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The magic of art Painting: David Lee

"Art is like magic. It can lift people from the ashes," says Malaquias Montoya, professor emeritus of Chicana/o studies at UC Davis and founder of the TANA youth art center in Woodland. That power will be on display later today at the opening of the first exhibition of art created at TANA, a joint program of UC Davis, the city of Woodland and the Yolo County Housing Authority. [ More … ]


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Katehi talks finances, sends priority budget ideas to Yudof

The week began with a budget message from UC President Mark G. Yudof and ends today with one from Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Provost Ralph J. Hexter. In between, the chancellor gave her annual State of the Campus address and outlined the campus's budget planning strategy in a letter to Yudof. Today's budget planning letter draws on the campus's Budget IDEAS, newly prioritized, to help deal with a 2011-12 shortfall now estimated as high as $107 million. [ More… ]

Shared service center: Efficiencies benefit campus mission

Mike Iadanza, program manager for the Shared Services Implementation Team, will forever remember something that a former boss at the College Board used to ask during challenging times: "What's the best thing for the kids?" Iadanza carries that philosophy with him in his assignment at UC Davis. "To me, building a shared service center for this organization is really about being in service to the students and faculty. The more money we can save by doing things efficiently, the more we can do for them. That's why I took this job." [ More… ]

How do we build a more inclusive community?

Inclusiveness is about people, cultures and beliefs. UC Davis celebrates this through three programs next week: Principles of Community Week; Race: The Power of an Illusion, the second installment of a three-part film series; and the Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community. [ More… ]

UC Day at the Capitol returns — with a tent and box lunches

UC Day at the Capitol returns next week as the university fights yet another budget that cuts university funding, this time by $500 million. With the system's finances in such dire shape, UC Day on Tuesday, March 1, will do without a hotel ballroom and luncheon. Instead, delegates from around the system will gather in a tent and eat box lunches. [ More… ]

In memoriam: Scholar Jack Forbes advocated for indigenous peoples

Jack Forbes, acclaimed author, activist and professor emeritus of Native American studies at UC Davis, died Feb. 23 at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 77. Services will be private, with a public memorial to be scheduled at a later date. [ More… ]

Veterinary school alumnus killed aboard hijacked yacht

Robert Riggle, 67, a 1967 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, was among the four U.S. citizens who were killed Feb. 21 by pirates off the coast of east Africa. [ More… ]

In brief: Armed robbery, new Cargo Coffee, special weeks times three

One suspect is officially charged in connection with a reported armed robbery early Sunday at an on-campus fraternity house, while the second suspect remained at large as of this morning. ... A new Cargo Coffee hut is tentatively scheduled to open March 1 next to King Hall — to replace the one that burned down last April. ... In addition to the Principles of Community celebration, next week also brings two other campuswide awareness programs: Intersex Awareness Week and Celebrate Your Body Week. [ More… ]

Climate change will compound woes of human migration

A daylong conference at UC Davis on Feb. 26 will consider the plight of the world's newest class of migrants: those driven from their homes by climate change. The second annual UC International Migration Conference will also launch the campus's new Gifford Center for Population Studies, which examines issues at the intersection of human migration, environmental change and global health. [ More… ]

Discovering The Nature of This Place

Professor Emeritus Gary Snyder, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, spoke so excitedly about the history and wildlife of the San Juan Ridge that he did not notice that he had run out of time at a Feb. 11 talk about a new anthology, The Nature of This Place, to which he contributed the foreword, along with several essays and poems. His noontime talk had filled the Memorial Union's King Lounge, with many students in the audience — students who saw the clock hit 1 and had to decide between going to class or staying to listen to the retired English professor. [ More… ]


No directives were issued this week.


Campus stem cell research highlighted on UCTV's State of Minds

Feb. 28-April 3, UCTV

Stem cell research for humans and horses is highlighted in the latest episode of State of Minds, scheduled to debut next week. UCTV's quarterly news magazine show, which appears on a variety of channels, features stories from each of the 10 campuses of the University of California. [ More… ]

Chemistry and sociology lectures recall professors Miller and Lemert

Friday, March 4, 4 p.m., UC Davis Conference Center (Miller lecture)

Monday, March 7, 4 p.m., International House, 10 College Park (Lemert lecture)

Taiwan's Academia Sinica president and a Yale University professor are due at UC Davis in early March to deliver the R. Bryan Miller and Edwin Lemert lectures. [ More… ]

Music: Very large performing forces, indeed, for the Te Deum

Sunday, March 6, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

When Hector Berlioz put music to the Latin prayer Te Deum, he did so with a specific church and its organ in mind — the Église St. Eustache in France — and he specified very large performing forces. For a UC Davis concert next weekend, "very large" will mean nearly 400 voices (including members of the University Chorus and Alumni Chorus) and 80 orchestral musicians — a record number on the Jackson Hall stage at the Mondavi Center. ... Also in March: concerts by the Jazz Bands, the Concert and University bands, and the Early Music and Baroque ensembles. [ More… ]

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