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Historic campaign under wayPhoto: Banners at Mondavi Center

There is no being quiet about it anymore: UC Davis today publicly launched its $1 billion fundraising campaign, one that Chancellor Linda Katehi says "matches the bold vision that we have created for ourselves." Watch a video about The Campaign for UC Davis and learn more. [ More… ]


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Alumnus wins approval to be VC of research

Harris A. Lewin, a respected interdisciplinary researcher and academic leader, is coming home to UC Davis after being appointed the new vice chancellor for research. Lewin, a native New Yorker, earned his doctorate in immunology at UC Davis in 1984. He has spent the past 26 years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. [ More… ]

Physicians awarded state stem cell grants

California's stem cell agency voted yesterday to fund two new grants totaling $9.7 million over three years to School of Medicine physicians for their work in regenerative medicine research. Roslyn Rivkah Isseroff and Mark Zern were among the scientists from around the state whose early translational study proposals were approved by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's governing board in Los Angeles. [ More… ]

Football extras: Wastewise, Oktoberfest

Fans at tomorrow's Parents Weekend football game are being asked to help UC Davis compost and recycle its way to victory in a national competition to reduce waste at college stadiums. The following weekend, UC Davis Athletics is combining two October traditions, football and beer, and throwing in the university's brewing science program, for an Oktoberfest event that will take place in conjunction with the Oct. 30 Aggie football game. [ More… ]

The Coffee House is back!

The reviews are in, and most of them are giving five stars to the ASUCD Coffee House, which reopened Oct. 11 after a renovation project that shut down the UC Davis culinary landmark for more than a year. Watch a slideshow about the new and improved facility, and test your knowledge of CoHo history and goodies in our Coffee House Quiz. [ More… ]

New center brings electronic accessibility to everyone

UC Davis is bringing accessibility to the forefront in a new Center for Accessible Technologies. Besides consolidating the latest in accessible technologies in one place, the CAT stands out for two other reasons: The center itself is accessible to everyone — students, staff and faculty. And it is in an easily accessible place, the first floor of Shields Library. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Oct. 25. [ More… ]

In brief: AggieCards, Islamophobia, diversity achievement, Business Officer Institute

"Recarding" events continue through next week for staff and faculty who wish to trade in their photo ID cards for new AggieCards ... A public lecture set for next week addresses the question: "Is America Islamophobic?" ... Nominations are due by Nov. 9 for the Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Community and Diversity ... Nominations are due by Oct. 26 for the next session of the UC system's Business Officer Institute, scheduled from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in San Francisco. [ More… ]

Conventional, annual Pap smear cost-effective follow-up after cervical lesion treatment

A study of the options for reducing cancer incidence and mortality among women who have been treated for precancerous cervical lesions found that an annual conventional Pap smear is a cost-effective strategy. In the first comprehensive study of its kind, Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, tested several follow-up screening strategies. [ More… ]

Arts festival offers GATEways preview

UC Davis previews its GATEways project tomorrow with a free festival that uses the arboretum as a welcoming gateway, inviting people to come to see some of our work in the arts, including painting, music, dance and film. The California Raptor Center holds a free open house of its own the same day. [ More… ]

Madness and Music: A classical and contemporary look at Schumann

With classical and contemporary artists, the Oct. 28-31 Madness and Music Festival commemorates the 200th anniversary of German composer Robert Schumann's birth while at the same time exploring a link between his music and mental illness. The festival comprises six concerts (one of them free) and three lecture-discussions, with UC Davis faculty, musicians and composers among the presenters. [ More… ]


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Open enrollment begins next week

Monday, Oct. 25, through Tuesday, Nov. 23

Open enrollment, your annual chance to change benefits coverage, gets under way next week. You can check out UC's systemwide At Your Service website for open enrollment details — dates, plans, rates — and you can check Dateline online for information on open enrollment presentations and other resources on the Davis and Sacramento campuses. [ More… ]

Exhibitions: Receptions at the Craft Center and Gorman

Saturday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 27

Receptions are scheduled this weekend and next week for ongoing exhibitions at the Craft Center Gallery and the C.N. Gorman Museum. The Craft Center Gallery will host a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 for The Architecture of Thought, an exhibit of ceramic works by Latika Jain. The C.N. Gorman Museum will host a lecture program and reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 with Larry McNeil xhe dhé and Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Native Alaskan artists whose exhibition explores ideas that inform our times — from the artists' ancestral and personal histories to global climate change. [ More… ]

Book project: Black, green and everything in between

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:10 p.m., Mee Room, Memorial Union

Beverly Daniel Tatum — this year's Campus Community Book Project featured author — asked why all the black kids are sitting together in the cafeteria. In a book project event next week, University Writing Program lecturer Karma Waltonen asks why the all green kids sit together, too — as she draws parallels between race and identity in Tatum's book and Gregory MacGuire's novel Wicked, the untold story of the (green) wicked witch of the west. [ More… ]

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