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TGFS: Your storyPhoto: Joe Scuderi with guitar

You came, you played, you ate, you Tweeted, you photographed. And thanks to your words and pictures, you've written and illustrated your own story about this year's Thank Goodness For Staff celebration. Many staffers participated in crafting this "Storify-ed" version of the day, for everyone to enjoy. [ More… ]


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Commencement season includes Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's first class

Thirteen ceremonies in all, starting with the School of Law (May 17, with guest speaker Goodwin Liu, associate justice of the California Supreme Court) and concluding June 17 with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. [ More… ]

Incubating, accelerating: Dysonics 'graduates' from COE, Davis Roots has first tenants

Hear this: Dysonics, an audio technology company, is the first "graduate" of the College of Engineering's business incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center. Meanwhile, two other UC Davis-affiliated startups are the first tenants at Davis Roots, co-founded by a GSM professor, whose partnership aims to help companies succeed and stay in the city. [ More… ]

Battling domestic terrorism, on the ranch and in the lab

At a seminar here this week on battling domestic terrorism, a Harris Ranch representative described a Jan. 8 arson attack on 14 of the ranch's tractor-trailer rigs as "a wake-up call for American agriculture." Unfortunately, such crimes are all too familiar to academic researchers who work with animals. "We cannot be silent, we have to be proactive," said Michael Lairmore, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Campus police and the FBI's Sacramento office presented the one-day conference. [ More… ]

Campus, China Scholarship Council sign deal for Ph.D. fellowships

Provost Ralph J. Hexter and the China Scholarship Council sign an agreement to offer up to 20 Ph.D. fellowships annually to students from China, for study at UC Davis. As many as 80 fellowships may be awarded over the agreement's initial term of four years, during which time the China Scholarship Council will provide up to $8 million toward the students' fees and expenses. [ More… ]

Study: Prepare grad students for work beyond academia

Universities need to work more closely with business, nonprofit and government sectors to better prepare graduate students for careers beyond academia, according to a national report co-authored by Jeffery Gibeling, dean of Graduate Studies. [ More… ]

WarnMe test set for May 14: Update your contact info

A test of the university's WarnMe emergency alert system is scheduled for Monday (May 14), starting just before noon. Officials urge faculty, staff and students to visit the WarnMe website to ensure they are registered and that all personal contact information is up to date: phone numbers and e-mail addresses (work and personal). Some people may need to configure their computers' junk mail filters to ensure WarnMe messages make it to inboxes. [ More… ]

SAFETY SPOTLIGHT: Stay cool, comfortable, safe

High temperatures this season have already hit the 90s, and hotter weather is sure to come — increasing our risk of heat-related illness. This month's UC Safety Spotlight offers information on how to avoid dangerous heat exposure at work and at home. [ More… ]

News briefs: Only a few days left to verify your family's eligibility for benefits

UC needs your documents by next Thursday (May 17), for the family member eligibility verification project, otherwise you and your family members may be de-enrolled from UC-sponsored health benefits. … Two report summaries (Academic Senate and Robinson-Edley) have been added to the Demonstration Reviews website. … A Police Department ceremony remembers the 10 California officers who died in the line of duty in 2011, and four department retirees — including K-9 officer Grimm — who died in the last year. … UC Davis career staff get a break on fees for Summer Sessions. … UC Davis is a Tree Campus USA once again — making the list for the fourth consecutive year. [ More… ]


Announcement: Public forums for candidates for director of athletics

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Vice Chancellor Fred Wood of Student Affairs have invited four outstanding candidates for the position of director of athletics to meet with the UC Davis campus community, beginning the week of May 21. [ More… ]


America's 'war on immigrants' focus of Sheffrin lecture

Wednesday, May 16, 5 p.m., AGR Hall, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

Princeton's Doug Massey will deliver the 2012 Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy, which is free and open to the public. [ More… ]

The outdoors: Summer Bloomers and Sizzling Deals

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery

The arboretum is closing out the season's plant sales with Some Like It Hot: Summer Bloomers and Sizzling Deals. The bloomers are the stars of the summer garden, the deals are what you might expect at a season-ending clearance sale. [ More… ]

Professor to discuss meteorite; students sell eclipse glasses

Sunday, May 20, meteorite talk, Coloma; and eclipse, in the sky

UC Davis geologists — students and faculty — are in celestial heaven! Associate Professor Qing-Zhu Yin will discuss the Lotus Valley meteorite, in a talk in the vicinity of where it fell. The eclipse occurs the same day, and the Geology Club is selling special glasses. [ More… ]

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