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Photo: Walter, an orange and white cat, is the namesake of Cafe Walter in the lobby of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Café is the cat’s meow

The Mondavi Center turns its concessions counter into a café (open 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) named after a beloved campus cat named Walter. [ More… ]


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Pushing toward UC’s carbon-free future

The UC system’s annual sustainability report touts the Davis campus for such achievements as the Learning by Leading program in the Arboretum and Public Garden, Unitrans, platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University status, GreenMetric world ranking and the faculty-led UC Million LED Challenge. [ More… ]

Provost Hexter returns to work

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter returned to work today (Jan. 22) after an eight-week medical leave. Ken Burtis, who had stepped in as acting provost, has returned to his role as faculty advisor to the chancellor and provost. [ More… ]

Dateline survey: Have you responded?

We’re hoping you can spare a few minutes to answer some questions about Dateline UC Davis so that we can keep you effectively informed about important campus news and information. [ More… ]

Next-level greenhouses under construction

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for greenhouses in which temperature and light can be precisely controlled, allowing researchers to customize and replicate conditions for each and every plant, all under the same roof. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Schenker ‘Leader in Field’ of Agromedicine

The Journal of Agromedicine has named Distinguished Professor Emeritus Marc Schenker its “Leader in the Field” for 2019. … Plus, Rob Page, Ph.D. alumnus and former chair of the Department of Entomology, is named the recipient of the Distinguished Emeritus Award for 2019. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: $4.7M for carbon-sequestration study

“We need to remove carbon dioxide pollution from the air in a way the world has never seen before,” says Professor Ben Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, which leads study to find shovel-ready solutions to storing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in soil. [ More… ]

UCPath: Benefits ‘holiday’ calendar has been adjusted

Two times a year, employees on a biweekly pay schedule have a benefits holiday — that is, two paychecks per year have no deductions of flat-dollar amounts for benefits. In preparation for UCPath, the holidays are now based on paycheck dates instead of payroll periods. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: 7,000-plus attend officer’s funeral

UC Davis hosted the service, while the Davis Police Department organized the program that drew law enforcement officers from across the country and others to pay their final respects to slain officer Natalie Corona. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: The team that saved the tailgate

We all remember who won the Aggies’ Dec. 1 football playoff game. But do you know who saved the tailgate? … Plus, a holiday tribute from Martin Luther King Jr. Hall and a very big and very sharp smile in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Building. [ More… ]




BOOK PROJECT: 3 faculty members, 3 takes on joy

In presentations this week and next, Philippe Goldin will address compassion in health care, James Housefield will discuss “Design and the Play Instinct” and Karma Waltonen will perform a stand-up comedy routine on chronic pain, all in connection with this year’s Campus Community Book Project, The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. [ More… ]

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