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Dr. Tom Hahn of the Animal Behavior Graduate Group Receives the Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentorship Award

Graduate Studies and Graduate Council are pleased to present awards for outstanding mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentorship Awards recognize the vital role mentoring plays in the academic and professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis. A letter of recognition and $1,000 will be conferred to each awardee.  

Congratulations to the following recipients:

Sharp Decline in Basking Shark Sightings in California

About the size of a small school bus, the basking shark is the second largest fish in the ocean and is found in temperate and tropical waters across the globe. In the mid-1900s, basking sharks were observed by the thousands each year off California’s coast. Now they are rarely seen at all in this region, called the California Current Ecosystem, or CCE.

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2021 Grad Slam Winner - Amelia Munson

Congratulations to Amelia Munson, Ph.D. Candidate in Animal Behavior, the 2021 UC Davis Grad Slam Final Round winner! She earned a $2,500 grand prize and the opportunity to advance to the University of California Grad Slam competition on May 7 with her winning presentation “Fact or Fiction: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger."  Despite the virtual format, this year's Grad Slam competition was the largest on record, with more prize money and even more attendees.