Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! This is our last Dateline before winter break. We'll return to your inbox on Jan. 10, but, in the interim, please check ucdavis.edu/news for news updates and follow us on Twitter.

— The Dateline staff

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Photo: Hasan Minhaj.

He's seriously funny

UC Davis alumnus Hasan Minhaj is a comedian on the rise — this year he covered the election for Comedy Central's The Daily Show and took his one-man show on the road. Now he's headed for the big screen.
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Interim Chancellor Hexter's holiday message

"The holidays present us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year … to slow things down and talk to one another," he says in video. "I cherish this reminder of what I see is the true spirit of the holidays: listening and speaking from our hearts, finding joy in the people that surround us, and giving to our communities in need." [ Video… ]

UC Davis' most uplifting stories of 2016

We helped an injured police dog, developed robots to study how larvae move, and even got a shout-out from President Barack Obama. This was an eventful year at UC Davis, and these are the 13 most uplifting stories from the past 12 months, as compiled by the staff of News and Media Relations. [ More… ]

Regional support for 'all of our students'

The leaders of UC Davis, California State University, Sacramento, and the Los Rios Community College District declare in Sacramento Bee op-ed: "To meet evolving economic needs, it's critical that we continue to provide access to all students who can benefit from a college education and contribute to our state." [ More on our webpage: Post-Election Positions and Resources… ]

WINTER BREAK: Your guide to campus services

Unitrans, the Campus Store, the ARC, the Coffee House and the Silo have already adjusted their schedules and operations for winter break, and more units will follow suit as we get closer to the holidays. We've got all the details (including where you can get a cup of coffee — or not). [ More… ]

Mapping out Standing Rock

In organizing a Standing Rock teach-in, Native American studies professor Liza Grandia and her graduate students expected maybe 15 or so people to show up. Instead, the Nov. 16 event drew 160. Since then, a working group researched and designed a map to provide deeper historical context to the protest. [ Story and map… ]

LAURELS: Simon Cherry named to National Academy of Inventors

The distinguished professor of biomedical engineering is recognized for his work on medical imaging technology. … Plus, honors for Jiming Jiang, Henry Spiller, Alan Olmstead, M.R.C. Greenwood and Jean VanderGheynst. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Tim Caro earns his Zebra Stripes

In new book, the wildlife biology professor takes readers through his scientific and personal journey to get to the bottom of why zebras have stripes. He himself had stripes, too, for a while, when he wore a custom-made zebra suit to test one of his hypotheses. [ More… ]

WORKING HERE: Career Tracks forum, management program

Update this Thursday (Dec. 15) on UC's new job classification system for nonrepresented staff will include the 2017 implementation timeline and a discussion of impacts to employees. … Plus, the application deadline is Dec. 21 for the Management Skills Assessment Program. [ More, including a Career Tracks explainer graphic… ]

Transitioning to Retirement series start Jan. 13 in Davis

Registration is underway for the UC Davis Retiree Center's annual four-part Transitioning to Retirement workshop series, beginning Jan. 13 on the Davis campus and Feb. 17 on the Sacramento campus. The weekly workshops are for staff members, faculty and other academics, and physicians who are considering retirement within five years. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Dean Dillard gains new term on state ag board

Gov. Jerry Brown reappoints Dean Helene Dillard to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. Dillard, a UC Davis alumna, has led the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2014. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Farm, commencement, holidays

Hear students explain what working on the Student Farm has taught them. … See photos from last weekend's fall commencement. … Watch the UC Davis Health System's holiday wishes, and see a festive touch added to a fixture of Storer Hall. [ More, with video… ]




EXHIBITIONS: Into winter quarter we go

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art's inaugural exhibitions and related programming continue into the new year, and the museum itself is the subject of the Design Museum's winter quarter exhibition, opening Jan. 9. The C.N. Gorman Museum's winter exhibition, Protest & Prayer, will open Tuesday, Jan. 10. [ More… ]

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