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Photo: The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on cover of The Book of Joy (cropped)

Campus book for 2018-19

A book that started with a conversation will now be a conversation starter at UC Davis — on the subject of joy. The selection committee, charged with choosing a book on the theme of “Community Building,” says The Book of Joy bodes well for a more connected campus where people are generous of spirit, gratitude, compassion and acceptance. [ More… ]


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Chancellor’s thoughts on gun violence

On the eve of last Saturday’s March for Our Lives events around the nation, Chancellor Gary S. May expresses his despair and rage over the violence that continues to plague our society. [ More… ]

Campus to launch search for VC of diversity

Chancellor May forms a recruitment advisory committee for the new position of vice chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The committee comprises students, faculty and staff, and has Dean Kevin Johnson of the School of Law as chair. [ More… ]

Women’s basketball: ‘Sweet,’ ‘elite,’ tweetable

Indiana prevails in the WNIT quarterfinals, but UC Davis, in winning three games, advanced to the Sweet 16 and the Elite 8, the farthest the Aggies have ever gone in the postseason since moving up to Division I in 2008. Read some of the tweets about the Aggies’ 2017-18 accomplishments. [ More… ]

Athletics department pumps up for philanthropy

Read what two coaches have to say about giving and find out how your contributions on Give Day can help unlock a $10,000 contribution to a staff scholarship fund. Give Day (April 20-21) coincides with Picnic Day and comes amid Employee Giving Month. [ More… ]

3 officers to receive UC Life Saving Medals

Sgt. Max Thomas and officers Jena Du and Manuel Guerrero came to the aid of a person in distress, keeping them from harming themselves. “They are very humble about it, but they saved this person’s life, and that’s why I recommended them for this award,” Chief Joe Farrow says. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Rising sea level threatens freshwater turtles

Ninety percent of the world’s coastal freshwater turtle species are expected to be affected by sea level rise by 2100, and some of those species will not be able to tolerate the additional salinity, UC Davis researchers say in the first comprehensive global assessment of freshwater turtles that frequent brackish, or slightly salty, waters. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Satisfaction survey achieves 30 percent response rate

The first ever Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey has wrapped up with impressive results, with participation by more than 6,900 employees across both campuses. One of them won a $400 Visa gift card. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Helping a hawk, brewing without hops

Watch a hawk with six broken feathers undergo an “imping” procedure on campus. … Sometimes fish need veterinary care, too. … UC Davis’ “Pope of Foam” helps brew hoppy beer without the hops. … The UC Davis connection to the new Avengers movie. [ More, with video… ]




HEALTHY UC DAVIS: Fruits and veggies, bike riding and more

The new quarter brings the UC Davis Farmers Market and the new Fruit and Veggie Fan Club (which will be giving out vouchers for purchases at the campus farmers market); and classes on bike riding, stress management and financial well-being. [ More… ]

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