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Graphic: Pie chart showing 47 percent bicycling share.

The wheels we use

A consultant said it couldn't be done. But, guess what? The bicycling share of campus commuters — faculty, staff and students — is growing. It's up to 47 percent as of the last travel survey, an increase of 3 percentage points since the last annual survey and 9 points since the survey began in 2007. [ More… ]


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6 professors in newest class of AAAS fellows

Andreas Albrecht (physics), Xinbin Chen (veterinary oncologist, School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine), Gino Cortopassi (molecular biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine), Michael J. Leibowitz (medical microbiology and immunology), Deb Niemeier (civil and environmental engineering) and Diane Ullman (entomology) join 146 other UC Davis faculty members who have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. [ More… ]

Chancellor: 'Join me' in push for more state support

As a follow-up to the Board of Regents' decision on tuition last week, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says in a letter to the campus community: "The last thing any of us want is an increase in tuition as the only way to maintain (UC's) quality, and I see the regents' action as an opportunity to join together and convince Governor Brown and the Legislature about the value of increased support for the UC system without coming at the expense of our students." [ More… ]

Research: $100 million more to fight pandemic threats

The federal government awards up to $100 million more to the UC Davis-managed PREDICT project, part of an unprecedented international campaign to rapidly detect and respond to emerging viruses such as Ebola and SARS that move among people, wildlife and livestock. [ More… ]

Chancellor's Colloquium: 'Rethinking the Ph.D. in the Humanities'

Russell Berman, Stanford professor of comparative literature and German studies, is Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi's guest next Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series. Berman's topic: "Rethinking the Ph.D. in the Humanities." [ More… ]

UC Center Sacramento hosts Chancellor Emeritus Birgeneau

UC Center Sacramento celebrates its 10th anniversary next week with a talk by UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau: "Public Higher Education, Income Inequality and the Future of America." [ More… ]

Here's a rundown on holiday helping

Mail Services ran around campus collecting food for three weeks this month and collected a record 2,545 pounds for the Yolo Food Bank. Now, everyone's invited to run with Team Physics in another food bank benefit! And we know of some dogs and cats that need our help, too. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: MU bus terminal's 'Opening Celebration'

Jump on Unitrans next Tuesday, Dec. 2, and ride to the Memorial Union Terminal — or walk over! — to celebrate the terminal's recently completed renovation. Plus…

TRENDING: Thanksgiving eats, Achieve UC Day, 'AlottaCapella'

Before you dive into that turkey or apple pie, take a bite of UC food research, including UC Davis' work in poultry safety. … Inspiring others to pursue higher education. … "Aca-scuse me? Aca-believe it! 'AlottaCapella' winter showcase coming your way!"




Lunchtime Meditation

Tuesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m., 1226 Dutton Hall

All experience levels welcome; instruction available for people new to the practice. Sponsored by the staff of the Financial Aid Office. Free. [ More… ]

AT THE MONDAVI: Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Jackson Hall

He's won six Grammy Awards and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, due to his unique musical gumbo of blues, jazz, R&B, funk, boogie woogie and psychedelic rock 'n' roll. He's recorded more than 20 albums, including Gris-Gris and Right Time, Wrong Place. [ More… ]

THEATER: The Fantasticks

Dec. 4-14, Wyatt Theatre

A tale of young love in a feel-good, time-tested musical (it ran for 42 years), newly imagined with director Kathy Morison in this production from the Department of Theatre and Dance. "Perfect family entertainment for the holiday season," the department declares. Songs include "Try to Remember," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and "They Were You." 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets ($15) can be purchased via email or by calling the box office, (530) 752-1133, between noon and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets will be sold at the door 1½ hours prior to performance. [ More… ]

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