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‘Climate action, NOW!’

More than 200 students and others rallied and marched Friday (Sept. 27) to demand action on climate change, as UC Davis showed solidarity with demonstrations that occurred a week earlier around the world. [ More, with photos and video… ]

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Sing and dance — remember the Patwin

First came the Native American Contemplative Garden along the Arboretum Waterway. Now, not far away, comes a granite plaque inscribed with Patwin history as it relates to the land now occupied by the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. [ More… ]

CHANCELL-ING: Living and learning in a college town

After spending most of his academic career in Atlanta and Berkeley, Gary S. May is happy to have found a home in a true “college town.” [ More… ]

Filling in undergraduate commencement details

We know the time, dates and place for our new set-up of three ceremonies instead of seven in June, and now we know who will be graduating on which days, as the students are distributed by majors. [ More… ]

LIBRARY UPDATES: Elsevier, Cambridge and PSEL

We’ve got the latest on Elsevier journals (no 2019 subscriptions, but workarounds available), UC’s deal with Cambridge University Press for open-access publishing, the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, free access to, and exhibitions in the lobby. [ More… ]

Unfold podcast: ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby Carrot’

The Episode 3 title might not immediately make you think of food waste, but that’s the topic — considering that the baby carrot was invented by a California farmer tired of seeing misshapen carrots go to waste. The episode features food waste expert Ned Spang and postharvest expert Beth Mitcham, and a field trip to a Placer County landfill. [ More… ]

New plan guides campus response to student deaths

The campus introduces guidelines to provide care for loved ones and the campus community when a student dies. They outline how the university responds to support not only families, friends and roommates but also a larger community that may be grieving. Learn what faculty and staff can to do help a student struggling with another’s death. [ More… ]

TRANSITIONS: Planner Stromberg, Ombuds Bloom

Ingrid Stromberg joins UC Davis as the campus’s first urban designer, and Lauren Bloom moves up from associate ombudsperson to director of the Ombuds Office. [ More… ]

IN MEMORIAM: Labavitch, Robinson, Thorp, Magill

John Labavitch, professor emeritus of plant sciences, has died at the age of 75. … Plus, campus memorial for retired administrator Walter Robinson, Oct. 8; and celebrations of life for Professor Emeritus Robbin Thorp, Oct. 8; and alumna Margery Magill, Oct. 18. [ More… ]

DOLCE, Faculty Forums, ‘The DLE,’ Gradescope

Academic Technology Services announces the DOLCE and Faculty Forum schedules for fall, the release of an executive report on “Envisioning the Digital Learning Environment at UC Davis,” and a plan to introduce more faculty to Gradescope. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Intercampus bus is town hall topic

Two town halls are being held today (Oct. 1) on the Sacramento campus, and two will be held Wednesday and Friday (Oct. 2 and 4) on the Davis campus, to gather feedback on the service as the university prepares to switch to electric buses. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Football marks debut for ‘Maggie,’ new band

The football team’s first conference game was also the first appearance of “Maggie the Aggie,” a student riding onto the field on horseback while carrying a UC Davis flag, as well as the first performance of the UC Davis Marching Band. [ More, with video… ]


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