Thursday, August 28, 2014

Schedule of Picnic Day notable events

Activities and Recreation Center
* Kendo Club Demonstration
10 to 11 a.m.
Come watch the Kendo Club dem.onstrate the way of the sword with techniques derived from traditional Japanese swordsmanship!

* ARC Open House
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The ARC will open its doors on Picnic Day so all can come through and see the facility features like the Fitness Room, Racquetball Courts & Rockwall.

Aggie Stadium
* Football Pratice
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UC Davis Football Practice

Bainer Hall
* Build and Control Your Own Robots Using Robot Modules!
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Come to see, play and program modular robots invented by UC Davis researchers.
Create the robot of your imagination!

* Kids craft and liquid nitrogen ice cream
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Demonstrating to children how to make non-toxic silly putty and lava lamps!

Briggs Hall
* Biotechnology Event
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exploration of wide applications of biotechnology with wet-lab demon.strations in cheesemaking, DNA extraction, and stone wash jeans dye.

Buehler Alumni Center
* Golden Society Reunion
Noon to 2 p.m.
The Cal Aggie Alumni Association in.vites the class of 1963 and previous graduates to campus as we honor you for a Golden Weekend. Reconnect with classmates and enjoy lunch while reminiscing about the time you spent at UC Davis.

* UC Davis Parent and Family Council Reception
4 to 5 p.m.
Parents are invited to our inaugural UC Davis Parent and Family Council reception. Enjoy appetizers, meet fellow parents and senior leader.ship and learn how you can become more involved during your child’s time here at UC Davis.

Dobbins Baseball Stadium
* Baseball vs. UC Riverside
1 to 5 p.m.
Earth and Physical Sciences Building

* California Rock Garden tour
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Geologist-led tours of the California Rock Garden outside the Earth & Physical Sciences building. Learn about California’s geological history!

Earth and Physical Sciences Building
* UCD Geology Department Talks
1 to 4 p.m.
Talks by UCD Geology faculty & graduate students. Beginning at 1, 2, and 3 p.m..

Everson Hall
* Tie-Dye with Textiles
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Come learn to Tie-Dye a t-shirt while learning about fibers, textiles, and clothing at Everson Hall!

Freeborn Hall
* Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
40th annual Cal Aggie Alumni Association Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast.

* Davis Dance Revolution 2013
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Davis Dance Revolution is a dance competition open to all registered student organizations in which competitors compete for a $1,000 prize in either the modern or traditional category. DDR is an exciting and electrifying event that attracts a diverse crowd of spectators and provides an opportunity for student organizations to showcase their talents and uphold the UC Davis Principles of Community.

Giedt Hall
* Materials & You: The Magic of HighTech
11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m.
Did you know that materials have completely changed the lifestyle in the past century? And they will keep changing it even more in the next one? Learn, in this interactive show, what materials can do for you: From LEDs to lamps, from mugs to levitation!

Hickey Pool
* Alumni game Men’s and Women’s Water Polo
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The UCD Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Club teams will be playing in their annual alumni games on picnic day at Hickey Pool at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively.

Hoagland Hall
* Amazing Atmosphere
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clouds, Tornadoes, and Wind OH MY!! Enjoy a premier demonstration of atmospheric phenomena. FREE BALLOONS and tons of kids’ activities!

* Climate Change Forum
1 to 1:45 p.m.
Climate trends and patterns spanning the recent past and future. A talk on human influence and evidence of modified climate.

Hutchison Field
* Alpine Ski Snow Hill
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Slide down the Snow Hill and enjoy some juicy snow cones made by the alpine ski team.

Kemper Hall
* Laser Maze
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Navigate your way through a maze made entirely of laser beams! The Laser Maze is one of Picnic Day’s most popular attractions. Get there early to avoid long lines!

Lake Spafford
* Battle of the Bands
2 to 10 p.m.
Come watch the Band-uh! rock out with University bands from across California. Get ready for awesome music, crazy horn movements and tons of Aggie Spirit.

Marya Welch Tennis Courts
* Women’s tennis
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Women’s tennis vs. Sonoma State

Mathematical Sciences Building
* Adventures in math and statistics
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Interested in learning more about the magical worlds of Mathematics and Statistics? Then stop by the Mathematical Sciences Building where specially designed games
and puzzles that will show you how much math and statistics plays a part in your everyday lives.

Memorial Union Patio
* Exercise biology push-ups / sit-ups competitions
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contestants can enter into a raffle for a goodie basket. Winner gets a prize.

* ROTC information table
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UC Davis Army ROTC table were we will be holding a push-up competition for anyone willing to challenge themselves and win a prize.

Mondavi Center
* Free concerts and instrument petting zoo!
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Mondavi Center will be open with an instrument petting zoo and free concerts on the new, outdoor Corin Courtyard.

Mrak Hall
* 3D photo booth
Noon to 3 p.m.
Explore your dimensionality with the Cinema and Technocultural Studies Department’s 3D photo booth. Take an animated 3D photo of your group.

Robert Mondavi Institute
* Pilot winery tours
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Unravel the mysteries of the science and art of fermentation at this state of the art facility to help you better understand the beverage you enjoy so much.

Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building
* Sensory Experience
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
How discriminating is your nose? Take the sensory lab challenge and see if you can identify all of the unknown aromas, common flavor components of the world’s greatest wines.

Robert Mondavi Institute Quad
* Vine giveaway
10 a.m. to noon
If you are a home winemaker or want to be one, here is your chance. DEVO will be holding a vine giveaway where certified grapevines will be available while stocks last. Get here early because these vines go fast!

* Coopering demonstration (Wine barrel making)
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ever wonder about how barrels are made and how they contribute to the flavor and aroma of wine?Come learn how commercial oak barrels are made for winemaking.

* Vine-pruning demonstration
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ever dreamed of having your own vineyard but didn’t know how? Learn about the basics of grapevines and pruning techniques to maintain them with Prof. Walker.

Rock Hall
* Chemistry magic show
10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.
Chemical demonstration for ages 3–99 and up! (Caution: there will be loud noises and smoke.) All tickets for all shows will be handed out beginning at 9 a.m. in front of Rock Hall

Roessler Hall
* 15th annual physics show
12:10 p.m.
Wires disappearing with a bang! Solid objects levitated by invisible fields! Science triumphing in the face of danger! Don’t miss the UCD Physics Club’s Fifteenth Annual Physics Show.

* Frontier of physics lecture
2:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Lectures, starting every half hour, explore breakthroughs in seeing the invisibly small, understanding the early universe, the famous Higgs Boson, and weird behaviors at very low temperature.
1. A microscope that “sees” atoms and molecules by Shirley Chiang;
2. Observing the infant universe with the Planck Satellite by Lloyd Knox;
3. Higgs Boson by Markus Luty;
4. The weirdest liquid by Rena Zieve

Schaal Aquatics Center
* Water polo vs. Pacific
Noon to 4 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo vs. Pacific

South Silo (Craft Center)
* Craft Center Open House
Noon to 3 p.m.
Craft Center Open House, South Silo Building,— demonstrations in ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry, flameworking, photography, welding and textiles.

Wyatt Deck
* UCD Arboretum & Common House Productions present: Larry Shue’s play “The Foreigner”
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See Larry Shue’s full-length play “The Foreigner.” Have your photo taken with the cast in our eco photo-booth!

Toomey Track
* Woody Wilson Track Meet
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Annual collegiate track meet that happens all day at Toomey track.

Vanderhoef Quad
* Alumni Zone
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join CAAA and their c ampus partners on Vanderhoef Quad for a full slate of activities. Activities include a kid zone, live music and photo booth.

Voorhies Hall
* Storytime: picture books
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
English faculty and students will read picture books suitable for young children but appealing to people of all ages.



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