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Photo: Lion's head in the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

Biodiversity Museum Day

For this eighth annual family friendly event, 13 UC Davis museums and collections — all about the natural world — will be open, all on the same day, this Saturday (Feb. 16). Admission is free, parking is free. Seven collections are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., six from noon to 4 p.m. [ More, with photos… ]


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Jonathan Heritage elected to engineering academy

Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis lauds his significant impact on modern optical communication networks and information processing, including his landmark patent for the WSS, or wavelength selective switch, used in fiberoptic networks. [ More… ]

CHANCELL-ING: Building community, collaboratively

Davis Mayor Brett Lee and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg join Chancellor Gary S. May at a UC Board of Regents meeting, as UC Davis and its neighbors roll smoothly into a new era of partnership and communication. [ More… ]

UC Davis acts to ease city’s tight vacancy rate

In releasing its annual survey, UC Davis notes that a new residence hall with 400 beds will open in the fall and that construction has begun on the West Village expansion project, among other student housing efforts. [ More… ]

Principles of Community Week on horizon

Our annual celebration of the UC Davis Principles of Community is approaching, and three events — a campus dialogue for everyone, a networking luncheon for staff and a workshop with lunch for faculty — are asking for RSVPs. [ More, with video… ]

Valentines for nature, from our scientists

UC Davis scientists share their stories of “first love” with the natural world, early loves that helped shape the scientists’ career paths. Read the stories as they appear every day this week on our Science & Climate blog. [ More… ]

BOOKS BLOG: Histories in many forms from around the world

Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, in Missing Pages, “unfolds the tragic history of the Armenian people,” and Sudipta Sen “offers a beguiling, if somewhat sorrowful, account, both a historical biography of the (Ganges River) and, in a way, its obituary.” Plus, Jeffrey S. Kahn on the Borders of Empire, Eric Rauchway on “the most acrimonious presidential handoff in American history” and Robert Patrick Newcomb on Iberianism and Crisis. [ More… ]

UCPath: At Your Service Online is read-only after Feb. 28

You will still be able to download any documents, including W-2s and other tax related documents, but if you need to change or update your information, you’ll have to wait until the UCPath go-live date of April 1. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: New academic building coming to campus core

We take note of the first signs of a new academic building that is planned on the site of Surge IV and extending into the parking lot between Surge IV and the Silo. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Improv comedy, dog party, football day in SF

In the latest installment of #UCDavisLife, learn about the impact an improv comedy group had on a student’s life. … The facility dog at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center gets some love of his own on his birthday. … San Francisco’s mayor honors the football program of her alma mater — UC Davis. [ More… ]




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