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Aggies in space and on ice winery construction

Aggienaut Stephen Robinson, who received his bachelor's degree from UC Davis, is in space for a fourth time. Emily Azevedo '05 is in Vancouver, as a bobsledder in the Olympics that begin today. And Aggie athletic trainer Jill Radzinski is in Vancouver, too, as trainer for the U.S. women's hockey team. [ More… ]


Katehi to faculty: Challenged campus grows strong, especially green

Chancellor Linda Katehi told faculty leaders Feb. 11 that UC Davis is a higher education leader on the verge of taking the "next big step forward" despite its financial crisis. "As we try to solve the problems of today," she told the Academic Senate in the annual State of the Campus address, "we shall not compromise our dreams for tomorrow." Watch a video of the speech or read a transcript online. [ More… ]

2010-11 budget strategy helps soften the blow

UC Davis' budget strategy for 2010-11 is not all about cutting, although there will certainly be plenty of that. On the plus side, the University Library's collection budget will be spared, units with a primary focus of revenue generation will be exempted from cuts, and academic units will receive transition funds for the purpose of spreading this round of budget pain over three years. [ More… ]

In research: Climate 'tipping points' may arrive without warning

A new Alan Hastings study says it is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems will occur — a worrisome finding for scientists trying to identify the tipping points that could push climate change into an irreparable global disaster. And in today's issue of Science, plant geneticist Pam Ronald warns that climate change could lead to a global food shortage. [ More… ]

Library returns to normal after study-in

Shields Library returned to its regular business hours Monday following a weekend of 24-hour operations, meant to give students additional time to study for midterms and to recognize those who wanted to express opposition to budget cuts. [ More… ]

President Yudof reports on budget advocacy progress

Working to combat a steep slide in state support for higher education, advocates for the University of California are planning large rallies in Sacramento this spring to persuade lawmakers that public higher education should be a funding priority. The UC Student Association on March 1 will hold a rally and press conference at the state Capitol. UC President Mark G. Yudof, along with several UC regents and chancellors, will join student organizers later in the day for meetings with legislative leaders. [ More… ]

'State of Minds': Global horticulture, honorary degrees

Tune into the next "State of Minds," UCTV's quarterly magazine program, to learn how UC Davis is helping California's $10 billion cut-flower industry stay competitive in a global economy. Also on the program: Honorary degrees for students of Japanese descent whose UC educations were interrupted when they were interned during World War II. The program first airs at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, on cable Channel 15 (for Comcast subscribers) and Channel 21 (Surewest), with other airings throughout the month. [ More… ]


Call for applications — UC Davis CIRM Stem Cell Training Program

The UC Davis School of Medicine seeks applications from postdoctoral and clinical fellows interested in participating in the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Training Program. The application deadline is March 5. [ More… ]

2010 ADMAN Mid-Management Conference

Registration opens today (Feb. 12) for the 2010 ADMAN Conference, presented by the Administrative Management Group, comprising mid- to upper-level managers from across campus. This year's conference is scheduled for March 10 at the Activities and Recreation Center, and the theme is "Community and Collaboration: Wearing Different Hats in Our Business and Personal Lives." Enrollment is limited; the last day to register is Feb. 26. [ More… ]

Nominations for faculty athletics representative, Davis campus

Chancellor Katehi is calling for nominations and applications for the position of faculty athletics representative for the Davis campus. Among other responsibilities, the representative certifies eligibility for all student athletes and serves as UC Davis' representative to the Big West Conference and as the campus's delegate to the NCAA. Applications are due by Feb. 23. [ More… ]


Doc back from Haiti, plans a presentation

Today, Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., 123 Sciences Lecture Hall

Doug Gross, a UC Davis pediatrician and professor, has returned from a two-week deployment to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, as a member of the Sacramento region's Disaster Medical Assistance Team, which is part of the federal National Disaster Medical Service. Gross invites the campus community to sit in with his anatomy students for his photo slide show about his experience in Haiti. [ More… ]

Opening today: Biodiversity at the Craft Center

Today, Friday, Feb. 12, through Friday, March 12, Craft Center Gallery

Jewelry and glass pieces are among the works featured in Year of Biodiversity, an exhibit opening today at the Craft Center Gallery. The artist is Olga Barmina, a staff research associate in the Department of Evolution and Ecology, and also an instructor at the Craft Center. [ More… ]

Studio 301 presents Fuddy Meers

Feb. 17-18, 20-21, 24-28, Technocultural Studies Building

What do a limping, lisping ex-con, a man who speaks to people with his sock puppet, and a woman with psychogenic amnesia have in common? They are characters coming to UC Davis in Fuddy Meers, presented by Studio 301 Productions, the only student-run theater group on campus. [ More… ]

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