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UC Davis Wears Red Day

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi prefers the color blue on Aggie Pride Fridays, but on Feb. 7 she's switching to red to promote heart health. She won't be alone. We'll have red T-shirts and we'll try to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people in a heart formation. We'll have a Battle Heart Disease Fair. And we'll have red dresses, designed by UC Davis students. [ More… ]


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Governor's budget precludes tuition increase in 2014-15

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says Jerry Brown's proposals — which would prevent a tuition increase and provide first-year funding for the Middle Class Scholarship program — "are powerful statements to California's students and their families about the importance of higher education in our state." The UC Office of the President also issued a statement on the governor's budget. [ More… ]

Provost proposes new investment in graduate student education

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter is proposing a major new investment in graduate student education, by having the central campus cover the cost of nonresident supplemental tuition for certain Ph.D. students. This would save departments and graduate groups about $2 million a year, money they could use for other purposes. All of this is part of a proposed incentive-based budget model for graduate tuition allocation; comments are being sought through Jan. 24. [ More… ]

UC Davis-Madrid partnership presents first research workshop

UC Davis faculty and staff recently joined Spanish business leaders and researchers for a workshop on renewable energy, the first "showcase" of the kind envisioned by the university and the Madrid regional government in an agreement signed by Provost Hexter in mid-2013. [ More… ]

Econ prof crafts Thrive Index for poverty report

Amid Maria Shriver's new report on poverty among women, you will find the Thrive Index, the work of UC Davis economics professor Ann Huff Stevens and MBA students in the Graduate School of Management. The index helps managers identify policies and best practices that promote the success of low-wage female workers. … Also read about the War on Poverty conference held here last week. [ More… ]

'Women Feeding the World: Farmers, Mothers and CEOs'

One photo shows a "seaweed mama" hip-deep in the coastal waters of Tanzania. Another shows a woman tending a small farm plot on a steep hillside in Guatemala. Another shows a female worker in a banana packing shed in Costa Rica. These are "women feeding the world" — the topic for a gallery and panel discussion next Tuesday (Jan. 21), inspired by this year's Campus Community Book Project, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. [ More… ]

Wildfire smoke linked to reduced immune system function

UC Davis research shows for the first time the long-term health consequences in animals after they breathe high levels of fine particulate pollution. The animals in this case are monkeys at the California National Primate Research Center, newborns when they breathed the same smoky air that all of us breathed during a spate of wildfires in 2008. Follow-up testing on the monkeys found reduced immune system functions, and a link between that and lung function, particularly in female animals." [ More… ]

In lawsuits, people prefer mediation or trial by judge

A study by law professor Donna Shestowsky finds that people involved in civil lawsuits prefer mediation to nonbinding arbitration and prefer judge trials more than jury trials. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Typhoon Haiyan fundraiser under way

UC Davis Stores and the UC Davis Fil-Am community announce a free and easy way to help with typhoon relief in the Philippines. Plus …




Music professor Hess presents new book

Wednesday, Jan. 15, noon, 273 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

In Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference and the Pan American Dream, musicologist Carol Hess compares the reception of Latin American concert music in the United States during the Good Neighbor period and the Cold War, arguing that the ongoing marginalization of this repertory is rooted in conflicting — and highly politicized — concepts of difference and cosmopolitanism. [ More… ]

BASKETBALL: Complimentary tix for faculty and staff

Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., The Pavilion at the ARC

Davis campus and UC Davis Health System faculty and staff can get two complimentary tickets for the Aggie men's Big West Conference home opener against UC Riverside. [ More… ]

Blood and marrow drive

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., second floor of The Pavilion at the ARC

It's National Blood Donation Month, so please consider coming out for the next UC Davis blood drive. Every participant will receive a $5 gift card for Togo's sandwich shops. [ More… ]

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