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Photo: Cover of Janet Mock's book Redefining Realness, which is the 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project book

Redefining Realness

The 16th Campus Community Book Project focuses on author Janet Mock's personal experiences growing up multiracial and transgender, offering perspective on the challenges she faced and how she achieved acceptance and self-realization. Lectures, workshops and other programs will be scheduled in the fall and into winter, culminating with the author's campus visit in February. [ More… ]


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Top graduate earns 2 degrees in 3 years

The recipient of the University Medal is a 20-year-old who says he felt intimidated to join the thousands of students on campus — but then averaged more than 21 units a quarter and received an A+ in 39 courses. [ More… ]

Innovators of the Year: Downes, Dubcovsky

Pianist Lara Downes, artist in residence at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and Jorge Dubcovsky, distinguished professor of plant sciences and Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher, are named Innovators of the Year, among this year's Chancellor's Innovation Awards. [ More… ]

Engaged scholarship: Strategic planning begins

Michael Rios, associate professor of urban design and community planning, as faculty advisor to the provost, will lead the development of a strategic plan for engaged scholarship and engaged learning. [ More… ]

UC Davis Health seeks 2 leaders: VC and dean

After significant discussion with UC Davis Health faculty and staff, the university decides it will have a vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and a dean of the School of Medicine, instead of having one person fill both positions. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Fossils reveal our ancestors' diet 300,000 years ago

New fossil finds from Morocco do more than push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years. They also reveal what was on the menu for our oldest-known Homo sapiens ancestors 300,000 years ago, paleoanthropologist Teresa Steele says. [ More… ]

It's Alive! Art Purchase Prize awarded

UC Davis is officially back in the business of buying works of art from graduating Master of Fine Arts students — one piece a year, from one MFA grad — for the university's Fine Arts Collection. Except this year, the purchased art cannot go into the collection. Why? Because it's alive. Read the artist's explanation. [ More… ]

Paving project to close entry road off I-80

Preliminary work starts next week on Old Davis Road between the freeway and the south entry visitor kiosk; complete closure is scheduled from July 8 to 30. Campus officials strongly encourage Hutchison Drive as alternate. The roundabout will remain open. [ More… ]

Arboretum Waterway Phase 1: Damming, dredging, reshaping

Work is well underway in the process to add elevation changes and build weirs along the Arboretum Waterway, transforming it into a recirculating system with new landscaping and pathways. [ More… ]

SAFETY MONTH: Tune up your bike and your skills

Safety Month continues this week with free bicycle safety checks, quick adjustments and free helmets while supplies last Wednesday (June 14) and tips for safe bicycling and driving Thursday (June 15). Next week starts with a self-defense class on Monday (June 19). [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Silo to close for remodeling

Are you a fan of Carl's Jr., Pizza Hut and Taco Bell on campus? Your last chance to frequent those eateries is this Friday (June 16) — because, not only are they closing for the summer, but they won't be back in the fall. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Celebrating, showcasing, debating

See some of the decorated graduation caps students will wear, and vote for your favorite. … Engineering students showcase their creations. … A student finds her passion in conflict resolution after taking a freshman seminar. [ More, with video… ]




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