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We're No. 1

UC Davis is the world's top-rated university for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released by QS World University Rankings. "We are thrilled and excited by this evaluation, and it is gratifying to see that the ranking data validate the breadth and depth of our agricultural programs," said Mary Delany, interim dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. [ More, with video… ]


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Geneticist appointed as Hughes investigator

Neil Hunter, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, has been named as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, an honor reserved for scientists who exhibit exceptionally original thinking. Hunter studies the most fundamental processes of how genes are shuffled and passed to the next generation. [ More, with video… ]

Campus moves forward with private alternative to UC's student health insurance program

A campus committee is reviewing a private health insurer's bid to provide medical coverage for thousands of UC Davis students, after Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi accepted that committee's recommendation to leave the medical plan of the University of California's Student Health Insurance Program. [ More… ]

One big European family

From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are basically one big family, closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a new DNA study co-authored by Graham Coop, professor of evolution and ecology. [ More, with video… ]

Carrell tapped as faculty athletics representative

Scott Carrell, a labor economist who studies the economics of education and who, as a student-athlete, played football for the U.S. Air Force Academy, is UC Davis' new faculty athletics representative. [ More… ]

Navrotsky named interim dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Chemist Alexandra Navrotsky, a distinguished professor who holds the Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, has been appointed interim dean of the Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. [ More… ]

Veteran Yolo County educators honored for support of former foster youth

Longtime Yolo County educators and UC Davis alumni Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt are the 2013 winners of the Charles J. Soderquist Award, an honor bestowed by the university in recognition of exceptional volunteer leadership and philanthropy benefiting the campus community. [ More… ]

Firefighting for Our Community: Thank Goodness for Staff

In recognition of this week's TGFS activities, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi dedicates a blog post to Cess Mercado, a firefighter, alumnus and Iraq-war veteran, and to the entire UC Davis Fire Department for its commitment to the safety and the well-being of our community. … Plus, see the Facebook photo album for the TFGS picnic. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Search committee expects to name new UC president in July

The search committee tasked with selecting a new president for the University of California is anticipating announcing a successor to Mark Yudof in July. … The School of Law is launching a new postgraduate fellowship program, offering jobs off and on campus. … The Education Abroad Center is recruiting student interns. [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENT: Update on search for dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Recruitment Advisory Committee for the dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences search has completed a series of town hall meetings to gather input about the qualifications and characteristics we should be seeking in the next dean. [ More… ]


Whole Earth Festival

Today through Sunday, May 10-12, Quad and nearby venues

Come and partake in art, music, lectures, great food, children's activities and shopping. This year's theme: Time Is Art. [ More… ]

'The Protection of Children in Our Globalizing World: Change, Challenge and Champions'

Monday, May 13, 4 p.m. (reception and poster session, 142 Hunt Hall), 5 p.m. (lecture, 100 Hunt Hall)

A talk by Susan Bissell, UNICEF's chief of child protection. [ More… ]

On stage: The Dogs of War

May 16-19 and 23-26, Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

Using the text of Shakespeare's Wars of the Roses plays, this production by the campus's Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performace features the often-cut scenes of soldiers, citizens, women, children and ghosts to re-examine representations of war via the bodies of common people. [ More… ]

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