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Feed me! Barry Rice

The Davis campus boasts the largest collection of carnivorous plants of any university in the country. In video and story, plant specialist Barry Rice tells us about the rogues of the plant world. [ More… ]


Future talk: Prospects, problems ahead for UC

The commission developing a new vision for UC's future heard this week from UC Davis faculty, staff and students concerned that the state's eroding support for higher education is weakening one of the world's great universities. [ More… ]

Chancellor, students talk budget crisis, fee increases

Almost a week of protests gave way to a respectful dialogue with Chancellor Linda Katehi the night of Nov. 30, as students shared their stories of financial pain and some pressed her to come out against the UC system's recently enacted fee increases. Meanwhile, the Yolo County district attorney's office announced it would not file criminal charges at this time against 51 of the 52 people arrested during a protest at Mrak Hall Nov. 19. [ More… ]

New systemwide site puts all UC financial information in one place

In the spirit of transparency, UC has put online a variety of university financial documents, ranging from compensation and investment reports to internal audits and vendor contracts. [ More… ]

Orphaned mountain gorilla babies return home to Congo National Park

More than two years after being evacuated following the 2007 killings of their mothers, mountain gorilla babies Ndakasi and Ndeze this week returned home to the Democratic Republic of Congo, moving into a new custom-built forest sanctuary. The Dec. 1 move was coordinated by the UC Davis-based Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. [ More… ]

Early intervention for toddlers with autism highly effective

A novel early intervention program for very young children with autism — some as young as 18 months — is effective at improving IQ, language ability and social interaction, according to a comprehensive new study co-authored by a UC Davis researcher. [ More… ]

Birds call to warn friends and enemies

Birds' alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators. And some birds can pull a ventriloquist's trick, singing from the side of their mouths, according to a UC Davis study. [ More… ]

Chef Yan to preview his Aggie Adventures journey to China

UC Davis graduate-turned-TV-chef Martin Yan is due on campus next week to preview the Aggie Adventures trip to China that he will lead next year. A free information session about the 10-day culinary and cultural tour is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. [ More… ]

Shuttle bus involved in accident on I-80 in Davis

A UC Davis shuttle bus carrying 11 passengers collided with a car that veered in front of the bus on Interstate 80 in Davis the afternoon of Dec. 1. One bus passenger and three car occupants were taken away by ambulance. [ More… ]


Annual asbestos notification

California Health and Safety Code Section 25915 requires that all UC Davis employees be notified annually of the presence of asbestos in campus buildings constructed prior to 1979. This directive contains a notice that departments should post in an area accessible to all employees. [ More… ]


Auction finale today at Craft Center

Friday, Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Craft Center, South Silo

The Craft Center's Staff Show and Silent Auction is set to wind up today with a reception and, if necessary, live bidding. This eighth annual event features jewelry, glasswork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media. Meanwhile, the Nelson ARTfriends Fall Online Silent Auction continues through Dec. 16, offering fine art and posters, some featuring works by Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud and other campus artists. [ More… ]

Santa Paws coming to town

Sunday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Arden Animal Hospital, 1823 Fulton Ave., Sacramento

Santa Paws is coming to town — and he invites people to bring their pets to sit with him for photos. The picture-taking session is a benefit for UC Davis' student-run Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless, which offers basic veterinary care and more to the pets of homeless people, free of charge. Suggested donations: $20 for a photo or CD of your pet with Santa; $5 more for both. For an appointment, call (916) 485-5412; walk-ins also are welcome. [ More… ]

Reception and tour for students' public art on campus

Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Building lobby

Site-specific art is on display once again around the UC Davis campus, as part of an interdisciplinary course titled Where Here Is, presented by the Department of Art and Art History. Sunday's opening event begins at 11 a.m. with light refreshments in the Art Building lobby, and continues with a student-led walking tour from noon to 2 p.m. The artworks are on display through Dec. 14. [ More… ]

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