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She prefers 'Sunny'

Jia Meng Li goes by "Sunny," and soon that's the name you'll see on her student ID card, class rosters, grade reports and more — under UC Davis' new preferred name service, which is expected to be especially attractive to international students, Li included, who may choose English names for convenience and assimilation, and to students who want their names to reflect their gender identities. [ More… ]


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XP's continued use poses danger at campus and home

On the surface, Windows XP will look the same on April 9 as it did on April 8. But behind the scenes, criminals and hackers will stand ready to move in quickly the day after Microsoft quits providing security updates and other patches to the 13-year-old operating system. Which is why it's vitally important to stop using XP, to protect the campus network (and your home computing, too). [ More… ]

FIX 50: Plan for it, think about changing your commute

All of us have homework to do for the Fix 50 project that will tie up traffic in May and June. Managers and supervisors: Tally how many people in your departments are affected, discuss Fix 50 at staff meetings. Employees: Think about changes to your commutes, maybe even switch to Amtrak (and save $18 on 10-ride passes). See our updated resources page. [ More… ]

Meet the newest inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame

Longtime cross country and track coach Sue Williams and five student-athletes have been announced as the newest members of the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame. Williams, Jessica Campbell (basketball), John Faletoese (football), Christi Raycraft Warner (water polo), Tony Schifano (baseball) and Tanisha Silas Young (track and field) are due to enshrined at a banquet set for June 7. [ More… ]

Trespass alert goes out by email to all students

A trespassing incident early Monday (March 17) in a campus residence hall prompted the Police Department's first crime alert under a new protocol that says such messages shall be delivered by mass email. Previously, campus police sent crime alerts by campus mail, for posting in departments; and by email to anyone who had opted in to receive the alerts. Now crime alert emails go to all students or all faculty and staff, or to everyone in both groups, depending on the circumstances. [ More… ]

'Temporal context': Remembering the before and after

Research from the Center for Neuroscience shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their "temporal context" — so we can distinguish not just what happened and where, but when an event occurred, and what came before and after. [ More, with video… ]

Lake Tahoe's long-term clarity trending toward stability

Clarity levels within the iconic blue waters of Lake Tahoe continued a decadelong trend of stabilization in 2013, UC Davis scientists report. [ More… ]

Cheer on these microbes as they go to the space station

UC Davis' microBEnet and the national organization Science Cheerleaders are partners in sending an experiment to the International Space Station. Researchers, including David Coil, a microbiologist, and Wendy Brown, a Ph.D. candidate (biomedical engineering) and a professional cheerleader, are investigating how microbes from different places on Earth compare to one another and to those found on the space station. See where the samples came from! [ More… ]

Nursing school researches 'computer care'

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is researching "computer care" for chemotherapy patients — giving each study subject a tablet with which he or she can connect to a private network that includes a nurse coordinator, along with family, caregivers, clinicians and other desired partners. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: TechHub's grand reopening set for March 31

A grand reopening is set for Monday, March 31, at the TechHub, now featuring a brand-new look in a brand-new and larger space at the Memorial Union. Plus …




CONCERT: Scharoun Ensemble

Tuesday, March 18, 8 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Program: Czech Suite for Octet (Dvorák), Clarinet Quintet (Mozart) and Septet (Beethoven). [ More… ]

Women's gymnastics championship meet

Saturday, March 22, 6 p.m., The Pavilion

The Aggies are almost certain to be going to the NCAA regionals, but first it's the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship meet, at UC Davis. Tickets. [ More… ]

Boredom Busters

Monday-Friday, March 24-28

Why have your children spend spring break at home when they can be exploring all that UC Davis' Youth Programs has to offer? [ More… ]

Stride for Aggie Pride 5K: May 18

Early registration deadline extended to April 4

Early birds get a discount and a high-performance running shirt, guaranteed. The event raises money for scholarships offered through the ASUCD and We Are Aggie Pride, a student-run organization that provides emergency funds for students in need. [ More… ]

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