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Alan Sung, 2006 graduate, in Marine uniform, next to American flag

Answering the call

Alan Sung '06 can't stop giving. He gave to his country as a Marine, and now he's assisting a scholarship effort for Afghan nationals who served as translators and cultural advisers, like those he met during a combat tour and whom he likened to "fellow soldiers." The MBA student is giving to UC Davis scholarships, too. [ More… ]


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Regents mull 5-year plan for tuition and aid

The Board of Regents next week will consider a five-year plan for low, predictable tuition that will provide funding to increase access for California students, maintain the university's robust financial aid program and invest in educational quality. The plan provides for annual tuition increases of 0 percent to 5 percent, depending on the level of state support. [ More… ]

Senate, Federation library survey in last days

This week, the University Library wraps up an important study of the information needs of Academic Senate faculty, Academic Federation personnel and postdoctoral researchers. The survey remains open through 5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 15). [ More… ]

Medical Center prepared for potential Ebola cases

The UC Davis Health System is prepared to safely screen, isolate and care for Ebola-infected people who may arrive at the medical center. [ More… ]

TECH NEWS: Changes made to Sympa list service

The central email list service known as Sympa has been fully restored, with a few changes, including a new rule under which users cannot send a single email to more than five lists. Information and Educational Technology revised the guidelines in the wake of an incident in late October when someone sent a message to more than 1,000 lists, flooding campus email accounts with tens of thousands of unwanted, duplicate messages. [ More… ]

Senate, provost join forces for ethics programs

An Academic Senate workshop and a Provost's Forum are planned next week on the topic of trust and integrity in academia. Haavi Morreim, professor of human values and ethics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, participates in both. [ More… ]

Strategic Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

We've had the UC-wide Campus Community Survey; a Staff Assembly survey that touched on campus climate; a series of Diversity Dialogues on Graduate Education; and the COACHE Survey (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education), administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Now, the Strategic Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is working on "a coordinated and more effective response to all of this valuable feedback," said Rahim Reed, associate executive vice chancellor in charge of Campus Community Relations, who is a member of the committee. [ More… ]

Big find! Amphibious ichthyosaur fossil fills evolutionary gap

In a discovery 250 million years in the making, a UC Davis-led research team in China finds the first fossil from the time of the dolphinlike ichthyosaur's transition from land to sea. [ More… ]

'IndiVisible': Exhibition, film, symposium

A mostly unknown group of Americans — those of African and Native American heritage — are the subject of a film screening and symposium this Thursday and Friday (Nov. 13-14). There's an exhibition, too, from the Smithsonian Institution; the exhibition's official launch is set for this Thursday afternoon at the Cross Cultural Center. [ More… ]

UC Davis honored for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan

The UC Davis-coordinated Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project wins a USDA Honor Award in the global food security category. Jim Hill, associate dean in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, leads the cooperative effort among UC Davis; Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock; and three other U.S. agricultural universities. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Historian Mann earns lifetime achievement award

Emerita Susan Mann, a historian of women and gender in late imperial and early modern China, will receive the American Historical Association's Award for Scholarly Distinction. … Plus, honors for Patrick Brown, Ken Shackel, Jan Hopmans and Larry Schwankl (microirrigation); Charles Fadley (physics); Jesus De Loera and Arthur J. Krener (math); and Trevor Suslow (plant sciences). … And the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences presents its Awards of Distinction for 2014. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Ags win blood drive competition

UC Davis wins the first Causeway Classic of the month — the Causeway Classic Blood Drive — by registering 11 more participants than California State University, Sacramento: 1,653 for UC Davis, 1,642 for Sac State. Plus…

Early shopping? Harvest Gift Boxes and Craft Center auction

The women's rowing team has begun its annual sale of California Harvest Gift Boxes, holding an assortment of gourmet food items grown or produced by Aggie alums. Sale proceeds help support the team. … The Craft Center Gallery's 13th annual Staff Show and Silent Auction is open for viewing and bidding, as of today (Nov. 12)! Buy for yourself or for gift-giving — all proceeds go to support Craft Center programs. [ More… ]

TRENDING: Juggling act, Picnic Day news, Instagram takeover

Fourth-year Sam Rusoff juggles midterms and play in a video on Facebook. … A Twitter drum roll, please, for the 101st Picnic Day theme (and the marshals: Jane Eadie and Richard Kossak). … @nikpalomares, associate professor of communication, is our guest Instagrammer for the weekend.




THEATER: The Gambling Lady (The Bassett Table)

Nov. 13-23, Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Written by Susannah Centlivre, directed by Granada Artist-in-Residence Morgan, who included the 18th-century play in her book The Female Wits and thereby rescued The Gambling Lady from near oblivion. The play has all the ingredients Morgan loves: It's theatrical, has a racy subject — gambling — and features a large ensemble cast, including some very strong female characters. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets. [ More… ]


Nov. 13, 14 and 18, 8 p.m., Jackson Hall

Nov. 13: Academy of Ancient Music. Nov. 14: The Gloaming, connecting Irish folk tradition and New York's contemporary music scene. Nov. 18: Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. [ More… ]

BASKETBALL: No. 1 UConn pays a visit; canned food drive

Friday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 16, The Pavilion at the ARC

Nov. 14: The Aggie women host the defending national champion Huskies, 7 p.m. General admission tickets still available by phone, (530) 752-AGS1 (2471), or online. Or watch it live on the Web ( Nov. 16: The men hold their third annual food drive in conjunction with the team's season opener. General admission $8 with donation of a canned or nonperishable item for the Yolo Food Bank. Game time is 4 p.m. against Holy Names. [ More… ]


Nov. 17-Jan. 9; registration recommended by this Friday (Nov. 14)

WorkLife and Wellness presents this free program to help you keep from adding pounds during the holiday season. If you register by Nov. 14, you'll have your starter kit (delivered by campus mail) for the first week of the program. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. [ More… ]

ARBORETUM: Go Green Drop-in Day

Sunday, Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m., meet at the trellis, California Native Plant GATEway Garden

All-ages program about how people can live more sustainably, with hands-on activities focused on resource conservation. Free. [ More… ]

'Once-a-Decade' botanical book sale

Sunday, Nov. 16, 1-5 p.m., Sciences Laboratory Building

The Center for Plant Diversity is holding this sale as a benefit for the center's herbarium. More than 900 books (see a partial list here), mostly emphasizing ecology, botany and zoology, many with identification keys or photos and drawings of the plants of various parts of the world, especially California. The books, donated by botanists Michael Barbour, John Tucker, Marcel Rejmanek, Shirley Tucker and many others, will be priced to sell (many titles are priced at $1). Please bring bags or boxes to carry your purchases. [ More… ]

International Education Week

Monday-Friday, Nov. 17-21

"Find your international experience" in a variety of events, including the International Fair, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18), multipurpose room, Student Community Center. For students, faculty and staff. [ More… ]

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