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Photo: Bins of food

In the spirit of giving

It's a record: The Mail Services Holiday Food Drive, which ended Friday, brought in 2,614 pounds! Other food and toy drives are still underway, and here are two more ways to donate: Attend the Aggie basketball doubleheader today (Nov. 26) or join Team UC Davis in the Running of the Turkeys (Nov. 28). Also, staff members of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are seeking support for Holiday Pet Baskets, for pets belonging to homeless people. [ More… ]


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Alumna named dean of agricultural and environmental sciences

Helene Dillard, associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell, takes office Jan. 27 at the university where she earned a master's degree in soil science in 1979 and a doctoral degree in plant pathology in 1984. [ More, with video… ]

10 elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science

Our newest fellows are recognized for contributions to science and society in such fields as X-ray synchrotrons, plant biology, cancer care and primate behavior. With 10 more AAAS fellows, UC Davis now boasts a total of 150. [ More… ]

UC Davis West Village: Setting the standard

The university's newest community has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments: It is home to the university's prototype research "hub" and the first community college on a UC campus. And, as a year's worth of data prove, West Village is well on its way to achieving its goal of zero net energy use, having produced 87 percent of its own energy supply. [ More… ]

Sequencing study lifts veil on wine's microbial terroir

If you're into wine, you probably know about terroir — the unique blend of a vineyard's soils, water and climate. Now, UC Davis researchers have evidence of the unseen but fairly predictable microbial terroir, after using DNA sequencing to identify patterns of fungal and bacterial communities that inhabit the surface of wine grapes. [ More… ]

Moving toward a smoke-free campus

Students share messages of health and hope on the occasion of the Great American Smokeout, and promote the new policy — effective Jan. 1 — that will make the Davis campus entirely smoke- and tobacco-free, indoors and out. … Also, check out "Sustainable Design" students' ideas to reuse the campus's concrete ashtrays. [ More… ]

PROVOST'S FORUM: Hear from expert on the economics of education

A leading scholar on the economics of education will be the speaker for the first of this year's Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good. Stanford economics professor Caroline Hoxby will address "Opportunity, Meritocracy and Access to Higher Education," at 3 p.m. Monday (Dec. 2). [ More… ]

'Pope of Foam' video needs your vote!

He's the "Pope of Foam," Charlie Bamforth, a UC Davis professor, the star of The Art & Science of Beer, a video that is up for a 2013 Taste Award. It's a viewers choice award — and your vote can help make the Bamforth video the winner. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Chancellor calls for unity against cruelty and intolerance

Referring to racial slurs directed at students recently, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says: "When one member of our community is wounded by the words and actions of others, we, as a university, must unite to stand against cruelty and intolerance." … The workshop series "Transitioning to Retirement" is set to begin in January for academics and staff members who are within five years of retirement. … Repro Graphics offers InDesign and printing course — for beginners, not designers. … Save the date: ADMAN Mid-Management Conference, March 12. … For the pet owners among us: Remember, you get a 10 percent discount at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and its Community Practice for small animals. … No brown bag: Organizational Excellence and Shared Services Center cancel meeting. [ More… ]




Canned food and basketball!

Today (Nov. 26), doubleheader, 4:45 p.m. (women vs. San Jose State) and 7 p.m. (men vs. Sac State), The Pavilion

General admission is just $5 (for one or both games) when you donate a can of food or another nonperishable food item; donations go to the Yolo Food Bank. [ More… ]

Theatre and dance: Wigs Turn the Music On

Today (Nov. 26), 7 p.m., Lab A, Wright Hall

From the Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance, a devised theater piece by M.F.A. candidates Lindsay Beamish and Amanda Vitiello. ... The rock musical Spring Awakening continues through Dec. 7. [ More… ]

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