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Bullying: It Stops HerePhoto: Robert Faris

UC Davis sociologists Robert Faris (pictured) and Diane Felmlee partner with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on a weeklong series on the complex social dynamic of bullying, exploring such elements as how certain students hold the key to stopping the problem. Click for video. The series opened last Sunday with a town hall, and CNN will show it again at 5 and 7 p.m. PDT today. [ More … ]


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We’re up 16 places in World University Rankings

UC Davis moved up 16 places, from 54th to 38th, in the World University Rankings 2011-12 from the London-based magazine Times Higher Education. Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said the new rankings “demonstrate clearly that we are on the right path to achieving excellence.” [ More… ]

Civility Project bolsters campus’s growth as a welcoming place

Students, staff and faculty are preparing for the public launch of the Civility Project, featuring the premiere performance of (Un)Civil (Dis)Obedience — documenting the Davis campus community’s response to the hate-based incidents of the 2009-10 academic year. With a website, an exhibition and the theatre performance, all debuting Thursday, Oct. 27, the Civility Project uses the university’s own best tool — expertise in scholarly inquiry — to better understand the notions of community and civility in the context of a campus environment. [ More… ]

Envisioning graduate education of the future

A UC Davis task force is bringing in a panel of experts to help in a visioning process for graduate education here. "In every way we will look not just to support but advance graduate education as a key element of our institutional excellence while upholding values dear to the university: interdisciplinarity and diversity," the charge letter states. A public forum with the outside experts is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, with everyone in the campus community invited to attend. [ More… ]

Students to share Latin American fieldwork experiences

Theresa Bachman reports on “The Brazilian Exile in Mexico During the Military Dictatorship (1964-85)” and Whitney Whitener reports on “English Language Policy in Chile.” These are two of more than a dozen presentations from graduate students who did summer fieldwork in Latin America, with funding from the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas. The students will deliver their presentations during a symposium, free and open to the public, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 19) in the HIA Conference Room in the Social Sciences and Humanities Building (Room 1271). [ More… ]

Managers named for first 3 units of the shared service center

Davis campus staff members have been selected to be the managers of the first units in the shared service center: payroll, human resources and finance. The project’s next brown bag update is set for Oct. 18. … Two workshops next week will focus on searching for jobs at UC Davis and beyond. ... Nominations are being accepted for the UC Business Officer Institute. [ More… ]

Laurels: Dean Gibeling explores ‘The Path Forward’

Graduate Studies Dean Jeffery Gibeling has been named to a new commission tasked with examining how the United States can be more effective at guiding students through graduate school and into professional careers. … Plus, 13 assistant professors receive a total of $244,000 from the UC Davis Hellman Fellowship Program. [ More… ]

News briefs: Preview Day, labor deals, e-waste, Farm to College Night

Thousands of prospective students and their parents are due for Preview Day, Oct. 15. ... Three bargaining units — librarians, patient care staff and service workers — ratify new labor pacts. ... The Bargain Barn will take e-waste off your hands, for free. ... The dining commons welcome the public Oct. 19 for Farm to College Night, a biannual sustainability showcase. ... Open house Oct. 22 at the Department of Anthropology. [ More… ]


Announcement: Call for nominations for Distinguished Emeritus/a Award

The Emeriti Association has set a Nov. 18 deadline for nominations for the 2011-12 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus/a Award. [ More… ]


Homecoming 2011: Gunrock for sure will be in pajamas

Pajamarino: Friday, Oct. 14, 5:45 p.m., Amtrak station, Second and H streets

Football: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Aggie Stadium

There’s no more sneaking out of the dorms, but the pajama tradition lives on — 99 years later — when the UC Davis community welcomes alumni as they arrive by train. Homecoming football pits the Aggies against the Roadrunners of the University of Texas, San Antonio. [ More… ]

UC Davis West Village open house and ribbon cutting

Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., off Hutchison Drive west of Highway 113

Come join the celebration at the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States, on the occasion of the completion of the first 315 apartments, recreation center and village square. Speakers, tours and a barbecue — all free and open to the public. View the new UC Davis West Village website. [ More… ]

Meet the co-editor of Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Wednesday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m., bookstore lounge, Memorial Union

Sarah Juliet Lauro, a lecturer in the Department of English, discusses her work on this archaeology of the zombie — tracing its lineage from Haiti, mapping its various cultural transformations, and suggesting the post-humanist direction in which the zombie is ultimately heading. [ More… ]

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