Spotlight on…
Photo: Professor Alan Hastings in front of diagram on chalkboard

3 ecologists honored

Alan Hastings, a theoretical ecologist, is elected to the National Academy of Sciences — one of the highest honors given to a scientist in the United States. Last week, Sharon Strauss and Peter Wainwright, both of the Department of Evolution and Ecology, won election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. [ More… ]


More stories at Dateline UC Davis and UC Davis News and Information

Chemistry Discovery Complex in the works

Building plans are due in a year, and a task force will soon start developing a programming plan. "I cannot think of a more valuable investment than in buildings that will grow knowledge and drive discovery in disciplines based on chemistry," Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says. [ More… ]

Life Sciences Innovation Center opens in Chile

"UC Davis has had a long history of collaboration with Chile, and the Life Sciences Innovation Center now adds to that legacy," Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says during a ceremony in Santiago, where she joined the Chilean president and the U.S. ambassador in opening the UC Davis-Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Li wins Sunday Times short story prize

English professor Yiyun Li wins The (London) Sunday Times 2015 short story award, for "A Sheltered Woman." … Mark Huising wins a Hartwell Foundation grant for his work on curing juvenile diabetes; and English professor Elizabeth Freeman wins a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies. … And many more Laurels for faculty and the campus (as a Tree Campus USA). [ More… ]

Nash Prize goes to Eric Schroeder

Eric Schroeder, writing instructor and Summer Abroad director, is the recipient of this year's Charles P. Nash Prize, honoring a faculty member who epitomizes Nash's commitment to shared governance, and his advocacy on behalf of faculty interests and welfare. The award will be presented during a May 12 dinner. [ More… ]

Senate-federation awards program and lecture

An awards program and reception will be held Tuesday, May 5, for Academic Senate and Academic Federation members who are being honored by their respective organizations for achievement in teaching and research. The program will include music professor Anna Maria Busse-Berger's talk, "In Search of Medieval Music in Africa," as the recipient of the Faculty Research Lecture Award. [ More… ]

Undergrads satisfy their intellectual curiosity

More than 500 students are participating in the 26th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference, this Friday and Saturday (May 1 and 2). The public is invited to attend the free event, which will include oral and poster presentations and an art exhibit. [ More, with video… ]

RESEARCH: Gulp! Added sugar a fast-acting threat

Study findings clearly indicate that humans are acutely sensitive to the harmful effects of excess dietary sugar in beverages over a broad range of consumption levels, says Kimber Stanhope, research scientist in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Staff forum May 4 on 21st-century university

Staff are invited to a May 4 Summit on the University of the 21st Century. Plus …

TRENDING: From trash to totes, TEDxUCDavis, Nepal

Twitter: Meet an alumna who "upcycles" trash into tote bags and other products. … Instagram: See a TEDxUCDavis selfie, post-performance. … Twitter: Med students and doctors are fundraising for a relief trip to Nepal.




Spring Bike Fest and Bike Auction

Wednesday and Saturday, April 29 and May 2

Bike Fest April 29: At the UC Davis Farmers Market (Quad), 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., get a free bike tune-up, pick up free bike lights and more. Bike Auction May 2: Preview starts at 8 a.m., sale at 9, west entry parking garage. [ More… ]



Davis Feminist Film Festival

Thursday-Friday, April 30-May 1, Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis

The 10th annual, organized by the Women's Resources and Research Center. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; films start at 7. [ More… ]

Subject to Change: The UC Davis First-Year M.F.A. Show

May 1-26, Beatnik Studios, 723 S St., Sacramento

Works by Sarah Chan, Zach Clark, Anna Davidson, Kristin Hough, Jeff Mayry, B.A. Thomas, Julian Tan and Angela Willetts. Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 1; and closing reception, 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 22. [ More… ]

Symphony Orchestra: Ariadne's Thread, Ecstasy and Classicism

Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Program: Scriabin's Le Poème de l'extase, Varèse's Amériques and Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Alina Kobialka, violin. [ More… ]

CANCELED: Genius Run/Walk (May 3)

More calendar listings…