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IN BRIEF: Research offices, security fees, road closures

By Dave Jones on June 23, 2006 in University

Research offices move

The Office of Research plans to move its administrative units from the main campus to 1850 Research Park Drive, Davis. There, the administration will join Technology and Industry Alliances, a unit of the Office of Research.

"When space became available at this site, the decision was made to bring together services in order to better leverage the effectiveness of operations and meet the increasing needs of the campus's growing research enterprise," Barry Klein, vice chancellor for research, said in a memo.

The move is scheduled from July 21 through 24, and the administrative units will be closed on the 21st, a Friday, and the 24th, a Monday. The units that are moving: the vice chancellor's office, from the fourth floor of Mrak Hall; Interdisciplinary Research Support, from Everson Hall; and Sponsored Programs, also from Everson Hall. The Institutional Review Board Administration will remain in Sacramento.

Effective July 25, research proposals may be dropped off either at 1850 Research Park Drive, Suite 300, or 402 Mrak Hall.

More information on the relocation is available online, New telephone numbers will be posted on the Web site when available.

Security fees go up

The UC Davis Police Department is charging more to provide added security at sports and special events. Lt. Nader Oweis, public information officer, said the campus rate committee approved the higher fees, and they took effect May 1.

Oweis listed the new hourly rates for campus units: $57 for officers, $68 for sergeants and $79 for lieutenants, up from $43, $52 and $60, respectively. The Police Department will charge the old rates for those events for which planners arranged additional police presence before the committee approved the rate increase, Oweis said.

The rate committee approved the following hourly rates for campus events with no university affiliation: $73 for officers, $88 for sergeants and $103.00 for lieutenants.

Oweis said police work at sports and special events is designed to be a self-sustaining program. "In reviewing the appropriateness for rate proposals," he said, "the committee found that the current rates did not recover current salary and equipment costs."

Road closures delayed

Major road closures at the main campus's south entry are still in the offing, but will not happen as soon as had been planned. The Architects and Engineers office previously announced a tentative schedule of closures and detours from July through December, to accommodate utility work. Now the tentative dates have been pushed back to September through March.

A two-phase plan remains in place:

  • Phase 1 — Traffic will be kept off the California Avenue bridge, which connects La Rue and Old Davis roads; traffic will be diverted to Putah Creek Lodge Road. Cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to Old Davis Road.
  • Phase 2 — A portion of La Rue Road between Parking Lot 46 and California Avenue will be closed, and a portion of Old Davis Road between the information kiosk and Beau Vine Lane, adjacent to the South Entry Parking Structure, will be closed.

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Dave Jones, Dateline, 530-752-6556,