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UC Davis 'live' on Facebook

UC Davis supporters have a new way to show their Aggie Pride, thanks to a new fan page on the social networking site, Facebook. The fan page boasts nearly 800 subscribers in less than a month -- and is growing every day. [ More… ]


Federal judge rules for UC Davis in Title IX case

A federal judge in Sacramento has ruled in favor of UC Davis in a Title IX case filed by four women who wanted to compete on the intercollegiate wrestling team. [ More… ]

TGFS 2008: Annual staff day to 'buck' tradition

The Buckhorn Steak & Roadhouse in Winters will be serving up its famous tri-tip sandwiches (plus veggie burgers) at this year's annual Thank Goodness for Staff Picnic. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at Shields Grove. Entry is free for all staff, with tickets available through departments. [ More… ]

Academic Federation chair honored

Adjunct professor Catherine VandeVoort says she is happy and humbled to be the first recipient of UC Davis' Charles P. Nash Prize, recognizing achievement in promoting shared governance and advocating for faculty interests and welfare. [ More… ]

Library, bookstore plan a celebration of campus authors

The UC Davis General Library and bookstore are hosting an authors event April 29 to celebrate the recent publication of more than 100 books by faculty members and academic appointees. Books will be on display from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Shields Library, and 13 of the authors will speak during a program starting at 4:15, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. [ More… ]

UC Davis' plug-in hybrid program featured on NOVA

Professor Andy Frank, the inventor of the plug-in hybrid electric car, was featured this week in an entertaining, informative NOVA documentary, "Car of the Future," that aired on PBS. The program included a segment (Chapter 5, "Plugging In") on Frank and his shop, where he has been developing and improving his concept for 20 years. The entire program can be viewed online. [ More… ]

Communication breakdown: Why men think 'yes' when women say 'no'

According to new research by communication professor Michael Motley, faulty male introspection may be to blame for why men often misinterpret women's indirect messages. Motley says that "when she says 'It's getting late,' he may hear 'So let's skip the preliminaries ... and the only reason he can imagine saying 'It's getting late' while making out is to mean 'Let's speed things up.'" [ More… ]

Dog blood donors still needed for veterinary blood bank

The new UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank is still in need of dogs from the surrounding area to serve as blood donors, and it's encouraging pet owners to consider enrolling their dogs. The blood bank collects canine blood needed for transfusions to treat a variety of conditions in dogs ranging from surgical complications to kidney failure. [ More… ]


Refrigerator-freezer replacement incentive program

To reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the campus is offering a rebate incentive to departments that replace old free-standing refrigerators or freezers with new units. [ More… ]

Road closure: Simian Lane, April 28-May 16

A portion of a road near the Childhood Health & Disease Facility project will be closed temporarily because of construction. [ More… ]


Rose Day: Plant sale and free tours this afternoon

Friday, April 25, 2-5 p.m., Foundation Plant Services

As part of Rose Day, a conference and fundraiser sponsored by the California Center for Urban Horticulture, Foundation Plant Services is offering free tours of eight acres of roses in full bloom along with a rose sale featuring 14 varieties of roses. [ More… ]

Student steel bridge competition on campus this weekend

Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mondavi Center parking structure and Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

Steel bridges and concrete canoes will be put to the test this weekend as the UC Davis student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts the organization's Mid-Pacific regional conference. All competition events are free and open to the public. [ More… ]

East Quad Farmers Market

Every Wednesday through June 4, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., East Quad

Fresh, locally grown produce. Sponsored by Cowell Student Health Center's Health Education and Promotion program, Davis Farmers Market Foundation and others. [ More… ]

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