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Research tops half-billion dollars stem cell research

UC Davis received almost $622 million in research funds in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009. The total is a record for the campus and the fifth consecutive year that research funds have topped a half-billion dollars. [ More… ]


Chancellor announces major campus changes

In a letter to the campus community this week, Chancellor Linda Katehi announced several administrative changes in the Office of the Provost, Office of Research and the Comprehensive Campaign. [ More… ]

UC Davis prepares for holiday closures

Employees — and police — are preparing for a different kind of holiday closure. Many employees will be taking furlough days Dec. 28-30, while CUE members — under a deal announced this week by UCOP — will take temporary layoff days. [ More… ]

UC Davis opens art, community center for Woodland youths

This week, the UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies opened a community art center in Woodland dedicated to inspiring youth and reinforcing culture through silk-screening, mural painting and other classes. [ More… ]

Diagnosing pneumonia: Getting it right

Doctors may soon be able to quickly and accurately diagnose the cause of pneumonia-like symptoms by examining the chemicals found in a patient's urine, suggests a new study led by UC Davis biochemist Carolyn Slupsky. [ More… ]

Don't blame cows for climate change

Despite oft-repeated claims by sources ranging from the United Nations to music star Paul McCartney, it is simply not true that consuming less meat and dairy products will help stop climate change, says a UC Davis authority on farming and greenhouse gases. [ More… ]

Faster, safer identity management system ahead

The central information technology departments on the Davis and Sacramento campuses are collaborating on improved information systems. Officials said Identity and Access Management, or IAM, will result in better, faster and safer handling of the electronic records required for such tasks as determining who is entitled to buy parking permits or see patient medical records. [ More… ]

Recreation: Try Before You Buy at the ARC; UC Davis Night with the Kings

Faculty and staff have free access to the Activities and Recreation Center and all ARC classes Jan. 2 to 9 during Campus Recreation's Try Before You Buy promotion. And Staff Assembly is organizing UC Davis Night with the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 3, when the Kings are scheduled to play the San Antonio Spurs. [ More… ]

Alumni association offers holiday discount for Aggie Pride book

Looking for a holiday gift for your favorite Aggie? Aggie Pride, a coffee table book featuring more than 160 photos by UC Davis' award-winning staff photographers, is on sale for $35.95, just in time for the holidays. [ More… ]


Call for nominations: Charles P. Nash Prize

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 5 for the Charles P. Nash Prize, which is awarded annually to a member of the UC Davis Academic Senate, Davis Faculty Association or Academic Federation whose actions demonstrate an exceptional and extended commitment to shared governance and/or promoting faculty interests by ensuring equitable treatment of faculty. [ More… ]


Exhibition: Recent Work by UC Davis Faculty Artists

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, The Lofts, 109 E St., Davis

This two-day show is taking place at a Davis complex of apartments and commercial space — including art studios for UC Davis faculty members. Participating faculty: Tom Bills, Stella Ebner, Matthias Geiger, Mike Henderson, Robin Hill, Carlos Francisco Jackson, Darrin Martin, Hearne Pardee, Annabeth Rosen, Youngsuk Suh, Bryce Vinokurov and Gina Werfel. Revised hours: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12. Reception and open studios, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11. Free admission. [ More… ]

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra spreads the spirit of the season with candlelit processions, new and familiar holiday songs and good cheer. [ More… ]

American Bach Soloists: Messiah

Saturday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Led by UC Davis Choral Director Jeffrey Thomas, the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble American Bach Soloists returns to the Mondavi Center for the eighth season to perform Handel's classic masterwork. [ More… ]

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