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Sneak a peek at Andy Warhol's pop photos

The Nelson Gallery is now the proud owner of more than 150 original Andy Warhol photos, thanks to a donation from the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York. Plans call for the images to go on display at the Nelson later this year, but this online slideshow offers a sneak preview. [ More… ]


Campus food workers to be eligible for UC jobs

Under a newly announced approach to managing food service programs and employees, an estimated 175 to 200 nonmanagement Sodexo employees will be eligible to transition to University of California employment. [ More… ]

Visionary doctor subject of campus book project

Campus Community Book Project organizers say the UC Davis community should see itself in the 2008-09 selection about a Boston physician's fight against TB and HIV in Haiti. Similar public service by UC Davis is being celebrated during the university's centennial year, 2008-09, which makes the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" a good fit. [ More… ]

Bring your children to work on April 24

Eat some of UC Davis' tastiest inventions. Build a DNA model out of Legos. Learn how to fix a flat tire on your bicycle. Visit the Dairy Barn. All of this and more await our children on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at free programs across the campus organized by academic units and other departments. [ More… ]

Admission more competitive for freshmen next fall

Even as UC Davis boosts the number of students admitted for freshman studies for fall 2008, admission continues to become more competitive. The campus admitted 21,256 students for freshman studies next fall, or 52.4 percent of all applicants, compared with last fall's 58.7 percent acceptance rate. [ More… ]

Music professors score major composing awards

UC Davis music professors Kurt Rohde and Pablo Ortiz have won two of the music world's most prestigious honors: a Rome Prize for Rohde from the American Academy in Rome, and an Academy Award in Music for Ortiz from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. [ More… ]

Sustainability grants now available; deadline May 7

Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to submit ideas for making UC Davis a greener place in 2008-09. The best ideas will receive funding support from the campus administration. Last year 16 proposals were funded, including a pedal-powered desk and a program that reduces building waste. [ More… ]

Senate questions recruitment processs

The Academic Senate is miffed at Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef for calling off a national search for the next provost and appointing engineering Dean Enrique Lavernia without faculty review. The chancellor cites "exceptional circumstances." [ More… ]


No new directives were issued this week.

ASUCD-Davis community blood drive

The campus community is encouraged to donate blood Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  in Freeborn Hall. [ More… ]


Special discount for faculty and staff to Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

UC Davis employees can buy a limited number of the best seats in the house for $20 each (regularly $43). The campus is also sponsoring several free events in celebration of the visit by the legendary choreographer and his company. Sponsored by the Mondavi Center. [ More… ]

Picnic Day: Our annual open house

Saturday, April 19, all day

Begin with the pancake breakfast, proceed to a good spot to watch the parade, check out the talent shows, find a seat for the dachshund races and end the day listening to the Battle of the Bands. [ More… ]

Asian Pacific Culture Week

April 21-25, various locations

A week dedicated to increasing cultural awareness and celebrating diversity within the Asian Pacific American community. Highlights include a kickoff on the Quad with music, dance and student organizations, an art exhibit, a cooking demonstration and many presentations. Sponsored by the Student Programs and Activities Center. [ More… ]

What we talk about when we talk about privacy: the politics of mass surveillance and profiling

Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m., Wilkins Moot Courtroom, King Hall

Lecture by Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law, University of Virginia. Part of this year's Center for History, Society and Culture Speakers Series: Social Science and the Larger Society. [ More… ]

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