One of a Kind:

Caliph Assagai

Photo: Caliph Assagai

He's a change maker

As a student, Caliph Assagai '06 participated in a successful effort to preserve state funding for college outreach programs. "I'm a product of those programs, so I knew how vital they were in helping students achieve their dreams of a college education." Now he lobbies full time for nonprofit clients in the areas of social justice and criminal justice. "The greatest thing about my job is I get to help people." Caliph's profile (with video) is among several you can see here. [ More… ]


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Statement from provost, deans, VCs

Sixteen signatories stand with the chancellor, say "it is wrong to imagine that any university leader invests time in an outside entity without seeing how it can help her be a better leader of her home institution, primarily for the students who study there." [ More… ]

Academic Senate announces 2016 awards

Professor Donald Strong of evolution and ecology is named the recipient of the 2016 Faculty Research Lecture Award, the highest honor the Academic Senate gives to one of its members. The senate also announces the recipients of the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service and Distinguished Teaching awards. [ More… ]

Campus lights up against hate

Last week's safety walk wasn't just about ensuring the Davis campus is well lit at night. It was also about shining a light on the university as a hate-free zone. [ More… ]

Record generosity: $38.5 million

The UC Davis Health System receives $38.5 million in gifts and pledges from Ernest E. Tschannen to support the UC Davis Eye Center and the Center for Vision Science, making him the largest individual donor to UC Davis in the university's 108-year history. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: New Rx for depression therapy?

Professor Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, reports on studies targeting the control of inflammation around neurons, with the idea to use natural inhibitors as therapeutic drugs for depression. [ More… ]

P4P: Annual review season kicks off this week

The Pay for Performance outreach team is getting the word out to nonrepresented employees about improvements to the annual review process. They include new rating titles, new tools, regular communications and a new website. [ More, with video… ]

Napolitano recommends new pension tier

President Janet Napolitano announces her recommendation for a new pension tier, which would apply only to people hired on or after July 1, 2016. "I believe this proposal supports the university's ongoing excellence and will significantly bolster the long-term financial stability of UC and its retirement program, while providing critical funding for other University priorities." [ More… ]

Soar for diversity at annual celebration

An international buffet lunch, entertainment, awards and more — this is how we soar for diversity during the Soaring to New Heights celebration. This year's event, the 26th annual, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13. Tickets are now on sale. [ More… ]

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