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Summer reading from UC Davis authorsPhoto: Book jacket, Peach Farmer's Daughter

Poetry, a memoir of a political prisoner in Iran and books about eating — one on rare chiles and one on, yes, dirt — top this year's summer reading list. The titles are culled from dozens of books published in the past year by UC Davis faculty, students, staff and alumni. [ More… ]


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Evolution-ecology chair Stanton named new vice provost

Professor Maureen Stanton, chair of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and the recipient of UC Davis' top teaching prize in 2005, has been named vice provost of Academic Affairs. Stanton will start the new post Jan. 1, following a fall-quarter sabbatical. [ More… ]

Anthropologist to lead Mellon-funded environment seminar

Anthropology professor Marisol de la Cadena has won a $173,800 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct a yearlong seminar that will bring together international scholars across academic disciplines to explore ways in which environmental concerns intersect with indigenous cultures throughout the world. [ More… ]

Faculty podcast: Civil war in Syria?

Middle East historian Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis' resident expert on Syria, believes that country may be headed for civil war after 40 years of authoritarian rule. In this audio interview with Watenpaugh conducted by the UC Davis Gifford Center for Population Studies earlier this week, Watenpaugh addresses the Assad regime's history of suppression, refugees, and how nongovernmental organizations are coping with the political crisis. [ More… ]

Laurels: 29 faculty members star at chancellor-provost reception

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter this week threw what the provost described as an "A-list Hollywood" celebration, with 29 faculty members as the stars. … Music professor and chair Christopher Reynolds is the new president-elect of the American Musicological Society. Plus more laurels for faculty, staff and the campus itself! [ More… ]

UC Davis Store Downtown sets grand opening

Aggie T-shirts, sweatshirts and polo shirts. Books by UC Davis authors. Aggie pens and pennants. Aggie coffee cups, license plates and stuffed animals. UC Davis olive oil. Where am I? You could be at the bookstore in the Memorial Union, or you could be at the new branch store at Second and F streets in Davis. The UC Davis Store Downtown had a "soft" opening June 25 and will go big-time with a grand opening next weekend, Friday through Sunday, July 8 to 10. [ More… ]

Jerome Rosen, music department founder, dies at age 89

Professor Emeritus Jerome Rosen, featured prominently on UC Davis' historic soundtrack as the founding member of the Department of Music in the 1950s and as the composer of "University Fanfare" and two operas, died June 20 in Davis after a long illness. He was 89. [ More… ]

Gene flow may help plants adapt to climate change

The traffic of genes among populations may help living things better adapt to climate change, especially when genes flow among groups most affected by warming, according to a UC Davis study of the Sierra Nevada cutleaved monkeyflower. The results, published online this week by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have implications for conservation strategies. [ More… ]

News briefs: Roundabout, career academy, weapons case, Riverside med school

When you head back to campus on July 5, be aware: That is the starting date for the roundabout construction project on Old Davis Road at California Avenue. During the first phase, July 5 to Aug. 14, drivers will be prohibited from turning from Old Davis Road onto California Avenue, leading to the core campus. A detour will be in place. … Staff Development and Professional Services is taking sign-ups for the Career Management Academy, July 22. … A former UC Davis student is sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years' probation in connection with his arrest Jan. 21 on weapons charges. … The opening of the UC Riverside School of Medicine has been delayed a year. [ More… ]


Reduction in campus mail delivery

Effective Aug. 1, 2011, daily mail service provided to campus by the Mail Division will be curtailed in response to campus budget reductions. Mail service to UCDHS departments will remain the same. Based on campus geography some departments will begin receiving mail service three days a week, while others will receive twice weekly mail service. [ More… ]


At the Mondavi: Pink Martini plays Jackson Hall

Tuesday, July 5, 8 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

"Genre-hopping and über-hip," Pink Martini comes to the Mondavi Center on July 5 with Storm Large as guest vocalist, filling in for the ailing China Forbes. The 12-member "little orchestra" draws inspiration from jazz, classical and old-fashioned pop music, and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s. Add a global perspective and you have what bandleader and pianist Thomas Lauderdale describes as the perfect house band for the United Nations in 1962. [ More… ]

New at the Nelson: 'Are You Destined to Become Your Mother?'

July 8-Aug. 20, Nelson Gallery

Nathan Cordero, born in Woodland and raised in Yolo, presents his signature style of complex wall installation containing excised wood drawings, razor blades and other unusual elements — in a show with an unusual title: "Are You Destined to Become Your Mother?" Reception for the artist, open to the public, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. [ More… ]

Summer in the arboretum: Folk music jam sessions

Fridays, July 8 and 22, noon, Wyatt Deck

Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes — you name it! — and join your fellow musicians during the lunch hour for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer and other world music. All skill levels welcome. Listeners, too! [ More… ]

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