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Photo: UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May

‘Leading the Way’

A long-term plan to transform the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center has begun with a $115 million fundraising drive to update and improve three critical units: the Livestock and Field Service Center, the Equine Performance Center and the All-Species Imaging Center. [ More… ]

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External research funds total $783 million

“It’s clear that public agencies and private companies are depending on UC Davis’ innovative spirit and expertise to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges,” Chancellor Gary S. May says about the year-end report that shows a $23 million increase over the previous year. Read about some of the last year’s top awards. [ More… ]

Fire emergency: Losses and good deeds

A week after the firestorm began in wine country, we’re getting a better picture of the losses incurred by people connected to UC Davis, as well as the care we’re providing for people and animals (including koi and kittens). [ More… ]

Open enrollment just over a week away

Our first announcement brings good news about premium costs and the option to keep your current plan — including Western Health Advantage — if it’s working well for you. See our list of open enrollment presentations and help desks. [ More… ]

Recognizing our Worklife Champions

Over the summer, Human Resources called for nominations of managers/supervisors who are “Worklife Champions” — and the response was overwhelming and heartening. See who they are and how we are recognizing them. [ More… ]

TRANSITIONS: Marj Dickinson and Milt Lang

Assistant Chancellor Marj Dickinson, founding leader of the campus’s Government and Community Relations program, will retire at the end of December, after 30 years of service to UC Davis. … Milt Lang, associate vice chancellor of student life, campus community and retention services, is going back to California State University, Chico, his alma mater, as vice president of Student Affairs. [ More… ]

‘Ask a Historian’: Faculty ready for your questions

Should Confederate statues come down? Are today’s neo-Nazis like the Nazis of the Third Reich? What about immigration, refugees and building a border wall? Seven UC Davis historians will address these and other topical questions during a campus forum Wednesday (Oct. 18). [ More… ]

Costumes for the grown-ups, books (and authors) for the children

The Enchanted Cellar opens Wednesday (Oct. 18) to rent adult- and teen-sized costumes from the Department of Theatre and Dance. Next week, Katherine Schwarzenegger visits the School of Veterinary Medicine to present and read from her book Maverick and Me, about a rescue dog; and alumna Amy “Amy G” Gutierrez will be at UC Davis’ Downtown Store to sign copies of her “Smarty Marty” baseball books. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: A first in celestial observation

“This opens a new field,” says Stefano Valenti, assistant professor of physics and a co-leader of the team that knew from gravitational waves that a celestial event had occurred, then saw it — the collision of two neutron stars — through conventional telescopes. “It was so exciting, the most exciting week of my career,” he said. “Now we can use optical data to understand observations from gravitational waves, and vice versa.” [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Chancellor May’s investiture, Oct. 27

Admission is free, but you’ll need a ticket, available through the Mondavi Center box office. If you’ve already ordered your maximum two tickets, please remember to pick them up in advance. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Aggies in the Coliseum, art in the nursing school

The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! performs at the Oakland Raiders’ halftime. … Men’s water polo remains unbeaten in league play. … Art helps bring the new Betty Irene Moore Hall to life. … Meet the freshmen of the women’s basketball team. [ More, with video… ]




Saturday outdoors: Raptors, plants and sketches

Sometimes you can do it all! Start with a Hawk Walk at 8 a.m. (and stay for the California Raptor Center open house); attend the arboretum plant sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and then join a campus “sketchcrawl,” 12:30 p.m. until about 4:30. [ More… ]

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