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Photo: A woman stands at the Big Ideas idea board, where people contributed their Big Ideas for UC Davis during Give Day-Picnic Day 2019

A whole lotta giving …

People donated to UC Davis and also contributed Big Ideas during the third annual Give Day, which overlapped with Picnic Day last weekend. See how much we raised (hint, it’s a record) to help maintain the university as a thriving public institution. [ More… ]

and a whole lotta picnicking, amid sun, sand, soil and lots to see. [ See our photo essay… ]


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Dean Emeritus Charley Hess dies at 87

He led the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from 1975 to 1989, never took the word “retirement” seriously and received the UC Davis Medal in 2014. He died on Picnic Day, the biggest celebration of the year at the institution he loved. [ More, with tribute video from medal ceremony… ]

UC-Cambridge strike open-access deal

UC announces open-access pilot with Cambridge University Press (more than 400 journals), the kind of agreement that UC was seeking with Elsevier and that UC continues to pursue with other publishers. [ More… ]

History, English professors win Guggenheims

Two UC Davis faculty members, both in the College of Letters and Science, have been awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships. History professor Ari Kelman and English professor Elizabeth Carolyn Miller are among 173 winners in the U.S. and Canada selected from 3,000 applicants for the prestigious awards. [ More… ]

‘Cell nibbling’ research wins campus creativity award

The process is “truly horrifying,” says Mark Winey, dean of the College of Biological Sciences. But, he adds, Katharine Ralston’s work “is opening up new and exciting directions in host pathogen research, which will be supported by this well-deserved award” — the UC Davis Early Career Faculty Award for Creativity and Innovation. [ More… ]

Soaring to a better campus, better world

More than 700 people attend the 29th annual Soaring to New Heights luncheon event highlighted by the presentation of Diversity and Principles of Community Awards, Disability Awareness Awards and the Calvin Handy Leadership Award. [ More… ]

Chancellor’s statement on donating blood

He encourages all who are able to come give the gift of life in campus blood drives (like the one this week), while also supporting evidence-based policies that would allow donations from all who are safely able to give and standing strongly against all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Predicting when California will bake

Thunderstorms a half a world away are a good indicator of Central Valley temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit in four to 16 days. [ More, in news release and multimedia… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Library and student surveys underway

The UC Davis Library is reaching out to faculty and other researchers, while Student Affairs is undertaking its first-ever campuswide satisfaction survey and is asking faculty and staff to help boost participation. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Our cat experts say, ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Ever wonder why your cat does what it does? Two UC Davis experts on the behavior of felines will take questions on Reddit in an “Ask Me Anything” thread Friday (April 19). … Senior basketball standout Morgan Bertsch just solidified her post-UC Davis plans: Read about the first Aggie to be drafted into the WNBA and see reactions from social media. [ More, with video… ]




Sign-ups due for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The big day is Thursday, April 25, and while most activities do not require specific enrollment, you still must register for the overall day. Some activities have limited space -- and for those you will entered into lotteries. The registration deadline is noon Friday (April 19). [ More… ]

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