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This is the last edition of Dateline before the winter break. We will resume publication Jan. 8.

— the Dateline staff

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Photo: Two unidentified female students holding their plates at the Moonlight Breakfast

Our last memories of fall

In today’s Download, we share some of our favorite memories from the last week of fall quarter: the inaugural Aggie Moonlight Breakfast, the commencement speaker’s day as captured in her own Instagram story, and a graduate’s inspiring walk to receive his diploma. [ More, with video… ]


More stories at UC Davis News & Information

West Village expansion to start construction

“This project is part of the significant commitment we’ve made to our students and to the community to provide on-campus housing for 100 percent of any growth in new student enrollment,” Chancellor Gary S. May says. [ More… ]

Dan Hawkins named FCS coach of the year

The honor follows his being named co-coach of the year of the Big Sky Conference, after he and his team earned UC Davis’ first championship in the Big Sky and a berth in the Football Championship Subdivision national playoffs for the first time since moving up to Division I in 2007. … His players are earning awards, too. [ More… ]

Ermias Kebreab takes global post in CA&ES

The professor of animal science will serve as associate dean of Global Engagement and director of the World Food Center in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. [ More… ]

UC Davis has role in 9 of UC’s multicampus grants

The UC Office of the President has awarded more than $9 million in grants to 16 collaborative research projects across the system. UC Davis researchers lead two of the projects and will participate in seven others. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Cloning rice plants from seed

UC Davis scientists are part of the team that made the discovery — one long sought by plant breeders and geneticists as an easier method of propagating high-yielding, disease-resistant or climate-tolerant crops and making them available to the world’s farmers. [ More… ]

How Coffee House coffee switch benefits campus

The new brand is affiliated with Java City’s parent, Bewley’s North America, which, under its contract with UC Davis, gives money back to the university in support of students and academic programs. Specifically, your coffee purchases at the CoHo, CoHo South Café and BioBrew will lead to Bewley’s increased support for the UC Davis Coffee Center, undergraduate research and the ASUCD Pantry. [ More… ]

WINTER BREAK: Heat, payroll and emergencies

Office temperature, paper paychecks, health emergencies, police and fire, and facilities emergencies — here’s what you need to know to get through winter break. [ More… ]

STAFF LEAGUES: Bowling, pool and video gaming

Staff bowling returned to the MU Games Area in fall quarter and will be back in winter quarter, along with two new league offerings for staff: pool and video gaming. Plus, fall’s top bowlers. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Police board’s annual report posted

The Police Accountability Board’s 2017-18 annual report is posted, summarizing complaints and also including the board’s overall recommendations to the chief of police. Plus …




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