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This Week in Senate: May 15, 2014

May 31, 2014

ASUCD Vice President Maxwell Kappes presided over the senate meeting on May 15, held in the Mee Room of the Memorial Union. The meeting was called to order at 6:12 p.m. Senate addressed the ASUCD website being down for an extended period of time. According to ASUCD Senator Gareth Smythe, a new website is...

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UC Davis student founds first national Amigos de las Américas program

May 30, 2014

For over 50 years Amigos de las Américas has sent high school and college students to Latin America to volunteer with community development projects. For the past year, however, second-year community regional development major Anna Peare has been redefining what it means to be a part of Amigos. Peare was recently awarded the Donald...

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New Event Observer Service accepts volunteer observers for fall

May 30, 2014

The Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) will launch a new Event Observer Service (EOS) on campus next fall. The service is to provide the University impartial observers consisting of UC Davis faculty, staff, student and retiree volunteers to observe and report at campus events and demonstrations. The observer’s role does not include mediating...

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UC Davis study looks to increase health for Latino farm workers

May 30, 2014

Researchers at UC Davis recently received a grant of $3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Health Institute, to conduct a study that aims to improve the health of Latino farm workers. Marc Schenker, the lead investigator of the study, a UC Davis professor...

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UC Undergraduate Experience Survey to donate $1 for every completed survey

May 28, 2014

For every University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) completed between May 20 and May 30, UCUES will donate a dollar to The Pantry, the student-run food bank located in Lower Freeborn. The collaboration was in response to the high statistic of students who frequently skip meals because they cannot afford them as indicated...

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UC Davis Dining Services to discontinue Aggie Cash off campus

May 28, 2014

On June 30, Aggie Cash will no longer be accepted on off-campus locations. According to Kraig Brady, UC Davis Student Housing food service contract manager, the change is due to the partnership ending between Sodexo, the food service provider that UC Davis Dining Services is partnered with, and the financial institution that sponsored Aggie...

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“Filed Away” exhibit showcases personal objects, stories during undocumented student awareness week

May 28, 2014

Exposing contemporary issues through design, the filing cabinet drawers of the “Filed Away” exhibit contain the objects and stories of anonymous undocumented students at UC Davis. This exhibit is the thesis project of designer and MFA candidate in the design department Emma Thorne-Christy. To her, “Filed Away” strives to uplift these objects and stories...

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UC Davis participates in third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 28, 2014

UC Davis participated in the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 15. According to event coordinator Joe Devon, the day was started as an effort to enlighten tech companies and web developers on ways they could make their websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Devon, who is a Los Angeles-based...

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Candlelight vigil for UCSB victims to be held Thursday at 8 p.m. on Quad

May 27, 2014
Candlelight vigil for UCSB victims to be held Thursday at 8 p.m. on Quad

To honor the victims who were killed and injured during a recent rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., near UC Santa Barbara, on May 23, there will be a candlelight vigil on the UC Davis campus. The vigil will take place on the Quad at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. Because of the potential...

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UC Davis course catalogs are available on-demand only

May 23, 2014

Course catalogs will no longer be sold at the UC Davis Bookstore. Instead, they will be available to order by request only. In recent years, UC Davis Repro Graphics, the publisher of the course catalogs, acquired new digital equipment that has allowed on-demand ordering. With the intention of sustainability as well as reducing costs,...

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