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Photo: Juan Diego Diaz, assistant professor of music, and his wife, Yerina Rock, portrait, couple who received assistance from Capital Resource Network

Lifeline for new hires

Juan Diego Díaz, newly hired assistant professor of music, and his wife, Yerina Rock, say the university’s Capital Resource Network took the stress out of their transition to UC Davis. The network, which operates out of the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, offers assistance with housing, dual-career support and local resources. [ More… ]


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Chancellor previews expanded student housing plan

Gary S. May announces in a Davis Enterprise op-ed, the campus is raising its goal for new on-campus student housing in the Long Range Development Plan from 6,200 to 8,500 beds. [ More… ]

Graduate students promote science in K-12

Briana Gregg-Rocha, a mother and a scientist (yes, she does both, proving wrong the community college counselor who told Gregg-Rocha she was wasting her time), leads the Young Scientist Program at UC Davis — in which graduate student volunteers visit classrooms around the San Joaquin Valley, sharing experiments and other “Exciting Science by Cool Scientists” (that’s the title of the program’s new activity book). [ More… ]

LAURELS: Rebecca Hernandez shines in biodiversity

Rebecca R. Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, has been named the recipient of this year’s E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation, given by the Center for Biological Diversity and named after the “father of biodiversity.” … Plus, honors for Trevor Suslow, Eric Post, Bruce D. Hammock and Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, and five academic advisors. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Pot-farm poison new threat to spotted owls

“When you have thousands of unpermitted grows and only a handful of biologists that regulate that for multiple counties, we’re deeply concerned that there aren’t sufficient conservation protective measures in place,” says UC Davis’ Mourad Gabriel, lead author on the first published account of anticoagulant rodenticide in northern spotted owls. [ More… ]

Library posts wine catalogs, starts ‘Price the Vintage’ database

“The greatest wine library in the world” is even greater with its online posting of more than 200 wine catalogs from the 1930s to 1950s. Take a look, and consider joining a crowdsourcing project to transcribe the catalog entries (including prices) — thus helping in the creation of a searchable database. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Spokes adds breakfast to menu

In keeping with the Silo eatery’s bicycle theme, the morning menu items have names like the 5-Speed, Wheelie and Roadster. Plus … Academic Technology Services announces Faculty Forums and DOLCE: Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education. [ More… ]

THE DOWNLOAD: Student story, Saudis, surprise

See the story of how a graduate student went from the Marine Corps to studying chemistry. … Saudi Aramco firefighters finish up a two-week training visit to UC Davis. … Students are pranked on the first day of class with a fake lecturer. [ More, with video… ]




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