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Artful scarf collectionPhoto: Denise Tirado models scarf

What started off as a gift that Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi could give to special guests has blossomed into The UC Davis Scarf Collection, featuring images from campus art and design collections. It's part of the Good Life Collection. [ More… ]


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Budget letter tells units how to cut, build revenue

Colleges, schools and administrative units today (May 6) received the numbers that go with the university's new budget strategy. Each unit has been given specific dollar amounts for reductions tied to efficiencies and cost-cutting, as well as estimated dollar amounts for revenue generation — all aimed at compensating for a fourth consecutive year of reduced state funding. [ More… ]

President sends advocacy message to faculty, staff

UC President Mark G. Yudof addressed a state Senate committee today (May 6) on budget cuts to higher education. The hearing began at 10:15 a.m.; click here for the live webcast. Yesterday, in a letter about UC's advocacy efforts, Yudof said an all-cuts budget — proposed by Gov. Brown as an alternative to tax extensions — "would be devastating to the university and the students and communities we serve, and put at risk our faculty's research, a critical driver of future jobs and wealth in California." [ More… ]

Former Kings player Jim Les to be named UC Davis men's basketball coach

Jim Les, who won more than 150 games at Bradley University and led the Braves to the 2006 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, will be named the head men's basketball coach at UC Davis and introduced at a press conference today (May 6). A webcast of the press conference is planned for 2 p.m. Les' NBA career included four seasons with the Sacramento Kings. His son, Tyler, will be a sophomore on the Aggie basketball team next season. [ More… ]

Lots of possibilities for 'Innovation Hub'

We asked for ideas, and they came. UC Davis' request for concepts for an "Innovation Hub" to better connect the campus and the business community resulted in 43 submissions by the March 31 closing date. "The range of responses has provided the campus with a much more comprehensive view of possibilities with respect to technology transfer and generated new thinking about possible linkages," said Karl Mohr, assistant vice chancellor in Administrative and Resource Management. [ More… ]

Faculty Research Lecture: Margaret Ferguson honored; other faculty awards

Awards season is here: The Academic Senate's highest honor, the Faculty Research Lecture Award, goes to Margaret Ferguson, a distinguished professor of English (she will give her lecture on May 27). Other awards from the senate and the Academic Federation are covered here. All of the senate and federation award recipients are due to come together May 11 for a joint reception. This year's Charles P. Nash Prize goes to geology professor Howard Day, for his commitment to shared governance, and to promoting faculty interests and welfare. A dinner in Day's honor is set for May 10. [ More… ]

Children conceived in winter have a greater risk of autism, study finds

A UC Davis study of more than 7 million birth records of children born in California during the 1990s and early 2000s has found a clear link between the month in which a child is conceived and the risk of that child later receiving a diagnosis of autism. [ More… ]

Our research: Climate summit posters

UC Davis is probing for climate change solutions on many fronts, offering hope for a greener, healthier tomorrow. To make this research accessible to all, the campus presents on the Web a series of 49 educational posters that showcase projects, programs, technologies and accomplishments in three broad areas: energy, environmental sciences and stewardship, and sustainable food and agriculture. The posters debuted at Governors' Global Climate Summit 3, held at UC Davis in November 2010. [ More… ]

News briefs: Plea in weapons case, eduroam, Decision UC Davis, Freezer Challenge

Former student pleads no contest. … Faculty, students and staff now have access to eduroam, providing free, secure Internet connectivity at other participating universities and research institutions around the world. … Decision UC Davis for newly admitted transfer students is next Friday (May 13), with a crowd of 3,000 expected on campus. … Freezer Challenge under way. … An office-warming party is planned this afternoon (May 6) at the Retiree Center. … Two talks are scheduled in conjunction with Older Americans Month. … "The House We Live In," episode 3 of the documentary Race: The Power of an Illusion, is scheduled for presentation next week, under the auspices of the Campus Community Book Project. [ More… ]


Announcement: Campus IT council launches faculty survey

A subcommittee of the Campus Council on Information Technology is surveying faculty members on the current state of core technologies for teaching and learning on the Davis campus. The survey closes at noon Wednesday, May 11. [ More… ]


Whole Earth Festival

Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, the Quad

The 42nd annual Whole Earth Festival highlights consciousness, cultivating and compassion this Mother's Day weekend. The celebration includes entertainment, exotic craft vendors and an international vegetarian-food feast. [ More… ]

Culture days: La semana de la raza

Monday through Saturday, May 9-14

En espanol: "Unidos podemos liberarnos con educación y celebración." In English: "Together we can liberate ourselves with education and celebration." It's the theme for next week's La Raza Cultural Days — concluding with La Gran Tardeada, Saturday, May 14, on the Quad. [ More… ]

Thank Goodness for Staff

Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hutchison Field

A picnic, Gunrock Bingo, Guess the Weight — yes, it's the 31st annual TGFS celebration, recognizing staff for jobs well done. [ More… ]

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