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Katherine “Katie” Murphy holds two ears of corn.

Grad Slam champion!

“Corn Queen” Katie Murphy, Ph.D. student in plant biology, becomes the first UC Davis student to win the systemwide competition. Watch her three-minute explanation of corn’s self-doctoring properties and how they might be transferred to other plants for more productive harvests around the world. [ More, with video… ]

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Our goals as a Hispanic Serving Institution

Task force envisions attracting more Chicanx and Latinx students, empowering them to succeed, and preparing UC Davis students and the University of California system to succeed in a multicultural world. [ More… ]

Omalu among 2019 commencement speakers

Bennet Omalu, the UC Davis doctor who inspired the movie Concussion, will be among the guest speakers at UC Davis’ spring commencements starting this Friday and Saturday (May 17 and 18) with the School of Medicine and School of Law, respectively, and continuing through Sunday, June 16. [ More… ]

Memorial Day: A century of Aggie losses

UC Davis holds its annual Memorial Day Ceremony next week, paying tribute to our 136 Gold Star Aggies lost in military service dating back to World War I. In that war a century ago, we lost eight Aggies, including Earl Marshutz Hammer ’15, shot down over France. [ More… ]

LAURELS: He’s a chancellor and a chevalier

Amid the International Wine and Health Summit at UC Davis, the Renaud Society inducts Gary S. May into its ranks as a chevalier, recognizing his role as chancellor of a university with leading programs in viticulture and enology, and health. … Plus, honors for R. David Britt (chemistry), Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar (plant biology), Diana Aramburu (Spanish) and Wiebke Bleidorn (psychology). [ More… ]

Veterinary awards include royal fellowship

The American Veterinary Medical Association announced two UC Davis faculty members as the recipients of top awards: Karen Vernau, Bustad Veterinarian of the Year; and Joanne Paul-Murphy, Animal Welfare Award. … Dean Michael Lairmore receives honorary fellowship from Royal Veterinary College. [ More… ]

Supply Chain Management ‘procures’ national award

This unit, a product of strategic reorganizations taking in Accounts Payable, Distribution Services, AggieSupply, Travel and Entertainment, Repro Graphics and more, earns top honor from the National Association of Educational Procurement. [ More… ]

FEEDING THE WORLD: Cacao and a changing climate

Farmers and scientists from around the world will soon be able to connect at UC Davis to ensure the cultivation of this fragile bean — one of the world’s most prolific foods — endures for generations to come. [ More… ]

Shatner and May: Who’s asking the questions?!

Chancellor May shared the stage Saturday night (May 11) with one of the people responsible for inspiring him to go into engineering: William Shatner, Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk. They engaged in a freewheeling Chancellor’s Colloquium after a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Phi Beta Kappa induction for nearly 200

Nearly 200 students have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa for 2018-19, and they’ve all been invited to an induction ceremony Wednesday (May 15). Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Campus says thank-you to staff

There was plenty for the thousands of attendees to do at last week’s Thank Goodness for Staff picnic: get lunch from one of 15 food trucks, see themselves as an artist’s caricature, try to dunk the chancellor and more. [ More… ]



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Poetry Night with Moua and emeriti Snyder and McPherson

Andy Jones hosts this program, Thursday (May 16), with Pulitzer Prize recipient Gary Snyder and Sandra McPherson, both of whom are UC Davis professors emeriti, Department of English. They will give brief readings, but their main purpose is to introduce Pos Moua, Hmong poet whose collected works, Karst Mountains Will Bloom, came out in April. [ More in the UC Davis Arts Blog… ]

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