Spotlight on…

Experts: Cyber attacks threaten hospitalsPhoto: Peter Yellowlees

Hospital computer systems are under attack by hackers seeking to steal information, manipulate records or just cause mayhem — and the cost can be high in canceled operations, delayed test results and disrupted patient care. These topics were addressed Aug. 6 at the UC Davis-hosted Northern California Hospital Cyberterrorism Seminar. [ More… ]


More stories at Dateline UC Davis and UC Davis News and Information

Philanthropic support tops $100M for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, philanthropic support to UC Davis has surpassed $100 million. Private support to the campus totaled $112.3 million during the 2009-10 fiscal year that ended June 30, topping last year's $108.1 million total. [ More… ]

Shared service centers: Campus forums provide update

UC Davis will hold a series of forums next week to update campus community members on shared service center planning. A forum for employees in Administrative and Resource Management, Information and Educational Technology, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, Student Affairs, and University Relations is set for Aug. 16. A second forum open to all staff is scheduled Aug. 19, and this one will be streamed live on the Web and also available for viewing following the meeting. [ More… ]

First-ever UC postdoc agreement to improve compensation, working conditions

UC postdoctoral scholars ratified their first union contract, which includes upgrades in compensation and working conditions. UC leaders said the agreement will help UC continue to attract top researchers from around the globe. [ More… ]

Aggies picked to repeat as football champs, open preseason drills

An annual coaches poll predicted that UC Davis would win the Great West Conference title for a second consecutive year. The season starts Sept. 4 in a historic match-up with Cal, and the public is welcome to watch team practice sessions at Howard Field and Aggie Stadium. [ More… ]

Passport services now available on campus

Students, staff and faculty with travel plans can now take care of their passport business without leaving campus. The place to go is the Campus Recreation Business Center, which began functioning as an official U.S. passport application acceptance facility on July 31. The center can provide passport photos, too. [ More… ]

Guinard to lead UC Education Abroad Program

Jean-Xavier Guinard, professor of food science and a leader of international education programs at UC Davis, will lead the UC Education Abroad Program beginning Oct. 1. Guinard has been advocating for education abroad both on campus and at the systemwide level for the past several years. [ More… ]

Staff, faculty get head start on Mondavi tickets, including those for Buddy Guy

Staff and faculty are getting their customary head start on Pick 3 and single-event ticket sales at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. When those sales begin next week, there will be something extra to choose from: blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy in a "just-added" concert. [ More… ]

In brief: Chilled water outages, blood drive, library classes

A chilled-water shutdown will affect 16 buildings starting Aug. 20 … A pint will get you a pint of ice cream when the ASUCD and BloodSource conduct a two-day blood and marrow drive Aug. 24 and 25 on the Quad … Sign-ups are being taken for a free class on how to use the University Library, which, as an employee, you are welcome to use. [ More… ]

In research: Land on your toes, save your knees

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are a common and debilitating problem, especially for female athletes. A new study from the UC Davis Human Performance Laboratory shows that changes in training can reduce shear forces on knee joints and could help cut the risk of developing ACL tears. [ More… ]


No directives were issued this week.


Autobiographical Comics: 'Sometimes a Mere Glance Will Do …'

Through Oct. 31, Shields Library lobby

An exhibition and selected bibliography of autobiographical comics and associated research resources, celebrating the increasingly popular medium for artists and exploring its enduring appeal to readers of all ages. [ More… ]

Grand opening celebration of Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, Bee Biology Road

Garden tours, hands-on demonstrations, educational speakers and children's activities will mark the grand opening celebration of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The key goals of the garden are to provide a year-round food source for the Laidlaw Facility bees, to raise public awareness about the plight of honeybees, and to encourage visitors to plant bee-friendly gardens of their own. [ More… ]

Arboretum's fall sales begin a week early

Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive

The arboretum's first plant sale of the fall is set for Sept. 25, a week earlier than usual to help gardeners get a jump on their fall planting. The sale will have a special focus on California native plants. A second sale, Oct. 16, will focus on fall planting. [ More… ]

More calendar listings…