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Memorial Day addition

UC Davis' Memorial Day ceremony, Thursday, May 22, will include a special tribute to Army surgeon Mark D. Taylor '86, whose name is being added to the Golden Memory Book, telling the stories of 135 Aggies who died in military service, from World War I and World War II, to Korea and Vietnam, and, now, with Taylor, to the Iraq War. He died 10 years ago this year in Fallujah, at age 41. [ More, with slideshow… ]


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Speakers announced for spring commencements

Spring commencements begin this Friday (May 16) with the School of Law, where former state Assembly Speaker John Pérez will be the guest speaker. The speakers lineup for other commencements, May 29-June 15, includes alumna Helene Dillard, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Charlie Hess, a former dean of CA&ES; and Faith Fitzgerald, professor of internal medicine. See the entire list. [ More… ]

Kaiser to lead HArCS on interim basis

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has named an interim dean of the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, effective July 1: Susan Kaiser, professor and director of Women and Gender Studies, and professor and master adviser in textiles and clothing. Kaiser joined UC Davis in 1980, and over the years her interdisciplinary approach to scholarship has enabled her to foster bridges across the campus. She spearheaded the establishment of the Science and Society Program and co-founded the Cultural Studies Graduate Group. [ More… ]

Cultivating tomorrow's leaders today

The UC Davis Administrative Officers for the Future program celebrated a graduating class of Davis campus and UC Davis Health System employees last month. The program "is the latest example of our commitment to developing current staff so they can become the future leaders of our university," Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says. [ More… ]

THE ECONOMY: 2 films, 2 Q&As, one with Robert Reich

The U.S. economy takes center stage next week when UC Davis presents two documentary films: Inequality for All, accompanied by a Q&A with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; and American Winter, featuring a Q&A with one of the filmmakers and Professor Ann Stevens, director of the Center for Poverty Research. [ More… ]

Buildings, bikes and even our purple gloves are green

UC Davis' official colors are blue and gold, but the campus is receiving more and more recognition these days for its many shades of green — as in sustainability, for everything from bicycling to building design, and in upgrades to existing buildings. And let's not forget our Greenovation Award for efforts to keep an estimated 12 tons of lab glove waste out of the landfill. [ More, with slideshow… ]

FIX 50: Eastbound work still on schedule

As the contractor winds up work in the eastbound direction (due to be completed by May 21), Yolobus is scaling back extra service during the repair project in central Sacramento. One extra bus made its last run last Friday (May 9), and all other added service will be discontinued after this Friday (May 16). Also, the Yolo County Transportation District will cap its sales of discount train tickets at 3,000. [ More… ]

Help shape the future of SmartSite via survey, showcase

The future of SmartSite is the subject of a campus survey, now underway, and a May 23 showcase. The online survey is open to everyone on campus. So is the showcase, where you can meet three potential vendors of new SmartSite software, ask questions and provide feedback. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: WarnMe test next Tuesday, May 20

A test of the WarnMe emergency alert system is scheduled on the morning of Tuesday, May 20. Plus …


Katehi to join Gov. Brown at climate change forum

Gov. Jerry Brown and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi will address a Sacramento forum on the potential impacts of climate change on the California rural economy. The forum is being sponsored by the UC Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, led by Colin Carter, professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis. (May 19) [ More… ]





Marrow Drive

Today (May 13), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., lobby, Student Community Center

The Asian American Donor Program conducts its third drive in an effort to find a match for Chao Wei Yu, a UC Davis postdoctoral scholar with acute myeloid leukemia. This time the donor program also is searching for a donor for a new patient, a 7-year-old boy of mixed race (Japanese and German). [ More… ]

Faculty awards reception

Today, May 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

The Academic Senate and the Academic Federation honor their members for achievement in research, teaching and public service. [ More… ]

FILM AND Q&A: HELI, with its award-winning director

Today, May 13, 7 p.m. 1100 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

A young, working-class family in Mexico, doing all the right things, gets caught up in the drug violence and corruption that has plagued the country for many years. Amat Escalante (whose work on HELI earned him the best director prize at the 2013 Cannes film festival) will be on hand for the question-and-answer session, and the program also will include a showing of The Making of HELI, by Martin Escalante, the director's brother. Free. Hosted by UC Davis Student Life. [ More… ]

ARBORETUM: Walk with Warren, plant sale and storytime

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, May 14, 17 and 18

Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts invites people to meet up with him at noon May 14 at the gazebo. … Clearance sale at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17. … Storytime Through the Seasons: Under the Tuscan Sun, a family event, with readings and hands-on activities in the Mediterranean Collection, 1-3 p.m. May 18 (meet at the gazebo). [ More… ]

Veterans, Disabled and Diversity Career and Resource Fair

Wednesday, May 14, noon-3 p.m., Sacramento campus (under a tent at 48th Street and Second Avenue)

Job-seekers will have the opportunity to meet with hiring managers and department representatives from the Davis and Sacramento campuses (including the UC Davis Health System). Free and open to the public, with no advance registration. [ More… ]


Design: May 15-June 4; and studio art: May 31-June 21

Emma Thorne-Christy, this year's lone candidate for an M.F.A. in design, is going with a pop-up exhibition to show her work, titled Filed Away: the undocumented experience, starting this Thursday (May 15). Eight M.F.A. candidates in studio art will show their work at the Nelson Gallery, in an exhibition titled For Future Reference, May 31-June 21. First-year M.F.A. students have a show called Dumpstir Dive, which opened last week at the Pence Gallery in downtown Davis. [ More… ]

Soaring to New Heights

Thursday, May 15, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Freeborn Hall

Staff and faculty event held annually in celebration of diversity and the Principles of Community and more. The program includes entertainment, an international buffet, a resource fair and the following presentations: Diversity and Principles of Community Achievement Recognition Awards, Disability Awareness Recognition Awards and the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award. Sold out; no ticket sales at the door. [ More… ]


Thursday, May 15, noon-1 p.m., multipurpose room, Student Community Center

This brown bag offers an introduction — in a high-energy, fun-filled, nonpartnered class — to the music and dances of the Caribbean and Central America (reguetón, salsa, merengue and punta, for example) and South America (Afro-Peruvian festejo, Colombian cumbias, and Brazilian samba and axé). Free. No preregistration. [ More… ]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 15, 1-3:30 p.m., Shields Library

Half-hour informational presentations (205 Shields) and breakout sessions (163 and 484 Shields) all afternoon on each presentation topic. Presented by the campus's Electronic Accessibility Committee. [ More… ]

FILM: Una Noche

Friday, May 16, 7-9 p.m., 26 Wellman Hall

In nervous desperation, a young man in Cuba dreams of escaping to Miami. Free. [ More… ]

Black Family Day

Saturday, May 17, noon-5 p.m., Quad

Children's jump house and craft tent, performances (including special musical guest Dwele), food and free photo booth. Free admission. Jazz and Wine Networking and Social Mixer, 5-7 p.m., Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, $10. [ More… ]

Early Music Ensemble: Hispanic Polyphony Through the Ages

Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m., St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis

Works by Cristóbal de Morales, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Pablo Ortiz and Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro. Suggested donation at the door: $6 students and children, $12 adults. [ More… ]

Stride for Aggie Pride

Sunday, May 18, 9-11:45 a.m., Quad

Now in its second year, this event is a benefit for scholarships offered through the ASUCD and We Are Aggie Pride, a student-run organization that provides emergency funds for students in need. An Aggie Voices student blogger shares her excitement for the Stride for Aggie Pride and offers some tips to participants. [ More… ]

Fifth annual UC Walks

Wednesday, May 21, 11:45 a.m. (30-minute group walks start at 12:15 p.m.)

Meet up here: Quad (east side), Mrak Hall (north side), Health Sciences District (in front of Scrubs Café), Cousteau Place and Research Park Drive (courtyard between the UC Davis Extension and Accounting and Financial Services buildings). Free T-shirts while supplies last! [ More, with video… ]

UC Davis Film Festival

Wednesday-Thursday, May 21-22, 10 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., Davis

Filmmakers include undergraduate and graduate students from across the campus. Categories include comedy, drama, animation, documentaries and all things in between. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (May 14) at the Varsity Theatre: $7 per night or $10 for a two-night pass. [ More… ]

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