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Photo: Gunrock

Happy birthday, Gunrock!

He's more than a mascot. He's "One of a Kind," a link to UC Davis history, to the University Farm. He's a furry blue reminder of the real Gunrock, the Army studhorse born 100 years ago Wednesday (Feb. 19). Every centennial event deserves a party, or five: at the Memorial Union and all three Dining Commons, and at UC Davis Stores' Downtown Store. [ More… ]


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Beachy finds support in D.C. for World Food Center

The UC Davis World Food Center's founding director, Roger Beachy, makes a round of visits on Capitol Hill, calling on California legislators and their staffs — and reports back that they gave the fledgling center a resounding vote of confidence. [ More… ]

Principles of Community Week: Feb. 24-28

The week starts with a reaffirmation ceremony on the Sacramento campus. The Davis campus will start off with Cultural Awareness Night, to be followed by such programs as "Social Justice 101," "Soul Speaks" and "Dialogue on Religious Diversity." Next week also brings Black Family Week (starting on Sunday with the Gospel Extravaganza) and Celebrate Your Body Week. [ More… ]

Salary program announced; WorkLife wins award

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi announces a salary program for nonrepresented staff, effective July 1, with a targeted increase of 3 percent. … UC Davis' fostering of work-life balance has brought the university a seal of distinction for the second year in row. [ More… ]

Mount Hood study suggests volcano eruptibility is rare

"People think about there being this big reservoir of liquid magma under a volcano, but we don't think it's in that state (of eruptibility) all the time," says Kari Cooper, associate professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, lead author of a study that could help in the development of a forecast system for eruptions. [ More, with video… ]

In-hospital formula use deters breastfeeding

Mothers who feed formula to their newborns in the hospital are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies in the second month of life and more likely to quit breastfeeding early, even if they had hoped to breastfeed longer, researchers in the School of Medicine have found. [ More… ]

Sloan fellowship for 'designer enzymes'

Biochemist Justin Siegel, who uses computers to develop new enzymes with properties not found in nature, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to support his work. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Academy cites Sarah Hrdy for scientific reviewing

The National Academy of Sciences will present its 2014 Award for Scientific Reviewing to Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, professor emerita of anthropology, for creative and insightful, clear and lively writing "that makes path-breaking science accessible to the public." … Plus, honors for other faculty members, a graduate student-turned-CA&ES International Programs analyst, the Department of Physics and UC Davis as a whole, as the Davis Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. [ More… ]

BASKETBALL: ESPN2 on March 1, 'golden' tickets on March 6

UC Davis, its basketball teams and their fans have struck it rich with ESPN2 and campus police! On March 1, ESPN2 returns to The Pavilion for what will be the Aggie men's second nationally televised home game, one year after the first. For a women's game on March 6, the Police Department has "golden" tickets (as in free) for staff and faculty, and "Golden Aggie Tickets" for students. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Chancellor to deliver State of the Campus address

At Academic Senate meeting, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi will also have a discussion on campus initiatives. Plus …

Provost's Forum and Chancellor's Colloquium

A Provost's Forum this week will consider the university's role in addressing climate change, while a Chancellor's Colloquium next week will present dance company director Stephen Petronio for a talk about his unique language of movement. [ More… ]




Author program: Scott Shershow on right-to-die debate

Thursday, Feb. 20, noon-1 p.m., lounge, main bookstore, Memorial Union

The English professor's new book is titled Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-To-Die Debate. Presentation, followed by question-and-answer session and book signing. [ More… ]

WORKLIFE AND WELLNESS: Kickboxing for Fitness

Thursday, Feb. 20, noon-1 p.m., multipurpose room, Student Community Center

No matter your fitness level or age, you're invited to learn how to jab, cross, strike and kick your way to a healthier you. Please wear workout attire and bring a bottle of water. No pre-enrollment required. [ More… ]

EXHIBITIONS: Artist talk and reception for Receiver

Thursday, Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m., C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall

Marie Watt (Seneca) will discuss her work in textiles, including a work-in-progress: 408 linear feet of hand-stitched tapestries. She's just starting the two-year-long project, and will lead a sewing circle here (starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19) and at other museums for help in creating the tapestry. … Plus, "Women Feed the World" photo exhibition in the Memorial Union's west corridor (alongside the Coffee House), and a solo show by recent art studio graduate Haley Hauder at the Nelson Gallery. [ More, with slideshow… ]

ARBORETUM: Volunteer Community Planting and Mulching Day

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-noon, California Native Plant Garden

The fence is down from around the arboretum's newest garden (at the east end of the waterway), but there's still work to do — and you're invited! RSVPs are being taken online. [ More… ]

Davis Dance Marathon

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 22-23, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., ARC Ballroom

Student-organized fundraiser, in association with the Children's Miracle Network, for the UC Davis Children's Hospital. Open to all for dancing, of course, plus music and dance performances, crafts and refreshments. [ More… ]

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