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Astronauts Barry 'Butch' Wilmore and Samantha Cristoforetti aboard International Space Station.

Chatting with astronauts

"UC Davis, hearing you loud and clear!" And with that, three astronauts aboard the International Space Station began a video downlink with the College of Engineering. Students had about 20 minutes to ask questions about technology, space exploration and life in orbit. [ More… ]


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'Strong and united against hatred'

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities and Celebration of Abraham are asking people "to stand strong and united against intolerance and hatred of all forms." In a message sent Friday (Feb. 6) to the campus community, the leaders also expressed hope "that others will join us in condemning all forms of hate speech and actions, from whatever quarter they may come." [ More… ]

STRAWBERRIES: UC Davis, commission renew alliance

UC Davis and the California Strawberry Commission renew their commitment to the university's public strawberry breeding program. Also, the university announces the hiring of a new breeder, Steven J. Knapp. [ More… ]

Heartfelt formation amid campuswide red vibe

Pouring rain held down the size of this year's heart formation, but it was heartfelt nonetheless and had the support of hundreds more people all across the Davis and Sacramento campuses as staff, faculty and students showed their colors on UC Davis Wears Red Day — a day devoted to heart health awareness. [ More, with slideshow… ]

Team regroups after greenhouse fire destroys plants

Entomologist Diane Ullman and her team of student researchers have dried their tears and are working to regroup and rebuild their project after a greenhouse fire destroyed all of their plants last month. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Smoke exposure, in utero, linked to diabetes

Children in utero who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents — mother and father — are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from UC Davis and the Berkeley nonprofit Public Health Institute. [ More… ]

Campus creates UC Davis Academics channel on YouTube

UC Davis' academic videos have been relocated to a new YouTube channel: UC Davis Academics. It has about 650 videos, ranging from small class presentations to a 2011 lecture by computer science Professor Dan Gusfield that has logged more than 66,000 views. [ More… ]

New students need measles vaccinations, more, in '17

UC will require incoming students to be screened for tuberculosis and vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus and whooping cough, under a plan set to take effect in 2017. [ More… ]

New online partners: Promoversity, Newegg, Shop24

UC Davis Stores has established three new retail partnerships, two of them online (Promoversity, for customized UC Davis products; and Newegg, for electronic goods) and one that will bring an "automated coinvenience store" to the south side of the Memorial Union. Launch events are scheduled Feb. 18 for Promoversity and Feb. 25 for Newegg. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Apply for administrative advisory committees

The application period is now open for administrative advisory committees for 2015-16. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take this opportunity to become involved in issues affecting the UC Davis community. Plus …

TRENDING: Foal video, best scrambler, love map 2015

Foal video garners nearly 76,000 views on YouTube. … On Instagram (or should we say Instascram?): See who won the UC Davis Athletics Scrambler Face-Off. … UC Davis Facebook wants to know where on campus you met your sweetheart.




NEW EXHIBITION: Distinctive Angles

Through March 13, Craft Center Gallery, South Silo

Works by Marieke DeWaard, drawing and painting instructor at the Craft Center. [ More… ]

Campus Community Book Project: Author's Visit

Today, Feb. 10, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Temple Grandin participates in a Forum@MC panel discussion, "Neurodiversity: The Line Between a Difference and a Disability, or Neurotypical in Context," 4-5 p.m. (free); and gives a talk based on her book Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, 8-9:30 p.m. (tickets required). [ More… ]

Arboretum: Walk with Warren

Wednesday, Feb. 11, noon-1 p.m., meet at the gazebo

Warren Roberts, arboretum superintendent emeritus and storyteller extraordinaire, leads a winter exploration through the west end gardens. [ More… ]

Artists' Valentine Redux

Saturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall

A campus tradition returns as Artists' Valentine Redux, art show, sale and party — and great date night on Valentine's Day. About 100 artists from Davis, Sacramento, the Bay Area and beyond have created one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day-themed artwork for the event. Most of the art will be priced between $100 and $300. [ More… ]

Wellness Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ARC Ballroom

New event that replaces the Wellness Challenge Kickoff of recent years. Presenters will cover the eight "spokes" of the Wellness Wheel: physical, environmental, spiritual, emotional, occupational, financial, intellectual and social. Health screenings; food demonstrations and tastings; and guidance on setting up your work station. Also, try a spin bike and get a minimassage. Giveaways and drawings. Release time with supervisory approval is appropriate. [ More… ]

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