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Photo: Tessa Hill, associate professor, talks with Mark Bittman on boat in Tomales Bay

Oysters reveal sea change

Tessa Hill of UC Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory goes out on Tomales Bay with New York Times food blogger Mark Bittman to talk about ocean acidification and its effect on oysters, in this episode from Bittman's UC-produced video series, California Matters, exploring UC's leading-edge research in food, sustainable agriculture, policy and health. [ More, with video… ]


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Salary program for nonrepresented staff

Supervisors will soon be communicating with their nonrepresented employees on the subject of the 2015-16 staff salary program. Raises for eligible employees will be retroactive to July 1. The program for faculty and nonrepresented staff across both campuses is expected to continue over the next several years — something Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has long advocated. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Climbing to commercial feasibility

Venture Catalyst, part of the Office of Research, awards STAIR grants to five research teams for proof-of-concept and development work aimed at demonstrating commercial feasibility of university-generated technology. STAIR stands for Science Translation and Innovative Research. [ More, with videos… ]

Health economists calculate the costs of autism

In the first projection of its kind, UC Davis estimates a pricetag that could reach $1 trillion by 2025 if effective interventions and preventive treatments are not identified and widely available. [ More… ]

UC HEALTH: Cutting costs, improving quality

Collaborations among UC's five medical centers are not only reducing costs ($70 million in the first year) but also inspiring better care and new ways to work together that will improve health, says John Stobo, executive vice president. [ More… ]

SUMMER LEARNING: Dialogue and 'Serving Students'

Campus Dialogue and Deliberation is presenting a three-hour workshop on "Bridging Divides With Dialogue," and Student Affairs is holding its second annual "Stay Day," a stay-on-campus conference for staff members who work directly with students. [ More… ]

Unitrans extends weekend hours, adds daily service to Target

Unitrans will expand its weekend service and add weekday service to the Target store, starting Monday (Aug. 3) along with other service changes for 2015-16. Other changes include a switch in summer night service to the J and W lines (instead of G and M), and the elimination of the H line (campus perimeter). [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEF: Campus firefighters aid state efforts

Campus firefighters are at work on the 15,000-acre Rocky Fire in Lake County. Steve Dunn (captain), Nate Potter (engineer), and Jon Poganski and Eric Schultz (firefighters) responded Thursday (July 30) in Engine 364, which is provided to UC Davis by the state Office of Emergency Services. Additionally, Capt. David Stiles is still on an OES assignment as a strike team leader. [ More… ]



No announcements or directives were issued this week.


Head start on Mondavi single-event tickets

UC Davis faculty and staff have first crack at single-event tickets for the 2015-16 season at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The head start sales period starts Monday (Aug. 3), four days before the tickets become available to the general public. And don't forget: Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount on tickets. [ More… ]

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