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Green beer, wine and cheese? winery construction

Green beer, green wine, green cheese and green tomatoes. No, we're not talking about a new Dr. Seuss book or the menu for St. Patrick's Day, rather the new UC Davis processing facility now under construction at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. [ More… ]


Regents: Budget, incentive pay, stipends

The promise of additional state money means UC may not cut fall enrollment as much as feared; also, systemwide waiting lists are being established for the first time. Seven UC Davis Medical Center executives are among 38 senior managers in the UC health system who will receive a total of $3.1 million in incentive pay. Also, the board ratified extended stipends for UC Davis' acting co-university librarians and new appointments for two vice chancellors. [ More… ]

Health system reputation growing, but rising indigent costs create financial burden

UC Davis Health System is gaining widespread recognition for its academic and clinical excellence and social justice commitment, even while it faces financial difficulty, said Claire Pomeroy, UC Davis vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, in her Jan. 13 State of the Health System address. [ More… ]

New horizons in Spain?

A five-member delegation from UC Davis and the UC Office of the President is in Spain this week to discuss a Spanish corporation's interest in building a comprehensive branch campus of an American university outside Madrid. Several months ago, a Madrid-based educational consulting firm approached UC Davis to gauge its interest in creating a branch campus about 20 miles south of Madrid. [ More… ]

Lighting center gets bigger, smarter and $10 million

At just five years old, the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis has so many successful projects under way that it has moved into a new facility with twice the space. Earlier this week, the center hosted an open house to show off the energy-saving lighting systems ready now and coming soon for homes, offices, businesses, and even parking lots. [ More… ]

UC Davis receives $2.5M in federal funding for West Village renewable energy project

UC Davis will receive a federal grant of $2.5 million through the Department of Energy to create an innovative waste-to-energy project for its West Village housing community. UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said both UC Davis West Village and other communities will benefit from the renewable energy project. [ More… ]

Taking charge of your career during tough economic times

Are you working in a constantly changing environment? Staff Development and Professional Services is repeating its popular workshop series "Navigating Your Career Through Tough Economic Times." The four-part lunchtime series, free to UC Davis employees, is scheduled to begin Feb. 3. Class size is limited; if you are interested, SDPS suggests that you sign up right away. [ More… ]

'Just added' at the Mondavi Center: Elvis Costello concert April 7

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts has announced another "just added" event: Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello in concert, April 7. In addition to the regular 10-percent discount, UC Davis faculty and staff are also entitled to buy tickets early, starting Jan. 27. Ticket sales to the general public are set to begin Feb. 1. [ More… ]


Management Skills Assessment Program: Call for applications

Applications are sought for the Management Skills Assessment Program, a challenging and interactive program for staff sponsored by the University of California. The program takes place at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif., May 3-7, and applications are due by noon Feb. 18. [ More… ]

2011-2012 UC student regent application process

The application for the 2011-12 UC student regent position is now available. Also, Jessie Cheng, the student regent-designate, will be on campus Friday, Jan. 29, to hold an open session for the student community. Please encourage students to attend the session, set for noon to 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 114 on the first floor of South Hall. [ More… ]


Healthy 'til 100: Start a healthy habit today

Today, Friday, Jan. 22, through May 3

The Retiree Center's Healthy 'til 100 and Beyond Wellness Challenge begins today and runs through May 3. Retirees and active employees alike are invited to participate, free of charge. Healthy 'til 100, which began last year, challenges people to make at least one healthy lifestyle change for 100 days. [ More… ]

Blood drive set for next week

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Freeborn Hall

Roll up your sleeve for the next ASUCD Blood and Marrow Drive. Organizers said all participants will receive coupons for a 25-percent discount for Davis' GAP store and a free yogurt at Cultive Frozen Yogurt in Davis. Prospective blood donors are advised to drink plenty of fluids before donating, and to bring photo identification. [ More… ]

'Drive to a Clean Future'

Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., community chamber at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.

Professor Andy Frank and program manager Dahlia Garas of UC Davis' Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center are among the speakers who are scheduled to address a free Davis community forum on emerging transportation choices. Topics: hybrids, plug-ins and electrics, "electric economy," solar power for cars, and city of Davis actions toward clean transportation. [ More… ]

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