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Tercero 3: Our most sustainable residence halls yet

UC Davis is certain to achieve LEED gold certification for Tercero Phase 3 — and perhaps platinum, which would be the campus's first LEED platinum for a residence hall project. "Green" features include hot water and space heating systems that get their energy from water vapor formerly lost to the atmosphere, through the boiler stacks at the campus steam plant next door.


Columbia U. veteran named dean of UC Davis Extension

Photo: Paul M. McNeil

Paul M. McNeil, a veteran administrator in the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University, has been named the new dean of UC Davis Extension. Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter made the announcement, closing out the national search for a successor to Dennis Pendleton, who will step down in November after nearly 14 years as extension dean.


Economics chair Stevens to lead GSM on interim basis

Photo: Ann Huff Stevens

Ann Huff Stevens, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Economics and the director of the university’s Center for Poverty Research, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Management effective Oct. 1.


NEWS BRIEFS: CoHo price hike is first in 4 years

The first price increases in four years took effect this week at Associated Students Dining Services: Coffee House, CoHo South Café and CoHo-to-Go Convenience Store. ... The Board of Regents approves President Janet Napolitano’s selection of Howard Gillman as the sixth chancellor of UC Irvine.


Punts, pints and Pint with a capital 'P' at Aggie football!

Photo: Pint mugshot

What do the UC Davis Brewfest, Pint the dog and the School of Veterinary Medicine have in common? Aggie football this Saturday (Sept. 27)! The brewfest runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6. The vet med school will have a booth -- and that's where Pint will hang out at halftime. But during the game, he's all business: retrieving the tee after every Aggie kickoff! Come see him in action!


Welcome! 11 Humphrey fellows from 11 countries

Graphic: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program logo

“One World, One UC Davis” is never more true than when talking about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which this year is hosting 11 mid-career professionals from China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and South Sudan. You’re invited to hear from the fellows, about their fields of interest, at a public program on Friday, Oct. 3, at the International House.


UC Davis responds to article on recent communication

UC Davis responds to news coverage — in The Chronicle of Higher Education — of the campus's recent decision to forward a communication that was received by UC leaders from the Anti-Defamation League. "It has been, and will remain to be, the UC Davis leadership perspective that we must always be informed of different perspectives on key issues," the statement reads.


UPDATED: Campaign shows agricultural partnerships and achievements

peach on a branch

The "One UC Davis" campaign zeroes in on California to demonstrate 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. “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.


Coming this fall: New MU bus terminal, realigned Garrod Drive

Tractor builds road in front of Vet Med 3B.

The fall quarter will open with a new Memorial Union bus terminal and a realigned Garrod Drive leading to veterinary medicine buildings in the Health Sciences District. The latter project will require detours next week: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25 and 26. At the same time, the campus is expanding the Putah Creek Lodge parking lot and putting in a new pedestrian-bike path that will provide a more direct route between the central campus and the Health Sciences District.


The countdown is on to the new year: Check these dates!

We all know school starts soon — some of us can feel it in the air! But please note the dates have changed for some of our traditional events to start the year. For example, the Fall Convocation will be Tuesday, Oct. 7. Other events include the University Farm Circle's Newcomers Welcome, Sept. 23; Discover Davis, at the Davis Farmers Market, Oct. 1; and the New Staff Welcome, Oct. 15.


Staff member, Chinese native shares culture through film festival

Photo: Ning Wan

Ning Wan, who has worked on campus for 17 years and manages information technology for the Institute of Transportation Studies and the Energy Efficiency Center, is passionate about sharing her Chinese culture. She has led a Chinese language school in Davis and performed Chinese dance in the community. Her latest venture, the Davis Chinese Film Foundation, will present its inaugural film festival from Sept. 27 through Oct. 26. She has led a Chinese language school in Davis and performed Chinese dance in the community. Her latest venture, the Davis Chinese Film Foundation, will pres


NEWS BRIEFS: Pepsi deal to bring $10 million to university

There will be a different flavor to the UC Davis campus this fall: Pepsi. Plus … Former employee pleads no contest to weapons and explosives charges. ... 'One UC Davis' poster calendars now on sale. ... The half-day course “Diversity Awareness for New Supervisors” has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 — and enrollment is underway. ... Organizers report "an exceptional turnout," especially among staff and faculty, at the campus's most recent blood drive — netting 345 pints.


U.S. News puts UC Davis in top 10 again, cites engineering and writing programs

UC Davis is a top-10 public university in the United States for the fifth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report rankings. The magazine’s 2015 “Best Colleges” report puts UC Davis as ninth among the nation’s public universities and 38th overall, up one place from last year. U.S. News & World Report also recognized the College of Engineering (31st among universities that offer doctorates in engineering) and the University Writing Program for its teaching of "writing in the disciplines."


Concerts (indoors and out) and Tuolumne River photo show

The Mondavi Center launches its new season with concerts this Thursday and Friday (Sept. 18 and 19), each preceded by a free performance in the Corin Courtyard. Also this week: a photo exhibition from Center for Watershed Sciences field trips along the Tuolumne River.