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UCTV next Tuesday (Oct. 23) will present the premiere of 9 Billion Mouths to Feed: the Future of Farming, a campus-produced, four-part documentary that examines how UC Davis is preparing the next generation of farmers to deal with the changing agricultural needs of the state, nation and the world — including the biggest challenge of all: how to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. [ More, with video… ]


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Global food and ag policy group gathers at UC Davis

Representatives of a national food and agricultural policy group gathered on campus recently to meet with UC Davis experts, all with an eye on transforming global food and agricultural policies to better feed a growing and hungry world. [ More… ]

Scientists assemble 5 acres of mats for Tahoe Asian clam project

Rubber barriers bound for the lakebed of Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay are being assembled on campus, as part of the biggest Asian clam control project in the lake's history. The invasive clams threaten the lake's health and famed clarity. [ More… ]

Mitloehner to chair U.N. committee on livestock emissions

Animal science professor Frank Mitloehner has been selected to chair a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization committee to measure and assess the environmental impacts of the livestock industry. The international effort is a necessary first step toward improving the sustainability of the livestock sector, particularly as the global consumption of meat, dairy products and eggs continues to rise. [ More, with video… ]

Take time for your annual benefits checkup

In a preview of open enrollment (Oct. 29-Nov. 5), the Office of the President says the cost to most employees for medical coverage next year will rise from only a few cents to less than $8 a month. Read about all the changes and see the rates for 2013. [ More… ]

BOOK PROJECT: We're talking about The Warmth of Other Suns

The Campus Community Book Project is all about reading and talking — two kinds of talking, actually. There are talks, as in panel discussions and faculty presentations. And there are talks, as in informal conversations, in which students, faculty and staff discuss the book project theme — with open minds and respect. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Chancellor Linda Katehi named a Leading Woman in STEM

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi is one of California's Leading Women in STEM, recognized for her efforts to improve the teaching of science, technology engineering and math. … Plus more faculty honors, including a friendship award for Professor Randy Dahlgren from the city of Wenzhou, China. [ More… ]

Almonds top grapes in value, thanks in part to campus specialists

UC Davis has played a key role in the California almond industry's leap into second place in the latest annual valuation of the state's agricultural commodities, beating out grapes for the first time. UC's Agriculture and Natural Resources division credits grower ingenuity and scientific work by the likes of Professor Patrick Brown and Cooperative Extension Specialists Bruce Lampinen and Larry Schwankl, UC Davis affiliates who work in the areas of canopy management, irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Panel named for Student Affairs VC recruitment

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi announced the makeup of the recruitment advisory committee for vice chancellor of Student Affairs. … A UC Davis and UC-wide faculty leader will address UC finances during a noon talk on Monday (Oct. 22). … Open Access Week: The University Library will present a panel discussion and two other programs. … The Police Department's Active Shooter Survival Workshop next week is open to all students, staff and faculty. … Kabang, the hero dog from the Philippines, has other medical problems. … "Restore/Restory" debuts tomorrow (Oct. 20) at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. … Preview Day will bring an estimated 3,000 people to the campus tomorrow (Oct. 20). [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nominations due for senate awards; new FCC radio rule takes effect Jan. 1

The Academic Senate has called for nominations for the Faculty Research Lecture and Distinguished Scholarly Public Service awards. … Departments, units and researchers with radios that are used under federal license are advised to take note of the government's decision to impose mandatory "narrow banding" effective Jan. 1, 2013, to improve efficiency and better manage radio frequencies. [ More… ]


'The Rocks Don't Lie,' says MacArthur genius

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., 1100 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

MacArthur Fellow David R. Montgomery presents a lecture based on his book The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood. [ More… ]

Farm to College dinner one of many Food Day events

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:45-8 p.m., dining commons (Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto)

Biannual dinner at the dining commons — for students, staff and faculty — showcases the university's commitment to menus featuring sustainably produced and humanely raised food from the campus and surrounding area. It happens on Food Day, being celebrated around the UC system. [ More… ]

THE ARTS: Get scared, then go dancing!

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 25-28, and Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m., Wright Hall

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the performance-based Haunt at Wright Hall, with a dance party at the end of each night's program. … Also: the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble opens its third season with a production of Macbeth: The Radio Play in the arboretum, Oct. 24-Nov. 3. [ More… ]

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