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Commencement season

The first ceremony is this Friday (May 19), for the School of Medicine, and the School of Law goes next, May 20, with an address by Sister Simone Campbell (pictured), who became a national celebrity after authoring the "nuns' letter" in support of the Affordable Care Act and helped spearhead the "Nuns on the Bus" tours for social justice. See our schedule of all commencements through June 18. [ More… ]


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Phil Kass to move up in Academic Affairs

A professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine, he has been the associate vice provost for going on four years, and come July 1, he will succeed Maureen Stanton, who is retiring. [ More… ]

Napolitano town hall and the latest from UCnet

UC President Janet Napolitano holds a town hall with Office of the President staff to discuss the recent state audit and other topics (watch the video). … Plus, UCnet announces a systemwide staff engagement survey for nonrepresented staff (please don't mistake the survey email as spam) and reports on updates to the Family Member Eligibility Recertification project. [ More… ]

A student's view: Happy to have the MU back

UC Davis' bowling alley helped convince Daniela Gamez to attend UC Davis, but she wasn't able to see it until the Memorial Union reopened earlier this month. The communication major shares her first impressions of the building and its new features. Plus, a preview of the MU's grand opening Thursday (May 18). [ More… ]

UC Davis joins Healthier Campus Initiative

UC Davis has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America, and will meet 23 criteria to help students, faculty and staff make better food choices and be more physically active. Among them: creating a comprehensive wellness program, and a 2.4-mile walking and running path through the arboretum. [ More… ]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: Memoir explores professor's depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we have produced a series of stories about our research, treatment and recognition of mental health issues. Today we focus on English professor Yiyun Li's recent memoir, which explores her love of writing, as well as her battle with suicidal depression. [ More… ]

Students invited to design 2 rooms for Chancellor's Residence

Before Chancellor-designate Gary May and his wife, LeShelle, move into their official residence, they're inviting students to submit designs for two of the public rooms. [ More… ]

UC Davis earns high marks in NCAA's latest APR report

Eight Aggie teams score the highest in their respective conferences in the NCAA's latest Division I academic progress report. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Here's who takes us Soaring to New Heights

Diversity and Principles of Community Awards, Calvin Handy Leadership Award, and Disability Awareness Awards, among other Laurels. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Mystery solved — 19th-century toddler identified

DNA analysis conducted by professors and students at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz helped give clues to how a 19th-century toddler found buried in San Francisco might have spent her final days, and have identified her and a living relative. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Remembering our Aggies lost in war

UC Davis' fifth annual Memorial Day Ceremony next week will include the unveiling of a memorial wall inside the Memorial Union, which in and of itself is a memorial to our Aggies lost in war. The campus and surrounding community are invited to the ceremony to be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Wheels, water polo, Big West wins

Watch the men's basketball team's take on the popular "carpool karaoke" series. … Women's water polo club wins national title. … Athletes earn five titles at Big West championship. … More than 400 bicycles are auctioned. [ More, with video… ]





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