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Advancing STEM equity

The American Association for the Advancement of Science selects only three universities — one of them being UC Davis — in the association’s first round of “SEA” Change awards for STEM Equity Achievement. [ More… ]


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Renetta Garrison Tull named diversity VC

Chancellor Gary S. May appoints Renetta Garrison Tull as vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a passionate advocate, global mentor, education policy strategist, and champion for equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. [ More… ]

Chancellor’s topics: Aggie Square, State of the Campus

Chancellor Gary S. May’s speaking appearances later this week include his State of the Campus address to the Academic Senate and a news conference regarding the forthcoming development of Aggie Square (the latter event to be livestreamed from the Sacramento campus). [ More… ]

4 receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Four young faculty members — Rachael Bay, evolution and ecology; Patrick Shih, plant biology; and Eduardo da Silva Neto and Inna Vishik, both of the Department of Physics — have been awarded prestigious fellowships worth $70,000 each. [ More… ]

LAURELS: A medal for Keith David Watenpaugh

The Institute of International Education recognizes the director of UC Davis Human Rights Studies for his Article 26 Backpack project that assists refugees and other displaced people in continuing their education. Plus … Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis is named a “distinguished” engineering alumna of Purdue University. … Kurt Rohde and Yu-Hui Chang are guest composers at the Composers Conference. … Bio-ag engineer David Slaughter is the next recipient of the Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal. [ More… ]

$9M project aims to ‘PREEMPT’ zoonotic spillover threat

Defense agency calls on UC Davis and partners to improve medical preparedness, bolster the fight against emerging infectious disease and preserve the health of U.S. troops and communities around the world by containing high-risk zoonotic pathogens at their animal source. [ More… ]

UCPath: All-employee town halls start in March

Preparations for the April 1 launch of UCPath have been going on behind the scenes for months. Now it is time for employees to prepare. Ten town hall meetings will take place throughout the month of March to prepare all employees for UCPath. [ More… ]

Satisfaction Survey, Year 2, starts Thursday

Our second annual Academic and Staff Satisfaction Survey starts this Thursday (Feb. 21). Free gifts are in store for respondents, but the real reason it’s worth taking the survey is to tell employee-facing units what they’re doing right and also how they can better serve you. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Duo drop-in sessions set next week

More than 27,000 of our colleagues had enrolled in Duo as of last Friday (Feb. 15). Are you next? Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Old dance, healed bobcat, campus changes

A 1965 musical is revived for a run on campus. … A bobcat injured in the Camp Fire and treated with a UC Davis veterinarian’s novel technique is released into the wild. … Sketches show views of a changing campus. [ More, with video… ]




Principles of Community Week includes mandala workshop

A sand mandala project by Tibetan monks from the East Bay has unfortunately been canceled, but the Campus Community Book Project is still hosting a participatory mandala art workshop, free and family friendly, the evening of Thursday, Feb. 28, as part of Principles of Community Week. [ More… ]

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