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Giving the gift of better life

When Student Housing custodial supervisor Yasmeen Khan learned her husband’s kidneys were failing, she focused on what she could do — and gave him one of her own. The surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center was delayed twice, but Khan stayed positive throughout the process. [ More… ]


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First 50 homes to be built at West Village by 2018

Having reacquired development rights, the university announces that the first 50 homes for faculty and staff at UC Davis West Village are due to go on sale in 2018. In addition, the reimagined site plan provides for more student housing. [ More… ]

Our Olympic connections to the Summer Games

Let the Games begin — but not before we tell you about UC Davis’ connections to the 2016 Summer Olympics. Two Aggie alums will be in Rio as competitors: Kim Conley in the 5,000-meter run and Seth Weil in men’s-4 rowing. [ More… ]

UC Davis offers admission to more than 39,000

Officials estimate 9,100 freshmen and transfer students will accept, making for total enrollment of about 37,000 in the fall. California residents account for 18,589, or 64.2 percent, of the admitted freshmen — an increase of 2,753, or 17.4 percent, over last year. [ More… ]

Campaign planning: Big Ideas advance to white paper stage

Last fall’s call for Big Ideas generated hundreds of innovative and ambitious plans for our university — in water, sustainability, human rights, food, regenerative medicine and more — and about 40 of those ideas are in the white paper stage, as UC Davis continues to prepare for its next comprehensive fundraising campaign. [ More… ]

Engineers, painter first recipients of Chancellor's Innovation Awards

Engineering professors Harry Cheng and Cristina Davis are the first to receive the Innovator of the Year Award, recognizing work that has a societal impact, while art professor emeritus Wayne Thiebaud is the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation. [ More, with videos… ]

King Hall expertise contributes to Supreme Court media coverage

When the public needs insight and analysis on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, it turns to the UC Davis School of Law. King Hall faculty contributed to national and local media coverage of a series of momentous rulings as the court concluded its most recent session. [ More… ]

Hellman Fellows: Early-career faculty members get a boost

Academic Affairs Vice Provost Maureen Stanton names 12 new Hellman Fellows, early-career faculty members chosen to receive financial support for their research and to assist them in making progress toward tenure. The one-year fellowships range from $15,000 to $50,000. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Frogs that can take the heat expected to fare better in a changing world

As the Earth warms, frogs that can withstand hotter areas will be more likely to survive. This is because a fungus that has killed off several species of amphibians grows best in cooler climates. [ More… ]

TRANSITION: Ermias Kebreab named associate VP in Global Affairs

He began his appointment July 1 as the associate vice provost of Academic Programs in Global Affairs. He succeeds Adrienne Martín, professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, who has retired. [ More… ]

IN MEMORIAM: Gary Colberg, recreation director for 40 years

Enthusiastic, energetic, inventive (think inner tube water polo!), he had an unquenchable thirst to serve UC Davis students in intramurals and club sports, with a focus on fair play and student leadership. A memorial service will be held July 23 in the ARC Ballroom. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Rankings highlight UC Davis’ affordability, research

Money magazine puts us 17th among "Best Colleges," while a study in the scientific journal PLOS ONE ranks the faculty of the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as No. 1 in the nation for research productivity and impact. Plus …

DATELINE DOWNLOAD: Painted piano, data win, cochlear implants

A colorful piano from the city’s summertime street music program has appeared on Wyatt Deck. … Statistics students win the Data Mining Cup in Berlin, in competition among 120 teams from 30 countries. … Why do cochlear implants work better for some people? … See what’s “Trending" on social media. [ More… ]




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