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Photo: Aggie Heroes Chun Ho, left, and Awais Khan, pose for photo, side by side

Aggie Heroes: Online

Meet Awais Khan and Chun Kit Ho, transfer students who founded Home: Where Friends Become Family; Edgar Masias-Malagon, an ASUCD officer whose own experiences drive him to help others in need; and Steven Epstein, chief of emergency services at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital; and more Aggie Heroes. [ More… ]


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Prepare to be cool and climate-aware

The Cool Campus Challenge is back! All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate as individuals or in teams, taking simple actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase education and mindfulness about climate disruption. Help our planet and help UC Davis become the “Coolest UC Campus.” [ More… ]

Public scholarship office unveils draft plan

“Public Scholarship for the Public Good: An Implementation Framework for UC Davis,” including goals and next steps to expand the visibility and impact of our university’s research and teaching, comes from the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement, which welcomes comments on the draft. [ More… ]

This team: Marvelous and memorable

The UC Davis women close out March Madness with a first-round loss at Stanford, but there’s no taking away the Marvelous Madness of this season. See our photo essay offering one last look at a team coach Jen Gross calls “a really special group of individuals who compete for each other.” [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Programmable, self-assembling DNA

“The ultimate goal is to use computation to grow structures and enable more sophisticated molecular engineering,” says David Doty, assistant professor of computer science at UC Davis and co-first author on a paper describing the system. [ More… ]

Doubling up on modern double-deckers

Two new buses, going into service Monday (April 1), the first day of spring quarter, will boost capacity on heavily traveled lines: J, V and G. The seats are vinyl and color-coded: red for the general public, and blue for senior citizens, and people with disabilities. [ More… ]

IN MEMORIAM: Fire chiefs Perry and Prather

UC Davis and its Fire Department are mourning the loss of two retired chiefs: Joe Perry, 68, who served as chief from 2004 to 2010; and Charles Prather, 89, the campus’s first paid chief, who served from 1959 to 1990. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Grand room gets grand new Wi-Fi

As much as students like Shields Library’s Main Reading Room, one of the grandest rooms on campus, they wanted better Wi-Fi than a signal coming from downstairs. And now they have it! Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Whole Earth at 50, Hasan Minhaj, ARC tour

The Whole Earth Festival turns 50 years old this year — celebrate with an exhibit or by sharing your stories. … Alumnus Hasan Minhaj visits campus. … Take a video tour inside the newly expanded ARC a day before it opens. [ More, with video… ]


Polar Day Forum features 1st woman to ski solo across Antarctica

The first woman to ski alone across Antarctica, a professor who has written a book about the offbeat ephemera of polar expeditions, a painter who spent three months camping in Antarctica, and a poet-naturalist who has been a guide in some of the globe’s most remote places will converge on UC Davis for Polar Day 2019, Friday, April 5. [ More… ]




HEALTHY UC DAVIS: 4-night run of music and well-being

Here’s your Well-Being Ticket Deal for April: $10 tickets for staff and faculty to see and hear the string ensemble Twisted Pine, praised for its “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms” and “virtuosic solos” (NPR). Performing April 17-20 in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. [ More… ]

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