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Photo: Dan Hawkins, new football coach, at news conference

Coach Hawk is back

UC Davis introduces Dan Hawkins as our new head football coach, welcoming back the alumnus from 1984 who played for and served as an assistant coach under the legendary Jim Sochor. "I've always said this place was my baptism of excellence," Hawkins said, fighting back tears. He stressed a desire to meld athletics and academics, saying success in one area can lift the other. [ More, with video… ]

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Higher ed leaders urge Trump: Keep DACA

President Napolitano joins the leaders of the California State University and California Community College systems in sending a letter to President-elect Trump, urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation. [ More… ]

Hexter answers faculty, staff and students

On the issues of undocumented students and white supremacist fliers, the interim chancellor reiterates his support for all members of our campus community and says he will not remain silent in the face of messages or actions that are designed to stifle discussion by promoting fear and intolerance. [ More… ]

7 faculty elected as AAAS fellows

Our newest fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are Peter B. Moyle, wildlife, fish and conservation biology; Wolf-Dietrich Heyer and Neil Hunter, both of microbiology and molecular genetics; Simon Cherry, biomedical engineering; James B. Ames and Dean J. Tantillo, both of chemistry; and Francisco J. Samaniego, statistics. [ More… ]

Calling all UC entrepreneurs

Students, faculty, staff, postdocs and alumni: Tell us what makes you an entrepreneur — and do the telling in a video, 30 seconds long. The videos will be used to showcase the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial efforts across the UC system. [ More… ]

Museum architect Idenburg to give talk

Florian Idenburg, one of the architects of the newly opened Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, is the next guest in the Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series. [ More… ]

UC awards national security lab grants

UC Davis is a collaborating site on two of the funded projects: the Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science and Designer Mesoscale Quantum Dot Solids. [ More… ]

Sea Change: Exploring the future of ocean acidification

An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis scientists at the Bodega Marine Lab is collaborating to understand and confront an emergent global crisis. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Workshops on accommodations for students

Faculty and staff are invited to workshops this Friday (Dec. 2) on the topic of how to support and provide reasonable and equitable instructional accommodations for students affected by ongoing national events. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: International week, fluffies

UC Davis' participants in International Education Week included the police department and crowds of students. … The therapy fluffies draw a crowd to Shields Library … Meet a researcher studying sunflowers at night. [ More… ]




Music and dance to take you through the end of the quarter

This week's music calendar includes 7 p.m. concerts by UC Davis' Concert Bands, Jazz Bands and University Chorus, Wednesday through Friday, along with a number of free concerts (including the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble at noon Thursday). The Department of Theatre and Dance showcases student and professional works in Outside the Lines 1, with four performances Thursday through Saturday.

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