UC Davis connections were easy to spot during Sunday’s Super Bowl: A commercial that mentioned the university, a 49ers cheerleader who is also a Ph.D. student in veterinary medicine, and a prominent alumnus.
The ad, for Ring’s line of doorbell and security cameras, showcased a moment first shared in 2022 where a prospective student jumped for joy over being accepted to UC Davis:
Meanwhile, another Aggie was even closer to the action on the field.
The Today Show recently interviewed a trio of 49ers cheerleaders about their “day jobs.” That included Talia — whose last name is not shared by the team for privacy reasons — a UC Davis veterinary pathologist and Ph.D. student investigating West Nile Virus transmission and vector dynamics. The School of Veterinary Medicine shared a clip from the Today Show segment on social media:
On the day of, UC Davis alumnus Maurice Gallagher ‘71 had a prime seat. After all, the stadium is named after his company.
Chancellor welcomes Lunar New Year
Chancellor Gary S. May helped ring in a “healthy and prosperous 2024,” issuing the above video message Friday (Feb. 10).
“Many in our community come from diverse Asian cultural backgrounds and observe Spring Festival, Tet and other Lunar New Year Traditions,” May said. “It’s a time to gather with loved ones and welcome in the New Year.”
Aggies share love stories
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association shared a series of “Aggies in Love” posts, featuring everything from romantic love to love for Davis and love for friends.
Cody Kitaura is the editor of Dateline UC Davis and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.