Education https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/ Education for UC Davis Big Ideas en Big Tech was first to send workers home. Now it’s in no rush to bring them back. https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/big-tech-was-first-send-workers-home-now-its-no-rush-bring-them-back <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Big Tech was first to send workers home. Now it’s in no rush to bring them back.</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 18, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/google-window.PNG?h=38ee66a3&amp;itok=d5pHAe_N" width="1280" height="720" alt="Google Building 41" title="Google and Facebook have told most employees to keep working from home for the rest of 2020 as part of a response by the tech giants to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="Tech’s titans set the agenda for U.S. employers in early March, sending staff to work from home as the coronavirus started to spread near their West Coast headquarters. While this time has proven that workers can be productive from home, said Andrew Hargadon, professor of technology management at the University of California, Davis, there’s still value in being together in person, he said. Those accidental interactions in elevators and cafeterias or when grabbing coffee can still spark ideas. Via Washington Post "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "Andrew Hargadon, professor of technology management at the University of California, Davis, says there&#039;s still value in being together in person. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tech’s titans set the agenda for U.S. employers in early March, sending staff to work from home as the coronavirus started to spread near their West Coast headquarters.</p> <p>While this time has proven that workers can be productive from home, said Andrew Hargadon, professor of technology management at the University of California, Davis, there’s still value in being together in person, he said. Those accidental interactions in elevators and cafeterias or when grabbing coffee can still spark ideas.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/18/facebook-google-work-from-home/">Via Washington Post</a></strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/building-entrepreneurial-mindset" hreflang="en">Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 18 May 2020 16:56:23 +0000 Anonymous 1621 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu Video: Aggie Launch Virtual Event with Marcie Kirk Holland https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/aggie-launch-virtual-event-marcie-kirk-holland <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Video: Aggie Launch Virtual Event with Marcie Kirk Holland</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 07, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/virtual-event-poster-1280x720.jpg?h=ce2eaef4&amp;itok=PxifZH8N" width="1280" height="720" alt="Big Ideas Virtual Event Series" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="Aggie Launch Co-Champion Marcie Kirk HollandCareer readiness in a complex world requires a nimble approach that begins as soon as a student enters college. In our first Big Ideas Virtual Event series, Marcie Kirk Holland, executive director of the Internship &amp; Career Center and Aggie Launch co-champion, shares UC Davis&#039; vision for integrating career preparation into every student’s pathway. Watch the video below to learn how Aggie Launch will enrich our students&#039; college experiences with tailored opportunities to help them achieve their professional goals.       "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "Marcie Kirk Holland, executive director of the Internship &amp; Career Center and Aggie Launch co-champion, shares UC Davis&#039; vision for integrating career preparation into every student’s pathway. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Aggie Launch Co-Champion Marcie Kirk Holland" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4dd995e0-cc2e-40ba-8fb6-b0ae131f345d" height="274" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/inline-images/marcie-kirk-holland-520x580.jpg" width="246" /><figcaption>Aggie Launch Co-Champion Marcie Kirk Holland</figcaption></figure><p>Career readiness in a complex world requires a nimble approach that begins as soon as a student enters college. In our first Big Ideas Virtual Event series, Marcie Kirk Holland, executive director of the Internship &amp; Career Center and Aggie Launch co-champion, shares UC Davis' vision for integrating career preparation into every student’s pathway. Watch the video below to learn how Aggie Launch will enrich our students' college experiences with tailored opportunities to help them achieve their professional goals.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div class="responsive-embed" style="padding-bottom: 56.25%"><iframe width="480" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z_zmJUL2jjQ?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-launch" hreflang="en">Aggie Launch</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2020 17:43:40 +0000 Anonymous 1581 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu Why Aggie Square? And Why Me? https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/why-aggie-square-and-why-me <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Why Aggie Square? And Why Me?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">March 13, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/john-marx-uc-davis-1200.jpg?h=c71d0c67&amp;itok=6kx6GPrK" width="1280" height="720" alt="John Marx outdoors" title="John Marx, professor and chair of the Department of English, is faculty adviser to the provost for academic planning at Aggie Square. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="By John Marx / Originally published at UCDavis.edu John Marx, professor and chair of the Department of English, is a member of the Aggie Square team, advising on academic planning, as a faculty advisor to the provost. Davis faculty have questions about Aggie Square. I’ve been hearing a lot of them, both from the Sacramento-curious and from skeptics, during my first months working in the provost’s office. My job is to advance conversations with academic program leaders and individual researchers about how their work could benefit from partial or complete relocation to the growing Sacramento campus. To that end, I’m meeting with faculty whose scholarly interests might be furthered by Aggie Square. I’m learning from colleagues who already have been increasing their time in the state capital to do work in fields from biomedical engineering to community engagement to public policy. Their examples suggest ways Aggie Square could help UC Davis faculty members better collaborate with one another as well as with community, government and industry partners.  Reframing our 2 campuses That collaboration, in turn, promises to reframe how one thinks about our college-town campus in Davis and our urban campus in Sacramento. As Chancellor May has noted from the start, Aggie Square is designed to advance the work of UC Davis faculty who can spark local economic growth and solve problems in partnership with a range of Sacramento neighbors. As ever, there will be challenges and there will be opportunities. In columns like this one, I will write about both while relating ideas faculty from across our two campuses have for making the most out of Aggie Square. In writing these posts, I am leaning on my training as a journalist and an English professor as well as my experience last year as an American Council on Education fellow. I spent the year learning about efforts nationwide to reimagine universities as urban “anchor institutions.” The concept of the anchor institution is simple to articulate but challenging to live up to. While all land grant universities have the mission of serving their states, anchor institutions also focus on putting down roots in local communities. They forge partnerships and demonstrate value through civic engagement. Community partnership Related Content RELATE CONTENT Marx Named Faculty Liaison for Aggie Square “Excitement at Aggie Square” (video) Aggie Square You’ve probably noticed that regional and community leaders are always standing alongside the chancellor and provost at press conferences and special events related to Aggie Square. This project is a matter of concern for Sacramento as much as for UC Davis, and its anchor tenants are just as focused on community engagement as they are on advancing research and teaching. Consider, for example, the Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education with its emphasis on teaching and training related to sustainable and equitable local food systems and healthy food for schoolkids. The institute will make Aggie Square a potential magnet for community-facing collaboration among diverse UC Davis faculty. I’ve met with or am scheduled to meet with faculty members working at the intersection of food and health whose appointments are in the School of Education, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine. More to come, no doubt. Among these are colleagues whose scholarship promises to impact the lives of people around the planet as well as across the street from Aggie Square in the Sacramento neighborhoods of Oak Park, Tahoe Park and Elmhurst. Provost Hexter has asked me to host more of these kinds of conversations about shared scholarly concerns. Individual faculty members have been reaching out to convey their ideas as well, and I hope this continues. (I can be found at jmarx@ucdavis.edu.) More than a health campus All faculty should know that Aggie Square is more than a health campus. Its classrooms and research facilities will feature courses and programs from anchor tenants that include the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement as well as UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education with its emphasis on lifelong learning. Throw into the mix the undergraduates taking classes starting fall 2020 in Quarter at Aggie Square programs and the wide scope of the campus activities becomes clear. Of course, it is also very much a health campus, with two Life Sciences, Technology and Engineering buildings to house interdisciplinary “neighborhoods” of thematically organized research as well as industry partners. I have been speaking with directors and researchers at our existing interdisciplinary centers on both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Aggie Square might learn both organizational and architectural lessons from them about how to foster collaboration. I applied for the job of faculty advisor to the provost for academic planning at Aggie Square because I’m interested in how land grant universities will fulfill their mission in the 21st century. As I begin my work, it seems increasingly clear that, for UC Davis, the growing campus in Sacramento will be a big part of the answer. "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "Davis faculty have questions about Aggie Square. I’ve been hearing a lot of them, both from the Sacramento-curious and from skeptics, during my first months working in the provost’s office. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h5><em><strong>By John Marx / Originally published at <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/why-aggie-square-and-why-me">UCDavis.edu</a></strong></em></h5> <p><em>John Marx, professor and chair of the Department of English, is a member of the Aggie Square team, advising on academic planning, as a faculty advisor to the provost.</em></p> <p>Davis faculty have questions about <a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/aggie-square">Aggie Square</a>. I’ve been hearing a lot of them, both from the Sacramento-curious and from skeptics, during my first months working in the provost’s office.</p> <p>My job is to advance conversations with academic program leaders and individual researchers about how their work could benefit from partial or complete relocation to the growing Sacramento campus. To that end, I’m meeting with faculty whose scholarly interests might be furthered by Aggie Square.</p> <p>I’m learning from colleagues who already have been increasing their time in the state capital to do work in fields from biomedical engineering to community engagement to public policy. Their examples suggest ways Aggie Square could help UC Davis faculty members better collaborate with one another as well as with community, government and industry partners. </p> <h2>Reframing our 2 campuses</h2> <p>That collaboration, in turn, promises to reframe how one thinks about our college-town campus in Davis and our urban campus in Sacramento. As Chancellor May has noted from the start, Aggie Square is designed to advance the work of UC Davis faculty who can spark local economic growth and solve problems in partnership with a range of Sacramento neighbors.</p> <p>As ever, there will be challenges and there will be opportunities. In columns like this one, I will write about both while relating ideas faculty from across our two campuses have for making the most out of Aggie Square.</p> <p>In writing these posts, I am leaning on my training as a journalist and an English professor as well as my experience last year as an American Council on Education fellow. I spent the year learning about efforts nationwide to reimagine universities as urban “anchor institutions.”</p> <p>The concept of the anchor institution is simple to articulate but challenging to live up to. While all land grant universities have the mission of serving their states, anchor institutions also focus on putting down roots in local communities. They forge partnerships and demonstrate value through civic engagement.</p> <h2>Community partnership</h2> <aside class="wysiwyg-feature-block u-width--half u-align--right"><h3 class="wysiwyg-feature-block__title">Related Content</h3> <div class="wysiwyg-feature-block__body"> <h3>RELATE CONTENT</h3> <ul><li><strong><a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/marx-named-faculty-liaison-aggie-square">Marx Named Faculty Liaison for Aggie Square</a></strong></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o83zVPdevg">“Excitement at Aggie Square” (video)</a></li> <li><strong><a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/aggie-square">Aggie Square</a></strong></li> </ul></div> </aside><p>You’ve probably noticed that regional and community leaders are always standing alongside the chancellor and provost at press conferences and special events related to Aggie Square. This project is a matter of concern for Sacramento as much as for UC Davis, and its anchor tenants are just as focused on community engagement as they are on advancing research and teaching.</p> <aside><ul></ul></aside><p>Consider, for example, the <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/video-added-aggie-square-alice-waters-collaborate-edible-education-institute">Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education</a> with its emphasis on teaching and training related to sustainable and equitable local food systems and healthy food for schoolkids. The institute will make Aggie Square a potential magnet for community-facing collaboration among diverse UC Davis faculty.</p> <p>I’ve met with or am scheduled to meet with faculty members working at the intersection of food and health whose appointments are in the School of Education, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine. More to come, no doubt. Among these are colleagues whose scholarship promises to impact the lives of people around the planet as well as across the street from Aggie Square in the Sacramento neighborhoods of Oak Park, Tahoe Park and Elmhurst.</p> <p>Provost Hexter has asked me to host more of these kinds of conversations about shared scholarly concerns. Individual faculty members have been reaching out to convey their ideas as well, and I hope this continues. (<a href="mailto:jmarx@ucdavis.edu">I can be found at jmarx@ucdavis.edu.</a>)</p> <h2>More than a health campus</h2> <p>All faculty should know that Aggie Square is more than a health campus. Its classrooms and research facilities will feature courses and programs from anchor tenants that include the <a href="https://publicengagement.ucdavis.edu/">Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement</a> as well as <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/academics/continuing-education">UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education</a> with its emphasis on lifelong learning. Throw into the mix the undergraduates taking classes starting fall 2020 in <a href="https://qas.ucdavis.edu/">Quarter at Aggie Square</a> programs and the wide scope of the campus activities becomes clear.</p> <p>Of course, it is also very much a health campus, with two Life Sciences, Technology and Engineering buildings to house interdisciplinary “neighborhoods” of thematically organized research as well as industry partners. I have been speaking with directors and researchers at our existing interdisciplinary centers on both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Aggie Square might learn both organizational and architectural lessons from them about how to foster collaboration.</p> <p>I applied for the job of faculty advisor to the provost for academic planning at Aggie Square because I’m interested in how land grant universities will fulfill their mission in the 21st century. As I begin my work, it seems increasingly clear that, for UC Davis, the growing campus in Sacramento will be a big part of the answer.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-square" hreflang="en">Aggie Square</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:28:50 +0000 Anonymous 1551 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu Thinking Outside the Box for Innovation and Entrepreneurship https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/thinking-outside-box-innovation-and-entrepreneurship <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Thinking Outside the Box for Innovation and Entrepreneurship</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">February 04, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/BTEM%20main%20photo.jpg?h=af64fd07&amp;itok=wmenzBVl" width="1280" height="720" alt="three students writing at a table" title="The Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea wants to make innovation and entrepreneurship learning a hallmark of a UC Davis education." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="By Trevor Stewart High school students around the country put an enormous amount of work into their academics, in hopes of getting into a prestigious university. Many top universities only admit students who have excellent test scores and a near-flawless grade point average. Andrew Hargadon is the champion of the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea and the UC Davis Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship.However, the stress and rigors of not being able to make a mistake for fear of jeopardizing their future is hurting students in the long run, said Andrew Hargadon, champion of the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea and the UC Davis Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship. He referenced a phrase made famous by writer William Deresiewicz, who refers to this cycle as the creation of “excellent sheep.” “We are producing students who can get a 4.0 GPA in high school, but who haven’t done anything but excel in academics,” Hargadon said. “And then in college, we are asking them to take initiative and think outside the box? You don’t come by those skills accidentally –– they need to be learned.” That’s exactly what the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea aims to do. According to Hargadon, this program is about is helping students learn what they want to do and how they can explore and test their ideas –– while learning from others and building things that have never been built before. This initiative will offer students immediate engagement with innovation and entrepreneurship experiences, concepts, and a community—through speakers, workshops, and other events; hands-on participation through a network of maker spaces across both campuses, entrepreneurship poster competitions and the Big Bang! Business Competition; and introductory courses open to all students and a new minor designed to work across majors. While Hargadon firmly believes every university needs this initiative, he said UC Davis is the perfect place for this Big Idea to debut. His reason? UC Davis entrepreneurs want to make the world a better place. “The country is knee-deep in new ventures for scooters, pizza delivery and many other things that just aren’t critical,” Hargadon said. “UC Davis is producing graduates with science and engineering degrees and working on things way more important than another delivery app. They truly want to create something that will make the world better.” Trailblazing your own path Hargadon wants to put to rest the notion that this Big Idea will push every student to start their own company or become a CEO and work with venture capitalists. What he is interested in doing is helping students figure out how they can actually change the world. Spoiler alert: It isn’t just by starting your own company or getting investors. A better course of action may be to join a startup that’s already funded and looking to grow, or to join a bigger company where change can be led at a smaller scale, gaining experience and growing one’s personal network. Or it may be driving change in the community. “For university researchers, the best course of action may be to patent your research and find a company interested in licensing it, to consult with companies based on your research or engage proactively with policy makers,” Hargadon said. “There are many pathways for your research to make a difference in the world. You just have to explore different strategies and find the one that works.” Hargadon believes that regardless of what major or type of research a student is engaged in, Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea can enhance their education. He realizes it won’t resonate with every single student in the same way, but feels it would have a positive impact overall. “Not every student will fall in love with innovation and entrepreneurship, but they will learn valuable lessons,” Hargadon said. “There are some people who will be drawn to it and will discover this is what has been missing from their education. I want to make sure that as many people have that opportunity as possible.” "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "The Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea wants to make innovation and entrepreneurship learning a hallmark of a UC Davis education. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h5><em>By Trevor Stewart</em></h5> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>High school students around the country put an enormous amount of work into their academics, in hopes of getting into a prestigious university. Many top universities only admit students who have excellent test scores and a near-flawless grade point average. </span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Andrew Haragdon" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2db54d04-6e0b-401b-b7fb-53c140165bf2" height="513" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/inline-images/Andrew%20Hargadon.jpg" width="341" /><figcaption>Andrew Hargadon is the champion of the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea and the UC Davis Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship.</figcaption></figure><p class="MsoNormal"><span>However, the stress and rigors of not being able to make a mistake for fear of jeopardizing their future is hurting students in the long run, said Andrew Hargadon, champion of the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea and the UC Davis Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship. He referenced a phrase made famous by writer William Deresiewicz, who refers to this cycle as the creation of “excellent sheep.” </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>“We are producing students who can get a 4.0 GPA in high school, but who haven’t done anything but excel in academics,” Hargadon said. “And then in college, we are asking them to take initiative and think outside the box? You don’t come by those skills accidentally –– they need to be learned.”</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>That’s exactly what the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea aims to do. According to Hargadon, this program is about is helping students learn what they want to do and how they can explore and test their ideas –– while learning from others and building things that have never been built before.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>This initiative will offer students immediate engagement with innovation and entrepreneurship experiences, concepts, and a community—through speakers, workshops, and other events; hands-on participation through a network of maker spaces across both campuses, entrepreneurship poster competitions and the Big Bang! Business Competition; and introductory courses open to all students and a new minor designed to work across majors.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>While Hargadon firmly believes every university needs this initiative, he said UC Davis is the perfect place for this Big Idea to debut. His reason? UC Davis entrepreneurs want to make the world a better place.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>“The country is knee-deep in new ventures for scooters, pizza delivery and many other things that just aren’t critical,” Hargadon said. </span></p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>“UC Davis is producing </span><span>graduates with science and engineering degrees and working on things way more important than another delivery app. They truly want to create something that will make the world better.”</span></p> </blockquote> <h4><span><span><span><span><span>Trailblazing your own path</span></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Hargadon wants to put to rest the notion that this Big Idea will push every student to start their own company or become a CEO and work with venture capitalists. What he is interested in doing is helping students figure out how they can actually change the world. Spoiler alert: It isn’t just by starting your own company or getting investors.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A better course of action may be to join a startup that’s already funded and looking to grow, or to join a bigger company where change can be led at a smaller scale, gaining experience and growing one’s personal network. Or it may be driving change in the community. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“For university researchers, the best course of action may be to patent your research and find a company interested in licensing it, to consult with companies based on your research or engage proactively with policy makers,” Hargadon said. “There are many pathways for your research to make a difference in the world. You just have to explore different strategies and find the one that works.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Hargadon believes that regardless of what major or type of research a student is engaged in, </span></span><span><span>Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea can enhance their education. He realizes it won’t resonate with every single student in the same way, but feels it would have a positive impact overall.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Not every student will fall in love with innovation and entrepreneurship, but they will learn valuable lessons,” Hargadon said. “There are some people who will be drawn to it and will discover this is what has been missing from their education. I want to make sure that as many people have that opportunity as possible.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/building-entrepreneurial-mindset" hreflang="en">Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:00:58 +0000 Anonymous 1491 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu Inaugural cohort of fellows is furthering the campus goal of Global Education for All https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/inaugural-cohort-fellows-furthering-campus-goal-global-education-all <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Inaugural cohort of fellows is furthering the campus goal of Global Education for All</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">January 27, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/global%20education%20for%20all%20fellows.jpg?h=854a7be2&amp;itok=gm-nEiWn" width="1280" height="720" alt="Global education for All Fellows " title="2019-20 Global Education for All Fellows outside the International Center on campus. Bonnie Shea/UC Davis" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="By Bonnie Shea / Originally published on Global Affairs News  The Global Education for All Fellowship is a campus-wide student committee created to further develop and implement Global Education for All—a goal aiming to provide 100% of UC Davis undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities. The inaugural cohort of Global Education for All Fellows is building upon the efforts of previous student advisory committees. They are working on special projects in teams, receiving professional development support, and networking with leaders across campus. Johanna Vega Garcia, a Ph.D. student in the School of Education, brings to the fellowship her interest in expanding cultural awareness in the classroom and in future careers. “As an immigrant from Mexico, I believe I can add some unique perspectives,” she said. “I hope to contribute to this fellowship by emphasizing the benefits of cultural awareness and exposure through my experiences.” “Global experiences and global learning mean that we are able to learn about different backgrounds and cultures both academically and personally. Once we have these perspectives in mind, we can utilize our knowledge and skills to help people on an international scale.” -- Johanna Vega Garcia Marwa Zafarullah, an integrative genetics and genomics Ph.D. candidate in the College of Biological Sciences and an international student from Pakistan, joined the fellowship because of her interest in global health and mentoring students. “Being an international student, I am very familiar with the challenges of moving to a new place with different educational systems and cultures, and that&#039;s one of my most persuasive reasons for serving as a peer mentor,” she said. Zafarullah was recently recognized as an Aggie Hero for her efforts mentoring fellow international students and young women in science, ranging from 5th graders to graduate students. She has held summer sessions in Pakistan that highlight the importance of women in science and higher education, with each session drawing an average of 400 students. “I consider myself fortunate to do my graduate studies at UC Davis. Working under the best scientific environment with the latest facilities provide me a chance to experience the real sense of research. But unfortunately, not everyone is lucky in this regard. I am quite familiar with the global educational status and faced challenges,” she said. Fellows discussing project ideas during a meeting. Bonnie Shea/UC DavisAnother international student fellow, Nehal Jain, is an undergraduate from India double majoring in managerial economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and design in the College of Letters and Science. “As an international student, I believe that global learning is essential for creating well-rounded and socially conscious individuals,” Jain said. “As a woman of color, I feel a personal sense of responsibility when it comes to promoting global citizenship through education and encouraging lifelong learning opportunities connected to cultural and linguistic diversity.” Through the fellowship, Jain aims to expand the boundaries of learning experiences. “I hope that Aggies are able to celebrate diversity while being familiar with current global issues.” -- Nehal Jai Fellows wrapping up discussions after a meeting. Bonnie Shea/UC Davis2019-20 Global Education for All Fellows Student Leaders Nehal Jain, undergraduate student, managerial economics and design, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Letters and Science  Alina Kajley, undergraduate student, global disease biology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Paul Kasemsap, Ph.D. student, horticulture and agronomy, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Fellows Kavya Achyutuni, undergraduate student, biochemistry and molecular biology, College of Biological Sciences Marielle Berman, MBA student, Graduate School of Management Balvinder Chand, undergraduate student, sustainable environmental design, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Irina Chukhray, Ph.D. student, sociology, College of Letters and Science Patrick Cunningham, Ph.D. student, civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering Esther DeLozier, Ph.D. student, ethnomusicology, College of Letters and Science Andressa Goncalves-Vidigal, Ph.D. student, musicology, College of Letters and Science Esra Hawsawi, undergraduate student, materials science and engineering, College of Engineering  Stacy Kim, DVM student, School of Veterinary Medicine Marina Mautner, Ph.D. student, hydrologic sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Nadia Moukanni, Ph.D. student, soils and biogeochemistry, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Adebola “Bola” Olarewaju, Ph.D. student, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Nahrain Rasho, Ph.D. student, political science, College of Letters and Science David Soltero, undergraduate student, Chicana/o studies and English, College of Letters and Science Hasitha Tumu, undergraduate student, applied physics, College of Letters and Science Johanna Vega-Garcia, Ph.D. student, School of Education Felicia Yen, undergraduate student, cell biology, College of Biological Sciences Marwa Zafarullah, Ph.D. student, integrative genetics and genomics, College of Biological Sciences    "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "The Global Education for All Fellowship is a campus-wide student committee created to further develop and implement Global Education for All " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em><span><span><span><span><span>By Bonnie Shea / Originally published on <a href="https://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/news/meet-2019-20-global-education-all-fellows">Global Affairs News </a></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Global Education for All Fellowship is a campus-wide student committee created to further develop and implement </span></span><a href="https://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/ge4a"><span><span>Global Education for All</span></span></a><span><span>—a goal aiming to provide 100% of UC Davis undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The inaugural cohort of Global Education for All Fellows is building upon the efforts of previous student advisory committees. They are working on special projects in teams, receiving professional development support, and networking with leaders across campus.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Johanna Vega Garcia</span></span></strong><span><span>, a Ph.D. student in the </span></span><a href="https://education.ucdavis.edu/"><span><span>School of Education</span></span></a><span><span>, brings to the fellowship her interest in expanding cultural awareness in the classroom and in future careers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“As an immigrant from Mexico, I believe I can add some unique perspectives,” she said. “I hope to contribute to this fellowship by emphasizing the benefits of cultural awareness and exposure through my experiences.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span><span>“Global experiences and global learning mean that we are able to learn about different backgrounds and cultures both academically and personally. Once we have these perspectives in mind, we can utilize our knowledge and skills to help people on an international scale.” -- Johanna Vega Garcia</span></span></em></span></span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Marwa Zafarullah</span></span></strong><span><span>, an integrative genetics and genomics Ph.D. candidate in the </span></span><a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/"><span><span>College of Biological Sciences</span></span></a><span><span> and an international student from Pakistan, joined the fellowship because of her interest in global health and mentoring students.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span><span>“Being an international student, I am very familiar with the challenges of moving to a new place with different educational systems and cultures, and that's one of my most persuasive reasons for serving as a peer mentor,” she said.</span></span></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Zafarullah was recently recognized as an </span></span><a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/aggie-heroes/aggie-hero-marwa-zafarullah"><span><span>Aggie Hero</span></span></a><span><span> for her efforts mentoring fellow international students and young women in science, ranging from 5th graders to graduate students. She has held summer sessions in Pakistan that highlight the importance of women in science and higher education, with each session drawing an average of 400 students.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“I consider myself fortunate to do my graduate studies at UC Davis. Working under the best scientific environment with the latest facilities provide me a chance to experience the real sense of research. But unfortunately, not everyone is lucky in this regard. I am quite familiar with the global educational status and faced challenges,” she said.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Fellows discussing project ideas during a meeting. Bonnie Shea/UC Davis" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="adbf6867-1d01-4ee9-b016-d1cd2f4a45f3" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/inline-images/global%20ed%20fellows.jpg" /><figcaption>Fellows discussing project ideas during a meeting. Bonnie Shea/UC Davis</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Another international student fellow, <strong>Nehal Jain</strong>, is an undergraduate from India double majoring in managerial economics in the </span></span><a href="https://caes.ucdavis.edu/"><span><span>College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences</span></span></a><span><span> and design in the </span></span><a href="https://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/"><span><span>College of Letters and Science</span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“As an international student, I believe that global learning is essential for creating well-rounded and socially conscious individuals,” Jain said. “As a woman of color, I feel a personal sense of responsibility when it comes to promoting global citizenship through education and encouraging lifelong learning opportunities connected to cultural and linguistic diversity.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Through the fellowship, Jain aims to expand the boundaries of learning experiences.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><em><span><span><span><span>“I hope that Aggies are able to celebrate diversity while being familiar with current global issues.” -- Nehal Jai</span></span></span></span></em></p> </blockquote> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Fellows wrapping up discussions after a meeting" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6015a137-dc96-4528-98a4-e25a56d86c9b" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/inline-images/global%20ed%20fellows%20wrapping%20up.jpg" /><figcaption>Fellows wrapping up discussions after a meeting. Bonnie Shea/UC Davis</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><a href="https://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/ge4a/fellows"><strong><span><span><span><span>2019-20 Global Education for All Fellows</span></span></span></span></strong></a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><em><span><span>Student Leaders</span></span></em></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Nehal Jain</span></strong><span>, undergraduate student, managerial economics and design, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Letters and Science </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Alina Kajley, </span></strong><span>undergraduate student, global disease biology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Paul Kasemsap</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, horticulture and agronomy, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><strong><em><span><span>Fellows</span></span></em></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Kavya Achyutuni</span></strong><span>, undergraduate student, biochemistry and molecular biology, College of Biological Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Marielle Berman</span></strong><span>, MBA student, Graduate School of Management</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Balvinder Chand</span></strong><span>, undergraduate student, sustainable environmental design, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Irina Chukhray</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, sociology, College of Letters and Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Patrick Cunningham</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Esther DeLozier</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, ethnomusicology, College of Letters and Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Andressa Goncalves-Vidigal</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, musicology, College of Letters and Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Esra Hawsawi</span></strong><span>, undergraduate student, materials science and engineering, College of Engineering </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Stacy Kim</span></strong><span>, DVM student, School of Veterinary Medicine</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Marina Mautner, </span></strong><span>Ph.D. student, hydrologic sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Nadia Moukanni</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, soils and biogeochemistry, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Adebola “Bola” Olarewaju</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Nahrain Rasho</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, political science, College of Letters and Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>David Soltero</span></strong><span>, undergraduate student, Chicana/o studies and English, College of Letters and Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Hasitha Tumu</span></strong><span>, undergraduate student, applied physics, College of Letters and Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Johanna Vega-Garcia, </span></strong><span>Ph.D. student, School of Education</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Felicia Yen, </span></strong><span>undergraduate student, cell biology, College of Biological Sciences</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Marwa Zafarullah</span></strong><span>, Ph.D. student, integrative genetics and genomics, College of Biological Sciences <br />  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/global-education-all" hreflang="en">Global Education for All</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:44:18 +0000 Anonymous 1511 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu UC Davis Athletic Director Kevin Blue Talks Aggie Athletics, Aggie Launch https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-athletic-director-kevin-blue-talks-aggie-athletics-aggie-launch <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">UC Davis Athletic Director Kevin Blue Talks Aggie Athletics, Aggie Launch</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">January 19, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/20191012-homecoming-134.jpg?h=c882ee96&amp;itok=QcA7lj6J" width="1280" height="720" alt="kevin blue" title="Homecoming football game vs. Cal Poly at UC Davis Health Stadium on October 12, 2019. UC Davis won, 48-24 claiming the Golden Horsehoe. Athletics Director, Kevin Blue" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="In his fourth year at UC Davis, Kevin Blue has been the vortex in an athletic department that has reached unprecedented heights. His EVO program, a career-launch avenue for student-athletes, has not only drawn interest campuswide but has become a topic of discussion and inquiry by universities across the nation. The program has evolved into a university-wide initiative called Aggie Launch — which is one of the UC Davis Big Ideas. Aggie Launch will empower all students to embark on meaningful professional paths — while revolutionizing higher education’s standards for ensuring undergraduate success. Read the full story here.  "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "In his fourth year at UC Davis, Kevin Blue has been the vortex in an athletic department that has reached unprecedented heights. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span>In his fourth year at UC Davis, Kevin Blue has been the vortex in an athletic department that has reached unprecedented heights. His EVO program, a career-launch avenue for student-athletes, has not only drawn interest campuswide but has become a topic of discussion and inquiry by universities across the nation.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The program has evolved into a university-wide initiative called Aggie Launch — which is one of the UC Davis Big Ideas. Aggie Launch will empower all students to embark on meaningful professional paths — while revolutionizing higher education’s standards for ensuring undergraduate success.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Read the full story <a href="https://www.davisenterprise.com/sports/a-chat-with-kevin-blue-about-all-things-aggie-athletics/">here</a>. </span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-launch" hreflang="en">Aggie Launch</a></div> </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:48:19 +0000 Anonymous 1451 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu UC Davis Announces Collaboration With Alice Waters in Aggie Square https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-announces-collaboration-alice-waters-aggie-square <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">UC Davis Announces Collaboration With Alice Waters in Aggie Square</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">January 16, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/alice-waters-gary-may-uc-davis.jpg?h=b3660f0d&amp;itok=CYPbaGSK" width="1280" height="720" alt="Alice Waters and Gary May" title="Chef and food advocate Alice Waters, left, poses for a photo with Chancellor Gary S. May. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="Article Summary Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education builds on the success of the chef and food advocate’s signature Edible Schoolyard Project New collaboration will bring together experts from across disciplines to create new solutions for healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems Waters sees opportunity in “new, unique” collaboration with UC Davis “to achieve lasting and transformative impact” By News and Media Relations / Originally published on UC Davis News UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May today (Jan. 16) joined chef and food advocate Alice Waters and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to announce a new collaboration and an anchor tenant for Aggie Square, UC Davis’ planned innovation hub on the university’s Sacramento campus. The new Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education at the University of California, Davis, will bring together experts from across disciplines such as education, health care, agriculture, policy and business to create new solutions for healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems. The new collaboration unites the research prowess of the UC system’s most comprehensive university with the storied success of Waters’ Berkeley-based Edible Schoolyard Project. “I am thrilled that Alice Waters will bring her expertise and commitment to Aggie Square,” May said. “Leaders at our School of Education and throughout UC Davis are eager to build on the Edible Schoolyard Project’s success to help students feel more connected to the food we eat. This will be a space for food education like no other.” The 25-year-old Edible Schoolyard Project, Waters said, “has cultivated a delicious revolution in how we prepare the next generation to make food choices that nourish themselves, their communities and our planet.” “This new, unique collaboration with UC Davis gives us an opportunity to achieve lasting and transformative impact,” she said. Mayor Steinberg said: “Alice Waters is an ideal partner for UC Davis and the city of Sacramento as we work to diversify and expand our economy and connect it to neighborhoods that have historically been left out. “She is not only passionate about food, she is passionate about improving the lives of all children by teaching them about nutrition and how to grow healthy things to eat,” Steinberg said. “This new food institute at Aggie Square will create new opportunities for our students, our farms and our city.” Ambitious set of goals The collaboration participants have compiled an ambitious set of goals, including: Benefit K-12 students via education, policy and community engagement, coupled with Waters’ aspiration to provide free, sustainable, healthy school lunches for all students Foster curricular development to support food-based learning and environmental stewardship across disciplines and at all levels of study Produce systemic improvements through interdisciplinary research of organic agriculture, carbon-reducing climate solutions, environmental education and public health scholarship Use gardens and kitchens as interactive classrooms for professional development of K-12 teachers and leaders, UC Davis faculty and students to teach lifelong food values and foster environmental stewardship Host conferences, summits and other public gatherings that bring together UC Davis faculty, students, researchers and other experts to address pressing challenges facing food systems and the planet Lead interactive, hands-on projects that support the sharing of best practices among K-12 educators, UC Davis faculty and students, and farmers, growers and ranchers who commit to sustainable practices for the land and their workers The Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education at the University of California, Davis, will be in Aggie Square’s “food and health”-themed building, and will face a new outdoor market pavilion. UC Davis announced in December its selection of Wexford Science &amp; Technology and GMH Capital Partners as its Aggie Square development team. Phase 1 construction, including the home for this new collaborative effort, is slated to begin in mid-2021. "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May today (Jan. 16) joined chef and food advocate Alice Waters and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to announce a new collaboration. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><aside class="wysiwyg-feature-block u-width--half u-align--right"><h3 class="wysiwyg-feature-block__title">Article Summary</h3> <div class="wysiwyg-feature-block__body"> <ul><li>Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education builds on the success of the chef and food advocate’s signature Edible Schoolyard Project</li> <li>New collaboration will bring together experts from across disciplines to create new solutions for healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems</li> <li>Waters sees opportunity in “new, unique” collaboration with UC Davis “to achieve lasting and transformative impact”</li> </ul></div> </aside><p><em>By News and Media Relations / Originally published on <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-announces-collaboration-alice-waters-aggie-square">UC Davis News</a></em></p> <p>UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May today (Jan. 16) joined chef and food advocate Alice Waters and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to announce a new collaboration and an anchor tenant for Aggie Square, UC Davis’ planned innovation hub on the university’s Sacramento campus.</p> <p>The new Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education at the University of California, Davis, will bring together experts from across disciplines such as education, health care, agriculture, policy and business to create new solutions for healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems.</p> <p>The new collaboration unites the research prowess of the UC system’s most comprehensive university with the storied success of Waters’ Berkeley-based Edible Schoolyard Project.</p> <p>“I am thrilled that Alice Waters will bring her expertise and commitment to Aggie Square,” May said. “Leaders at our School of Education and throughout UC Davis are eager to build on the Edible Schoolyard Project’s success to help students feel more connected to the food we eat. This will be a space for food education like no other.”</p> <p>The 25-year-old Edible Schoolyard Project, Waters said, “has cultivated a delicious revolution in how we prepare the next generation to make food choices that nourish themselves, their communities and our planet.”</p> <p>“This new, unique collaboration with UC Davis gives us an opportunity to achieve lasting and transformative impact,” she said.</p> <p>Mayor Steinberg said: “Alice Waters is an ideal partner for UC Davis and the city of Sacramento as we work to diversify and expand our economy and connect it to neighborhoods that have historically been left out.</p> <p>“She is not only passionate about food, she is passionate about improving the lives of all children by teaching them about nutrition and how to grow healthy things to eat,” Steinberg said. “This new food institute at Aggie Square will create new opportunities for our students, our farms and our city.”</p> <h2>Ambitious set of goals</h2> <p>The collaboration participants have compiled an ambitious set of goals, including:</p> <ul><li><strong>Benefit K-12 students</strong> via education, policy and community engagement, coupled with Waters’ aspiration to provide free, sustainable, healthy school lunches for all students</li> <li><strong>Foster curricular development</strong> to support food-based learning and environmental stewardship across disciplines and at all levels of study</li> <li><strong>Produce systemic improvements</strong> through interdisciplinary research of organic agriculture, carbon-reducing climate solutions, environmental education and public health scholarship</li> <li><strong>Use gardens and kitchens</strong> as interactive classrooms for professional development of K-12 teachers and leaders, UC Davis faculty and students to teach lifelong food values and foster environmental stewardship</li> <li><strong>Host conferences, summits </strong>and other public gatherings that bring together UC Davis faculty, students, researchers and other experts to address pressing challenges facing food systems and the planet</li> <li><strong>Lead interactive, hands-on projects </strong>that support the sharing of best practices among K-12 educators, UC Davis faculty and students, and farmers, growers and ranchers who commit to sustainable practices for the land and their workers</li> </ul><p>The Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education at the University of California, Davis, will be in Aggie Square’s “food and health”-themed building, and will face a new outdoor market pavilion.</p> <p>UC Davis announced in December its selection of Wexford Science &amp; Technology and GMH Capital Partners as its Aggie Square development team. Phase 1 construction, including the home for this new collaborative effort, is slated to begin in mid-2021.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-square" hreflang="en">Aggie Square</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:31:09 +0000 Anonymous 1446 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu UC Davis Selects Development Partner for Aggie Square https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-selects-development-partner-aggie-square <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">UC Davis Selects Development Partner for Aggie Square</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">December 18, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/aggie-square-rendering-uc-davis_0_0.jpg?h=c71d0c67&amp;itok=J1uWihZ5" width="1280" height="720" alt="An artist&#039;s rendering of Aggie Square layout." title="An artist’s rendering shows the future layout of Aggie Square." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="By David Wescott / Originally published on UC Davis News After an extensive selection process, the University of California, Davis, has selected the team of Wexford Science &amp; Technology and GMH Capital Partners from a list of four finalists to design, finance, construct, own and manage the first phase of Aggie Square. Aggie Square is a planned innovation district located on the university’s Sacramento campus. The project will house business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research to create a stronger and healthier shared community. “This has been a thoughtful process, and this is an important milestone for Aggie Square,” UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May said. “I’m very pleased with the decision. The developer team has a long track record of success with projects of this kind. I’m also grateful to Mayor [Darrell] Steinberg and our partners at the city of Sacramento for their input and leadership.” The first phase of Aggie Square is anticipated to include approximately 1 million square feet to support basic themes: Life sciences, technology and engineering Lifelong learning Food and health Aggie Square also will include a public plaza to connect the campus with surrounding neighborhoods, as well as space for student housing. Baltimore-based Wexford Science &amp; Technology is known for its work with universities, academic medical centers and research institutions. “Aggie Square is emerging as a unique innovation district that will unite research and innovation from UC Davis, private sector resources and activities, and community engagement and impact,” said Jim Berens, the company’s founder and CEO. “We are excited to be a part of this project and the success that lies ahead for this emerging economic hub.” GMH Capital Partners, based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, specializes in student housing.    “The Wexford-GMH team is a great fit for us,” said Robert Segar, planning director for Aggie Square. “They have strong nationwide experience creating innovation districts that link universities with business and community partners.” UC Davis and the developer team will now negotiate business terms, conduct project design and initiate environmental review for consideration by the UC Board of Regents.   "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "After an extensive selection process, the University of California, Davis, has selected the team of Wexford Science &amp; Technology and GMH Capital Partners from a list of four finalists to design, finance, construct, own and manage the first phase of Aggie Square. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>By David Wescott / Originally published on <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-selects-development-partner-aggie-square">UC Davis News</a></em></p> <p>After an extensive selection process, the University of California, Davis, has selected the team of Wexford Science &amp; Technology and GMH Capital Partners from a list of four finalists to design, finance, construct, own and manage the first phase of <a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/aggie-square">Aggie Square</a>.</p> <p>Aggie Square is a planned innovation district located on the university’s Sacramento campus. The project will house business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research to create a stronger and healthier shared community.</p> <p>“This has been a thoughtful process, and this is an important milestone for Aggie Square,” UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May said. “I’m very pleased with the decision. The developer team has a long track record of success with projects of this kind. I’m also grateful to Mayor [Darrell] Steinberg and our partners at the city of Sacramento for their input and leadership.”</p> <p>The first phase of Aggie Square is anticipated to include approximately 1 million square feet to support basic themes:</p> <ul><li><strong>Life sciences, technology and engineering</strong></li> <li><strong>Lifelong learning</strong></li> <li><strong>Food and health</strong></li> </ul><p>Aggie Square also will include a public plaza to connect the campus with surrounding neighborhoods, as well as space for student housing.</p> <p>Baltimore-based <a href="https://wexfordscitech.com/">Wexford Science &amp; Technology</a> is known for its work with universities, academic medical centers and research institutions. “Aggie Square is emerging as a unique innovation district that will unite research and innovation from UC Davis, private sector resources and activities, and community engagement and impact,” said Jim Berens, the company’s founder and CEO. “We are excited to be a part of this project and the success that lies ahead for this emerging economic hub.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.gmhcp.com/">GMH Capital Partners</a>, based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, specializes in student housing.   </p> <p>“The Wexford-GMH team is a great fit for us,” said Robert Segar, planning director for Aggie Square. “They have strong nationwide experience creating innovation districts that link universities with business and community partners.”</p> <p>UC Davis and the developer team will now negotiate business terms, conduct project design and initiate environmental review for consideration by the UC Board of Regents.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-square" hreflang="en">Aggie Square</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 19:30:28 +0000 Anonymous 1326 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu Aggie Square Has a New Academic "Curator" https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/aggie-square-has-new-academic-curator <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Aggie Square Has a New Academic &quot;Curator&quot;</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">December 18, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/aggie-square-rendering-uc-davis_0_1.jpg?h=c71d0c67&amp;itok=9tIJGQZC" width="1280" height="720" alt="Aggie Square rendering" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="By David Wescott / Originally published on UC Davis Leadership UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter announced John Marx, professor and chair of the department of English and 2018-2019 ACE Fellow, will serve as Faculty Adviser to the Provost — Academic Planning, Aggie Square. “I was thrilled with the high level of interest from the faculty in this position and this vital academic planning process,” Provost Hexter said. “I am confident John will make a valuable contribution to UC Davis’ academic mission and to Aggie Square’s success.” Marx was one of several members of the faculty from both the Davis and Sacramento campuses who responded to Provost Hexter’s call for expressions of interest in October.  “I&#039;m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our growing urban campus in Sacramento,” Marx said. “During an American Council on Education fellowship last year, my work focused on the role that universities can play as institutional anchors for their neighborhoods. I look forward to bringing what I&#039;ve learned to the collaborative effort of launching new research and teaching programs at Aggie Square.” Marx’s responsibilities include building and growing the inventory of potential academic programs that may benefit from a presence in Aggie Square. He will serve as Aggie Square’s faculty liaison and work closely with the rest of the Aggie Square team.  Marx’s appointment will run initially from Jan. 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  He will continue as chair of the English department until June 30, 2020. "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter announced John Marx, professor and chair of the department of English and 2018-2019 ACE Fellow, will serve as Faculty Adviser to the Provost — Academic Planning, Aggie Square. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>By David Wescott / Originally published on <a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/news/aggie-square-has-new-academic-curator">UC Davis Leadership</a></em></p> <p>UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter announced John Marx, professor and chair of the department of English and 2018-2019 ACE Fellow, will serve as Faculty Adviser to the Provost — Academic Planning, Aggie Square.</p> <p><img alt="John Marx" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bac21784-c864-4e3a-aec2-11fe9f361356" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/inline-images/john-marx-150-125x188.jpg" class="align-left" />“I was thrilled with the high level of interest from the faculty in this position and this vital academic planning process,” Provost Hexter said. “I am confident John will make a valuable contribution to UC Davis’ academic mission and to Aggie Square’s success.”</p> <p>Marx was one of several members of the faculty from both the Davis and Sacramento campuses who responded to Provost Hexter’s call for expressions of interest in October. </p> <p>“I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our growing urban campus in Sacramento,” Marx said. “During an American Council on Education fellowship last year, my work focused on the role that universities can play as institutional anchors for their neighborhoods. I look forward to bringing what I've learned to the collaborative effort of launching new research and teaching programs at Aggie Square.”</p> <p>Marx’s responsibilities include building and growing the inventory of potential academic programs that may benefit from a presence in Aggie Square. He will serve as Aggie Square’s faculty liaison and work closely with the rest of the Aggie Square team. </p> <p>Marx’s appointment will run initially from Jan. 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  He will continue as chair of the English department until June 30, 2020.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-square" hreflang="en">Aggie Square</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:00:18 +0000 Anonymous 1331 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu Aggie Squared! Second Award for Innovation Hub https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/aggie-squared-second-award-innovation-hub <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Aggie Squared! Second Award for Innovation Hub</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype=""> (not verified)</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">December 16, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/partner-award-audience-1200.jpg?h=b5aab9b8&amp;itok=j-rbCDgf" width="1280" height="720" alt="Greater Sacramento Economic Council’s" title="Chancellor Gary S. May gives remarks during the Greater Sacramento Economic Council’s Dec. 12 dinner. (Mabel Salon/UC Davis)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style" addthis:url="https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu/news/19/feed" addthis:title="" addthis:description="By Dateline Staff / Originally published on UC Davis News For the second time in just over a month, UC Davis has been honored for its forthcoming Aggie Square innovation hub on the university’s Sacramento campus. Last week, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council named UC Davis as the council’s 2019 Partner of the Year in recognition of what the council’s Barry Broome described as the university’s “tireless efforts to bring Aggie Square to life.” “This center of innovation will have an immeasurable impact on the economy of the region for generations #AGGIESQUARE Chancellor May accepts award for UC Davis.@GreaterSacramento on Facebook: We are so proud of @UCDavis’ work on #Aggie Square and excited to give them the Partner of the Year Award for leading this innovation hub, which will have an incredible impact on #GreaterSacramento. #CheersGreaterSac @Chancellor_May @UCDAggieSquare to come,” Broome, the council’s president and CEO, said in a letter notifying Chancellor Gary S. May of the Partner of the Year award. “By aligning UC Davis’ strengths as a top public institution for research with the market goals of industry partners, Aggie Square will bolster growth in target sectors and create jobs in STEM fields, driving greater prosperity across the region,” Broome said. Chancellor May accepted the award during the council’s annual dinner held Dec. 12 at the Hyatt Regency. “Partnership is critical in bringing projects like these to life,” May said in his prepared remarks for the award presentation. He thanked the Greater Sacramento Economic Council and Mayor Darrell Steinberg and the city of Sacramento for their teamwork with UC Davis. Last month, May and Steinberg earned a national leadership award for their efforts to develop Aggie Square. The award came from the Association of University Research Parks, or AURP, which cited May and Steinberg for forging a unique partnership that matches UC Davis’ strengths to community priorities and engages relevant industry partners to create opportunities for all, unlike many other research parks that focus exclusively on startups or narrowly focused industries. Choosing a developer By year’s end, UC Davis is expected to select a developer to finance, design, build, own and manage first phase of Aggie Square, choosing from among four finalists that emerged from a call for proposals in June. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2021. Meet the developer candidates: Biorealty/Greystar Hines The University Financing Foundation Inc. (TUFF)/Collaborative Real Estate LLC/CA Ventures Wexford/GMH Capital Partners   "> <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <script> var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: "For the second time in just over a month, UC Davis has been honored for its forthcoming Aggie Square innovation hub on the university’s Sacramento campus. " } } </script> <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> <a class="addthis_button_email"></a> <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>By Dateline Staff / Originally published on <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/aggie-squared-second-award-innovation-hub">UC Davis News</a></em></p> <p>For the second time in just over a month, UC Davis has been honored for its forthcoming <a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/aggie-square">Aggie Square</a> innovation hub on the university’s Sacramento campus.</p> <p>Last week, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council named UC Davis as the council’s 2019 Partner of the Year in recognition of what the council’s Barry Broome described as the university’s “tireless efforts to bring Aggie Square to life.”</p> <p>“This center of innovation will have an immeasurable impact on the economy of the region for generations</p> <aside class="wysiwyg-feature-block u-width--half u-align--right"><h3 class="wysiwyg-feature-block__title">#AGGIESQUARE</h3> <div class="wysiwyg-feature-block__body"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Chancellor May" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="93ecb5b8-97a0-4983-936b-aaeef17691a7" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk8791/files/inline-images/chanceller-partner-award-942-330x256.jpg" /><figcaption>Chancellor May accepts award for UC Davis.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/%20We%20are%20so%20proud%20of%20%40UCDavis%E2%80%99%20work%20on%20#Aggie%20Square%20and%20excited%20to%20give%20them%20the%20Partner%20of%20the%20Year%20Award%20for%20leading%20this%20innovation%20hub,%20which%20will%20have%20an%20incredible%20impact%20on%20#GreaterSacramento.%20#CheersGreaterSac%20@Chancellor_May%20@UCDAggieSquare"><em>@GreaterSacramento on Facebook:</em></a> We are so proud of @UCDavis’ work on #Aggie Square and excited to give them the Partner of the Year Award for leading this innovation hub, which will have an incredible impact on #GreaterSacramento. #CheersGreaterSac @Chancellor_May @UCDAggieSquare</p> </div> </aside><p>to come,” Broome, the council’s president and CEO, said in a letter notifying Chancellor Gary S. May of the Partner of the Year award.</p> <p>“By aligning UC Davis’ strengths as a top public institution for research with the market goals of industry partners, Aggie Square will bolster growth in target sectors and create jobs in STEM fields, driving greater prosperity across the region,” Broome said.</p> <p>Chancellor May accepted the award during the council’s annual dinner held Dec. 12 at the Hyatt Regency.</p> <p>“Partnership is critical in bringing projects like these to life,” May said in his prepared remarks for the award presentation. He thanked the Greater Sacramento Economic Council and Mayor Darrell Steinberg and the city of Sacramento for their teamwork with UC Davis.</p> <p>Last month, May and Steinberg earned a national <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-chancellor-sacramento-mayor-earn-leadership-award-aggie-square">leadership award</a> for their efforts to develop Aggie Square. The award came from the Association of University Research Parks, or AURP, which cited May and Steinberg for forging a unique partnership that matches UC Davis’ strengths to community priorities and engages relevant industry partners to create opportunities for all, unlike many other research parks that focus exclusively on startups or narrowly focused industries.</p> <h2>Choosing a developer</h2> <p>By year’s end, UC Davis is expected to select a developer to finance, design, build, own and manage first phase of Aggie Square, choosing from among four finalists that emerged from a <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/aggie-square-request-proposals/">call for proposals</a> in June. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2021.</p> <p><a href="https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/aggie-square/partner/developer-question">Meet the developer candidates:</a></p> <ul><li><strong>Biorealty/Greystar</strong></li> <li><strong>Hines</strong></li> <li><strong>The University Financing Foundation Inc. (TUFF)/Collaborative Real Estate LLC/CA Ventures</strong></li> <li><strong>Wexford/GMH Capital Partners</strong></li> </ul><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/environment" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/aggie-square" hreflang="en">Aggie Square</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:56:35 +0000 Anonymous 1316 at https://bigideas.ucdavis.edu