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Forums, film, dialogue

Starting today (Feb. 24) and extending through Principles of Community Week (March 2-6), faculty, staff and students are invited to forums where a committee will present a draft revision aimed at keeping the 25-year-old principles relevant today and into the future. POC Week also includes a colloquium on "Beyond Unconscious Bias" (March 3); the UndocuAlly Program for Educators (March 4); and the documentary film Facing Fear, followed by a dialogue (March 4). [ More… ]


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VC-CFO division unites finance, facilities, safety

The university's first chief financial officer, Dave Lawlor, has united the two halves of the old ARM under a new name: Office of the Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer-Finance, Operations and Administration (VC-CFO, for short). He's also outlined four guideposts for his division. [ More… ]

Reorganization team seeks feedback, with or without your name

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RESEARCH: Ocean acidification a threat in 15 states

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LEARNING: mRNAseq workshop and Biorepositories Initiative

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An Evening with Poet Louise Glück

Today, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall

Reading from her collection Faithful and Virtuous Night, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. She's also a Pulitzer Prize winner, 1993, for The Wild Iris; and she's a former poet laureate of the United States (2003-04). Sponsors include the Program in Creative Writing, the Department of English, the UC Davis Humanities Insdtitute and the Nelson Gallery. Free. [ More… ]

'Jugalbandi': Carnatic and Hindustani Music

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

A dialogue ("jugalbandhi") between the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions of Indian classical music, featuring vocalists Rita Sahai, director of the Department of Music's Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, and Fulbright Scholar Sikkil Gurucharan from India. Tickets. [ More… ]

CAREER CATALYST: 'Creating Career Development Conversations'

Thursday, Feb. 26, noon-1 p.m., Meeting Room D, Student Community Center

Lisa Terry presents this brown bag workshop on how to start a conversation with your supervisor, and what to say. Discover effective communication techniques and tools for creating an engaging conversation that allows you to share your career goals and find support. [ More… ]

THEATER: Woyzeck

Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 26-March 1 and March 5-8, Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Neil LaBute's adaptation of Georg Büchner's 1830s play about the dehumanizing effects of the military and medicine on a young man. Curtain time 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Preperformance discussion: 5 p.m. Friday (Feb. 27), with LaBute and Granada Artist-in-Residence Bob McGrath, director of the UC Davis production. [ More… ]

ARBORETUM: All Things Acacia and Storytime

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1

Feb. 28: Guided tour through the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove and its late winter display of yellow blossoms. 2 p.m., meet at the Putah Creek Lodge. March 1: The Arboretum Ambassadors (students) present another edition of Storytime Through the Seasons, this one titled "Climbing Up the Gingko Tree." The arboretum's East Asian Collection serves as the backdrop for this all-ages program of stories and activities centering on the cultural and natural world of Asia (in honor of the Chinese new year). 1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture). [ More… ]

Vagina: OurStories

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1, Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis

Organized annually by the Women's Resources and Research Center, this is a localized take on the award-winning play Vagina Monologues. Performances at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday. [ More… ]

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