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Boys and girls and their majors: Is who you are what you study?

In a new video produced by Carlos Matthew Palacio, a News Service intern, students talk about their choice of major and the peer pressures they face. Kim Shauman, an associate professor of sociology who studies the success of women in science and engineering careers, is also featured. [ More… ]


'Most everybody will be hurt': Chancellor addresses budget crunch

Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef discussed budget cuts, rising energy costs, student fee increases, enrollment growth and other money matters during his two recent "brown bag" question-and-answer sessions with the university community at the Sacramento and Davis campuses. [ More… ]

AFSCME strike off; UC and union reps return to the bargaining table

UC officials and representatives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union jointly announced Thursday that they will return to the bargaining table to continue negotiations for new labor contracts for the more than 20,000 UC patient care and service workers AFSCME represents. This means the union will not be striking UC medical centers and campuses on June 4 and 5, as previously announced. [ More… ]

Pomp and Circumstance: Commencements continue through June 15

UC Davis will award more than 7,300 degrees this year as it completes the commencement season with 12 graduation ceremonies. Events are scheduled through June 15, and guest speakers include California Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Núñez (School of Education) and Craig McNamara, who owns Sierra Orchards in Winters and teaches land stewardship through the Center for Land-Based Learning (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences). The campus will offer live and on-demand webcasts of each of the commencements. [ More… ]

Protecting animal researchers from violence, harassment and intimidation

The Sacramento Bee recently published an opinion piece by Vice Chancellor Stan Nosek and Dallas Hyde, director of the California National Primate Research Center, drawing attention to the growing problem of threats against animal researchers and UC's support for state Assembly Bill 2296. The legislation would prevent activists from posting the home addresses and telephone numbers of researchers and their families on the Internet with the intent to incite harassment or violence. [ More… ]

Let there be light ... at Aggie Stadium

If you are on the western edge of the central campus this evening, and you think that night is turning into day, here's why: Intercollegiate Athletics will be testing a newly installed lighting system for Aggie Stadium. The lights will allow the scheduling of next season's football games and women's lacrosse games, as well as community events and evening concerts, later in the day and early evening, when temperatures are cooler. [ More… ]

The University Library welcomes Next Generation Melvyl

The UC library system on Monday launched a pilot project to improve on the current Melvyl catalog, which contains records for holdings at all 10 UC campuses. For the next several months, users are encouraged to test the pilot, called Next Generation Melvyl, and offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The pilot features a single interface that searches holdings in all UC libraries, those of libraries around the world, and UC books digitized by Google. The tool also searches for article references in education, medicine and health, U.S. government publications, and general topics. [ More… ]

Mass transit boosting service, cutting fares in face of 'Fix I-5' confusion

The I-5 closure that begins tonight is expected to impact commuters to both the Davis and Sacramento campuses, with traffic delays and crowding on public transportation. The Yolo County Transportation District is helping by running extra buses between Woodland, Davis, downtown Sacramento and Sacramento International Airport, and by discounting tickets on Capitol Corridor trains. The district is urging public transit users to plan for delays and to take earlier buses when possible. [ More… ]


Important changes to employee travel and entertainment policies

Effective immediately, departments are directed to submit all travel and entertainment reimbursement reports in the MyTravel electronic format only. In addition, several other key travel policy guidelines are clarified, including reimbursement for daily meals, incidentals and travel services. [ More… ]


Baseball: Aggies begin first-ever D-I tournament play tonight

Today, Friday, May 30, 5 p.m., Stanford University's Sunken Diamond (radio and webcasts planned)

In its first official season in Division I, the UC Davis baseball team will compete as one of 64 teams in the 2008 NCAA D-I Baseball Championship. The Aggies (34-22 overall) are the No. 4 seed in the double-elimination Stanford Regional and will begin their tournament play against Stanford. [ More… ]

Excellence in Teaching and Research: Academic Federation awards ceremony

Wednesday, June 4, 5 p.m., International House, 10 College Park

The campus community is invited to a ceremony and reception next week for the recipients of this year's federation awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research. [ More… ]

UC Davis Film Festival

Wednesday and Thursday, June 4 and 5, 7 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St.

Films by UC Davis students. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Technocultural Studies Program, plus Film Studies and Art Studio. Tickets are $5 at the Varsity Theatre box office in advance and at the door. [ More… ]

Academic Senate meeting

Friday, June 6, 2:10 p.m., MU II, Memorial Union

The Academic Senate's Representative Assembly is expected to discuss the senate's view of potential campus budget efficiencies and consider a revised General Education requirement. [ More… ]

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