New Law Sponsored by UC Will Allow Commercialization of Discoveries in State Parks

October 04, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom today (Oct. 2) signed into law a bill that creates a new way for researchers to commercialize scientific discoveries made at California state parks. 

Authored by Bill Dodd, D-Napa, Senate Bill 442 allows the state Department of Parks and Recreation to issue commercialization permits and set associated fees that can be used for the protection, conservation and restoration of resources of the state park system. 


Congressional Offices visit the UC Davis California National Primate Research Center

May 16, 2019

UC Davis’ Office of Government and Community Relations and research unit the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC), hosted legislative staff from six congressional offices this month.

Attendees included: Syndey Lewis, Sacramento District Director, Senator Harris; Jamario Jackson, Field Representative, Senator Feinstein; Mathew Ceccato, District Director, Congressman Bera; Natasha Pavlovich, Field Representative, Congresswoman Matsui; Mel Orphilia, Field Representative, Congressman Thompson; Logan Sidle, Field Representative, Congressman Garamendi.

Congressman John Garamendi

April 22, 2019

A former lineman for the Cal Bears and NFL prospect before deciding to pursue a career in public service, U.S.  Congressman John Garamendi was elected to the California legislature in 1974, where he served for 16 years, attaining the position of Senate Majority Leader.  His laws established California’s emergency medical system, expanded community health clinics, created a work-oriented welfare program, protected Lake Tahoe and Mono Lakes, and developed an overall state agenda for competitiveness and scientific advancement.  He authored the Senior Center Bond Act and a proposition that brou

Graduate Research Advocacy Day (GRAD), March 19, 2019

March 12, 2019

Annually, graduate students from each UC campus gather in Sacramento to educate lawmakers about the importance of graduate research and its contribution to California’s economy and progress.  Graduate students Jan Ng and Noelle Patterson have been selected to represent UC Davis on March 19, 2019.

Learn more about GRAD, view the historical list of participants and see highlighted student research. 


Department/Agency shutdown guidance information

January 23, 2019
Date: January 10, 2019 at 7:37:59 AM PST Below, please find information compiled by UC FGR that offers shutdown guidance:


With the partial federal government shutdown still underway, we wanted to share guidance from various affected departments and agencies on how they plan to proceed until Congress and the White House negotiate a plan to re-open the government.