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Photo: UCDHS dietetic intern Daniel Andras mans a booth at food and health fair

Healthy start to new year

UC Davis has what it takes to be the premier institution in the world on issues of food and health, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi tells the Fall Convocation. The state secretary of food and agriculture backs her up, saying, "You have all the ingredients to make it happen." And two professors offer proof. [ More, with video
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FRONTIERS: Hear about interdisciplinary work in humanities and the arts

You've heard the topics for UC Davis' new work on the "interdisciplinary frontiers" of humanities and the arts, and now you can hear more from the faculty members doing the research. They will make presentations during a half-day symposium set for Monday (Oct. 7); admission is free and open to the public. The research is being done with campus money under the auspices of the Office of Research and a program called Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts. [ More… ]

TEACHING: Online-hybrid showcase, paperless course evaluations

The campus community is invited next week to the Online and Hybrid Learning Showcase (Oct. 9) and two follow-up workshops. … UC Davis is rolling out an online system for course evaluation, the first such system to be made available campuswide. [ More… ]

Study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

Plant scientist Abhaya Dandekar and his team use DNA sequencing to beat the potentially devastating citrus greening disease to the punch — figuring out how it affects trees even before they show signs of infection. Hopefully, the research will lead to diagnostic tests and treatments for the disease that is now incurable. [ More… ]

BOOKS, ETC.: Half the Sky, creative readings, author events

The Campus Community Book Project is under way — as everyone is encouraged to join together in reading and discussing a common volume, which, for 2013-14, deals with the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. … Also, "Opening Night" is Oct. 2 for creative writing teachers, who will read from their work; and three faculty authors have book presentations set for next week: Sasha Abramsky, Amber Boydstun and Paul Knoepfler. [ More… ]

Clery report: Crime numbers remain relatively low

"We're working with the community to keep the campus a safe place to work, study, visit and live," Police Chief Matt Carmichael says. The department has been especially active with students, running a cadet class (for graduating seniors) and awarding police academy scholarships. Another student, Emily Chen, went to the academy on her own — and Carmichael recently swore her in as the department's newest officer. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: President Napolitano starts; geology gets new name

UC's new president, Janet Napolitano, says she intends to be "the strongest advocate possible" for the university. … Welcome, Earth and Planetary Sciences, formerly known as the Department of Geology. … Applications are being taken for a new volunteer crew for native plant care in the arboretum and along the Putah Creek Parkway. [ More… ]



CA&ES dean candidates to visit; UOIP calls for seed grant proposals

The search for a new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is progressing to the candidate visit stage; public forums with each of four candidates are tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 9. … University Outreach and International Programs has called for proposals for seed grants, available to Academic Senate faculty members and Academic Federation personnel with security of employment and PI status, at any UC Davis location. [ More… ]


UC Davis Farmers Market is back!

Wednesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (weather permitting), Silo Patio

It began in 2007 for the convenience of students who might not otherwise be getting enough fresh fruits and veggies. Six years later, the weekly market is the place to be — for students, staff and faculty. Subscribe to the market's newsletter. [ More… ]

Disability awareness and accessible technology

Thursday, Oct. 3, multipurpose room, Student Community Center

Accessible Technology and Resource Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Disability Awareness Symposium, noon-1 p.m. Three veterans will speak on the topic "UC Davis Veterans: Challenges and Successes." [ More… ]

'The New Front Yard': first plant sale of the fall

Saturday, Oct. 5, Arboretum Teaching Nursery

For members only, 9-11 a.m., and for everyone, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Not a member? You're welcome to join at the gate for early entry. The fall season comprises two sales, both focused on "The New Front Yard," referring to plants that will substitute nicely for your lawn. [ More… ]

Concert: Kabir in Performance

Saturday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Poetry by Kabir, mystic and Indian saint (15th century), put to music by Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe and her ensemble, with narration by Stanford's Linda Hess. Presented by the India Studies Initiative (Department of Religious Studies). Free and open to the public. [ More… ]

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