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Photo: Smiling basketball player holds Big West Conference Tournament trophy

Care to dance? Yes!

Our women’s basketball team takes on Stanford at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (March 23), at Stanford, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies made their way into the tournament in dramatic fashion last Saturday, coming from 17 points down in the third quarter to defeat Hawaii, 58-50, in the Big West Conference Tournament final. Go Ags! [ More… ]


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‘Corn Queen’ adds Grad Slam crown

The judges in the campus finals say Katie Murphy did the best job of summarizing her research for a general audience, in three minutes or less. A Ph.D. candidate in the Plant Biology Graduate Group, she talked about, you guessed it, corn — specifically its resistance to stress. She advances to the UC Grad Slam Finals in May. [ More… ]

‘Make It Count’ on 3rd annual Give Day

It starts at noon Friday, April 12, and runs online and on campus until 5 p.m. Picnic Day, Saturday, April 13 — a 29-hour fundraising drive for UC Davis students, programs and initiatives. Donations of any size are welcome and will be multiplied by challenge gifts set up by other donors to motivate widespread giving. See the challenges and hear Chancellor Gary S. May tell UC Davis’ amazing story, by the numbers. [ More, with video… ]

STAT MADNESS: Olson’s work makes it to Sweet 16

Basketball has March Madness and has STAT Madness, in which research by David Olson, assistant professor of chemistry, has advanced to the Sweet 16 in public voting to pick the most innovative biomedical research of 2018. [ More… ]

The Mays swap out lights in Million LED Challenge

UC initiative inspired by UC Davis research is making high-quality, energy-efficient light bulbs available at nearly half the cost of online competitors, to staff, faculty, students and alumni, for their homes — even the Chancellor’s Residence. [ More… ]

Paul Kim named Counseling Services director

He had been serving as the interim director for about a year and has been supporting student well-being at UC Davis for a decade. [ More… ]

Doors to bigger, brighter ARC open March 27

The Activities and Recreation Center will be closed Monday and Tuesday (March 25 and 26), during spring break. Then, on Wednesday (March 27), come through the main doors again to see the expansion project completed, adding space for strength training and reconfiguring the layout to make room for a plethora of new equipment, while bringing in more natural light. [ More… ]

THE DOWNLOAD: Student firefighters, red pandas, Match Day

See what it’s like to be a student firefighter, balancing classes and responding to emergencies. … Red pandas from zoos around the country are helping UC Davis researchers study a newly discovered virus. … Watch as med students find out where they’ll be doing their residencies. [ More, with video… ]




HEALTHY UC DAVIS: ‘Biking With Confidence’ series in April

Yes, our campus and city are officially “bicycle friendly” — so designated at the platinum level by the League of American Bicyclists. But, how friendly are you with your bike? The gears, the brakes and all the other parts, and do you know how to fix a flat tire? Perhaps you should “jump” at this opportunity. [ More… ]

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