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Photo: Dancer in Akram Khan's  iTMOi (In the Mind of Igor)

Mondavi Center, 2014-15

The Mondavi Center's next season includes the U.S. premiere of iTMOi (In the Mind of Igor), a dance theater work exploring Stravinsky's creation of The Rite of Spring; first visits by the London Symphony and the Seoul Philharmonic; well-known names like Dr. John and David Sedaris; and the return of old friends Lang Lang and Itzhak Perlman. Subscription sales are underway, and all faculty-staff-student discounts remain in place. [ More… ]


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Historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812. [ More… ]

Chancellor announces details on 3 percent raises

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has announced the campus will give 3 percent pay raises across the board to nonrepresented, career employees, with some exceptions, for 2014-15. The raises come at an opportune time — considering employees will be contributing 1.5 percent more to the UC Retirement Plan starting the second half of this year. [ More… ]

'Be a Match' for postdoc with leukemia

Chao Wei Yu, who earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. at UC Davis and who now does research here as a postdoctoral scholar, has acute myeloid leukemia — and a search is on for a donor whose stem cells could be used for transplant into Yu's bone marrow. Tissue samples — by way of a simple swab of the inside of the cheek — will be collected during next week's regularly scheduled, two-day Blood and Marrow Drive on the Quad, and the week after during a two-day collection run by the Asian American Donor Program. [ More… ]

$3 Amtrak tickets, free Unitrans during Fix 50's Stage 1

Option A (for Amtrak) just got cheaper for commuters looking to avoid Fix 50, scheduled to start in earnest in one week. Unitrans just got cheaper, too, as in free for everyone. The Yolo County Transportation District will sell $3 Davis-Sacramento train tickets for use during Fix 50's Stage 1 (eastbound only), scheduled to start a week from today. [ More… ]

UC Davis lays out quite a spread for 100th Picnic Day

Organizers pull out all the campus has to offer, from A (as in agriculture) to Z (as in zero net energy living), writes Debbie Arrington in her coverage for The Sacramento Bee. Plus …

LAURELS: Nash Prize winner Bisson, Distinguished Emeritus Cahill

Former Academic Senate Chair Linda Bisson has been selected to receive the 2014 Charles P. Nash Prize, honoring a faculty member who epitomizes Nash's commitment to shared governance, and his advocacy on behalf of faculty interests and welfare. … The Emeriti Association presents its 2014 Distinguished Emeritus Award to atmospheric scientist Thomas Cahill. … Plus, two new fellows and an "influential" paper from the first 25 years of the journal Behavioral Ecology. [ More… ]

Goldwater scholar's field 'really new, cutting-edge and cool'

UC Davis junior Andrew Magee, an animal biology major who studies "really new, cutting-edge, cool stuff" in statistical phylogenetics — estimates of the evolutionary relationships among species — has been named a Goldwater scholar, the nation's premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. James Lucas, a third-year student transitioning from biotechnology to biochemistry, received honorable mention status. [ More… ]

KDVS at 50: Asking for quarters and more during annual fundraiser

"Watson! Come here! I need a quarter!" With those words, KDVS radio hit the airwaves (at 880 AM) for the first time, 50 years ago, broadcast from the now defunct Beckett Hall dorms. Many watts and many years later, KDVS 90.3 FM is once again running its annual fundraiser, to keep the station going. You can listen to the fundraiser on the air and online, for 168 consecutive hours, Monday through Sunday, April 21-27. [ More… ]

Ride a bike! Take your kids to work! Stop and smell the roses!

Take a bicycle ride in the arboretum, take your daughters and sons to work, or take a look at all those roses (eight acres in all)! Or do all three! And here's something else you can take: the annual UC Davis Mind Body Wellness Challenge, for faculty, staff, retirees and students. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: IET recommends Kerberos passphrase change

IET leader says "we have moved swiftly to remediate the risk (from the Heartbleed bug) at UC Davis, to the point that we can now recommend you change your Kerberos passphrase to minimize risks to you and to the community." Plus …

Provost's Forum April 22, Chancellor's Colloquium May 1

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter's next forum (April 22) will address "Universities and Regional Growth," while Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi's next colloquium (May 1) will feature USC Professor Henry Jenkins, addressing "Democracy and Diversity in the Era of Spreadable Media." Both programs are free and open to the public. [ More… ]





Native American Culture Days and UC Davis Powow

Through Saturday, April 19

NACD programs through Friday include "Native American Cultural Perspectives on the Climate Crisis: Symptoms, Solutions and the Path Forward," "Yaqui Story Time," a hand drum-making workshop and the annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium. The 42nd annual powwow, free and open to the public, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (grand entry at noon) on the Quad. Drumming and dancing, plus more than 20 food and craft vendors. [ More… ]

NEW EXHIBITION: Design by Design

Through May 15, Design Museum

Annual juried student design competition, a lively survey of undergraduate student talent and creativity that reflects the multidisciplinary breadth of the Department of Design. [ More… ]

Staff Hangout with Janet (and Rob Kerner, too)

Wednesday, April 16, 2-3 p.m., online

Rob Kerner, former Staff Assembly chair on the Davis campus and incoming chair of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies, is a panelist with UC President Napolitano during her Web chat (on Google Hangout) with staff from around the system. All staff welcome to join. [ More… ]

Wendy Red Star exhibition: Artist talk and reception

Wednesday, April 16, 4-6 p.m., C.N. Gorman Museum

She's presenting new and iconic photographic works in this solo show, which runs through June 12. [ More… ]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, April 17, 12:05 p.m., Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Reply to a Dead Man, by Laurie San Martin, professor of music composition, theory and analysis. In the Shinkoskey Noon Concert series. Free. [ More… ]

Gender Equity Awareness Week

Monday-Friday, April 21-25

Programs follow a different theme each day: TRANScending the Binary, Reproductive Justice, Gendered Violence, Decolonizing Race and Gender, and Gender Stereotypes at Work. [ More… ]

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