Spotlight on…

Graduates of promisePhoto: Larissa Miyachi

Meet our University Medalists. Since 1965, more than 45 Aggies have been awarded the medal as the top graduating senior for excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service and the promise of future scholarship and contributions to society. This year's medalist is Larissa Miyachi of the College of Biological Sciences. [ More… ]


More stories at Dateline UC Davis and UC Davis News and Information

Campus sustainability movement is on fire, in more ways than one

UC Davis hosts the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for the first time, all next week, drawing 1,000 people committed to the greening of college and university campuses, public and private. … Also, check out Ignite! The Art of Sustainability, at the Design Museum through Aug. 31. [ More… ]

Draft action plan responds to recommendations in pepper-spray reports

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has prepared a draft action plan related to recommendations in several reports dealing with the November pepper-spraying incident. "This draft action plan is meant to respond, in a substantive manner, to the Academic Senate's request for greater transparency and information sharing," she wrote in a letter to President Mark G. Yudof this week. [ More… ]

Hexter, Atkinson appointed to UC task force on LGBT inclusion

The task force — with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter as co-chair and Sheri Atkinson, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, as a member — is charged with examining and implementing strategies for creating more welcoming and inclusive campus environments for LGBT students, faculty and staff. [ More… ]

Sandeen takes vice chancellor post at Los Rios

Beverly "Babs" Sandeen, UC Davis' chief regional and community engagement officer and before that vice chancellor for University Relations, has been named the new vice chancellor for Resource and Economic Development in the Los Rios Community College District. She begins work with Los Rios on July 2; her final day at UC Davis is June 28. [ More… ]

Provost to review, take 'appropriate actions' in academic freedom case

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter has announced that his office will review "and take appropriate actions" regarding what an Academic Senate committee termed an "egregious" violation of academic freedom at the UC Davis Health System. [ More… ]

Study examines what makes a video go viral

When it comes to marketing with video through social media, choosing an influential person to "seed" a video is essential — but video quality isn't all that important. So concludes a new Graduate School of Management study of "buzz" marketing on YouTube. [ More, with video… ]

Intercollegiate Athletics: 2011-12 success in pictures

The Aggies celebrate an outstanding year in this video tribute. Our women's cross country, gymnastics and track and field teams as well as the men's and women's golf teams captured conference championships. UC Davis finished second in the Big West Conference Commissioner's Cup — our best finish ever! [ More, with video… ]

The (smelly) bloom is (almost) on for Tammy the Titan

There's a big stink coming to the Botanical Conservatory: A titan arum, or giant corpse flower, is about to bloom. It could happen today (June 15) or this weekend. The greenhouse will be open to visitors until midnight on the day the plant blooms, and until 9 the following night. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: SmartSite upgrade a 'go' for June 22-23

The SmartSite upgrade is a "go" for June 22-23, starting at 10 p.m. Friday and ending by 8 a.m. Saturday. SmartSite will be unavailable during that window. … Craig Allison, a graduate of the School of Law, has returned to UC Davis as director of Research Compliance and Integrity in the Office of Research. … TAPS makes the switch Monday (June 18) to a new brand of personal parking meter: EasyPark. … The next session of the Career Management Academy is scheduled for Friday, July 27. … Blood drives at UC Davis don't take the summer off, so get ready to roll up your sleeves Wednesday and Thursday, June 27 and 28. [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENT: 3 town halls to be held in search for communications leader

Three town hall meetings — one each for students, staff and faculty — will be held June 25 to gather input on what the campus should be looking for in its search for associate chancellor of Strategic Communications. [ More… ]


Workshop: Survival Skills for Young Investigators

Saturday, June 16

Cell biologist Tung-Tien "Henry" Sun, whose doctorate is from UC Davis, returns to the campus to present Scientific Methods: Survival Skills for Young Investigators, a free, one-day workshop for graduate students and post-docs. Sign-ups are being taken online. [ More… ]

Shared Services Center customer feedback forum

Wednesday, June 27, 3-4:30 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

An invitation to offer constructive feedback for the SSC human resources and payroll teams. Limited seating; advance registration required. [ More… ]

More calendar listings…