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UC Davis’ Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary initiatives that will build upon the strengths of the university to positively impact the world. UC Davis researchers, scientists, clinicians and others are conducting innovative and ambitious work in sustainability, food, animal and human health, and more. These transformative projects can only become realities through partnerships with passionate donors, whose gifts will lead to the discoveries to solve California’s and the world’s most pressing problems.

Recent Stories

VIDEO ADDED: ‘UC Davis LIVE’ on Gun Violence Research

Six people died in the April 3 shooting in Sacramento, and the spring holiday weekend saw at least four mass shootings across the country. Gun sales surged during the pandemic, while the White House recently announced a crackdown on untraceable “ghost guns.”

Little Fires: Landowners Learn to Burn

Smoke billows over the forest like a slow-moving fog. Dried oak leaves singe, crackle and curl into ash. Neighbors, scientists and agency staffers rake the embers, directing the flames with calm, careful control. Ted Odell’s grandson runs along his namesake trail, Henry’s Hill, to adjust a hose.