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Ride a Unitrans double-decker bus for free on Saturday

Starting Saturday, Unitrans will provide double-decker bus service on the first Saturday of the month, having one of the buses run a loop through downtown. Rides will be free for everyone. The city-campus bus system will use one of its modern double-deckers, which is air-conditioned and wheelchair-accessible. Unitrans, the city and the Davis Farmers Market are […]

Sierra magazine: UC Davis is green and cool, again

So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about UC Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report, released Tuesday. This makes four out of the past five years that UCD has been among the top five in the environmental magazine’s evaluation of sustainability efforts at U.S. colleges and universities. UCD […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Closed’ sign is up at UC Davis reserve

UC Davis’ Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and its trails are closed to the public until further notice, the result of the Wragg fire that swept through much of the reserve last week.

The 576-acre reserve off of Highway 128 near Lake Berryessa was almost the first thing in the wildfire’s path as the flames moved south and east from the lake’s southern tip, starting in midafternoon on July 22. Early on, firefighters set a backfire on the canyon floor.

Unitrans expands service during coming year

Unitrans announced that it will expand its weekend service and add weekday service to the Target store, starting Monday, Aug. 3, along with other service changes for 2015-16. New, printed schedules for the bus system serving UC Davis and city of Davis will be available soon on buses and at terminals, and will be mailed […]

July 28, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Riparian reserve director wins national Trail Worker Award

The American Trails organization recently presented a national Trail Worker Award to UC Davis staff member Andrew Fulks, whose work you can see underfoot on university land and elsewhere in the region. On campus, he is the director of the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve and Campus Naturalized Lands. The reserve includes 3 miles of trails between […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Structural inequality’ is topic of UCD book project

UC Davis announces the 2015-16 Campus Community Book Project and invites the wider community to participate in reading the book and attending a variety of programs in the fall and into the new year. The featured book this year, on the topic of “structural inequality,” is “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Turning a mess into olive oil success

Picnic Day sale For the 10th anniversary, there’s a good deal: $10 for the Silo, Gunrock and Roasted Garlic blends. That’s a discount of almost 17 percent off the regular price. (The Estate blend is sold out.) Buy it at: * Main bookstore (east wing of the Memorial Union) * Welcome Center * Robert Mondavi […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Ceremony Tuesday celebrates MU bus terminal

Jump on Unitrans on Tuesday and ride to the Memorial Union Terminal — or walk over — to celebrate the terminal’s recently completed renovation. The opening celebration, complete with the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and Unitrans’ vintage double-deckers, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The Associated Students of UC Davis and the city of Davis are partners […]

November 28, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Campus Community Book Project is in full swing

Temple Grandin’s “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism” is giving everyone at UC Davis, and in the wider community, something to think about this year — disability and disability issues — in the 2014-15 Campus Community Book Project. Grandin, an expert in animal behavior who considers her autism a gift, not a disability, speaks […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

The ‘condensed’ version

The condensing economizer system, in a nutshell: Previously, the campus steam plant’s water vapor went directly into the atmosphere, through the boiler stacks. Now, the vapor is diverted by fan into the condensing economizer, where the vapor swirls around three coiled pipelines. The water in the coiled pipelines is cooler than the water vapor — […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD’s Tercero hopes for platinum LEED certification

The more than 1,300 students in UC Davis’ newest residence halls will be showered with sustainability. Literally. The students, who are moving in this weekend, will use a water supply that is heated with energy derived from water vapor formerly lost to the atmosphere, through the campus steam plant’s boiler stacks. The vapor also provides […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Diplomas all around for professor and sons

Professor J. Edward Taylor and his two sons all walked away with diplomas from a high school graduation last month. First across the stage at the Mentoring Academy in Oakland: Julian Fletcher-Taylor, 18. Then came his brother, 22-year-old Sebastian, who works in a UC Davis research lab, but got there without a high school diploma. […]

July 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

World Food Center dovetails with new UC initiative

UC Davis is front and center as the University of California system musters its collective strength to help bolster the world’s food supply — making it healthier, larger and sustainable for a population headed toward 8 billion by 2025. UC President Janet Napolitano announced the UC Global Food Initiative on Tuesday, first in Berkeley, then in […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Terminal makeover changes bus routes

UC Davis commencements end Sunday. So what comes next? Summer construction, of course!

In one of the biggest projects, the university will rebuild Howard Way and the Memorial Union bus terminal. Work is scheduled to start Monday and continue through Sept. 28, just before the start of the fall quarter.

The MU terminal will be out of service all this time; Unitrans will run its buses to either the Silo Terminal or other stops on Hutchison Drive, and other transit agencies will use stops on Hutchison and Russell Boulevard.

Howard Way will be closed for two weeks, tentatively scheduled for the second half of August.

June 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,
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