The UC Davis Concert Band has teamed up with the California Youth Symphony for a virtual performance. The concert band and the youth symphony’s wind symphony performed Spring Festival, by Chen Yi, while maintaining a healthy distance. See the virtual performance in the above video.
Twitter: A virtual tour of London’s art museums
Karen Nikos-Rose: Traveling (Virtually) with the Arts Blog: London - UC Davis [click for link] Read about and glimpse the Arts Blog's first trip abroad, virtually. You can travel the world with us from the comfort of your couch. And it's free!
New dog gets his badge
Earlier this month, the newest member of the UC Davis Health community began making the rounds at the hospital — with tongue lagging and tail wagging.
On the afternoon of Thursday, July 16, Rono — the UC Davis Police Department’s new K-9 — was “sworn in” during a ceremony attended by UC Davis Medical Center interim CEO Brad Simmons, Chief Nursing and Patient Services Officer Toby Marsh, Police Capt. Mark Brunet and other officers and staff. Lt. Danny Sheffield did the honors and affixed the official badge to Rono’s collar.
The 1-year-old German Shepherd worked hard to earn his star. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Rono was able to complete a grueling 17-week training course at California Highway Patrol Academy. Other than a little mishap that led to a tooth being pulled, Rono did a “wonderful job,” according to his partner, Officer Eric Palmer.
Read more on the UC Davis Health website.
Facebook: Explore nature at home
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens: Document the flora and fauna around your home, get help identifying the plants and species you encounter and more! Join our "Naturing at Home" project on [click for link] Learn more on our website: [click for link]
(The photo shows a pipevine swallowtail butterfly on Salvia clevelandii and was taken by Learning by Leading student Lauren Glevanik in our Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants. Find the garden here: [click for link])