Our reduced summer publication schedule will bring you newsletters every other week (today and July 30, and Aug. 13 and 27), before weekly editions resume Sept. 10. All during this time, we will still be posting stories to the UC Davis News & Information webpage. Also, be sure to follow Dateline UC Davis on Twitter.

— the Dateline staff

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From UC Davis to space

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts’ first steps on the moon, we explore UC Davis’ significant role in space science. [ More, with multimedia… ]


More stories at UC Davis News & Information

May, Napolitano speak out on raids

“Our immigrant communities are what make universities, this state and this nation so unique and so strong,” Chancellor Gary S. May says in supporting UC President Janet Napolitano’s July 14 declaration that UC “will not be a willing participant” in raids “designed to strike fear in our immigrant communities.” [ More… ]

Guidance issued on closures, power outages

After being forced to make some quick decisions last year during the Camp Fire, UC Davis has developed guidance for campus operations in emergencies, including those linked to wildfires (for example, dangerous air quality outdoors and indoors; and power outages). [ More… ]

UC vs. Elsevier: How to get the articles you need

The UC Davis Library offers tips and help sessions for scholars needing access to articles no longer directly available from the publisher’s website. [ More… ]

UCPath: On track for deployment in the fall

UC’s new payroll and personnel system performed much stronger in the latest round of testing for deployment at UC Davis, which has the campus’s UCPath team optimistic the system will come online as scheduled in September (with the first round of paychecks starting Oct. 1). [ More… ]

Dean Susan Catron discusses the power of lifelong learning

Continuing and Professional Education moved its Sacramento classrooms this week to One Capitol Mall, a temporary location en route to a permanent home at Aggie Square when it opens. Hear what Dean Catron has to say about her division’s alignment with the chancellor’s vision for the new urban campus. [ More… ]

‘Swimming for science’ across Lake Tahoe

UC Davis’ Women in Water Research team will take the plunge in the Trans Tahoe Relay, this Saturday (July 20), participating for a third consecutive year and once again “swimming for science.” A GoFundMe campaign seeks support for science communication and outreach training for team members and other UC Davis faculty, researchers and students; and to cover relay expenses. [ More… ]

Feeding a Growing Population: Cows and climate change

UC Davis researchers are working around the world for improved sustainability in cattle production, as has been achieved in the United States, where ranchers are producing more milk and meat with fewer animals — the result of better breeding and nutrition. [ More, with multimedia… ]

RESEARCH: Sweet and juicy strawberry news

UC Davis’ Public Strawberry Breeding Program releases five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer and pesticides. [ More, with video… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Summer roadwork on Hutchison, La Rue

Roadwork began this week on Hutchison Drive west of La Rue Road, one part of the campus’s summer schedule of street, sidewalk and path improvement projects, as well as pavement repair. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Clinics, car, closure

Learn more about clinics run by School of Medicine students. … The chancellor helped out when someone was having car trouble outside Mrak Hall. … UC Davis’ quarterback throws out the first pitch at an Oakland Athletics game. … Former customers reminisce as The Graduate closes its doors. [ More, with video… ]




CAPITAL CULTURE LIST: Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

In the latest edition of his arts and entertainment podcast, UC Davis’ Soterios Johnson interviews Joseph Sorenson, associate professor of Japanese, who comments on the “great range of films in different genres” at this year’s festival, Friday through Sunday (July 19-21). [ More, with audio… ]

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