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Photo: Charred tree blocks trail at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

Fire's aftermath

UC Davis' Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and its trails are closed to the public until further notice, the result of the Wragg Fire that swept through much of the reserve last week. [ More, with slideshow… ]


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Best practices in campus sustainability

UC Davis receives two best practice awards at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference — one for Aggie Grown and the other for a gravel washing and recycling project. [ More, with videos… ]

REGENTS: UC to enact $15-an-hour minimum wage

The Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, unveiled at the Board of Regents meeting last week, applies to UC employees and those who are being paid through UC contracts. "This is the right thing to do," UC President Janet Napolitano says. [ More… ]

Additional measures planned to address sex violence

Mandatory education and training for students will start in the fall, and a training program for faculty and staff is expected to be implemented by January. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Too much green spoils Tahoe's blue

Move over Secchi disk, there's a new measuring tool at Lake Tahoe: the Blueness Index, which led to the discovery that the lake's color is most strongly related to algae, not clarity. This and other findings are in the newly released "State of the Lake Report 2015." [ More, with video… ]

Ronald's protein discovery closes loop for scientific integrity

Professor Pam Ronald and her team identify a tiny protein they've called RaxX, which could prove helpful in developing new strategies to prevent infection in various crops. The find corrects a research mistake that led to Ronald's retracting two papers two years ago. [ More… ]

Weathering the drought, on campus and at home

UC Davis is using 30 percent less water for landscape irrigation, saving 100,000 gallons over the last 12 months, compared with the same 12-month period ending in 2013. Here's a report from the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden about how it's cutting water use and how you can do the same thing at home. [ More… ]

Betty Irene Moore Hall coming to Sacramento campus

Besides housing the School of Nursing's programs, the $50 million, 70,000-square-foot building will support interprofessional education among the health sciences. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Heat + smoke = Spare the Air

Temperatures are rising, the Lowell Fire is putting up smoke and the region's air quality is declining — prompting a Spare the Air declaration for Wednesday (July 29). Rides will be free on Unitrans and Yolobus as an incentive for people to park their cars. Plus …

TRENDING: Prospects, picnics and (cow) posers

Facebook: UC Davis is the place to go to improve your job prospects in Silicon Valley. … Twitter: Checklist for packing a perfect picnic. … Instagram: Happy Monday or Happy Moo-day?



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