Tanya Perez

Friends, colleagues recall Vanderhoef’s impact

Humble, strong, nurturing, decent … these words were used repeatedly by students, colleagues and friends who shared their thoughts and memories about UC Davis Chancellor Emeritus Larry N. Vanderhoef, who died Thursday of complications from successive ischemic strokes.

Vanderhoef, who led UCD as provost/executive vice chancellor from 1984 to 1994, then as chancellor from 1994 to 2009, impacted many individuals, as well as UCD and the city of Davis. To honor Vanderhoef’s importance to Davis, City Manager Dirk Brazil has ordered that city flags be flown at half-staff this week.

Are we there yet: Applying for college is way worse than leaving for it

We saw some friends this week who have a high school senior going through the college application process. I had vivid flashbacks of all of last year’s horrors again … kind of my own PTSD. My angst about college amped up pretty quickly during the summer heading into my son’s senior year at Davis High […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

City Council gets its first look at UCD’s growth plan

‘Campus Tomorrow’ open houses UC Davis will have four open houses to engage both town and gown in its new Long-Range Development Plan. A collection of illustrations will feature the plan’s major themes and reference a variety of planning issues, most notably housing and transportation * Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. * Wednesday, Oct. 28, […]

October 15, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD will unveil its growth plans on Tuesday

Find out more Tuesday’s City Council meeting will include an overview presentation of UC Davis’ Long-Range Development Plan by Bob Segar, assistant vice chancellor for campus planning and community resources. The presentation is on the agenda for 7 p.m. More detailed presentations will be at the Nelson Gallery on Old Davis Road: * Thursday, Oct. […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Take off to University Airport’s open house

Each year, UC Davis’ University Airport — yes, UCD has an airport! — opens its hangars so the public can see interesting airplanes, talk to pilots and get a peek at aeronautical research. This year’s open house also features remote-control aircraft, antique cars and flight simulators.

The Friends of the University Airport and UCD Transportation and Parking Services are hosting the 13th annual open house between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission is free. Food and soft drinks will be available.

Are we there yet? The dog misses her college boy, too

Our household is “down a man” since our older son left for college in mid-August. I’m still forming my thoughts and advice — such as it is — for a future column. But today’s story is all about our dog’s perception of losing one of her pack. Pauley, as is the case with almost any […]

October 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Inspirations for collection: warrior goddesses, elfin magic, ‘Hunger Games,’ Lady Gaga

Kombucha fashion designer Sacha Laurin is giving much of the credit for her Paris Fashion Week line to Sacramento designer Diana “Didi” Zermeno, whom she became aware of after Zermeno won a fashion challenge on “Good Day Sacramento.” Their partnership started in October 2014, when Laurin had Zermeno come to her house to discuss “what I […]

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It takes a village to get to Paris Fashion Week

Squeezed into suitcases and duffel bags are 40 garments that will be traveling on Monday from Davis to Paris for that city’s famous Fashion Week. Accompanying those designs is Davis resident Sacha Laurin, creator of Kombucha Couture.

Laurin’s love of fermenting, which started with cheesemaking, has led her to create a sustainable fabric that is grown from green tea and symbiotic colonies of yeast and bacteria, or SCOBYs. The resulting fabric can mimic leather, canvas, silk or other substances, depending on how its grown and manipulated.

(For a more detailed account of how kombucha is grown into fabric, read The Enterprise’s 2013 story at www.davisenterprise.com/?p=327598.)

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

UCD grad drafts initiative to cap UC administrators’ pay

Inspired by a bill earlier this year to cap University of California administrators’ pay, Davis resident James Kreidler is working on his own initiative. “It’s not a final solution (and) it will not dramatically alter the budget of the UC,” Kreidler admitted. He recognizes that his plans are more symbolic. But in an effort to help […]

September 25, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD, Mars Inc. partnership is a ‘win-win’

Harold Schmitz, chief science officer for Mars Inc. and a visiting professor in UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management believes that his company’s partnership with the university is done the right way. When asked how he might alleviate concerns by people who see a conflict for university research to be conducted with private industry, Schmitz […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

We’re No. 1! UCD ranks high in many categories

It’s easy to forget that the school in our own back yard is a major player in the world of education. From regional to world rankings, UC Davis can claim bragging rights about many of its colleges, departments and programs. For starters, the highly influential U.S. News & World Report declared UCD’s School of Veterinary […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,

Discover some hidden treasures on the UCD campus

Even people who’ve lived right beside UC Davis for decades don’t know all the cool places on campus. There are many hidden treasures that — because of their awesomeness — we aim to make a little less hidden. So in no particular order, here are some spots at UCD that are likely to make you […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,

Welcome 2015: Be an Aggie Tradition-keeper

Sneaking out of their dorms in the middle of the night way back in 1912 to welcome UC Davis alumni for Homecoming weekend launched the tradition of Pajamarino. Today, that tradition lives on as students and community members — joined by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and Spirit Squad — gather at the Davis Amtrak […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Chancellor: Building the future by putting students first

Kicking off another academic year, her seventh at UC Davis, Chancellor Linda Katehi painted a broad picture of UC Davis as the university of the 21st century at the campus’ Fall Convocation on Tuesday. With the theme of “building our future,” UCD administrators and guest speakers spoke of innovation, improved student experience, the importance of research, […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

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