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Photo: Undergraduate Amanda Sanderson and son Bradley at La Rue Park Child Development Center

Child care rates an A

Like a proud parent, UC Davis is happily sharing a successful "report card" from the first year of the campus's reorganized child care funding program. The university supported 425 children of 324 student-parents from the fall through spring quarters of 2013-14, and 158 children of 120 parents during Summer Sessions. "This program has become an integral component of my endeavors to complete my college education," says Amanda Sanderson, mother of Bradley, 2½. [ More… ]


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BREAKING NEWS: Sympa list service delay

Dateline and other email messages sent through Sympa lists were delayed today (Oct. 28) after Information and Educational Technology temporarily suspended the Sympa service. IET acted after tens of thousands of duplicate messages flooded inboxes around the campus. Read more in TechNews. [ More… ]

UC stands ready for Ebola patients

The UC Davis Medical Center is well prepared to accept patients with the Ebola virus and is committed to employee safety in dealing with the virus, Chief Executive Officer Ann Madden Rice said in a memo to the medical center staff last Friday (Oct. 24). The memo went out the same day the UC Office of the President and the state Department of Public Health confirmed that all five UC medical centers are positioned to provide in-patient care for Californians who have confirmed cases of Ebola. [ More… ]

Paleoceanography topic of Faculty Research Lecture

It is the Academic Senate's highest accolade: being selected to give this lecture. The honor goes this year to Professor Howard Spero, who will address "The Paleoceanography Frontier: Geochemistry, Marine Plankton and 21st-Century Technologies" — describing his research that takes him to the bottom of the sea to gather fossilized planktonic foraminifera, which he then analyzes to reconstruct climatic history. The lecture, free and open to the public, is scheduled for this Thursday (Oct. 30). [ More… ]

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Starts at 8 a.m. Thursday

The open enrollment 2015 website is up and running (with some cool, new videos) — and, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 30) you can go there to take care of business (until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25). Here's a summary of actions you can take, and a calendar of presentations and help desks. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: DEET's mosquito receptor target revealed

Team led by Professor Walter Leal also identifies a plant defensive compound that might mimic DEET, a discovery that could pave the way for better and more affordable insect repellents. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [ More… ]

EGGHEAD: Icelandic volcano sits on massive magma hot spot

"From time to time the Earth's mantle belches out huge quantities of magma on a scale unlike anything witnessed in historic times," Professor Charles Lesher says about the spectacular eruptions at Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland. "These events provide unique windows into the internal working of our planet." [ More… ]


Retirees, Emeriti associations celebrate anniversaries

This week the UC Davis Retirees and Emeriti associations celebrate their anniversaries — 25 for the retirees, 26 for the emeriti — a quarter-century or more of continued service to UC Davis. The Retirees Association is using the occasion to launch a scholarship drive: "25 for 25," with a goal of raising $25,000 for an endowment fund. [ More… ]

Causeway Classic Blood Drive returns Nov. 4-5

The Causeway Classic football game is more than three weeks away, but Aggies and Hornets are already rolling up their sleeves … for the seventh annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive. Sacramento State registered 1,524 people last week, and we'll try to beat that next week: Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, in bloodmobiles on the Quad. Faculty and staff: If you are crunched for time, ask for a "fast-track pass" to go to the front of the line. [ More… ]

Police implement online reporting system, expand Safe Ride

The Police Department has introduced a new convenience (an online reporting system) and expanded another (Safe Ride). The free transit program now offers round-the-clock service and a wheelchair accessible van — and rides from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from campus to anyplace within the city of Davis. And coming soon: a smartphone app to book rides. [ More… ]

Seeking a new crop of Administrative Officers for the Future

The Administrative Officers for the Future Program is back for a second year, with applications due by noon Wednesday, Nov. 19. Begun last year, the program aims to cultivate a diverse pool of highly talented and motivated staff interested in pursuing administrative officer positions (e.g., chief administrative officers, management services officers, department administrators, program managers). [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Library has you covered for Chronicle of Higher Education

The University Library has arranged a campuswide, online subscription for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Plus…

TRENDING: #37 in the world, 'Moo-ve over,' costume rentals

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi tweets: @ucdavis #37! Go Ags! @usnews: Best Universities in the World. … #YourSchoolYourView: "Moo-ve over Monday," it's Dateline Tuesday! … Enchanted Cellar open for costume rentals, at theatre and dance department.




Campus Showcase, and Parent and Family Weekend

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Oct. 31: Campus Showcase, featuring lectures on Lake Tahoe research, the Ebola virus outbreak and other topics, plus behind-the-scenes tours of campus. Nov. 1: tailgate party and football game. Nov. 2: brunch, with updates from campus leadership and performances by student groups. [ More… ]

Mondavi Center Gift Shop Holiday Sale

Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby

Unique art pieces, jewelry, hats, scarves, children's items, holiday decor and more. Proceeds benefit arts education programs. Mondavi Center donors receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Free parking plus complimentary refreshments. Open to the public. [ More… ]

Bugs and Beer: Why Crickets and Kölsch Might be Matches Made in Heaven

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-6 p.m., Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

A unique, creepy-crawly program with UC Davis' "Pope of Foam," Charlie Bamforth, and "Bug Chef" David George Gordon. $50 general, $25 students. [ More… ]

ARBORETUM: Native American Uses of California Plants

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m., meet at the Welcome Center

A family-friendly event: Tour the Native American Contemplative Garden and discover traditional uses for a variety of California plants. Free. [ More… ]

Caterer and Vendor Showcase

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Pavilion at the ARC

Billed as "a great opportunity to meet businesses in our region that cater to event planners." Presented by Conference and Event Services. [ More… ]

More Balletone, this time at Research Park

Wednesday, Nov. 5, noon-1 p.m., 18 Da Vinci Building

The WorkLife and Wellness Brown Bag Series goes on the road with Rose Zahnn of Healthy Habits Studio. Balletone: Standing Flow is a fusion-style conditioning program, designed specifically for the nondancer, blending training techniques drawn from dance, Pilates and fitness. [ More… ]

Low Water Use Landscaping Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 1001 Giedt Hall

Program includes a review of state and local drought conditions, and information on simple yet effective methods to help reduce water use (including the best plants). Plus, learn how to conduct a "water audit" of your landscape. $45. Register online or by calling (530) 752-6642. [ More… ]

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