A tiny spot amid 5,300 acres can hold great meaning. It can be a place to find peace, lift spirits, pique curiosity or spark creativity. Thought/Space is a new video series from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, about the special places that staff, faculty and students have found at UC Davis. Putah Creek is Samuel Sandoval’s Thought/Space. It’s where the water resources professor can bike to collect his thoughts, take a breath and “feel peace” among the birds, breeze and water.
Plants for bees
Take a tour of the UC Davis Bee Haven and learn what kind of plants can be beneficial to bees in the above video.
Goodbye and congrats
Kelly Ratliff, vice chancellor of Finance, Operations and Administration, has put a cap on her 35-year career at UC Davis. Here are a few congratulatory messages shared on social media, coinciding with her retirement celebration and farewell rally last week:
Look back at Kelly Ratliff’s 35-year career at UC Davis before her retirement celebration and farewell rally today: https://t.co/Rx6FITzqRv— Dateline UC Davis (@UCDavisDateline) May 13, 2022
UC Davis Police Chief Joe Farrow & I honored Vice Chancellor Kelly Ratliff today with a shadow box of badges, patches, & challenge coins from @UCDavisFire & UCDPD. A kind, collaborative, & talented leader! Thanks for your support of #UCDFD & enjoy a well deserved retirement! 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/CGEKPmTn6u— Nathan Trauernicht (@FireChiefT) May 12, 2022
Congratulations, Vice Chancellor Kelly Ratliff, on your retirement from @ucdavis! You have been an integral part of the Healthy Davis Together program since the beginning. Thank you for your leadership and wise counsel. We couldn’t have done it without you! #HealthyDavisHero pic.twitter.com/k1BrBMXRHu— Healthy Davis Together (@HealthyDavis) May 13, 2022
Join us in wishing Kelly Ratliff MBA 93 a wonderful retirement! Read about her lasting contributions to the Davis campus and community after 35 years of service: https://t.co/Mc6M1pBijY #GoAgs pic.twitter.com/L2pf8nRKjj— UC Davis GSM (@ucdavismba) May 15, 2022
Grad Cap Contest
It’s officially commencement season, which means it’s also Grad Cap Contest season. Graduating members of the Class of 2022 can submit entries until June 13, with voting open June 15-17. More information and the complete rules are available online.
Cody Kitaura is a News and Media Relations Specialist in the Office of Strategic Communications, and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.