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Joseph wins teaching prize

Professor Suad Joseph, who tends to her students as carefully as she tends to her bountiful garden, where she has propagated more than 140 varieties of fruit trees, has been named the recipient of the 2014 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. "There was nothing else for me but teaching; that is all I ever wanted to do," she says. [ More… ]


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Museum celebration honors the past, looks to the future

"OK, friends, we have some work to do," Rachel Teagle tells more than 500 people before leading them out of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and across the street to the groundbreaking for the $30 million Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. [ More, with video… ]

Be prepared for the 'Fix 50' highway project

University leaders are gearing up to cope with a massive repair project on U.S. 50 between the Davis and Sacramento campuses, and are urging staff, faculty and students to do the same — the sooner the better. Construction is scheduled round the clock, seven days a week, from May 2 to June 17 — and could result in delays of at least an hour. [ More… ]

New respiratory disease lab opens

New discoveries in lung disease and closer collaborations among researchers are the aims of the new Respiratory Disease Center at the California National Primate Research Center. [ More… ]

Watershed Sciences plans drought summit at Capitol

The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences is coordinating a drought summit to be held Friday, April 25, at the state Capitol. The daylong Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit will bring together a wide range of experts in water sciences, management and policy for discussions on how best to manage this year's drought and long-term water shortages. [ More… ]

No. 1 in the world in agriculture for second year in a row

For the second consecutive year, UC Davis is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to QS World University Rankings. [ More… ]

UC Davis, Jackson biomedical lab expand collaboration

UC Davis and the Jackson Laboratory, or JAX, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, are expanding their 15-year collaboration to provide mutual support in research infrastructure and educational programs. [ More… ]


'Golden' basketball game March 6 and Sac Republic soccer March 16

Talk about big games! Men's basketball on ESPN2 last Saturday, with a near-capacity crowd for the nationally televised home game. A "golden" night for women's basketball this Thursday. And, on Sunday, March 16, the Aggie men's soccer team, playing Sacramento's new professional club, Sacramento Republic, in an exhibition match on the Aggie Soccer Field. Tickets are going fast. [ More… ]

Registration open for 2nd annual Stride for Aggie Pride 5K

Benefit event for student scholarships is set for Sunday, May 18. Participants who sign up before Friday, March 14, will receive a registration discount and be guaranteed availability of a custom-designed, high-performance running shirt. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: 'Shark Tank' hopeful has MBA grad as CFO

A GSM alumnus developed the business plan for Revolights Inc., a company that is diving into — or, rather, cycling into — ABC Television's "Shark Tank" this Friday night (March 7), looking for investors. Plus …




Maya Lilly's Mixed

Today, March 4, 7 p.m., multipurpose room, Student Community Center

One-woman show, part of the 10th annual Mixed Heritage Week (through March 7). All events free and open to the public. [ More… ]

Exchange and Encounter

Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., Nelson Gallery

Graduate students in art and creative writing present the results of an experimental collaboration. [ More… ]

CONCERTS: Jazz, Rita Sahai, choruses and orchestra

March 5, 8 and 9, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts


Play March 6-16, symposium March 7

Granada Artist-in-Residence Miles Anderson directs this adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel (celebrating its 75th anniversary this year) about tenant farmers who flee the Dust Bowl in pursuit of jobs, dignity and a future. With original and traditional folk music and spirituals. Ticketed production in Main Theatre. … In the symposium, UC Davis scholars explore Steinbeck's work as well as the larger social, cultural and historical issues that it raises. 10:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Lab A, Wright Hall, free. [ More… ]

ITDP: Somaception

Sunday, March 9, 7 p.m., Arena Theatre, Wright Hall

From the Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance, a project by Kristen Rulifson, fusing science and art to develop a new approach to teaching and learning about physics and biology. Suggested $5 donation. [ More… ]

Earth Water Science Song Performances

Tuesday, March 11, 10-11 a.m.; and Friday, March 14, 7-9 p.m., Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall

Showcasing works from the Wendy Silk-Sarah Messbauer class that ties environmental science to song creation. Free. [ More… ]

AUTHORS X 2: Lucy Corin and Yiyun Li

Wednesday, March 12, noon- 1 p.m., lounge, main bookstore, Memorial Union

A dual presentation by the English department colleagues, with Corin talking about her new collection of short stories, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses; and Li about her new novel, Kinder Than Solitude. [ More… ]

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