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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 ,

UCD rededicates ‘Golden Memory Book’

UC Davis will rededicate its “Golden Memory Book” during a 5 p.m. public ceremony Thursday, May 22, at the Memorial Union. The event will be followed by a ceremony in the Griffin Lounge. Each page of the book holds the story of an Aggie who died in military service. It is kept in a display case in […]

May 21, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD to add slain Army doctor to roll of honor

Mark Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1986 but couldn’t stay for commencement. Duty called with the California Army National Guard.

Besides his degree, the Stockton native had earned the rank of second lieutenant after serving in UC Davis’ Army ROTC. As soon as he graduated, he hurried off to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for officer training in the field artillery.

Fast-forward to 2004. He had become a surgeon in the Army and was on his second deployment in the Iraq War …

Old friend helps Brad and others find kidneys

Last week, Mike Sheehan, director of facilities services in UC Davis’ Student Housing, was in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, donating a kidney to a college buddy. “This story isn’t about me,” Sheehan is quick to say. It’s about his desire to tell others of the opportunity they may have to give a kidney […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Train tickets available at a discount during Highway 50 work

The “Fix 50” rehabilitation work scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 22, and continue through June 25 on the elevated section of Highway 50 in downtown Sacramento will affect many people who work or go to school at UC Davis or commute from Davis to jobs in Sacramento. Work is scheduled around the clock, seven days […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Transportation | Tagged ,

Grandin’s ‘Thinking in Pictures’ picked for book project

Temple Grandin’s “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism” has been selected for the the 2014-15 UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. The Campus Council on Community and Diversity had called for nominations on the theme of disability issues (the council chooses a different theme each year); then a volunteer selection committee of faculty, staff […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Campus aims for record, heart-health awareness

UC Davis studies the heart, treats the heart and promotes heart health in a big, big way, to be demonstrated Friday, Feb. 7, when thousands of students, staff and faculty will try to set a new world record for largest heart formation. This show of force against heart disease — the No. 1 killer in […]

January 26, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged
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