One of a Kind:

Sarah Stewart

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Trekkie turned professor

An early love of science fiction novels and Star Trek leads Sarah Stewart to study the formation and evolution of planets, as a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. She's one of the subjects of our One of a Kind series, which highlights interesting and unique Aggies on and off campus. Learn more about her in this profile and video, among several you can see here. [ More… ]


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COMMENCEMENT: Grads march to their own song

The ceremony this Saturday (Dec. 12) includes a number of firsts: A recessional chosen by the students themselves, display of students' messages and photos on a jumbo screen, and a balloon drop. [ More… ]

1,300 'attend' All-Staff Town Hall

About 1,300 people "turn out" for the All-Staff Town Hall on Monday (Dec. 7), more than 1,000 of them by logging on to the live stream. The rest comprised a standing-room-only audience at the Conference Center. Topics included: CUCSA staff engagement survey, pay for performance and Career Tracks. [ More… ]

Bring on the rain: Campus ready for El Niño

The campus is preparing for the strong El Niño that has been forecast to hit California this winter, and you can help. [ More… ]

PARIS TALKS: Observations from an Aggie

Transportation plays a big role in determining the size of a nation's carbon footprint, and many countries are discussing planned changes at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. Lew Fulton, co-director of the Institute of Transportation Studies' Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways, shares his observations from the talks. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Feds rely on UC Davis for air quality tests

The UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory is now the main air quality contractor for the National Parks Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, analyzing data from 250 sites all around the country. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Naomi Janowitz wins teaching awards

Naomi Janowitz is the 2015 recipient of the University Honors Program Teaching Award, and she'll soon also receive the American Psychoanalytic Association's Edith Sabshin Teaching Award. Deans Jennifer Sinclair Curtis and Kevin R. Johnson are among other faculty members and staff in this week's honors recap. [ More… ]

Credit and payroll deduction offered for TechHub computer purchases

Students, faculty and staff thinking of buying a new computer have a new way to pay: Loans available through the UC Davis Stores' TechHub and USE Credit Union. Employees can have their payments automatically deducted from their paychecks. [ More… ]

HOLIDAY HELPING: Passion for pets, Toys for Tots

Holiday cheer in three easy steps: Donate a toy, take your pet to see Santa Paws, help with Holiday Pet Baskets. The Santa Paws and pet basket projects benefit the Mercer Clinic for the pets of homeless people, and the toy collection around campus is for the Toys for Tots program run by the Marine Corps League of Yolo County. [ More… ]

Send in your memories of Coach Jim Sochor

The way longtime Aggie football coach Jim Sochor reacted when he sank a 35-foot putt at a college-am golf match offers a peek inside his personality. If you have stories about Sochor, athletics encourages you to share them. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: UC Davis Medical Center named 2015 Leapfrog Top Urban Hospital

The annual ranking is based on patient safety and quality in three areas: how patients fare, resource use and structures established to prevent errors. Plus …

TRENDING: Law Cappella, 6 in a row, and, finally, finals!

Facebook: Law Cappella performs holiday concert at King Hall. … Instagram: The women's basketball team's win over CSU Monterey Bay makes it six victories in a row for the team, heading into the weeklong break for finals. … Twitter: Where are all our students? Check out these study spots.




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