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We're growing agriculture

The "One UC Davis" campaign zeroes in on California to demonstrate how the university and its industry partners nourish the state with food, economic activity and better health. Billboards, radio and TV spots, and the "One California" website celebrate the synergy between farmers, ranchers and other producers, and UC Davis experts in agriculture and veterinary medicine. [ More… ]


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U.S. News puts UC Davis in top 10 again

UC Davis is a top-10 public university in the United States for the fifth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report rankings. The magazine's 2015 "Best Colleges" report puts UC Davis as ninth among the nation's public universities and 38th overall, up one place from last year. U.S. News & World Report also recognizes the College of Engineering (31st among universities that offer doctorates in engineering) and the University Writing Program (for its teaching of "writing in the disciplines"). [ More… ]

Countdown is on to the new year: Check these dates!

We all know school starts soon — some of us can feel it in the air! But please note the dates have changed for some of our traditional events to start the year. For example, the Fall Convocation will be Tuesday, Oct. 7. Other events include the University Farm Circle's Newcomers Welcome, Sept. 23; Discover Davis, at the Davis Farmers Market, Oct. 1; and the New Staff Welcome, Oct. 15. [ More… ]

'Infant Start' therapy staves off autism, developmental delay

A MIND Institute study shows the promise of "Infant Start" therapy in children who exhibit early symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. The therapy — delivered by the people who spent the most time with the babies: their parents — reduced the symptoms to such an extent that, by age 3, most of the children in the study had neither ASD nor developmental delay. [ More… ]

Campus, China to put zero emission vehicles on faster track

In a landmark international collaboration to put clean vehicles on the road, UC Davis and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center will work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China and the United States. [ More… ]

Chicken gene shines light on cause of craniofacial birth defects

UC Davis' unique avian genetic resources are the basis of findings that could benefit people as well as poultry and other livestock. [ More… ]

EGGHEAD: Giving desert tortoises a head start

UC Davis researchers are among those who are giving baby tortoises a head start in the Mojave Desert. [ More, with video… ]


HR launches Career Tracks website

It includes project background and an FAQ on the systemwide initiative to review and develop common job standards for classifying nonrepresented staff positions into job families and functions. This approach provides a better understanding of job duties and is more closely aligned with practices in the labor market, which supports fair and transparent job evaluation decisions. [ More… ]

Coming this fall: New MU Terminal, realigned Garrod Drive

The fall quarter will open with a new Memorial Union bus terminal and realigned Garrod Drive leading to veterinary medicine buildings in the Health Sciences District. The latter project will require detours next week: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25 and 26. At the same time, the campus is expanding the Putah Creek Lodge parking lot and putting in a new pedestrian-bike path that will provide a more direct route between the central campus and the Health Sciences District. [ More, with slideshow… ]

Concerts (indoors and out) and Tuolumne River photo show

The Mondavi Center launches its new season with concerts this Thursday and Friday (Sept. 18 and 19), each preceded by a free performance in the Corin Courtyard. Also this week: a photo exhibition from student field trips along the Tuolumne River. [ More, with slideshows… ]

Campus hosts Chinese film festival opener: Eat Drink Man Woman

UC Davis will host the opening ceremony and screening Sept. 27 for the inaugural Davis Chinese Film Festival. A panel discussion is planned after the presentation of the Academy Award-nominated Eat Drink Man Woman. The event coincides with Global Confucius Institute Day, celebrating the UC Davis Confucius Institute and others around the world. … Also, read about longtime UC Davis staff member Ning Wan, co-chair of the new Davis Chinese Film Foundation, which is presenting the film festival, Sept. 27 through Oct. 26. [ More, with film trailer… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Pepsi deal to bring $10 million to university

There will be a different flavor to the UC Davis campus this fall: Pepsi. Plus …

TRENDING: Tractor band-uh, #VetBet, 1 million views

Facebook photo album: The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh leads Sacramento's Tractor Parade, ushering in the Farm to Fork Festival. … #VetBet goes to Colorado State, after the Aggies fall, 49-21. … 1 million views and counting for law professor Karima Bennoune's TEDx talk: "When People of Muslim Heritage Challenge Fundamentalism."



North Quad Avenue closed through Sept. 23

Between West Quad Avenue and the bookstore loading dock, for work associated with the Memorial Union bus terminal's reconstruction. [ More… ]

Alumni Lane closed through Sept. 26

Between Old Davis Road and Parking Lots 1 and 2 (south and east of the south entry parking garage), for work associated with the construction of the Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. [ More… ]


Constitution Day

Wednesday, Sept. 17

UC invites all members of the university community to reflect on the Constitution's historical and contemporary significance. [ More… ]

Men's and women's tennis fundraiser: Aggie Pro-Am

Saturday, Sept. 20, Marya Welch Tennis Center

Tennis enthusiasts of all levels and abilities are invited to play student-athletes and members of the coaching staff. 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. start, 11:30 a.m. lunch and silent auction. [ More… ]

Sacramento Heart & Stroke Walk

Saturday, Sept. 20, Land Park

The UC Davis Health System is a sponsor of this event benefiting the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. [ More… ]

University Farm Circle Newcomers Welcome

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m., 1524 Arena Drive, Davis

For new and prospective members of this organization that began on the UC Davis campus 101 years ago and now extends into the greater community. [ More… ]

Heroes Run and Valhalla Gala

Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Quad

"Don your Cape of Justice, lace up your Shoes of Freedom and take the fight to the streets" in the second annual Heroes Run, benefiting the student-run We Are Aggie Pride, which provides short-term financial assistance to students in need. The 5K run starts at 9; the Valhalla Gala follows, with food, music and prizes. Register online. Hosted by Conference and Event Services. [ 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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