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Summer reading — Check out new books by campus authors

From physics to poetry, UC Davis professors publish 100 or so books every year. Here are a dozen of the latest titles that would enrich any summer reading list. [ More… ]


UC Davis community advised to avoid smoky air

Air quality around the Davis and Sacramento campuses has been declining due to wildfire smoke. The air quality around the Davis campus officially reached unhealthy levels on Thursday afternoon, and officials anticipated that the air would remain unhealthy at least through Sunday. Everyone is advised to minimize outdoor activity and physical exertion. [ More… ]

Friday Update and Dateline take a break

After taking off next Friday, the Fourth of July, Friday Update will return July 11 and every Friday thereafter during summer. Meanwhile, the campus's faculty and staff newspaper, Dateline UC Davis, is also taking a break beginning today, with the next issue scheduled for July 18. [ More… ]

Voluntary time reduction program starts July 1

START comes back July 1, offering eligible employees the opportunity to cut their work hours without the loss of UC Retirement Plan credit, vacation or sick leave accrual, or health insurance or other benefits. START, short for Staff and Academic Reduction in Time Program, is being implemented throughout the UC system as a cost-cutting move during tough budget times. [ More… ]

'Dream Big': State fair pavilion to launch UC Davis Centennial celebration

UC Davis will kick off its centennial celebration this summer at the California State Fair in Sacramento, filling a 6,000-square-foot pavilion with an exhibition titled "Dream Big." It will showcase the campus's development from farm school to a dynamic university for the arts and sciences, recognized worldwide for education and research in agriculture, health care, the environment, alternative energy and global understanding. The 100-year birthday party will continue on campus in the fall. [ More… ]

Firefighters handle two chemical spills; no one seriously hurt

UC Davis firefighters and other emergency personnel dealt quickly with a pair of chemical spills in university labs within the span of six days — the first in Hunt Hall on June 17 and the second in the Chemistry Building on June 23. No one was seriously hurt. [ More… ]

Connected to the Olympics? Tell us your story

University Communications is looking for campus connections to the Summer Olympics, Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, and you can help. For instance, do you know of faculty members involved as consultants or coaches, recent research that connects to Olympic activities, or members of the UC Davis community who will be attending and writing blogs about their experiences? [ More… ]


Memorial service will impact traffic and parking on campus today

A memorial service for fallen Yolo County sheriff's deputy Jose Antonio "Tony" Diaz will be held today at 11 a.m. in the ARC Pavilion. As many as 5,000 law enforcement officers from throughout the state are expected, and several parking lots are reserved for attendees to use at no charge. The memorial service is open to the public. [ More… ]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute seeks volunteers

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, based in UC Davis Extension, offers affordable classes and events for seniors living in Davis and nearby communities. The institute is seeking advice and assistance with courses, and UC Davis faculty members are encouraged to volunteer. [ More… ]

Unemployment insurance rates for 2008-09 announced

Unemployment insurance rates and reserve balances are reviewed periodically by Accounting and Financial Services. Rate changes for the ensuing year, when appropriate, are determined by the campus accounting officer in consultation with the campus budget director. [ More… ]


Campus museums offer summer art exhibits

While there's a little less hustle and bustle on campus during the summer, faculty, staff and visitors can still enjoy paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, Native American art and much more at exhibitions across campus. [ More… ]

Arboretum tour: Design Your Dream Garden

Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m., Arboretum Terrace Garden, Davis Commons shopping center

How to season your garden with Mediterranean elements to make it a more enjoyable space. [ More… ]

Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy at Lake Tahoe

Monday through Friday, July 7 through 11, Incline Village, Nev.

Faculty, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers will gather for a weeklong program of activities focused on how to turn their scientific discoveries into green business opportunities. Sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship. [ More… ]

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