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Check out Campus Recreation's new Web site for the latest on the Craft Center, the Equestrian Center, Outdoor Adventures, the Activities and Recreation Center, intramural sports and wellness activities. Most Campus Recreation programs are open to faculty and staff. [ More… ]


Katehi to talk education policy with Secretary Clinton

Linda Katehi plans to get a flying start as UC Davis' new chancellor. This Sunday (Aug. 16), the eve of her first official day, Katehi is scheduled to meet with the School of Law's alumni board and attend a barbecue for first-year law students. Then she flies to Washington, D.C., for an Aug. 17 event on higher education and global development hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. [ More… ]

Campus preparedness for H1N1 influenza

The UC Davis administration issued a letter to update the campus community on the university's response plan for H1N1 influenza. The update provides links to campus and general resources and offers advice for preventing the flu. [ More… ]

Construction starts at West Village

On Monday, UC Davis broke ground for West Village, its new residential development near Russell Boulevard, and also announced a grant for nearly $2 million from the California Energy Commission toward the goal of making West Village a "zero net energy" community. The development includes housing for students, faculty and staff as well as retail space and a community college center. [ More… ]

Giving surpasses $100 million for third year in row

Donors supported UC Davis with $108.1 million in gifts, pledges and private grants during the 2008-09 fiscal year, marking the third consecutive year that philanthropic support has surpassed $100 million. Gifts included a $16 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight childhood malnutrition and a collection of valuable prints from painter Wayne Thiebaud and his wife, Betty Jean. [ More… ]

'Clunkers' program is expensive way to cut carbon emissions

New UC Davis estimates say the federal government's Cash for Clunkers program is paying at least 10 times the "sticker price" to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. While carbon credits are projected to sell in the U.S. for about $28 per ton, the best-case calculation of the cost of the clunkers rebate is $237 per ton, said transportation economist Christopher Knittel. [ More… ]

Winters Horticultural Symposium: The Wolfskill legacy

The Winters Horticultural Symposium on Aug. 26 will celebrate "The Legacy of John Reid Wolfskill," part of whose Mexican land-grant ranch is preserved as a UC Davis orchard experiment station. The day's program includes a tour of the Wolfskill property, lunch at the Buckhorn Steak & Roadhouse, an afternoon symposium on the area's horticultural history and a wine reception. The cost is $45 for the entire program, or $20 for the symposium and wine reception. [ More… ]

UC issuing bonds for capital projects

UC released the preliminary official statement for approximately $1.050 billion in taxable, federal stimulus Build America Bonds and $325 million in tax-exempt bonds. Proceeds from the bonds, scheduled to be sold to the public the week of Aug. 17, will help fund completion of numerous projects already under construction, including seismic and life-safety construction projects, student housing and other revenue-generating campus facilities, plus classrooms, research buildings and deferred maintenance. [ More… ]

UC Press and JSTOR to create shared online platform

University of California Press and JSTOR, the leading journals archive hosting platform, announced Aug. 13 their partnership in the Current Scholarship Program, which will bring legacy and new content from all UC Press journals together on a single platform. From 2011, libraries, researchers and readers will be able to find UC Press content on an integrated and updated JSTOR platform, with a single point of access and purchase. [ More… ]

Library offers summer classes for biological and agricultural researchers

Research classes at Shields Library this summer include "Cool Library Tools for BioAg Laboratory Staff" along with sessions that cover database searches in biology, agriculture, animal sciences and wildlife biology, and ecological and environmental sciences. [ More… ]


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At the Mondavi: Suzuki Piano Basics

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Suzuki Piano Basics students from around the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe will perform in unison on 10 pianos. General admission tickets: $15. [ More… ]

Blood drive: Give a pint, get a pint

Aug. 18-19, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the Quad

BloodSource mobile labs will line up along the west side of the Quad to accept donations next Tuesday and Wednesday. People are advised to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating, and to please bring photo ID. Every participant will receive a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. [ More… ]

Humphrey Fellows forums address global issues

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., International House

E-government in Bangladesh, the status of women in Mozambique and violence in Iraq are among the topics for the first of this year's Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Global Forums. The International House will host a second global forum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 2. Both events are free and open to the public. [ More… ]

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