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Prom-perfect Aggies

More than a dozen UC Davis football players serve as escorts for young people with special needs, at their Evening of Dreams. “The smiles on everyone’s faces the entire night are just incredible,” says Kooper Richardson, among several Aggies who’ve participated in this event multiple years. [ More… ]


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Names of Gold Star Aggies to ring out

Thousands pass by their names each day, and this week all of UC Davis will be reminded of their sacrifice. A highlight of UC Davis’ annual Memorial Day Ceremony, 5 p.m. Thursday (May 23), will be when Army ROTC cadets read the names of the 136 students and alumni who have died in military service to the United States — our Gold Star Aggies. [ More… ]

Chancellor leads delegation in France

Chancellor Gary S. May is in France this week, leading a university delegation to establish and enhance UC Davis partnerships with French institutions. [ More… ]

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Regents panel hears Aggie Square concept

Chancellor May and Aggie Square Planning Director Robert Segar provide project update to Finance and Capital Strategies Committee. [ More… ]

SCIENCE & CLIMATE: Retreating from floods

Strategic Communications’ Kat Kerlin and Joe Proudman report from “move towns” in Illinois and Wisconsin where Nicholas Pinter and his flood research team are gathering data to share with other communities threatened by repeat flooding, to help them decide whether to stay or go. [ More, with multimedia… ]

Big Bang! to award $100,000-plus in prizes

More than 100 teams started out in the Graduate School of Management’s annual business plan competition, and now five are left. You can hear their pitches and see who wins this Thursday (May 23). Prizes include $20,000 for first place and the $7,500 People’s Choice Award. [ More… ]

Gunrock Gaming: Computer games on campus and beyond

A Strategic Communications intern explores how the PC gaming center's arrival follows a trend toward greater popularity of computer games, which includes clubs, competitive teams and even arenas where spectators gather to watch gamers play. [ More… ]

A tale of 3 books (and stand-up comedy)

As the 2018-19 Campus Community Book Project winds down (The Book of Joy) and program planning gets underway for next year’s book (Another Day in the Death of America, about gun violence), we have a third book to consider: a book not yet selected on the topic of mental health. Nominations are now being accepted. [ More… ]

AGGIE HEROES: All around us, from Davis to Sacramento

Meet Hillary Alejo, a licensed clinical social worker in Counseling Services; John James, a nurse in surgical intensive care; Marwa Zafarullah, a mentor in UC Davis’ community of international students and in her homeland; and Maggie Njuguna, who works diligently with African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE) to build equity and academic success with her peers. [ More… ]

Hartwell Investigator looks at role of metals in the body

“We’re asking questions people didn’t realize we don’t have the answers to,” says, Marie Heffern, assistant professor of chemistry and a Hartwell Investigator who is doing research in the new field of “metalloendocrinology,” about the role of metals in biological processes in the body. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Continued measles precautions

Campus officials advise that international scholars at UC Davis can be vaccinated for measles or have their immunity tested at the Student Health and Wellness Center. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Baby bird livestream, championship rings

A family of peregrine falcons on the roof of the UC Davis Medical Center has four new additions, and you can watch them 24/7. … Andy Jones sees a tweet from alumna Kim Conley, running her own way, and responds with an Eartha Kitt quote. … Football players receive their championship bling. … Faculty members provide tips and encouragement for students to reach out and meet them. [ More, with video… ]



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HEALTHY UC DAVIS: Call for project proposals

The steering committee for Healthy UC Davis has put out a call for proposals that will support its organizational mandate of making UC Davis the healthiest community in the nation. [ More… ]

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