Children being treated for serious conditions at UC Davis Health have lots of ways to pass the time, and one has the added benefit of helping them realize how brave they’re being.
UC Davis Health’s Child Life and Creative Arts Department offers the Beads of Courage program to children who are being treated for serious conditions. Each bead has a meaning — getting a shot, spending a night in the hospital, undergoing a surgery — which helps patients and family members understand how far they've come and how strong they can be. Currently, UC Davis Health’s Beads of Courage program is solely funded by Donut Dash. Learn more in the above video.
Gunrock gets a makeover for April Fool’s Day
First order of business for new Athletic Director @RockoDeLuca_AD: renaming the mascot! We are excited to announce a new look and amended name for our favorite Aggie. Meet GunROCKO.— UC Davis Athletics (@ucdavisaggies) April 1, 2021
Learn more about the upgrade here: https://t.co/uhfDmZzREG pic.twitter.com/Z8Rb1Ly3Wc
The ‘ewest’ Aggie
We got an Easter 🐣 surprise today - two weeks early - with the sweetest little ewe lamb 🐑 @ucdavis she may be small but she is mighty and rather noisy! @ucanr @Some_Shepherd @flyingmulefarm @Maci_Mueller @Jason_lin08 pic.twitter.com/rvey6O5Wwz— Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam (@BioBeef) (@BioBeef) April 2, 2021
A perfect score for LGBTQIA inclusion for athletes
Continuing to build upon our commitment to a diverse & inclusive community, our athletics department was 1 of 10 Division I schools to receive a perfect score for its support of the LGBTQIA+ community in the @AthleteAlly Athletic Equality Index!— UC Davis Athletics (@ucdavisaggies) April 6, 2021
📰: https://t.co/1Vad0rzNsN pic.twitter.com/KkO8k7Ha3V
Cody Kitaura is a News and Media Relations Specialist in the Office of Strategic Communications, and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.