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

Jihad Qusanyeh

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

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

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UC responds to federal push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

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

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UC Merced sees nearly 8,000 enrolled

The University of California, Merced, reported a record-breaking enrollment for fall of 2017. Nearly 8,000 students are attending the coming school year.

The school reported 7,375 undergraduates and 592 graduate students for the year, up 8.6 percent from 2016.

“UC Merced’s record enrollment is fueled by growing popularity and increased demand, as demonstrated by a significant increase in applications and subsequent registrations to our campus,” said Dorothy Leland, chancellor for the school.” We continue to support our students on their academic journeys by placing a strong focus on the development of academic programs, hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates and a growing array of student activities and amenities.”

The school is the fastest-growing university in the U.S. according to the Chronicle of Higher Education... Read More

Computer classes contribute to active aging community

As part of West Sacramento’s Age Friendly Action Plan, students were paired with seniors this summer to learn essential computer and smart phone skills at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library. The classes increased connectivity of the seniors and allowed them to advance their intergenerational scope.

Take a closer look at each of the classes below:

 

 

 

For more information on Age Friendly resources, please visit the City of West Sacramento’s website.... Read More

5 Actions to take now for next summer’s jobs and internships

Fall classes haven’t even started at UC Davis, but employers are already looking to recruit UC Davis students for internships and career positions that will begin in June 2018.

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4 decisions to make about a double major

When you announce your plan to attend college, you’ll often hear “What is your major?” or a question related to your future goals and aspirations. Choosing one college major can be easy or difficult, especially with so many great course topics and majors to choose from at UC Davis.

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7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

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