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Commencement seasonPhoto: Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of California's Supreme Court and UC Davis alumna, led off the distinguished guest speakers for 12 commencements that began last month and continue next week. You can watch her address at the May 13 School of Law ceremony and also catch live broadcasts of next week's ceremonies. All told, the campus will award 8,251 degrees this year. [ More… ]


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Leading AIDS researcher named new dean of College of Biological Sciences

James E.K. Hildreth, an immunologist and professor at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee, and director of Meharry's Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, has been named the new dean of the College of Biological Sciences. [ More… ]

Voluntary time-reduction program starts July 1

A voluntary reduction-in-time program will kick in July 1 for eligible staff on the Davis campus. "Although this program is not a long-term solution to our budget challenges, the Human Resources Advisory Committee supports the program's implementation, believing it serves as another tool that can be used to address near-term fiscal issues," Associate Vice Chancellor Karen Hull said. [ More… ]

Two important surveys: Process improvement and West Village housing

Staff and faculty have more time to complete an online survey that asks them to identify what they see as inefficiencies and redundancies in central, division, school, college and department level processes. Meanwhile, the developer of UC West Village is asking staff and faculty to answer a survey about what they might be looking for in housing at the campus's new neighborhood. [ More… ]

Prostate cancer, chronic fatigue not linked to XMRV virus

A study that includes authors at UC Davis has found that a retrovirus associated with prostate cancer tumors and chronic fatigue syndrome that evolved in laboratory mice less than two decades ago is unlikely to be widespread in humans and the cause of either disease. [ More… ]

Uniform look in apparel coming for thousands of health system employees

Workplace attire will assume a more consistent appearance later this year when employees with direct patient-care responsibilities begin wearing health system-issued uniforms. [ More… ]

Book theme announced for 2012-13: civility-civil rights

The Campus Council on Community and Diversity has announced the theme for the 2012-13 Campus Community Book Project: civility-civil rights. Mikael Villalobos, who chairs the book project, said the theme encompasses a number of issues, including civil rights, civility or acts of incivility, and the practice of civil discourse in the midst of diverging points of view. [ More… ]

Laurels: Watershed Sciences director Lund receives civil engineering award

Professor Jay Lund, who holds the Ray B. Krone Chair of Environmental Engineering and serves as the director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, is the 2011 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Julian Hinds Award. It is the most prestigious award in the field of water resources planning, development and management. … Plus other honors and awards for faculty and a postdoctoral researcher. [ More… ]

News briefs: Osburn retirement, funnel cloud, Supply Express, crime updates

Vet school's Osburn sets June 29 retirement date. … Photos of a funnel cloud, possibly over UC Davis land west of Highway 113. … Supply Express closes today. … Door-to-door scam now takes in the health system, too. … Beeman gets 180-day jail sentence. … Former student faces 10 felony counts. [ More… ]


Announcement: More public forums for candidates for VP-Academic Affairs

Public forums are scheduled Monday and Wednesday (June 6 and 8) for candidates for vice provost of Academic Affairs. [ More… ]


Exhibitions: Student artists take center stage at three shows

Photography: Bridging Art and Science: Through June 28, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

The House of Others: Through June 24, Nelson Gallery

Design Program MFA Graduate Exhibition: Through June 14, Design Museum

The end of the academic year brings a special treat: Exhibitions of artwork by our talented students. In Photography: Bridging Art and Science, students use the camera to explore the conceptual connections between art and science. In The House of Others, which opens today at the Nelson Gallery, seven Master of Fine Arts graduates explore art in the age of Facebook and Twitter (reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, June 3). The Design Program MFA Graduate Exhibition features fashions for diverse bodies and produce-packing for small farms. [ More… ]

At the arboretum: Oaks, oaks and more oaks

Tour: Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m., gazebo

Concert: Sunday, June 12, 5:30 p.m., gazebo

Walking meditation: Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m., gazebo

Come enjoy the beauty of the Shields Oak Grove at three events, free and open to the public. The tour, Discover the Oak Grove Trove, will highlight the grove's astonishing variety of tree and leaf forms. Around the World in 80 Oaks, a concert by the Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble, will celebrate the origins of the majestic trees. Walking Meditation in the Oak Grove will include brief instructions and silent walking. [ More… ]

Recreation: Bohart June Bugs, Six Flags

Sunday, June 5, 1-4 p.m., Bohart Museum of Entomology

June can mean only one thing at the Bohart Museum of Entomology: a special program titled June Bugs! Admission, as always, is free and open to the public. … Staff Assembly has sold out of its allotment of tickets for UC Davis Day with the Oakland A's (June 19), but all UC Davis affiliates, including those with the UC Davis Health System, and friends and families, are welcome to join the UC Davis Family Picnic at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Aug. 19). [ More… ]

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