Watch the video ‘One UC Davis in 30 Seconds’

What makes UC Davis special? Find out in 30 seconds why there’s only One UC Davis.

From the waters of Lake Tahoe, to a doctor’s visit via telemedicine, to the stage of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the Aggie community is working together to change the world and one another.

‘One UC Davis in 30 seconds’

UC Davis in 30 seconds video

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Scene summary

UC Davis is filled with talented people, and the video profiles a lucky few. Here’s a summary of the scenes, with links to find out more:

  • :00 Veterinary medicine: Blanca C., veterinary medicine student, and Roma the dog at the linear accelerator facility.
  • :06 Lake Tahoe Research Center: Center director and professor Geoffrey Schladow and crew on a water quality research vessel in Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.
  • :08 California Lighting Technology Center: Center director and professor Michael Siminovitch illuminates why UC Davis is a leader in clean lighting technology.
  • :09 Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: Engineering professor Andy Frank is considered the father of the modern plug-in hybrid vehicle.
  • :12 Cycling: Pamela N. rides her bike here at the first university to receive a platinum Bicycle Friendly Business award from the League of American Bicyclists.
  • :14 Unitrans: Student Janice W. in one of the beloved double-deckers in the student-operated Unitrans bus system.
  • :16 Public art: Chemistry graduate student Stephanie H. atop “Eye on Mrak (Fatal Laff),” one of the famous Egghead sculptures by the late professor Robert Arneson.
  • :19 World-class entertainment: Music student Alexander S. inside the renowned Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
  • :22 Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science: David S., viticulture and enology graduate student, at work at the RMI — the world’s first and only LEED certified winery, brewery and food and dairy processing facility.
  • :24 School of Medicine: Ariana H., medical student and self-proclaimed “Davis lifer,” helps explain why UC Davis Medical Center is a leader in telehealth achievements.
  • :27 Graduate Studies: Graduate student in Spanish Carolina T., featured at the beautiful UC Davis Arboretum, was inspired to start a nonprofit that helps Haitian students.

‘Behind the scenes of One UC Davis’

Behind the scenes video

What makes UC Davis the One for Carolina, Andy, and the other students and faculty featured in “One UC Davis in 30 Seconds”? Watch this behind-the-scenes video to find out.

Production notes

The main video was produced through UC Davis Strategic Communications by Strada Productions, winners of six Emmy Awards and inventors of the 72-foot Akela camera crane, the world’s longest at the time. The same crane used to film this UC Davis promotional video was also used on the blockbuster movie Titanic. The behind-the-scenes video was produced by UC Davis Strategic Communications. Approximately 100 students, faculty and staff participated in the two productions.