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Photo: Viticulture and enology major Javier Avina at a fermentor

Wireless wine

Students and faculty at the Teaching and Research Winery are now processing wine with the world's first wireless fermentation system, thanks to a recently completed $3.5 million network designed, built and donated by Silicon Valley semiconductor executive T.J. Rodgers. [ More, with video… ]


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Gov. Brown proposes $256.5 million boost for UC

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a state spending plan that would provide a modest boost to UC's operating budget for 2013-14. If enacted, the plan would restore $256.5 million of the $900 million cut from the university's state funding over the past five years. [ More… ]

Campus names strategic communications leader

Luanne Lawrence, an experienced higher ed communications and marketing professional, has been appointed associate chancellor for strategic communications. … Steve Drown, UC Davis' chief campus counsel for more than 16 years, is rejoining the UC Office of General Counsel, and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi is focused on reorganizing the counsel's office here with an eye toward reducing legal expenses overall. [ More… ]

Flushing Nemo: Home aquarium species a potential threat to California waters

Well-intentioned children and aquarium hobbyists seeking to "free" their pet fish down a toilet bowl or into a waterway may inadvertently be contributing to the threat of invasive species downstream, according to a new report from the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. [ More, with video… ]

A snapshot of pupfish evolution

Chris Martin has bred more than 3,000 hybrid fish in his time as a graduate student in evolution and ecology at UC Davis, a pursuit that has helped him create one of the most comprehensive snapshots of natural selection in the wild and demonstrated a key prediction in evolutionary biology. [ More… ]

Chaganti leads Davis Humanities Institute during search for new director

Seeta Chaganti, associate professor of English, has been appointed interim director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute, taking the place of Carolyn de la Peña, who is now serving as interim vice provost for Undergraduate Education. The institute plans a farewell reception for de la Peña on Jan. 22. Dean Jessie Ann Owens announced a Feb. 1 deadline for applications and nominations to serve as the institute's permanent director starting July 1. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Chancellor named a charter fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, an electrical engineer whose cell phone, radar and antenna circuits are used in signal transmitting, receiving and processing, has been named a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (learn about her 19 patents). … Roberto Carlos Delgadillo is feeling some love, big time, as the recipient of an I Love My Librarian! award. … Scott Carrell is the co-recipient of the 2012 Young Labor Economist Award from the Institute for the Study of Labor. … Also, UC Davis is a "top producer" of Fulbright Scholars for 2012-13. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Chancellor Emeritus Vanderhoef cheers on the Aggies

Five weeks after an ischemic stroke, Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef is back in his seat at The Pavilion, cheering on the men's basketball team. ... A provost's review team says the university did not retaliate against medical professor Michael Wilkes in connection with an opinion piece that he wrote. … UC payroll advises that new federal tax rates will be reflected in paychecks issued on or after Feb. 15. … UC Davis achieves its best-ever score in the Game Day Challenge: Of everything that people threw away at the Sept. 29 football game, 96.8 percent went to recycling and composting. … A German exchange student offers his take on "Die coolste Uni Amerikas." … Orders for the 2012-13 annual report are due by noon Monday. … Applications are being accepted for UC's Management Skills Assessment Program. … Kabang, the hero dog from the Philippines, has successfully completed chemotherapy and is now undergoing heartworm treatment. … Professor Art Shapiro and others (his graduate students, no doubt) are still looking for the first cabbage white butterfly of the year. [ More… ]


Standard mileage rate increases for January 2013

The university's mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile have increased in accordance with the standard rates set by the Internal Revenue Service. The new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after Jan. 1. [ More… ]

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Student Employees of the Year; teaching and research awards

The Student Employment Center is seeking nominations for the 2012-13 Student Employee of the Year Awards. … Deadlines are approaching for nominations for annual awards from the Academic Senate (Distinguished Teaching Awards, deadline Jan. 18) and the Academic Federation (Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research, deadline Jan. 25). [ More… ]


Davis Dance Marathon

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 12-13, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom

UC Davis students host this all-ages party with dancing, games, entertainment and giveaways in conjunction with the students' fundraising effort for the UC Davis Children's Hospital. Event page on Facebook. [ More… ]

Campus Community Book Project: Panel discussions

Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon-1 p.m., 1222 Education Building, 4610 X St., Sacramento

"Our White Relatives Challenged the Script of Racism," moderated by Jann Murray-Garcia, adjunct professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Plus, two more panel discussions Jan. 30 and 31, about this year's book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. The complete schedule. [ More… ]

Vanpool information sessions

Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Garrison Room, second floor, Memorial Union

Cut your stress level, save time and money, and help improve air quality. Learn more about vanpooling at any of three meetings, each one dealing with a different commute: San Francisco and East Bay (Jan. 16), El Dorado County and Folsom (Jan. 23), and Elk Grove (Jan. 30). [ More… ]

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