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10.28.2014

UC Davis, other UC med centers ready for Ebola patients

The UC Davis Medical Center is well prepared to accept patients with the Ebola virus and is committed to employee safety in dealing with the virus, Chief Executive Officer Ann Madden Rice said in a memo to the medical center staff last Friday (Oct. 24). The memo went out the same day the UC Office of the President and the state Department of Public Health confirmed that all UC medical centers — Davis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego —are positioned to provide in-patient care for Californians who have confirmed cases of Ebola.

10.28.2014

Police implement online reporting system, expand Safe Ride

The Police Department has introduced a new convenience (an online reporting system) and expanded another (Safe Ride). The optional, online reporting system is for incidents that include annoying communications, vandalism and graffiti, lost passport, bicycle theft and other property theft. Safe Ride now offers round-the-clock service and a wheelchair accessible van — and rides from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from campus to anyplace within the city of Davis. And coming soon: a smartphone app to book rides.

10.28.2014

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Starts at 8 a.m. Thursday

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The open enrollment 2015 website is up and running (with some cool, new videos) — and, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 30) you can go there to take care of business (until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25). Here’s a summary of actions you can take, and a calendar of presentations and help desks.

10.28.2014

AgTech Preview to focus on food and agriculture innovation

The World Food Center, in partnership with the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance, is hosting this program on Wednesday, Nov. 5, as a run-up to TechCon Sacramento on Nov. 6. Faculty members will join industry leaders as AgTech Preview speakers, at the Buehler Alumni Center; and Roger Beachy, the World Food Center’s executive director, is among the speakers for TechCon at the Sacramento Convention Center.

10.28.2014

Seeking a new crop of Administrative Officers for the Future

The Administrative Officers for the Future Program is back for a second year, with applications due by noon Wednesday, Nov. 19. Begun last year, the program aims to cultivate a diverse pool of highly talented and motivated staff interested in pursuing administrative officer positions (e.g., chief administrative officers, management services officers, department administrators, program managers).

10.28.2014

NEWS BRIEFS: Library has you covered for Chronicle of Higher Education

The University Library has arranged a campuswide, online subscription for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Plus ... UC Davis has resumed its search for a vice provost to lead the university’s international endeavors, and announced that whomever is chosen will lead an office with a new name: Global Affairs. ... Mail Services launches its ninth annual Holiday Food Drive next week — and donating could not be easier: Put your donations in or near your department's outgoing mail bin, and delivery personnel will pick them up.

10.28.2014

Human Rights Lectures to begin Oct. 29

The Davis Community Human Rights Lectures 2014-15 start this week with a talk by Physicians for Human Rights’ Syria adviser Adrienne Fricke, on the topic “Attacks on Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals in the War in Syria, and the Human Right to Health.” In a newly announced partnership, International House Davis and the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative are hosting the series.

10.28.2014

Retirees, Emeriti associations celebrate anniversaries

Graphic: Retirees Association 25th anniversary logo

This week the UC Davis Retirees and Emeriti associations celebrate their anniversaries — 25 for the retirees, 26 for the emeriti — a quarter-century or more of continued service to UC Davis. The Retirees Association is using the occasion to launch a new scholarship drive: "25 for 25," with a goal of $25,000 for an endowment fund.

10.28.2014

New-format child care subsidy program rates an A

Photo: Amanda Sanderson holding her son, Bradley

Like a proud parent, UC Davis is happily sharing the reorganized child care funding program’s “report card”: In the program’s first year, the university provided child care support for 425 children of 324 parents who are students (graduate-professional and undergraduate), from the fall through spring quarters of 2013-14. The program provided child care support for 158 children of 120 parents during Summer Sessions.

10.27.2014

UPDATED: Causeway Classic Blood Drive returns Nov. 4-5

Logo: 2014 Causeway Classic Blood Drive (cropped)

The Causeway Classic football game is more than three weeks away, but Aggies and Hornets are already rolling up their sleeves … for the seventh annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive. Sacramento State registered 1,524 people last week, and we’ll try to beat that next week: Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, in bloodmobiles on the Quad. Faculty and staff: If you are crunched for time, ask for a “fast-track pass” to go to the front of the line.

10.23.2014

Heroes offer tickets to 'Salute to Heroes' football game

Graphic: 2014 Salute to Heroes logo

Aggie football hosts its annual “Salute to Heroes” on Saturday, Nov. 1 — and one group of those heroes (the UC Davis Police Department) is handing out free game tickets to faculty and staff. The “Salute” is for law enforcement and other first responders, and servicemen and women and veterans. A giant flag will cover a big part of the field during the singing of the national anthem before the game; UC Davis ROTC members will be among the flag holders, along with other servicemen and women and veterans from around the area, including other students. ROTC members have two other duties that day: pushups, one for every point, every time the Aggies score; and displaying a copy of UC Davis' Golden Memory Book, comprising a page for each of our Gold Star Aggies — sailors and soldiers lost in war, dating back to World War I.

10.21.2014

OPEN ENROLLMENT: UC Davis-specific enhancements

Graphic: 2015 Open Enrollment logo

See what's new with the UC Davis Medical Group's Davis clinic, and with UC Care in El Dorado and San Joaquin counties; and learn about the rest of your benefit options, beyond medical coverage. Plus, the "what, when and how" of open enrollment (Oct. 30-Nov. 25), including a calendar of presentations and help desks, and a list of online resources.

10.21.2014

The suggestion box is open for administrative transformation

Photo: Associate Chancellor Prasant Mohapatra

Associate Chancellor Prasant Mohapatra is asking for input from the UC Davis community on the university initiative he is leading: Administrative Reorganization and Transformation, aimed at building an administrative structure for the 21st century — an administration in which Innovation, creativity and quality of service are embraced in the campus culture.

10.21.2014

Campus proactive on Native American graves act

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter outlines his hope that UC Davis will become a model on how to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in California, in a serious, transparent and balanced manner. Toward that end, the university has its first NAGPRA project manager, Megon Noble, who says UC Davis “will take a more proactive role, further engage tribes in the consultation process and aim to remove real or perceived barriers.”