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Centennial Fall Festival starts today

UC Davis Centennial Logo

UC Davis celebrates its Centennial Fall Festival Oct. 10-15. Read about the many different activities, events and celebrations on campus and in the city of Davis in a special Dateline feature with dates, locations and a map. From today's campuswide open houses to tomorrow's homecoming football game to the Centennial Walk dedication on Oct. 15, the week ahead promises to be a historic and eventful one. [ More… ]


Thiebaud's rare gift: Students, campus benefit from longtime professor's art donation

World-renowned artist Wayne Thiebaud and his wife, Betty Jean, have given the campus a rare birthday gift: 20 of Thiebaud's hand-worked prints valued at an estimated $860,000. One will be featured in a series of limited-edition posters in honor of the UC Davis Centennial. The collection will be exhibited at the Nelson Gallery on campus in January 2010, but a preview is available now in an online slideshow called "Let Them See Cake." [ More… ]

Campus improves handling of 9-1-1 calls from cell phones

Emergency help is closer for many cell phone users who make 9-1-1 calls on campus. Cell sites around the Davis campus will now route wireless 9-1-1 calls to the public safety dispatch center at UC Davis, instead of to the California Highway Patrol. The new system works with wireless service providers Verizon, AT&T, Nextel and T-Mobile. [ More… ]

Safety program helps departments buy equipment to prevent injuries

UC Davis is helping its employees "Be Smart About Safety," with the right equipment, tools and training for the job. The university's goal is fewer work-related injuries and a corresponding reduction in claims to the UC system's self-run workers compensation program. In addition to helping departments purchase safety equipment, the program also focuses on changing behavior and managing risk. [ More… ]

More lectures, 'cool' content, now on iTunes U

Should UC Davis courses be available online and free to anyone in the world? Many professors say the whole idea of publishing educational materials online for free needs more discussion. But seven UC Davis faculty members are intrigued enough by this proposition that they are putting course content on iTunes U. [ More… ]

Economics and the UC Retirement Plan

Many employees and retirees are wondering about the effects of the recent volatility in the financial markets on their UC Retirement Plan benefits and the UC Retirement Savings Program. The UC Office of the President released information Oct. 3 aimed at addressing these questions. [ More… ]

In research: With second lumpectomy, survival rate drops by half

A majority of women with breast cancer today are candidates for lumpectomy, allowing for conservation of most of their breast tissue. Results of a UC Davis study, however, show that a number of women whose cancer recurs in the same breast are treated with a second lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy, defying treatment recommendations and reducing by half the number of years the patients will survive. [ More… ]

UC, students aim to 'get out the vote'

With nearly 5,000 new freshmen, most of them 18 or older, UC Davis is full of potential new voters — and the university is urging them to register and vote. UC President Mark G. Yudof has declared UC Student Registration Week starting Oct. 13 and concluding on the 20th, which is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election. [ More… ]


Call for nominations: Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

Nominations are requested to help identify faculty, staff, students and local community members deserving special recognition through a campuswide award program. The Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community honor achievements that contribute in substantial ways to the development and well-being of our diverse and evolving community. [ More… ]

New facilities and administrative cost rate agreement for federal grants

UC Davis recently completed negotiations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the mechanism the campus uses to recover the indirect costs of conducting research, instruction or other activities sponsored by federal agencies. [ More… ]


Abandoned bikes for sale at TAPS auction

Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m., West Entry Parking Structure, off Hutchison Drive

Hundreds of abandoned bikes will be up for sale, with most of them expected to sell for $20 to $30. Sale preview is from 8 to 9 a.m. The auction starts at 9 a.m. and continues until all bikes are sold. [ More… ]

Undergraduate Research Center hosts open house

Monday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 409 Surge IV

Undergraduate Studies is inviting the campus community to visit its new Undergraduate Research Center. The center, which encourages and facilitates research opportunities for UC Davis undergraduates, also has launched a new Web site. [ More… ]

Doctors Without Borders talk

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., 1001 Giedt Hall

Buddhima Lokuge of Doctors Without Borders will discuss the impact of malnutrition on children, families and communities, and national and international neglect of childhood nutrition. Sponsored by the Program in International and Community Nutrition. [ More… ]

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