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The science of cyclingMarita Grant

The recent Amgen Tour of California brought world-class cyclists to Davis Feb. 15, and threw a spotlight on UC Davis' connections to the sport. Two videos highlight these connections, including an interview with Allen Lim, a UC Davis alum and one of the leading coaches in road cycling. [ More… ]

NEWS

Israel study abroad: Students to learn from Israelis, Palestinians in heart of the conflict

UC Davis Summer Abroad plans to send its first-ever contingent to Israel this year, a decision made after an unprecedented review of safety — and a second hard look spurred by the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza. And as the Davis campus prepares for its first program in Israel, the UC system's Education Abroad Program is preparing to return to Israel for the first time in seven years. [ More… ]

'Bee-autiful' design wins honeybee haven contest

It's a honey of a garden, the judges unanimously agreed. A Sausalito-based team created a series of interconnected gardens with such names as Honeycomb Hideout, Nectar Nook and Pollinator Patch to win the international bee-friendly garden design competition, a gift to UC Davis from the Häagen-Dazs brand. [ More… ]

Students serve people in need: 250,000-plus hours of community service performed last year

From fixing meals for the homeless in Davis to providing language assistance for patients being screened for cancer, thousands of students volunteer their time and effort through UC Davis' Human Corps to meet people's needs and build better communities. [ More… ]

SMACK! Economics scholars debate pros, cons of stimulus package

Two top economics scholars squared off in a March 4 public forum, "Stimulus Smackdown — Can Deficit Spending Save the Economy?" One says the $787 billion stimulus package is an absolute waste of money, and the other says it will generate jobs and growth at a time when America needs both. [ More… ]

Recyclemania 2009: Get involved!

Only three weeks are left in Recyclemania 2009, a national competition among more than 500 colleges nationwide to be the top campus in recycling rates. Right now UC Davis ranks 170th out of 198 colleges competing in our division, behind UC Merced, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. Many ways exist for faculty, staff and students to truly make a difference. [ More… ]

Academic Federation personnel policy tips

A half-day workshop has been scheduled for March 30 on academic personnel policy and procedures for Academic Federation members in research and administrative series. [ More… ]

Culture and challenges: Little fazes mathematician from Russia as he ponders 'puzzles of nature'

Alex Mogilner's attitude toward life was forged by a tough childhood as a Jew in the Soviet Union. As a result, not much bothers the professor of math and neurobiology, whether he's traveling in lovely but dangerous places or navigating the competitive world of academia. [ More… ]

Temporary gas shutdown

At 9:50 a.m. today, the campus Environmental Health and Safety office notified building safety managers in the area around Robbins Hall that their natural gas would be turned off for up to five hours today because of a gas leak in a major underground feeder line. The buildings affected are Robbins, Haring, Hutchison, Asmundson and Wellman halls. The Hoagland greenhouses are also affected. [ More… ]

DIRECTIVES

Soaring to New Heights, April 14

Staff and faculty are invited to attend the 19th annual Soaring to New Heights program, UC Davis' premier diversity celebration event. Tickets are being sold through the Campus Events and Visitor Services Ticket Office, located at Freeborn Hall, (530) 752-1915, on a first-come, first-served basis through April 3 or until sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door. [ More… ]

EVENTS

Taste some beer, then enjoy a pair of Celtic bands

Tuesday, March 10, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mondavi Center

Charlie Bamforth, UC Davis Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences, will lead a free Forum@MC about beer the evening of March 10, just before the Mondavi Center presents the bands Dervish and Dan´┐Ż in a concert titled To Ireland. [ More… ]

At the arboretum: Plant sale March 14

Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery

The arboretum's first plant sale of 2009 is just around the corner, and the sale is a big one. It is the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum annual Member Appreciation Plant Sale, featuring refreshments, children's activities and live music. [ More… ]

Guided hikes resume at Stebbins Cold Canyon

Sunday, March 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Highway 128 west of Winters

UC Davis' Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve has announced its spring-summer schedule of guided hikes and other adventures for all ages. The first event will cover "The Flow of Water," from raindrop through the watershed. Reservations are required for all events, and remember this: events fill up quickly, so act fast! [ More… ]

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