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Smart summer readingVicky Chow

From critically acclaimed novels to nonfiction looks at Israeli foreign policy, primate parenting and the paranormal, UC Davis authors have published an array of provocative new books in the last year. Here are 10 titles that will smarten up any summer reading list. [ More… ]


Have your say on UC's options for furloughs and pay cuts

Campus and university leaders want to know your opinions on the three options for employee furloughs or pay cuts laid out by the UC Office of the President this week. The online survey is available here. A Q&A on furloughs and pay cuts from the Office of the President is also available online. [ More… ]

UC Davis officials tackle budget questions

Provost Enrique Lavernia and associate vice chancellors Kelly Ratliff (budget planning) and Karen Hull (human resources) answer a range of questions on budget issues including furloughs and pay cuts, the likely short- and long-term impacts of budget cuts on university operations, and the overall budget outlook. Earlier this week, Lavernia and Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef wrote to the campus community with an update on the budget situation. [ More… ]

Records back up Katehi's claim of no involvement in Illinois admissions controversy

In its review of 1,800 documents regarding University of Illinois admissions, the Chicago Tribune found only 15 that reference UC Davis Chancellor-designate Linda Katehi, and the records "do not suggest that she overruled any admissions decision, pushed for subpar applicants or played a key role in the shadow system," the newspaper reported today. [ More… ]

Office cleaning to be reduced

The budget crisis is hitting UC Davis from top to bottom, right down to the floor in your office. Starting July 1, the Buildings and Grounds division will reduce office cleaning from twice a week to once a week, and it will also start charging for indoor event services. [ More… ]

Ride U-DASH to lunch downtown

A lunchtime shuttle went into service this week between campus and downtown Davis. The U-DASH minibus shuttle is free through July 31; then, starting Aug. 3, the fare will be $1 round trip. The shuttle leaves every 10 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Monday through Friday, from the north side of Shields Library, and makes four stops off campus. [ More… ]

Free SummerMusic concerts on the Quad start July 9

UC Davis Summer Sessions and the Mondavi Center are teaming up again for the SummerMusic series on the Quad, with concerts scheduled for July 9, July 25 and Aug. 14, all free and open to the public. Each show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., with the Quad opening for picnics at 6:30 p.m. First up: Alejandro Escovedo, described as a masterful storyteller with a hard-rocking style. [ More… ]

In research: Nitrogen leaks get a close look

UC Davis researchers will receive $2.8 million in new grants to study the use and impacts of nitrogen, a hero of the agricultural revolution that is increasingly viewed as a worrisome source of water and air pollution and potent greenhouse gases. [ More… ]

Settlement in lawsuit over women's participation in sports

UC Davis and three plaintiffs, all current or former students, have reached agreement in a class-action lawsuit about women's participation in varsity sports. The settlement provides an agreed upon set of standards for female participation rates in varsity sports at UC Davis and also provides additional financial support for club sports at the campus. [ More… ]


New guidelines for reimbursement for business use of a personally owned cell phone

In accordance with the revised cell phone policy, the university is no longer providing reimbursement for business calls made from personally owned cell phones. [ More… ]


Raku-fired ceramics at the Craft Center Gallery

June 22-July 31, Craft Center Gallery, South Silo

Whilst Dreaming I opens next week at the Craft Center. The exhibition features raku-fired ceramics by Kasha Maslowski, the center's one-time student manager who now teaches silk painting. [ More… ]

Blood drive: Give a pint, get a pint

June 24-25, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Quad

BloodSource vans are headed to the Quad for a blood drive, cosponsored by BloodSource and ASUCD. Every participant will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. [ More… ]

The arts: Opera or poetry?

Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m., Mondavi Center or Wyatt Deck

Opera or poetry: Those are two of your choices next Thursday evening if you are looking for an arts event at UC Davis. The Mondavi Center is offering a screening of the San Francisco Opera's December 2007 production of Madama Butterfly. Over at the arboretum, in "Poetry in the Garden," award-winning poets and translators John Oliver Simon and William O'Daly will read their own poems, in English and Spanish. [ More… ]

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