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On the cutting edge of humanities researchPhoto: Keith Watenpaugh

Professor Keith Watenpaugh has just been named co-director of a new UC Multicampus Research Group that will focus on human rights and humanitarianism across the humanities and social sciences. Read Watenpaugh's recent opinion piece in The Sacramento Bee about the ongoing massacres in Syria. [ Video… ]


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Faculty, staff donors to UC Davis ask colleagues to give, too

A faculty member and a staff member who are longtime donors to UC Davis will soon be encouraging their colleagues to contribute to the university, too, especially to help students during this difficult economic time. In a testimonial for the Faculty Giving Program, Dean Keith Simonton, Distinguished Professor of psychology, said faculty show they care when they provide support for students. [ More… ]

FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURE: Geneticist to describe dengue-stopping research

As the name implies, the recipient of the Faculty Research Lecture Award gives a lecture. Professor Michael Turelli's turn comes next week with a lecture about his work as part of an international team that may have come up with a way to stop dengue fever. This potentially fatal, mosquito-borne virus poses a risk to more than 2.5 billion people — more than 40 percent of the world's population. Turelli's lecture, scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Wednesday (June 6), is free and open to the public. [ More… ]

Chief Carmichael tells students: 'I want to work with you'

Campus Police Chief Matt Carmichael told an audience of students Tuesday night (May 29) that he wants to work with them to overhaul his department's policies based on guidance from a national organization specializing in public safety practices. "We're not going to agree on everything right away, but we should meet and discuss, and I believe that it can make a difference," he said at the forum in MU II. [ More… ]

One California luminary, Kevin Starr, talks about another, Edward Wickson

Edward Wickson's name crops up often in UC's agricultural history, including the early development of the University Farm (which would become UC Davis). Kevin Starr's name crops up often as a California historian — one who served as a visiting professor at UC Davis in 1985. Starr is due back at UC Davis on Monday, June 11, to give a talk about Wickson. The program is free and open to the public. [ More… ]

Credit unions aren't substitute for payday loans

Even if credit unions offered short-term loans at better interest rates and lending terms than payday lenders — and most don't — current payday loan customers would still prefer the convenience of payday lenders, a new study from the Graduate School of Management suggests. [ More… ]

Rare meteorite fragment donated to geologist

Alumnus Gregory Jorgensen presented geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation Wednesday of a meteorite piece that fell beside his driveway in Coloma. Yin's lab is one of the few in the nation with the equipment needed to analyze and date the meteorite, which contains dust and grains that helped form the Earth and other planets more than four and a half billion years ago. [ More… ]

THE ARTS: A new dance work, driven by Prof. Davidson's inquiry into life, death, beauty

Dying from breast cancer, theatre and dance professor Della Davidson began collaborating with Granada Artist-in-Residence Ellen Bromberg on a new work driven by Davidson's deep inquiry into issues of life, death and beauty. Now this work of choreography and media design, and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead …, is on stage — together with a celebration of Davidson's life. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Fire Department plans exercise at south entry garage

The campus Fire Department plans a training exercise Monday morning (June 4) at the south entry parking garage. … Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has asked for nominations by Monday (June 4) for the position of interim vice chancellor of Student Affairs. … TAPS had impounded more than 150 bicycles as of this morning (June 1) in a sweep for abandoned bikes. … The "Visionary" series in building design returns to UC Davis this month with a program featuring Professor Roger Boulton and his vision: the most environmentally sophisticated winery in the world. … The California Telehealth Network has formally become an independent, not-for-profit organization. … Staff Assembly this week announced deadline extensions for staff and staff dependent scholarships, and Citations for Excellence. [ More… ]


Announcements: Search under way for Strategic Communications leader

UC Davis has launched a nationwide search for an associate chancellor of Strategic Communications. ... Campus community forums with the candidates for the position of director of athletics are set to wrap up next week: Monday and Thursday (June 4 and 7). [ More… ]


THE WRITE STUFF: Professors to present their new books

Today, June 1, and Thursday, June 5

Professor Emeritus Arnold J. Bauer discusses Time's Shadow, about his upbringing in Kansas, 7:30 p.m. today at The Avid Reader. William W. Hagen, also emeritus, discusses German History in Modern Times, 1 p.m. June 5 in the MU. [ More… ]

Concert: Empyrean Ensemble

Monday, June 4, 7 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

New Music from Davis. A preconcert lecture-discussion with guest composers is set for 6:15 p.m. [ More… ]

M.F.A. talents on display

At the Design Museum, Nelson Gallery and Main Theatre

The design M.F.A. show runs through Thursday, June 7, and the Nelson art exhibition opens Friday, June 8. Also next week: M.F.A. students in scenic, costume and lighting design are showing their work in Main Theatre, during an open house. [ More… ]

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