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An interview with new Classics professor Colin Webster

Oct 21, 2014

UC Davis Classics professor Colin Webster recently joined the department this year after receiving his doctorate in Classics from Columbia University in June. He is currently researching ancient science, medicine and philosophy. More specifically, he’s researching the way shifts in technology change our explanations of the natural world’s inner-workings. Webster, who has been researching...

Senate braces itself for critical ICA information

Oct 21, 2014

An otherwise routine ASUCD Senate meeting on Thursday saw tensions rise as an appearance of school officials raised more questions about the objectives of both the administration and the athletics program. Dr. Milton Lang, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs, attended the meeting, followed by four members of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC):...

New Institute for Social Sciences opens

Oct 21, 2014

The new Institute for Social Sciences opened Oct. 13 at UC Davis. The institute, which has been in the works since 2011, will focus on interdisciplinary research projects. Vicky Austin, assistant director of the institute, said that it will work to bring together researchers from different academic interests on campus. “We will actively work...

Administration, ASUCD streamlining efforts to raise sexual assault awareness, advocacy

Oct 16, 2014

On Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill No. 967, redefining sexual consent on California college campuses. Commonly known as the “Yes Means Yes” bill, No. 967 is the first of its kind to clearly define consent, as it requires “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” excluding a...

News in Brief: Legislation that would have provided significant funding for California universities vetoed

Oct 16, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed part of the Budget Act of 2014 (AB 1476) in early September, denying the state’s public universities heavy funding. The bill would have allocated $100 million apiece the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. This funding for UC and CSU universities was conditional and dependent on...

UC Davis continues implementation of Drought Action Response Plan

Oct 16, 2014

In January 2014, the California State Department of Water Resources announced a drought emergency for California. California Governor Jerry Brown called on the state to conserve water and created a goal for all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent. This past April, in response to the drought emergency, UC Davis released...

Council for International Development maintains active role on campus

Oct 16, 2014

The Council for International Development, a student-run organization aimed to unite the broad variety of student initiatives regarding international development, has taken an active role on campus since its inception in Winter Quarter 2013. “ I had recently become friends with a lot of people who were high-ups in various… international development...

Global manufacturing facility in Davis continues to grow

Oct 16, 2014

Two years ago, the Japanese machine tool company DMG Mori Seiki collaborated with UC Davis’ College of Engineering to build a $50 million factory with state-of-the-art equipment only five miles away from campus. The manufacturing facility specializes in large-scale manufacturing units and the pre-assembly of major machine systems before they move through the assembly...

UC Davis to partner with SunPower Corp. to construct large solar farm

Oct 14, 2014

On Sept. 24, UC Davis announced its purchase power-agreement with SunPower Corp., in which SunPower will oversee the design and construction of a 16-megawatt, ground- mounted solar power plant. The 70-acre site will be located in Davis, south of Interstate 80, and is expected to meet 14 percent of the campus’ energy needs. This...

Religious Studies Department hosts weekly tea event

Oct 14, 2014
Religious Studies Department hosts weekly tea event

Every Tuesday afternoon in the Walen Lai Library on the seventh floor of Sproul, the tallest building on campus, the Department of Religious Studies holds a small gathering complete with tea, biscuits and conversation. Originally started ten years ago by religious studies Professor and Department Chair Naomi Reshotko, the Tea Meeting has since grown...

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