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Davis residents, students participate in National Novel Writing Month

Nov 11, 2014
Davis residents, students participate in National Novel Writing Month

Every year, on the evening of Oct. 31, aspiring and seasoned writers from all over the world eagerly wait for the clock to strike midnight to start work on their 50,000-word novel. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo for short. “I feel like a lot of people have ‘write a...

The California Aggie
UC Davis first campus to receive Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation

Nov 11, 2014

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) awarded UC Davis a Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation with the highest rating of four stars. PGMS is an organization that strives to help grounds managers with technique development and management skills. Although the society has existed since 1911, this is the first time it has offered an...

The California Aggie
UC Davis appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Nov 11, 2014

On Oct. 14, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi named Dave Lawlor as the chief financial officer and the vice chancellor of Finance and Resource Management. Lawlor officially joined UC Davis Nov. 3. Prior to coming to UC Davis, Lawlor held a senior finance post for the past seven years at George Washington University,...

The California Aggie
This Week in Senate

Nov 11, 2014

ASUCD Vice President Maxwell Kappes presided over the senate meeting on Nov. 6, held in the Mee Room of the Memorial Union (MU). The meeting was called to order at 6:12 p.m. The senate began by discusssing the new Unitrans terminal at the MU. Representatives for Unitrans spoke about the success of the new...

The California Aggie
News in Brief: Students Affairs holds forum on proposed UC tuition and fee increases

Nov 11, 2014

On Friday, Student Affairs held a student forum to discuss the proposed University of California tuition and fee increases. This plan will increase students’ tuition by up to five percent annually over the next five years. Members of Student Affairs began the student forum by explaining the reasons for the increased tuition, which include...

The California Aggie
UC Davis student found dead at UC Berkeley fraternity

Nov 10, 2014

Vaibhev Loomba, a third-year mathematics student at UC Davis, died over the weekend at a UC Berkeley fraternity house. An unresponsive man was found the morning of Nov. 9 face down in the Zeta Psi fraternity house at 2728 Bancroft Ave., and police arrived on scene about 12:10 p.m, according to Lt. Ed Spiller...

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The State Hornet
Student group speaks against Sac State arena

Nov 10, 2014

Members of Students for Quality Education voiced their concerns to the Faculty Senate regarding the proposal for a new arena and student center expected to raise student fees by $219 starting fall 2015.

The State Hornet
Sac State introduces male empowerment to students

Nov 6, 2014

Jerry Blakes held Sacramento State’s first Male Empowerment Collaborative Men’s Conference to inform faculty, students and staff how it is to be a male in college and increase male graduation rates.



The California Aggie
Interview with specialist Maurice Pitesky

Nov 6, 2014
Interview with specialist Maurice Pitesky

Maurice Pitesky is an assistant specialist in cooperative extension at UC Davis who also teaches about the poultry industry in California. As a veterinarian and epidemiologist, he is interested in how diseases spread through flocks of chickens from the perspectives of poultry health and food safety. Prior to working at the university, Pitesky worked...

The California Aggie
UC Davis Medical Center identified as Ebola-ready

Nov 6, 2014
UC Davis Medical Center identified as Ebola-ready

On Oct. 24, the University of California (UC) Office of the President confirmed in a press release that the UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) in Sacramento will be one of five UC medical centers prepared to take in and treat officially-diagnosed Ebola patients. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) now recognizes all five...

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