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Road work at campus's south entry

Graphic: Pedestrian crossing sign

A crosswalk improvement project at the campus's south entry will not require the closure of Old Davis Road, after all. Design and Construction Management worked with the contractor to devise a plan that does away with a detour through parking Lots 1 and 2, behind the Gateway Parking Structure. Instead, Old Davis Road will remain open — except for the left-turn lane at Mrak Hall Drive. But a short detour to Alumni Lane will get you where you’re going. Pedestrian crossings will be allowed. …


UPDATED: Illness strikes Aggie alum's world rowing team

Photo: Seth Weil in men's-4 competition

Team USA men’s 4 with Aggie alum Seth Weil '11 finishes fifth in the semifinals today (Sept. 3) and moves on to the B final at 3:40 a.m. PDT Saturday (Sept. 5) in the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France, still with a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Weil competed in the semi with two of his teammates and a substitute, in for one of two members of the regular crew who fell ill this week. …


NEWS BRIEFS: Doggy Dash 5K makes for Labor Day of love

Photo: Charlie K-9 mugshot

Labor Day may be a day off from work, but not from walking your dog! Better yet: How about a run with your dog in support of UC Davis’ Faithful Partner Fund for the care of police dogs? Plus ... The 2015-16 UC Davis poster calendars are here! ... With only 100 spots available, you’d better hurry if you want to sign up for the UC Davis Health System’s annual la Mini Escuela de Medicina en Español (Mini-Medical School in Spanish), scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12. ... BloodSource says thank you, Davis campus, for donating 229 pints of blood over two (very warm) days, Aug. 26-27. …


School of Law: 50 years of achievement

Logo: 50 Years from School of Law anniversary graphic (cropped)

What a week it was for the School of Law: First, on Aug. 24, the start of classes in the school’s 50th anniversary year. The next day, an anniversary celebration in the King Hall courtyard. Then, on Aug. 27, at the state Capitol, a resolution from the Assembly, honoring the school’s 50 years of achievement. Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Senior Associate Dean Madhavi Sunder accepted the resolution on the Assembly floor. …


Sweet! UC's made-in-Davis Safety Suite wins gold award

Graphic: UC Safety Suite's LHAT tile (test tube in a triangle)

The UC Information Technology Leadership Council presents a Larry L. Sautter Award to a UC Davis tech team for developing the UC Safety Suite of computer applications for researchers. "What used to be a fragmented, labor intensive administrative experience is now a clean and concise management of lab data that is easily accessible at the touch of a hand," says Safa Hussain, who leads the project. So says the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, which on Aug. 17 handed out this year’s Larry L. Sautter Awards recognizing faculty- or staff-developed projects that make university operations more effective and efficient to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients. …


NEWS BRIEFS: Information security review, SmartSite's future and unlimited Box storage

New in TechNews: A consultant is reviewing the campus's information security; a decision on the future of SmartSite is getting closer; and Box will continue to be available through July 2017, with no more storage limit. Plus ... Firefighters quickly contain a hay fire in a shed at the Cole Facility. No injuries to people ro animals. ... Mindfulness Meditation is back -- and so is the leader, Beth Cohen. ... UC Santa Cruz Professor Claire Max earns a five-year term as the director of UC Observatories. ... Telethon, Sac Republic game bring in $295,000 for UC Davis Children's Hospital. …


LAURELS: Leal appointed 'honorary fellow' in royal society

Photo: Professor Walter Leal

The Royal Entomological Society, having already elected Professor Walter Leal as a fellow, is now according him an even higher status: "honorary fellow," by appointment of the president and officers in recognition of outstanding contributions to entomological science. ... Amanda Guyer, an associate professor and Chancellor's Fellow, has been named to the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. ... Professor Steve Greco joins the board of directors of the Tuleyome conservation organization. …


UPDATED: Hay fire in Cole Facility shed

Logo: UC Davis Fire Department

Officials said there were no injuries to people or animals resulting from a hay fire this morning (Aug. 23) at the Cole Facility on La Rue Road in the southern part of the central campus. Smoke was expected to linger as crews pulled the smoldering hay from the shed. …


Tests find no airborne asbestos in Wellman Hall

UC Davis issues a statement regarding asbestos abatement, assuring students, faculty and staff that independent testing by a certified third-party consultant has confirmed there is no presence of asbestos in the air in buildings where work is underway to prepare for the new school year. The buildings are safe, the statement says. …


UPDATED: Close call for McLaughlin field station, directors' home in Jerusalem fire

Cathy Koehler and Paul Aigner are breathing a sigh of relief today (Aug. 13), one day after fire crews saved their home in Morgan Valley just outside UC Davis’ McLaughlin Natural Reserve. Koehler and Aigner, the reserve’s co-resident directors, also are happily reporting no damage to the reserve’s field station and other facilities in the second of two wildfires to strike McLaughlin since July 30. …


NEWS BRIEFS: TAPS office closed Aug. 21-25

TAPS office will be closed and online services suspended during a switchover to a new computer system. Other options are available for citation payments. ... Preorders are being taken for the 2015-16 campus poster calendar. ... UC Davis Children's Hospital telethon raises nearly $275,000. …


Neighbors Night Out: Sign-ups underway

Logo: Davis Neighbors Night Out

The 10th annual Davis Neighbors Night Out is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, a time for block parties aimed at fostering good rapport among UC Davis students and their neighbors. Party sponsors are asked to register their events now. UC Davis and its student government, and the city of Davis collaborate on Davis Neighbors Night Out. …


Programs focus on small business, knowledge economy

Separate programs at UC Davis over the next few weeks will focus on small business and the knowledge economy. Rep. John Garamendi is hosting the Small-Business Boost Conference (Aug. 26), while The People's Vanguard of Davis is presenting the other program, a community discussion on the knowledge economy and the university (Sept. 2). …


Women take the field with Aggie football team

Logo: Aggie Mustang

Huddle up! It's time once again for the Aggie football program's preseason Women’s Huddle — offering a taste of X's and O's, along with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. This year’s huddle, the ninth annual, is scheduled for Friday night, Aug. 28, at Aggie Stadium. Coaches and players will put the Women's Huddle participants through some fun drills on Jim Sochor Field, while also teaching the X's and O's of the Aggie program -- referring to the symbols that are used in diagramming plays. …