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'She is a superstar!'Linda Katehi

Meet Linda Katehi, UC President Mark Yudof's nominee for chancellor of UC Davis. Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef says: "I can't imagine a more perfect next chancellor," and tips his hat to Yudof and the search committee for "snaring such an extraordinarily gifted and accomplished leader." [ More… ]


Campus on guard for swine influenza

Senior campus leaders and members of the emergency operations team met earlier this week about the swine flu outbreak and have been closely monitoring it to best protect the campus. UC Davis' response is noted on a new Web site that urges people to be alert to swine flu's symptoms and to take steps to prevent infection. [ More… ]

New tool simplifies Web management

A new online tool will help UC Davis staff and faculty more easily make Web sites with better design and improved communication, as well as improved access for disabled people. Several volunteer sites are being launched this month to test the new content management system, and plans call for inviting more units on campus to participate in July, when the system will be rolled out through a phased plan. [ More… ]

Milk genome data seen as 'modern Rosetta stone'

In tandem with last week's publication of the entire cattle genome, a UC Davis-led consortium unveiled the first comprehensive overview of the collection of genes responsible for milk and milk production. "Milk uniquely informs us about nutrition because it is the only food that has evolved specifically to nourish mammals," said UC Davis food scientist Bruce German, one of the study's co-authors. [ More… ]

Roots of growth: Donors provide key addition at institute — a vineyard

UC Davis winemaker and cellar master Chik Brenneman says growing a vineyard at the campus's new front door makes "a real statement about how much this university values its viticulture and enology program." [ More… ]

UC Davis alumnus to serve as UC regent

Rex Hime, head of the California Business Properties Association and a leader among UC Davis alumni, has been selected to represent all UC alumni as an ex officio member of the UC Board of Regents. Hime, who received bachelor's and law degrees from UC Davis, gains his role with the regents by virtue of being an officer with the Alumni Associations of the University of California. [ More… ]

Nelson Gallery holds online auction to raise funds

The Nelson Gallery wants to burn the "mortgage" for one of its prized possessions: The Palace at 9 a.m., Robert Arneson's 70-square-foot ceramic ode to his 1950s-era Davis tract home. The online silent auction runs through May 14 and features original works by a number of artists as well as special prints by Roy De Forest. [ More… ]

Food, Etc.: Wednesday Night Wine Flights to continue through the summer

The Gunrock Pub's next Wednesday Night Wine Flight is May 6, with Summertime Wines as the theme. This was supposed to be the last of the monthly wine tastings until the fall, but the popular program has been extended through the summer. A number of food-related events are also on-tap at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, including a Mother's Day brunch and a workshop on how to pair beer with cheese. [ More… ]

At the Mondavi Center: Yo-Yo Ma, Rzewski, LuPone and more

The Mondavi Center is winding up the 2008-09 season with some big names: Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar, Yo-Yo Ma, Frederic Rzewski, the San Francisco Symphony and Patti LuPone. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, LuPone's May 30 concert of Broadway favorites, honors Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef, who is moving to emeritus status, and his wife, Rosalie. [ More… ]


General Education implementation

The Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) and the General Education (GE) Implementation Task Force are ready to move forward with the implementation of the recently amended General Education regulations. This directive provides details for departments to ensure their courses are in compliance with the new regulations. [ More… ]


Open house and Hawk Walk at raptor center

Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Hawk Walk at 8 a.m.), California Raptor Center, Old Davis Road

Before heading into the California Raptor Center for its spring open house, consider heading outdoors for a Hawk Walk. The raptor center cares for injured raptors (eagles, hawks, vultures and owls), rehabilitating and releasing them back to the wild. Open house visitors can observe birds, watch presentations on raptor biology and ecology, and visit the center's museum. [ More… ]

Mysteries of the universe

Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., 123 Sciences Lecture Hall

The Physics Centennial Speaker Series concludes May 5 with "Mysteries of the Dark Universe," a talk by Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb, chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. [ More… ]

Free noon concert at Mondavi Center

Thursday, May 7, 12:05 p.m., Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

The Department of Music's free noon concert next week will be a "grand" event partly because of its location: the Mondavi Center's Grand Lobby. The performers are grand as well: Sacramento-area professionals Elizabeth Coronata on flute and Beverly Wesner-Hoehn on harp, performing works by Bloch, Fauré, Ibert, Persichetti and Villa-Lobos. [ More… ]

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