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Picnickers playbook

With so many events to choose from, how do you decide what to do on Picnic Day? The board of directors is here to help, with six tips for the big day, from kayak races in Hickey Pool to cow milking at the Cole Facility. Whatever you decide, have fun — and tell us all about it by including #PicnicDay101 in your social media posts. [ More… ]


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Medal goes to alumna Delaine Eastin

The 14th UC Davis Medal will be presented to alumna and former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, who, in the words of Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, "epitomizes the grandest ambitions of the UC Davis community." [ More… ]

Deb Niemeier wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor of civil and environmental engineering plans to use her award of approximately $43,200 to write a book that lays the foundation of pro bono service in civil engineering. [ More… ]

Academic Senate names teaching award recipients

The Davis Division of the Academic Senate has announced its distinguished teaching honorees for 2014-15: Undergraduate teaching — Russell Hovey, animal science; Kristin Lagattuta, psychology; and Clarence Walker, history. Graduate-professional teaching — Margaret Ferguson, English; John Labavitch, plant sciences; and Truman Young, plant sciences. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Move levees, increase groundwater supply

Strange as it sounds, flood control can be part of the solution to managing California's droughts. Scientists at UC Davis and UC Merced show that making more room for floodwaters can improve the state's groundwater supplies and fisheries. [ More… ]

Turning a mess into olive oil success

UC Davis Olive Oil celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend — selling at Picnic Day for the special price of $10 a bottle. Read how we turned a slippery mess into the campus's quintessential souvenir (50,000 bottles sold), and how we've gone far beyond selling a product, to important research at our world-renowned Olive Center. [ More… ]

PLAN AHEAD: Take your children to work; soar to new heights

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is Thursday, April 23. Most events have no preregistration — but there are some that do, and your opportunity for online registration for those activities will be from Friday through Monday (April 17-20). … Tickets are on sale for the 25th annual Soaring to New Heights, Thursday, May 14, a luncheon event where staff and faculty come together to celebrate diversity and the Principles of Community and more at UC Davis. [ More… ]

Teresa Gould steps in as interim athletics director

She moves over to athletics after last week's announcement that Terry Tumey would leave the AD post to pursue other opportunities. Gould worked in Cal athletics administration for 13 years prior to joining the Cal Aggie Alumni Association last year as associate executive director, chief revenue officer. [ More… ]

WarnMe system expanded; test set for Thursday

Safety officials announced a test of the WarnMe and Aggie Alert system, this Thursday (April 16), and said registration is no longer limited to students, staff and faculty. WarnMe and Aggie Alert text messages will now go to parents, employees' family members, campus neighbors and others who sign up via the community registration page. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UC Davis is raising awareness and standing up against sexual assault. Activities include Take Back the Night (April 21) and Denim Day (April 29). Plus …


TRENDING: Picnic Day, Picnic Day and more Picnic Day

Instagram: calaggiebanduh asks, "Are you ready?" … Twitter: "What event are you most looking forward to? Here is the Schedule of Events for #PicnicDay101!" … Facebook: #ThrowbackThursday … Can you help us figure out the year of this Picnic Day Fashion Show photo?




Mondavi Center reveals 2015-16 season

The just-announced Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts 2015-16 season puts female singers in the spotlight, revamps the film and speaker series, and brings in a batch of world-class violinists. [ More, with slideshow… ]

Asian Pacific Culture Week

Through Friday, April 24

"Our Story: From the Ground Up" — filling up two weeks, not one this year! The celebration culminates in Asian Pacific Culture Night, 7-11 p.m. Friday, April 24. [ More… ]

Poetry and paintings

Wednesday, April 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TANA, 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland

Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, a community-based art center managed by the Department of Chicana/o Studies, celebrates the release of A Crown for Gumecindo: Laurie Ann Guerrero's newest book of poetry, with artwork by Maceo Montoya, assistant professor, Chicano/a studies, who created 15 paintings specifically Guerrero's book, basing them on her elegiac sonnets dedicated to her late grandfather. [ More… ]

El animal de Hungría

Friday, April 17, 7 p.m., Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

Presented by La Poltrona theatrical troupe, associated with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The play by Lope de Vega (1562-1635) is about wild women living as animals and terrorizing the countryside. Free. [ More… ]

KDVS Fundraiser

Monday, April 20-Sunday, April 26, 90.3 FM

The independent station's annual radiothon! The website is already up and running, and shows gifts that are being offered in return for donations. Next week you can also call in, (530) 754-KDVS. [ More… ]

NEW BOOK: Magical Mexico

Monday, April 20, noon-1 p.m., Garrison Room, Memorial Union

Global Affairs Vice Provost Marc Schenker presents his new book, Magical Mexico: People, Tradition, Color — photography from his travels for his work in international health. [ More… ]

Blood and Platelet Drive

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Quad

Every participant gets a very cool "I.V. League Blood Donor" T-shirt! Come hydrated, and bring a photo ID. [ More… ]

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