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Photo: Reem Fatayerji, fourth-year student, on the organizing team for UC Davis Wears Red Day, 2016

'Stayin' Alive' at heart fair

Reem Fatayerji's friend died of a heart attack in high school — so Reem knows all too well that heart disease can strike at any age. Now the fourth-year student has joined up with UC Davis Wears Red Day, expanding its program to include a series of hands-only CPR training sessions. This year's event is set for Friday, Feb. 5, on Hutchison Field. [ More… ]


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Envisioning and reimagining

Get your game face on for 36 hours of rapid-fire ideas, thoughts and responses, Feb. 24-25, as we "Envision UC Davis" 10, 20, 30, 40 years down the road. Then, on Feb. 29, staff members across the Davis campus will engage in "Reimagining Our Work," or ROW. It's a Staff Assembly-led exercise to foster employee engagement as we consider new ways of doing our work. [ More… ]

Reaching out to our neighbors

Vice Chancellor-Chief Financial Officer Dave Lawlor, in a letter to the editor of The Davis Enterprise, invites the university's neighbors to take a look at initial planning concepts and the process the university is following to build capacity in a responsible way. [ More… ]

REGENTS: President launches housing initiative

UCOP team is visiting the campuses to help advance a housing initiative aimed at supporting the existing student population and future enrollment growth. [ More… ]

Forums, webinars address new retirement tier

President Janet Napolitano is asking for feedback by Feb. 15 on the recommendations of the Retirement Options Task Force. The new "2016 Tier" would apply only to employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: An intentional flood, in the rain

We recharged the aquifer under a Modesto almond orchard, to see how all that extra water in winter might affect the trees. [ More, with video… ]

UC Davis named global leader on environment

The annual GreenMetric rankings place UC Davis as a world leader in environmental sustainability in teaching, research and campus lifestyle. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Scientist named 'Public Engagement Fellow'

Tessa Hill, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, is among the first 15 Public Engagement Fellows named by the Leshner Leadership Institute at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Other Laurels include an award for the King Hall Outreach Program, recognized by the American Bar Association for successful efforts in "pipeline diversity." [ More… ]

Summer strategy: More courses, more enrollment

The campus plans to increase its summer course offerings by as much as 10 percent as one way to increase Summer Sessions enrollment and help students earn their degrees more quickly. [ More… ]

Surge III renamed The Grove

Fifty years after it came to campus to help accommodate the surge of students from the School of Medicine, Surge III has a new name, chosen for the pine and redwood trees in the building's courtyard and for the newest and largest department to take residence in the space. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Help harvest a field, help Yolo Food Bank

Volunteers are being sought to help with a Friday morning harvest in a student-planted, educational-use field, from which the bounty will go to the Yolo Food Bank. Plus …

IN MEMORIAM: Poet Francisco X. Alarcón

His writing, like his personality, was all embracing, addressing social and political issues, love and sex and nature. "He lived his poetry every day," says Cecilia Colombi, chair of the Spanish and Portuguese department, where Alarcón was a lecturer for many years. [ More… ]

TRENDING: Fog and a pair of Aussies visit campus

Facebook: The geology department greets the tule fog. … Instagram: An Australian cattle dog visits Aggie Stadium. … Twitter: An Australian member of Parliament visits campus (and meets our squirrels).




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