UC Davis Emeriti in action

Who we are

Established in 1989, the UC Davis Emeriti Association (UCDEA) was formed to provide retired academics of UC Davis/UCDHS or other UC campuses living in the Davis/Sacramento area with opportunities for continuing interest in and support for the excellence of the University of California, Davis. Through its advocacy, the UCDEA has been instrumental in maintaining free parking permits, compus identification cards and library privileges for emeriti, thus assuring a continued welcome to stay engaged in the campus community.

What we do

The UCDEA represents UC Davis emeriti/ae and provides the following services and programs for its members:

  • Monitors and advocates for emeriti rights and privileges
  • Provides a way for emeriti/ae to communicate with campus leaders and further particiapte in campus life
  • Sponsors and plans activities
  • Provides an historical perspective of the Davis campus through the Video Records Program
  • Recognizes emeriti/ae with annual awards
  • Supports the UC Davis Retiree Center

In Memoriam

We note the passing of Eldridge Moores, distinguished professor emeritus in Geology. He died October 28, 2018; he was 80. Professor Moores began his career at UC Davis more than 52 years ago as a founding member of the Department of Geology (now known as Earth and Planetary Sciences) and the College of Letters and Science. As a lasting legacy of Eldridge Moores’ career at Davis, many of his talents and perspectives are noted in his interview with Professor Dawn Sumner which may be found as a part of the UCDEA’s video records collections.

We also note the passing of Cynthia Louise Brantley, professor emerita in History.  She passed away in her Davis home on September 20, 2018.  Professor Brantley was the first female professor and first Africanist historian in the department from 1972 until she retired in 2009.  She also played a significant role in the development of Gender and Cross-Cultural Studies at UC Davis.  Her service in these areas led to the creation of the campus’ Women’s Resource Center.  Much of her legacy may be found in her interview with Alex McCalla regarding factors that shaped her interests, scholarship, and commitment to gender and cross-cultural studies.

These videos leave a lasting legacy. Please consider what being able to view this video meant to you, and if you have not already been interviewed for the UC Davis Emeriti Association's Video Records project, click here to contact our schedulers.