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Dr. Freischlag: new VC, dean

She's Julie Freischlag, the William Stewart Halsted professor, and department director and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, named by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi today as vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. [ More… ]


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Fall Convocation: Tradition inside, food and health fair outside

Fall Convocation next week will have all the ceremony, tradition and significance of the past, plus an outdoor fair to complement the 2013 theme: "Innovating Together to Advance Food and Health." Release time with supervisory approval is appropriate for the program, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. [ More… ]

UC Davis shines in a pair of legislative resolutions

One commends the university for its status as No. 1 in the world in agriculture, and the other relies in part on Graduate School of Management studies — and Dean Steven Currall's testimony — about the low number of women in California corporate board rooms. In approving the latter resolution, the Legislature became the first state in the nation to urge corporations to do more to remedy this gender inequality. [ More… ]

Working Smarter = $461 million for academics, research

UC launched the Working Smarter initiative in 2010 with a five-year goal of generating $500 million in cost savings and new revenue. Wednesday (Sept. 18), the Board of Regents will receive a progress report: In just the first three years, with administrative efficiencies such as UC Davis' Shared Services Center, and other projects like Smart Lighting (see next item), Working Smarter yielded nearly $461 million, all directed to academics and research. [ More… ]

Smart Lighting Phase 2 in 43 buildings: Learn more at town halls

Smart Lighting Phase 2 is coming to 43 buildings — and everyone in the campus community, even if you don't work in one of them, is invited to town halls next week to learn more about the retrofit work. The meetings are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday (Sept. 23-25). … Also, the campus will have a new west entry gate as of Monday (Sept. 23), on Hutchison Drive west of the Silo gate. [ More… ]

Let there be eggs! Henlight trio tackles global food challenge

Three UC Davis employees, including two alums, travel to Berlin tomorrow (Sept. 18) to compete for investment funding in the finals of the 2013 Thought for Food Challenge Summit. The "Henlight" trio has come up with a solar-powered LED light for chicken coops — to stretch winter daylight hours, boost egg production, put a reliable supply of nutritious food on the farmers' tables and move developing countries a step closer to food security. [ More… ]

Cal Aggie Alumni Association names distinguished alums

Sandi Redenbach, Jerry Lohr, Francis Lee, Daniel Evans, John Chuck, Jason Lucash and Pam Fair will be honored in February at the CAAA's 40th annual Awards Gala. [ More… ]

Constitution Day: website today, lecture in October

Today is Constitution Day, and UC President Mark G. Yudof, a constitutional scholar, is encouraging UC students to broaden their "knowledge of and appreciation for this historic and important document." … In October, the School of Law will present the fourth annual Central Valley Foundation-James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment. [ More… ]


New UC policy on reporting suspected child abuse

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter issues a memo on an important new UC policy that requires a broader group of employees to report suspected child abuse and neglect. [ More… ]


'Untold Stories: Resisting Religious Extremism'

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, 1001 King Hall

Program by UC Davis law professor Karima Bennoune, author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here. Registration requested. [ More… ]

Entomology museum open house: 'Live from the Bohart!'

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m., 1124 Academic Surge

"Live," that is, with live insects, including cabbage white and Gulf Fritillary butterflies, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, a rose-haired tarantula and a "Harry Potter bug," which is an amblypygid commonly known as a whip spider or tailless whip scorpion. Free. [ More… ]

Corin Courtyard Concert: Zapato Viejo

Saturday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., outside the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Davis group performs an eclectic collection of traditional and contemporary songs and rhythms from Latin America. This free concert precedes the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club concert in the performance hall (tickets required). [ More… ]

A Symposium on Innovation Ecosystems

Wednesday, Sept. 25, noon-5:30 p.m., Sacramento campus

Presentations and discussions on "human networks that generate extraordinary creativity, new products, economic growth and jobs on a sustainable basis." Hosted by the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology and its Ecosystem for Biophotonics Innovation program, and held in the Shriners Auditorium, Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd. [ More… ]

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