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Photo: Three 100 ml bottles of UC Davis Olive Oil

New mix of oil and vinegar

The olive oils include two new 100-percent campus blends, Gunrock Estate and Wolfskill Reserve Estate. The release marks a milestone for the Olive Center: It has 1,000 trees now, so it no longer needs to supplement its harvest with donated olives. Free tasting session: Aug. 4 at the Campus Store. [ More… ]


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Chancellor May takes office a week from today

Gary S. May and his wife, LeShelle R. May, are moving into the Chancellor's Residence, Ralph J. Hexter is going back to the provost's office, and Ken Burtis is going back to his role as faculty advisor to the chancellor and provost. [ More… ]

Another record-breaking year in fundraising

More than $250 million in gifts in 2016-17 "open new doors for our faculty, staff and students, support important infrastructure and programs, and help UC Davis grow as a global leader in addressing the most pressing challenges of our time," Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter says. [ More… ]

ARC starts work to add workout space

The Activities and Recreation Center is closed today through Thursday (July 25-27) in preparation for major expansion project. Equipment is being moved around and temporary walls are going up to allow for the construction that is expected to last into 2019. [ More… ]

Professors swim for science across Tahoe

UC Davis environmental scientists and teammates were in their element — or elements — last Saturday (July 22), swimming across Lake Tahoe for adventure and science. [ More… ]

ICYMI: Marine casualty mourned; police chief appointed

International achievers: Kornbluth, Mitcham, Bennett

Kurt Kornbluth (D-Lab) and Elizabeth Mitcham (Horticulture Innovation Lab) are the recipients of UC Davis' inaugural Chancellor's International Engagement Achievement Awards, while Alan Bennett (UC Davis-Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center) receives an honorable mention. [ More… ]

LAURELS: 'Design-build' awards keep on coming

UC Davis Design and Construction Management earns its 10th award from the Design-Build Institute of America, the most recent a national award of merit for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Plus, honors for faculty, and Risk and Safety Solutions. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Working around spinal injuries

A new study in rats shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs. The work was published recently in the journal eLife. [ More… ]

Books: Seashells, happy dogs and more

The perfect summer read, especially if you're at the beach: Seashells, by Professor Sandy Carlson, paleontologist and biologist, with photographs by Josie Iselin. Plus, The Science Behind a Happy Dog by Emma K. Grigg, and books by Robyn Magalit Rodriguez (Asian American studies) and Andrew L. Waterhouse (enology). [ More… ]

Today and Wednesday: Humphrey Fellowship Global Forums

As they begin their Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships, mid-career professionals from around the world will share a bit about their work and their home countries. Two forums are scheduled: today and Wednesday (July 25 and 26), each from 1 to 5 p.m. Come for all or part. [ More… ]

HUMAN RESOURCES: ERIT, Career Tracks, the 'box'

NEWS BRIEFS: Old Davis Road set to reopen July 31

Paving is underway this week on Old Davis Road between Interstate 80 and the roundabout near La Rue Road. If all goes according to plan, we can drive on the reconstructed road come Monday. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Summer rowing, ballooning, jamming

See what has members of the men's crew sport club rowing in slacks and ties. … The Bruce Hammock Lab holds its 14th annual water balloon fight. … The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! keeps jamming. … UC Davis is keeping animals at the California State Fair healthy. [ More, with video… ]




Design professors create 'PL!NK' at Crocker Art Museum

Combination art installation and playground comprises 100 colorful and mirrored tetrahedron clusters, with embedded cameras, lights and recording devices for real time interactivity — all meant to stimulate learning. [ More… ]

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