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Farm vs. Farm in NCAA tourney Photo: UC Davis basketball players

The Aggies make their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament, taking on second-ranked Stanford at 3:50 p.m. tomorrow. UC Davis has sold out its allotment of tickets for the game at Stanford, so, if you're interested in going, you will need to contact the Stanford ticket office. Or you can watch the game on ESPN2. [ More… ]


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Chancellor and Board of Regents address fiscal crisis

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi updated the Board of Regents this week on the campus's Vision of Excellence, citing progress even in the face of reduced state funding. One day earlier, the board devoted its entire session to the fiscal crisis that confronts all of UC. "This is not a blip," President Mark G. Yudof said. "This is 20 years of reduced funding for the university." In a related development, the university announced a second consecutive year of admissions wait lists (Davis will establish lists for undergraduates and transfers). [ More… ]

Vet med leads UC Davis' top-10 showing in U.S. News rankings

UC Davis has been recognized once again for its outstanding graduate and professional schools and programs. Our School of Veterinary Medicine continued its No. 2 ranking in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's new report on U.S. graduate schools and programs. And, the university scored a fifth-place ranking for biological-agricultural engineering. [ More… ]

Campus, community take measures to 'rewind' Picnic Day

Picnic Day promises to celebrate its family-friendly traditions on Saturday, April 16, with the university and community working together to address the problems that marred aspects of the campus's annual open house in 2010. Over the last year, a work group — with representation from Picnic Day student organizers, the campus, city, law enforcement and the business community — has taken a comprehensive approach to preserving the Picnic Day experience. [ More… ]

Next year's book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The organizers of the Campus Community Book Project are making two big announcements today. First, the 2011-12 book: the award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a semiautobiographical novel by Sherman Alexie. Second, in a break from tradition, the author's visit will not be in December. Instead, Alexie is scheduled to visit and give a talk in April 2012, coinciding with UC Davis' annual Powwow and Native American Culture Days. [ More… ]

Photo slide show: Federal appellate panel convenes at King Hall

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came to order March 15 in King Hall's new Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, marking the first time the School of Law had hosted such a proceeding. A UC Davis photographer captured the historic event, and we present a slide show. More such appellate proceedings are planned at King Hall, by a state appellate panel and the California Supreme Court. [ More… ]

Study abroad halted in Japan; seismologist, veterinarian issue warnings

Seven UC Davis students are among the 80 UC students who are being evacuated from Japan. Also, the UC Davis Education Abroad Center announced that it had canceled its spring program in Kyoto. As the earthquake-spawned crisis unfolds, UC Davis faculty continue to share their expertise: Seismologist John Rundle says Tokyo may be at serious risk from a massive aftershock, while veterinarian Michael Kent warns against giving potassium iodide to pets. [ More… ]

In guest opinion, chancellor embraces student activism

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi writes about "Embracing Student Activism" in a guest opinion published March 14 in the California Aggie. She authored the piece in response to a March 10 guest opinion in the student newspaper. [ More… ]

News briefs: Active shooter training, provost's team, cable project and more

Active shooter training March 30. ... Carter-Dubois joins provost's team. ... Construction work set for spring break. ... Update on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. ... Celebration of life for Nancy Seyden. [ More… ]


Announcement: Two more forums for bio sci dean candidates

After two open forums earlier this week, the search for a new dean for the College of Biological Sciences is set to continue the week of March 28 with forums for two more candidates. The provost's office hosted two forums earlier this week; a third had been scheduled for today (March 18), but the candidate withdrew. [ More… ]


Lecture: "The Emotional Teenage Brain"

Tuesday, March 22, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis

Amanda Guyer, assistant professor in human and community development and at the Center for Mind and Brain, delivers this free lecture as part of Brain Awareness Week. [ More… ]

Chancellors Katehi, Vanderhoef lend names to lectures

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. talk, I-House, 10 College Park (Vanderhoef International Lecture)

Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center (Chancellor's Colloquium)

Chancellors past and present lend their names to two upcoming talks. Ruth Asmundson, the former Davis mayor who was a chemistry professor in her native Philippines, will deliver the Vanderhoef International Lecture, speaking on international education. The Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speakers Series will host Laura Tyson, a UC Berkeley professor and an economic adviser in the Obama and Clinton administrations whose topic is "Two-Track Recovery of the Global Economy." RSVPs for the Chancellor's Colloquium are requested by March 23. [ More… ]

In the arboretum: The Sonnet Project

Thursday through Sunday, March 31-April 3, gazebo, Garrod Drive

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents "an original love story," based on The Bard's famous sonnets. "Told through music, the narrative follows a writer and his beloved as they struggle against the allure of time and the ever-seductive muse," the ensemble declares on its website. Presented by the ensemble in cooperation with the arboretum. Performances are at 8 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. show on Sunday. [ More… ]

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