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Image: 10 UC Walks logo from T-shirt, in rainbow-like colors, signifying 10th year of UC Walks

Let’s all go for a walk!

Group walks are scheduled Wednesday (May 1) in Davis (main campus and satellite locations) and Thursday (May 2) in Sacramento in this 10th annual systemwide event celebrating UC’s commitment to health, well-being and community. The walks start at noon, but plan to arrive early to meet new friends, grab a T-shirt (while supplies last), sign up for prizes and warm up. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS SUMMARY

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Allison Brashear named medical school dean

She’s coming here from Wake Forest, where she is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, an active clinician who is internationally known for her groundbreaking research in movement disorders. [ More… ]

Pam Ronald elected to national science academy

A distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, known for her engineering of flood-tolerant rice, is among the academy’s 100 new national members — 40 percent of whom are women, a record. [ More… ]

‘by philanthropy’: Donors make a difference

We’re featuring a Marine, a single mother, a chemist, a community leader and a football star as “5 Faces of Philanthropy,” among the many people whose UC Davis experiences are enriched by the generosity of donors. See how we are saying “thank-you” with blue bows and handwritten notes. [ More… ]

Commencement consolidation in 2020

Starting next year, seven spring commencements divided by college will be merged into three “UC Davis” commencements — larger ceremonies putting more emphasis on our institution as a whole as one of the leading public universities in the nation. “My hope is to have noteworthy speakers and to generate the attention that these celebrations deserve,” Chancellor Gary S. May says. [ More… ]

SAYS says a lot about college signing

We’re incorporating College Signing Day into the 11th annual SAYS summit this Friday (May 3), bringing in hundreds of young people from around the region as the finale to their participation this academic year in the UC Davis-sponsored Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, or SAYS. [ More… ]

‘Food for Thought’ serves as global theme

Global Affairs announces “Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet” as the first in a series of UC Davis global themes linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and meant to engage the university community in related discussion, learning, discovery and action. [ More… ]

New institute eyes HOME in deep space

NASA awards up to $15 million over five years to the HOME (Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration) Space Technology Research Institute, led by UC Davis professor and former astronaut Stephen Robinson and also involving six other universities. [ More… ]

DRIVEN BY CURIOSITY: Exploring the frontiers of mathematics

Egghead blogger Andy Fell talks with four faculty members about their work and why it’s important. From quantum computers to the movement of subatomic particles and microorganisms swimming through fluids, it’s a journey that takes in ancient Greece, the lining of your lungs, lots of knots, dead ends in 19th-century physics and artificial intelligence. [ More, with multimedia… ]

LAURELS: Mitloehner wins Borlaug communication award

Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science, has been named the recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award, the third person from UC Davis to win the award in its 10-year history. … Plus, honors for faculty members Cameron Carter, Isabel Montañez, Heather Bischel (and one of her Ph.D. students, Hannah Safford) and Caitlin Patler. [ More… ]

Athletics honors longtime volunteer Dar Hunter

She’s been an Aggie booster since coming to work at UC Davis 47 years ago, taking on a number of tasks, not the least of which was chairing the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame Committee for more than three decades. Fittingly, she will receive her Special Recognition Award at this year’s hall of fame induction ceremony. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Bodega lab overflows with abalone eggs

One white abalone from the wild spawned an incredible 20.5 million eggs at the┬áBodega Marine Laboratory, where the number of eggs and the genetic diversity bode well for efforts to save the species. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: PSEL to be closed this summer

The Physical Sciences and Engineering Library will be closed this summer as part of the renovation and seismic retrofit project that began last fall. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Mural, NFL Aggies, campus-produced sauce

A new mural at the School of Law pays homage to the namesake of King Hall. … Keelan Doss and Mason Moe sign contracts with NFL teams. … See how nearly 14,000 pounds of tomatoes grown at Russell Ranch become tomato sauce served in campus eateries. [ More, with video… ]

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