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Photo: Professor Peter Wainwright, behind fish tank, with a fish swimming in front of him

Faculty Research Lecture

Peter Wainwright, who delivers this year's Faculty Research Lecture on May 9, is arguably the world's leading expert on functional morphology in fish, specifically, the remarkable adaptations that allow fish to feed successfully. Expertise like his is more important today than ever. [ More… ]


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Leadership issues budget framework for '17-18

UC Davis' senior leadership has communicated to deans and vice chancellors the 2017-18 budget framework, which includes a multiyear plan to "bring any deficits in the central operating budget within fully manageable proportions and thus restore the university to fiscal health." [ More… ]

Freedom of Expression work group seeks input

The Working Group on Ensuring Freedom of Expression at UC Davis is asking for comments, ideas and opinions (via an online form) to help inform the group in its mission, as charged by Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter earlier this year. [ More… ]

Jodi Nunnari elected to national academy

Professor Nunnari, chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is among the 84 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, as announced by the academy today (May 2). [ More… ]

2 interim leaders named for UC Davis Health

Tom Nesbitt is the interim vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Lars Berglund is the interim dean of the School of Medicine. They both succeed Julie Freischlag, who held both positions prior to her leaving for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Modeling human memory and learning

Neuroscientist Charan Ranganath leads a project (funded by the Department of Defense) that will dive deeper into the workings of the brain, how it forms, stores and retrieves complex memories. The results could be significant in artificial intelligence, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other memory disorders. [ More… ]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: Service dogs and 'petitation'

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so today we launch a series of stories about our research, treatment and recognition of mental health issues. Our first stories deal with dogs and their increasing role in helping people. [ More… ]

Students and a researcher in UC spotlight this week

Opportunity knocks for Ph.D. student in the Grad Slam, and for an undergraduate and a researcher (development engineer) chosen to pitch their "I Am a UC Entrepreneur" ideas to three of Silicon Valley's leading venture capitalists. [ More… ]

PAY FOR PERFORMANCE: A closer look at calibration

Calibration is a crucial step in annual performance reviews, but the concept can be confusing to both employees and supervisors alike. What is the purpose of calibration? And what does it look like? [ More… ]

May Is Bike Month: Track your bike, get a new one, celebrate

This week you'll be able to increase your chances of hanging on to your bike — or get an inexpensive bike. And just in time to celebrate next week. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Fake bus crash scenario for emergency training

The northwest corner of the campus is a training site this week for the UC Davis Fire Department and other Yolo County emergency agencies. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Aggies in high places, TODS, football ticket deal

Our basketball teams go to the Capitol, while two Aggie alums represent us at the White House Correspondents Dinner. … Our daughters and sons celebrate TODS. … A football discount for faculty and staff. … The Memorial Union is back open. [ More… ]


Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer winner to give Lunn lecture

Stacy Schiff will talk Wednesday (May 3) about "coaxing a life" from the archives, as she has done for books that include Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Portrait of a Marriage; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America; and her fourth book, Cleopatra: A Life. [ More… ]

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