University News

The Many Flavors Cacao

May 02, 2019
UC Davis students and experts are working to better understand cacao, a vital ingredient necessary not only to chocolate production, but to many people across the world. A part of the pursuit is sharing knowledge to better understand the complex challenges and issues in the wide world of chocolate production. Graduate student and Blum Center grantee Madeline Weeks studies the social, economic and environmental dimensions of fine flavors of cacao and chocolate.

Support from the Chancellor’s Office, UCOP and the Four Colleges to Foster Student Projects

March 30, 2016

In 2010, UC Davis received funds from a UC multi-campus research program grant to establish the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies. The Center, modeled after the successful UC Berkeley Blum Center, draws upon UC Davis’ unique strengths and history as a leader in research, theory and applied science in Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Energy, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, and Entrepreneurship.

Blum Center and UC Davis Big Bang! A successful partnership for the past 3 years Blum Center Sponsors $3,000 Poverty Alleviation Award

March 30, 2016

Founded in 2000 by MBA students at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, the Big Bang! is today run by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship —and is the largest annual business competition in the Sacramento region. In addition to the business competition, the Big Bang! offers a comprehensive series of workshops for building entrepreneurial skills.