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California's 'glass ceiling'Photo: Steven Currall

The proportion of women who lead California's largest companies is growing at such a slow pace that it will take more than a century for women business leaders to achieve parity with men, a UC Davis study has found. The study is from the Graduate School of Management, led by Dean Steven Currall (pictured). [ More, with video… ]


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Yudof appoints members to Nov. 18 task force

President Mark G. Yudof names the 12 students, faculty, alumni and staff members who will serve on the Cruz Reynoso-led task force charged with investigating the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying incident. The task force will begin its work upon delivery of the Kroll fact-finding report. [ More… ]

Witnesses sought for fact-finding review

In an e-mail to the campus community, Kroll Associates says its investigators wish to speak with witnesses to the events of Nov. 18. The e-mail gives a telephone number, an e-mail address and the location of the investigators' offices. [ More… ]

Chancellor meets with the Academic Senate

Launching a fundraising campaign aimed solely at offsetting tuition hikes and freeing up donors' restrictions on gift money were just two suggestions that members of the Academic Senate offered at a Dec. 2 meeting during a discussion of the rising cost of tuition and its threat to public education. [ More… ]

President: 'Baker's Dozen Myths on Higher Ed'

UC President Mark Yudof spoke on Dec. 2 to the California Chamber of Commerce board in San Francisco regarding misconceptions about the University of California. "These are the myths driving the grand narrative about universities — the grand narrative that says students are being priced out of universities like UC, while funding instead goes to new facilities or administrator salaries," Yudof said. [ More… ]

Faculty, staff, retirees must prove health care eligibility for dependents

Starting in February, UC Human Resources will be asking faculty, staff and retirees to validate their dependents' eligibility for UC-sponsored medical, dental and other insurance. At Your Service offers guidance on how to prepare for the review. [ More… ]

Studying how skyscraper foundations stand up to earthquakes

UC Davis engineers are preparing to conduct the first rigorous tests of how the steel columns that secure skyscrapers to their foundations stand up during earthquakes, research that could make the towering structures safer — and perhaps less expensive to build. [ More… ]

Laurels: DiTomaso receives Invasive Plant Council's highest honor

The California Invasive Plant Council recently presented its highest honor to Joe DiTomaso, the Cooperative Extension specialist who serves as director of the UC Weed Research and Information Center. … Plus other honors for faculty, the UC Davis Children's Hospital and the medical center's Kidney Transplant Program. [ More… ]

Winter break: Holiday hours and closures

The students are going home, but staff and faculty are likely to be here at least part of winter break. Here's a listing of hours and closures for campus coffee and food services, libraries, Repro Graphics, the ARC and Unitrans. [ More… ]

The arts: All wrapped up for the holidays

We all know the plastic wrap around the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is for an exterior repair project. But, in the spirit of the holidays, let's consider the Mondavi Center as a giant present — and take a look at the wondrous entertainment underneath the wrapping. The December schedule includes a presentation of Handel's Messiah by the American Bach Soloists, led by UC Davis Choral Director Jeffrey Thomas. … A Winter Evening with the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble is scheduled for Dec. 17 in the Putah Creek Lodge. [ More… ]


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Nelson open tonight during 2nd Friday ArtAbout

Friday, Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m., Nelson Gallery

The Nelson Gallery announced that it will host a reception during special hours tonight, in connection with the Davis Downtown Business Association's 2nd Friday ArtAbout. The gallery is showing Birds: A Kinetic Installation and selections from the university's Fine Arts Collection. [ More… ]

Colombian community shares its culture

Saturday, Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m., Davis High School theatre, 315 W. 14th St.

Members of Davis' Colombian community — many of whom are affiliated with UC Davis — are presenting their 12th annual Colombian Serenade, a family event showcasing the Colombian culture and raising money for a Colombian charity founded by a UC Davis alumna. [ More… ]

Role of immune proteins in brain cells the topic of MIND Institute lecture

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:30-6 p.m., MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento

Carla Shatz, director of Bio-X, Stanford's pioneering biosciences program, will discuss "Releasing the Brake on Synaptic Plasticity: Immune Genes Moonlighting in Neurons" during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. [ More… ]

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