Vikram Amar post news about their faculty, alumni and students and their achievements.
  • Faculty Blog of the UC Davis School of Law: This multi-author blog offers commentary on current legal developments and broader legal trends directly to the public.
  • Harga-Blog: A conversation about technology, design and creativity, written by Andrew Hargadon, professor of management.
  • ImmigrationProf Blog: A blog edited by Kevin Johnson, dean and professor of law and professor of Chicana/o studies, and holder of the Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair, and four colleagues.
  • The UC Davis Executive Education Blog: This blog keeps us up to date with the latest in professional development, program updates, and key insights from UC Davis thought leaders.

Campus currents and alumni

  • Arboretum and Public Garden: This blog documents the work that the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden teams are conducting throughout campus to support the UC Davis GATEways Project — a campus-wide initiative to create an inviting, interactive and sustainable showcase of UC Davis.
  • Cycling Foodie: Elizabeth J. Dudley, Academic Counselor for the College of Letters and Science Dean’s Office at UC Davis, writes about her cycling adventures through Davis and elsewhere and provides recipes of food for healthy living.
  • Higher Ed Matters: In her blog, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi shares thoughts, ideas and news about UC Davis. She also invites readers to join the conversation. Expect fresh insights, personal stories and an occasional video.
  • PeteScully … Postcards of the Hanging: Artist and biostatistics graduate program coordinator Scully maintains a lively blog with sketches and drawings from Davis (and elsewhere). Many come from his lunch-time campus adventures.
  • Special Collections Blog: The Special Collections blog from the University Library holds photo treasures from our Eastman's Originals Collection and the university archives, plus stories about manuscript and photograph collections.
  • Student Health and Counseling Services Blog: A blog designed to keep students, staff, and faculty informed about the services and programs we offer as well as updates and tips regarding healthy living.
  • Sustainable 2nd Century blog: Find out what campus is doing to be more sustainable — and what you can do to help. Share your ideas and hear from UC Davis guest bloggers who are living, researching and tinkering with the idea of sustainability every day.
  • UC Davis Aggies Blog - Thinking outside the boxscore: This collaborative effort from the UC Davis Athletics Communications staff promises to take you away from the numbers and provide alternative perspectives to Aggie athletics. It also offers great writing and trips down memory lane.
  • What's Blooming at UC Davis?: Photos of UC Davis plants and more!

Environmental science and policy

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Blog: News and publications from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis.
  • California WaterBlog: What do a biologist, economist, engineer and geologist have in common? An interest in California's most pressing water problems. This blog compiles the expertise of researchers with UC Davis’ Center for Watershed Sciences.
  • Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior: This group blog reports research and analysis of environmental policy issues from the perspective of social and political science.
  • Ecology Graduate Student Association: A group blog of the over 200 students in UC Davis' Graduate Group in Ecology, one of the largest and most prestigious ecology graduate programs in the world.
  • Entomology & Nematology News: A news blog by Kathy Garvey, Communications specialist for UC Davis Department of Entomology, covering events, awards, open houses, seminars, research, and other newsworthy items involving faculty, staff, and students in the department.
  • Fuel Fix: Get your fuel fix from Amy Myers Jaffe, the Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability at the University of California, Davis.
  • Oiled Wildlife Care Network: Interested in the plight of California wildlife affected by oil spills? These bloggers post about in-the-field experiences. Administered by the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center, the blog draws on writers from network core staff members.
  • Plant Central: Botanist and nature enthusiast Ann Filmer's blog on writings and photos about weird, wonderful, and wild plants — with a lesson or two about botany and nature.
  • Sierra Institute Outdoor Report: The Sierra Institute presents an educational experience that complements academics with hands-on learning through their nature blog.
  • Sustainable Design: Jeff Loux blogs about exploring the world's built environments and seeking sustainable solutions. Jeff is chair of the Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources department at UC Davis Extension and adjunct professor of Environmental Design at UC Davis.
  • The Trembling Earth: Geology graduate student Austin Elliott muses on various seismological events, especially earthquakes, giving practical advice as well as scientific explanations.
  • UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: News from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis.
  • University of California Green Blog: Another group effort by UC writers under the auspices of UC Agricultural and Natural Resources, this blog covers green topics from biofuel and beekeeping to invasive species and flooding.
  • What's Blooming at UC Davis?: Photos of UC Davis plants and more!

Human and animal health sciences

  • Babies Without Borders: University Writing Program faculty member Wrye Sententia's blog about language acquisition, neuroscience, and multilingual and multimodal issues.
  • Health for Animals and Livelihood Improvement (HALI) Project: A collaborative blog about the U.S.-Tanzanian program to assess risks of diseases passed between wildlife, livestock and people while water becomes more scarce; writers include David Wolking, a UC Davis graduate student.
  • Healthy Aggies: A blog about how to better fuel your body and incorporate nutrition into your daily life, written by a fourth year clinical nutrition major with direction from registered dietician, Linda Adams.
  • Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog: Paul Knoepfler — aka “Stem Cell Blogger” — and guest writers give the inside story about this dynamic area of medical research. Knoepfler is an assistant professor of cell biology and human anatomy in the School of Medicine.
  • Pulse: Ulfat Shaikh, UC Davis pediatrician and medical school professor, is keeping a finger on quality... health care's vital sign.
  • Secrets of Baby Behavior: Promising to use “a little common sense and readjust our thinking,” the UC Davis Human Lactation Center is blogging all about babies. Beyond nutrition, the site features quizzes, advice on toys, infant and parent behavior and more.

Science and engineering

  • Egghead: Written by UC Davis News Service science writer Andy Fell, Egghead follows research by, with or related to UC Davis. Comments on posts are welcome, as are guest commentaries, tips and suggestions for posts.
  • Greening the Health System: This blog, written by John Danby, sustainability administrator for the UC Davis Health System, explores sustainability practices and efforts in hopes of inspiring others to initiate green programs in their area.
  • Russell’s Blog: UC Davis graduate student Russell Neches at the UC Davis Genome Center opines about his world in academia, mathematics, technology … and federal tax politics.
  • The Tree of Life: A blog about evolution, microbiology, genomics and open science by Jonathan Eisen, professor of evolution and ecology/medical microbiology and immunology and academic editor in chief of PLoS Biology.

Social science

  • Blueprint for History Education: History department blogger Shennan Hutton chronicles the development of the History Blueprint initiative of the California History-Social Science Project.
  • Into the Marchand Archive: Check out the late history professor Roland Marchand’s treasure trove of teaching resources from The History Project’s digital archive of images and lesson plans.
  • The Edge of the American West: In this group blog sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education, UC Davis historians Ari Kelman, Eric Rauchway and Kathy Olmsted explore historical byways and highways.
  • UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies: Follow how students are finding solutions with lasting impact on people living in poverty around the globe.
  • UC Davis Philosophy: Keep up to date with news and announcements from the UC Davis Philosophy Department, such as dates for conferences and other talks.

Campus community members, if you are writing or editing a blog connected to UC Davis and would like to be considered for this list, please contact Susanne Rockwell, .

The views expressed on these blogs are those of the authors and readers. Links to a blog do not imply that the university endorses any of the views expressed there.