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8.25.2014

New campaign shows agricultural partnerships and achievements

peach on a branch

“One UC Davis” puts the spotlight on California in a new campaign that demonstrates how the university and its industry partners nourish the state with food, economic activity and better health. Billboards, radio and TV spots, and the "One California" website celebrate the synergy between farmers, ranchers and other producers, and UC Davis experts in agriculture and veterinary medicine — in a partnership that has been key to making our state the top national producer for 50 years. “When someone asks, ‘Who will feed the world?’ — the answer is, ‘We will,’” said Roger Beachy, the center’s founding director, ever cognizant of a world population expected to hit 9 billion by 2050.

8.19.2014

NEWS BRIEFS: Community-based planning process begins

UC Davis, the city of Davis and Yolo County have invited the Davis community to “join the conversation” about future development of the Downtown University Gateway District. ... Computers that use Windows XP software will be blocked permanently from accessing the UC Davis network starting Wednesday, Aug. 27. ... Water tests confirm low oxygen in arboretum where fish died. ... Police are advising departments to be wary of callers from “Supply Services Inc.” ... The UC Davis Health System opens a clinic dedicated to treating a rare and complex condition called thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS. ... They're still the arboretum's friends, to be sure, but they have a new name. Also, see the dates for the friends' fall plant sales.

8.19.2014

There's only 'One' official campus poster calendar

Photo image from calendar:

There’s only “One UC Davis” and only one official campus poster calendar, which, for 2014-15, ties itself to the “One” campaign in a unique way — by using photos of iconic objects around the campus to spell out “ONE.” Preorders are being taken now for folded and rolled calendars.

8.19.2014

How many majors? 102, including 4 that are new

Continuing students have four new majors to choose from — Global Disease Biology, Marine and Coastal Science, Mathematical Analytics and Operations Research, and Sustainable Envrionmental Design — and all of them will be open to prospective undergraduate students when they apply this November for admission in fall 2015. Also, the names of two majors have been changed and one major is being discontinued. And, when it's gone, UC Davis will have 102 majors total.

8.18.2014

UPDATED: Big days ahead for field hockey and football

Graphic: UC Davis Aggies athletics logo

Aggie athletes are gearing up for two big events — on the field (field hockey field dedication and alumnae game, Aug. 23) and on "The Farm" (football vs. Stanford, Aug. 30). Some of you may remember what happened the last time the Aggies football team played Stanford! More X's and O's: The football program holds its annual Women's Huddle, Aug. 22.

8.18.2014

APPOINTMENT: Martin moves up to interim vice provost

Photo: Adrienne L. Martin

Adrienne L. Martín has a new role in University Outreach and International Programs: interim vice provost. Martín, a professor of Spanish literature, has been the associate vice provost for international programs since January 2011. She now leads the office previously directed by Bill Lacy, who stepped down last month after 15 years as vice provost.

8.18.2014

LAURELS: IET, IT Services win Sautter awards

Photo: Jakub Gabka from the shoulders up, with an estimated 15,000 bees making a

Information and Educational Technology wins gold and IT Services wins silver in UC’s 2014 Larry L. Sautter awards program for innovation in information technology. ... The King Hall Outreach Program, or KHOP, has been named the recipient of the California State Bar's 2014 Education Pipeline Award. ... Kathy Keatley Garvey “buzzes” in for another top photo award, this time for her image of 20,000 to 30,000 bees on a man’s head.

8.18.2014

TRANSIT: Vanpool meeting, alternate-fuel rental choices

TAPS will talk up vanpools at an Aug 27 information meeting. ... Fleet Services and Zipcar offer campus rental cars that go easier on the environment.

8.12.2014

Water tests confirm low oxygen in arboretum where fish died

Water samples from the arboretum waterway on Monday (Aug. 11) confirmed oxygen levels in the fatally low range — the most probable explanation for the death of an estimated 100 fish. Low oxygen in the pondlike waterway is not uncommon in summer — the result of algae and low water flow (and the drought we're in doesn't help with the flow).

8.8.2014

Alums off to world championships in Aussie rules football, rowing

Graphic: Australian Football League International Cup 2014 logo

Two Aggie alums are off to compete in world championship athletic events: Saleh Tyebjee ’08, in Melbourne, going for the International Cup in Australian rules football, starting this weekend; and Seth Weil ’11, in Amsterdam, in the rowing worlds for the second consecutive year, starting later this month.

8.7.2014

EXHIBITIONS: Rainbow of Chaos and The Great Outdoors

Photo: Jennifer Rutherford's

The Craft Center Gallery announced its second show of the summer: Rainbow of Chaos, by Jennifer Rutherford, a UC Davis alumna who's now a university employee and a Craft Center volunteer, teaching glass mosaic. ... Continuing exhibitions: The Great Outdoors, photography by Cooperative Extension retiree Clyde Elmore; and Screen Prints 1970: The Art Institute of Chicago.

8.5.2014

LAURELS: Tomich appointed to CGIAR scientific advisory board

Photo: Tom Tomich

Tom Tomich, pictured, director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, has been appointed as a scientific adviser to CGIAR, the world’s preeminent ag research system. … Plus, a NASA medal for Shu Lin; honorary doctorates for Gurdev Khush and Alex McCalla; a presidency for Charlie Bamforth; a book of the year award for Elizabeth Carolyn Miller; and GSA awards for James Trimmer and Victoria Dye. … We have three new fellows, Marilyn Olmstead, Debbie Decker and Howard Spero; and two new hall of famers, Chip Martel and Bill Maze, in bridge and tennis, respectively. … And retired CoHo Director Sharon Coulson wins a national award in collegiate food service.

8.5.2014

SUMMER DIVERSIONS, PART 2: Concerts in Sacramento (free) and Monterey ($1)

Photo: Hip Service band

The Sacramento campus's annual summer concert is this Thursday night, free of charge; and Staff Assembly is offering another great concert deal: two-day passes to Monterey's First City Festival (with headline acts Beck and The National) for only $1 (face value $160).

8.5.2014

NEWS BRIEFS: Web CMS now lives with IET

Information and Educational Technology has assumed responsibility for the UC Davis Web content management system, or Web CMS, a service that helps the campus create and maintain websites with a consistent look and user experience. Plus ... Phishing email uses "At Your Service" disguise. ... Training opportunities: "Stay Day" for staff who work directly with students, and the Management Skills Assessment Program. ... Campus departments and units with UC Ready plans in progress or completed are encouraged to participate in a tabletop exercise on Friday, Aug. 15.