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Assuming responsibility Netta Gal-Oz

Chancellor Linda Katehi led a UC Davis delegation to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles April 25. She, four other administrators and five students returned to campus with a message that everyone must assume responsibility for stamping out hate. [ More… ]


UC Davis to run Sacramento center

The UC's satellite teaching, research and public service center near the state Capitol, suspended last year, will be restored and operated for the entire 10-campus system by UC Davis. The move will preserve the popular public policy and public affairs journalism programs for students, and the center also will provide a forum for public policy researchers from all UC campuses to address key issues facing the state. [ More… ]

Nomination period open for leadership posts

UC Davis has called for nominations to fill two major executive positions: provost and executive vice chancellor, and vice chancellor of the Office of Research. [ More… ]

Cargo Coffee kiosk burns down outside King Hall

The Cargo Coffee kiosk outside King Hall burned to the ground around 6 a.m. today in a fire that investigators said was suspicious in origin. There were no injuries. [ More… ]

UC Davis leads wildlife rescue for gulf oil spill

As oil spills into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig near Louisiana, UC Davis wildlife expert Michael Ziccardi is on the scene, leading planning for the protection and rescue of sea turtles and marine mammals, such as manatees, along the Gulf Coast. He is posting updates on a blog. [ More… ]

Graduate programs rank high

UC Davis received high honors in the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate and professional schools. Highlights include the School of Law, which ranked 28th out of nearly 200 accredited schools, and biological sciences, 20th overall among 233 schools. [ More… ]

Katehi affirms athletics decision

In a letter to the campus community in response to hundreds of phone calls, e-mails and letters urging her to reconsider the decision to discontinue four of 27 intercollegiate sports, Chancellor Linda Katehi explains the reasoning behind the decision, alternatives that were considered and why she believes the plan is in "the best interests of the university and our Intercollegiate Athletics program." [ More… ]

Dateline says farewell to print

Before we had Dateline, we had Staff News, mimeographed on 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper. Faculty had the Campus Record (the "green sheet"), a listing of seminars and colloquia, and some brief announcements. Those publications came together on Nov. 6, 1987, as a single campus voice for faculty and staff: the Dateline UC Davis newspaper. Now, as Dateline nears the end of its 23rd academic year, we are switching formats yet again — this time to no paper at all, with today's edition the last one in print. The online version will live on, with improvements. [ More… ]

Campus quits review of e-mail outsourcing

Campus communications officials — Vice Provost Peter Siegel and two professors — announced that the campus is no longer considering a plan for the outsourcing of e-mail service for faculty and staff. A test project with Google's Gmail had been under way, but faculty members expressed concern over Google's commitment to privacy. [ More… ]


Campus computing account password strengthening

Information and Educational Technology is initiating a plan to improve security on campus computing accounts by requiring all computing account holders to upgrade their Kerberos passwords to a passphrase. Early transition is encouraged, and the goal is to have all users meet the new requirement by Dec. 6. [ More… ]


Rusty bike? Head for the auction May 1

Saturday, May 1, 8 a.m., west entry garage, Hutchison Drive

Is your bicycle a bit rusty after all this rain? Hundreds of potential replacements are awaiting your bid during a campus bike auction. Bikes are available for viewing starting at 8 a.m.; the auction is set to begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until all items are sold. [ More… ]

The outdoors: A day for raptors, a day for oaks

Saturday, May 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., California Raptor Center (Hawk Walk and open house)

Sunday, May 2, 1-4 p.m., Shields Oak Grove (Oak Discovery Day)

This weekend brings a pair of family-friendly events, both free: The California Raptor Center is holding its Spring Open House, while the arboretum hosts Oak Discovery Day. The raptor event includes a Hawk Walk and presentations on raptor biology and ecology. During the oak festival, centered around the new Oak Discovery Trail, you will have the opportunity to serenade the trees, sculpt a leaf or acorn out of clay, see the processing of acorns for food, and hear from an oak expert. [ More… ]

Mixed Heritage Week and Whole Earth Festival

May 3-7 (Mixed Heritage Week)

May 7-9 (Whole Earth Festival)

Another of the campus's cultural celebrations gets under way next week: Mixed Heritage Week celebrates the cultural experience of people from diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as being multiracial, multiethnic, and/or transracially/transnationally adopted. And starting Friday, the three-day Whole Earth Festival comes to campus; this year's theme: "From the Ground UP!" [ More… ]

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