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A season to remember

Our nationally ranked football squad (we moved up to fourth this week!) isn’t the only Aggie team on a roll. Men’s soccer will play this Saturday (Nov. 10) for the championship of the Big West Conference tournament (and a berth in the NCAAs). Men’s water polo has been nationally ranked all season, and women’s volleyball is riding a seven-match winning streak. [ More… ]


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Addressing our students’ basic needs

A new oversight committee is on track to have a plan by summer to implement the recommendations of three task forces focused on the basic needs of students in three areas: housing, food security and mental health. [ More… ]

Coming Nov. 16: Forum on 3D-printed guns

Experts from engineering, law and law enforcement will participate in a public forum next week on the social, legal and technological issues surrounding the advent of three-dimensional-printed guns. [ More… ]

CHANCELL-ING: Celebrating our ‘Aggie Heroes’

Aggie Heroes are everywhere. They are students like Shaniah Branson, who tends to the welfare of her peers; and Rina Singh, who is passionate about the need for diversity and equity; and faculty members, too, including more than 400 first-generation college students who are now stepping up to help UC Davis’ growing number of first-gen students. [ More… ]


UC Davis Big Ideas: Round 1 and Round 2

Watch a new video for a quick summary of the Big Ideas already under consideration for our next campaign and remember the deadline of Thursday, Nov. 15, for Round 2 submissions in the categories of student experience, arts and humanities, innovation and entrepreneurship, environmental and planetary health, and equity, inclusion and social justice. [ More… ]

CAMPUS SAFETY: 4 more blue-light call stations

UC Davis is installing a second set of blue-light, emergency call stations — and, in this round, officials have chosen sites in the central campus, three of them within sight of Shields Library. [ More… ]

HOLIDAY HELPING: Pet project, food drive, Turkey Trot

UC Davis’ Mercer Clinic elves have issued their annual appeal for food and treats, toys and brushes, and coats and sweaters for dogs and cats belonging to homeless people. Also: Mail Services’ Holiday Food Drive continues through Nov. 16, and the physics community is still on the run … raising money for the Yolo Food Bank, this year through participation in the Davis Turkey Trot. [ More, with video… ]

IN MEMORIAM: Jane B. Garritson and Cynthia Brantley

Professor Emerita Garritson was one of the “first-generation” art faculty at UC Davis, hired in 1963. … Professor Emerita Brantley joined the faculty in 1972 as the university’s first female professor in the Department of History and the first Africanist historian. A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday (Nov. 10) in Davis.

UCPath: Changes in payroll distribution

When the new system comes online in April, you’ll be able to divide your direct deposit three ways. If you pick up a paper paycheck, note that these checks will now be mailed to your home address. And money you want to go to the credit union will be handled as a direct deposit, not a deduction. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Good news in U.S. News global rankings

UC Davis is first in the nation and second in the world, based on reputation and research, in agricultural sciences, and plant and animal science. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Voting, veterans, violet blooms

Freebies and promotions are available to transport you to the polls today — and after you vote. … The campus’s annual display of ribbons wrapped around trees honors veterans. … An interactive map explores the history of the arboretum, and the memories people have of the space. [ More… ]




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