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100 chairs at 100 years

100 Chairs Brownstein

As UC Davis celebrates its centennial this year, the university has passed another milestone: it now boasts more than 100 endowed chairs and professorships — a testament to its academic stature and its important contributions to society. [ More… ]


Centennial celebration launches next Friday

Come celebrate 100 years of UC Davis. The Centennial Fall Festival starts Friday, Oct. 10, and includes an Academic Showcase, college and school open houses, Pajamarino and homecoming football, and a downtown street fair. The party concludes on the Quad on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with an Activities Fair and Chamber Day on the Quad, plus the unveiling of the Centennial Walk. [ More… ]

Chancellor predicts second century of 'responding to society's needs'

Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef's Fall Convocation celebrated "A Century of Doing What Matters," and he predicted a second century of similar achievement, "anticipating and responding to society's needs." In declaring 2008-09 as the UC Davis Centennial Year of Service, Vanderhoef expressed confidence that staff, faculty, students, alumni and university friends would continue working on behalf of their communities, the state, nation and world. [ More… ]

Campus crime report for 2007 mixed

Crimes reported in 2007 on property owned or controlled by UC Davis increased in five of nine key categories and decreased in two, according to statistics prepared in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. [ More… ]

Mrak Hall shuttle stop moved

Shuttle buses that run between the Davis and Sacramento campuses are now stopping short of Mrak Hall, due to the construction project at the nearby School of Law. Earlier this week, transportation officials relocated the Mrak Hall stop to the front of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The temporary stop will be in place for the duration of the King Hall project. [ More… ]

Faculty: Much at stake in Iran's bid for nuclear weapons

Iran's quest for a nuclear weapons program is driven by its fear of attack, regional ambitions and domestic politics, two UC Davis faculty members say. Political science professor and International Relations Program director Zeev Maoz and assistant professor of history Ali Anooshahr comment on last week's United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Iran's nuclear program. [ More… ]

Top medal awarded to arts benefactor

Barbara K. Jackson, a lifelong patron of the arts, will be awarded the UC Davis Medal Saturday evening during the opening event of the Mondavi Center's 2008-09 season. The award recognizes individuals of rare accomplishment and is the highest tribute bestowed by the campus. In addition to the $5 million gift to name the Mondavi Center's main performance hall, Jackson and her late husband, history professor W. Turrentine Jackson, endowed chairs and fellowships in music and history. [ More… ]

Stem cell institute rises

UC Davis broke ground last week for a $62 million research facility on its Sacramento campus that will house the university's expanding stem cell research program. The new UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, a facility supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will be the hub for team-oriented research in regenerative medicine and offer hope for people suffering from chronic disease or injury. [ More… ]

Researcher protection bill signed into law

UC President Mark G. Yudof this week hailed Gov. Schwarzenegger's signature on legislation cracking down on people who use violence and intimidation against researchers, particularly those involved in animal research. "This law will provide law enforcement with some of the tools necessary to help protect academic researchers so they can continue to perform groundbreaking research without the threat of violence," Yudof said in a news release. The governor signed the legislation, Assembly Bill 2296, on Sept. 28, and the law took effect immediately. [ More… ]


No new directives were issued this week.


Arboretum nursery makes debut during Plant Faire

Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive

Come see the new home of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, and check out hundreds of plants available for sale, including the Arboretum All-Stars — plants suited for local conditions that are easy to grow, don't need a lot of water and have few problems with pests or diseases. [ More… ]

Neighbors' Night Out: Block parties all across town

Sunday, Oct. 5, between noon and 9 p.m.

This giant get-acquainted party is actually a whole bunch of smaller neighborhood block parties. Find a celebration near your home or start one of your own. Sponsored by the city of Davis, UC Davis and the ASUCD. [ More… ]

Chat with the chancellor: Brown bags at Sacramento and Davis campuses

Monday, Oct. 6, noon, ballroom at the Marriott, UCDMC

Wednesday, Oct. 8, noon, MU II, Memorial Union

Join Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef and other campus leaders for an update on what's going on at UC Davis. Bring your lunch, your questions and your comments. [ More… ]

Mondavi Institute grand opening

Friday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, Old Davis Road

The opening ceremony will be followed by a reception, tours of the new facility, faculty and guest presentations, and wine and beer tastings. Among the guest speakers will be alumnus Martin Yan, well-known chef and television personality. A team of the Budweiser Clydesdales also will make an appearance. [ More… ]

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