The UC Davis Medical Center launched a livestream Monday (May 20) that lets viewers watch the hospital’s peregrine falcon family, complete with four cute newborns.
They hatched last month in a nest on the hospital roof. The still-unsteady babies — thought to be three males and one female — are doing well. The young birds have a downy soft coat that is long and fluffy. Their pin feathers are beginning to emerge at wing tips and tail.
Football team gets championship rings
While last season’s UC Davis football performance, which culminated in a Big Sky Conference title and NCAA postseason run, will not soon be forgotten, the student-athletes, coaches and staff received a tangible reminder of their achievements Monday (May 20) when they received their championship rings.
Head coach Dan Hawkins has been a part of numerous titles in his career, including four Western Athletic Conference crowns at Boise State, but presenting rings at his alma mater — particularly in the presence of numerous past Aggie coaches — proved a special highlight.
“This will go down in my career as one of the most blissful moments ever, and I mean that sincerely,” Hawkins said. The veteran mentor, now heading into his third season at the Aggie helm, invited former UC Davis coaches Bob Biggs, Bob Foster, Sam Young and Steve “Lou” Bronzan to the ceremony. According to Hawkins, the championships won in the 1970s through 1990s are connected to the 2018 title through such figures.
Replica versions of the ring are available to fans as a reward for purchasing 2019 season ticket packages.
— Mark Honbo
How to meet faculty members
Faculty members have a message for students: You're the reason we're here, so don't be afraid to reach out. That's what a group of professors say in the above video, produced by Undergraduate Education, which includes an overview of what faculty members do and suggestions for ways students can communicate with them.