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YOUR HEALTH: Mini Medical School and Maintain Don't Gain

Registration opened today (Nov. 4) for UC Davis’ popular Mini Medical School on aging and medical science, to help prepare participants for life’s second half. The campus’s WorkLife and Wellness unit is launching a health program of its own: Maintain Don’t Gain, to help you keep from adding pounds during the holiday season. …


Human research protection program up for accreditation

UC Davis has advanced to the final stages of receiving institutional accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, or AAHRPP. A site visit is scheduled in January. …


NEWS BRIEFS: Open enrollment programs next Wednesday

While you’re thinking about what you’re going to do next Tuesday (Nov. 11), a university holiday, you should also think about what you’re going to do the next day, which will be your last chance to attend open enrollment presentations and help desks on the Davis campus. Plus ... Mail Services’ ninth annual Holiday Food Drive continues until Nov. 21. ... The Retiree Center is once again offering its Transitioning to Retirement series for staff and faculty, to help them cope with the life changes that for many people can be unexpectedly challenging. …


Reception next week for first CAMPOS Faculty Scholars

The campus community is invited to join Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter at a reception next week for UC Davis’ CAMPOS Faculty Scholars — the first to be selected by the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science. CAMPOS builds on the chancellor’s vision of transforming the university to support women in science, especially Latinas. …


WarnMe test Nov. 12 will include Facebook, Twitter


In conducting a test of the WarnMe system next week, UC Davis will for the first time share the notification automatically through two of the university’s social media channels: Facebook and Twitter. The test message is scheduled to go out just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, to employees and students on the Davis campus and at some other university facilities, via tens of thousands of work and personal email addresses, and SMS (short message service) devices. Before the tests, officials urge all faculty, staff and students to visit the WarnMe website to check that their contact information is up to date and includes personal email addresses and phone numbers. …


Panel on successful ‘Career Journeys’ at UC Davis

Four staff members will comprise a panel this Thursday (Nov. 6) on the topic of their successful “Career Journeys” at UC Davis. The noon-hour program is open to everyone in the campus community, no reservations needed, as part of the Career Catalyst series presented by Staff Development and Professional Services. …


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. …


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. …


OPEN ENROLLMENT: Starts at 8 a.m. Thursday


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. …


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. …


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). …


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. …


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. …


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. …