University News University News for UC Davis en HOLIDAY HELPING: 2,275 Pounds for The Pantry, and Counting <p class="MsoNormal">The results are in from the 2022 Holiday Food Drive — and it was another great collection on both sides of the causeway!</p> November 22, 2022 Dave Jones Take the Dateline Reader Survey <p>A lot has changed in the last three years, but the way the university uses Dateline UC Davis, its faculty-staff newsletter, has largely remained the same since its last overhaul. Now we’re asking if there are any ways we can improve the weekly e-newsletter.</p> <p>Everyone who receives Dateline — whether you read it regularly or hardly at all — is invited to <a href="">take a brief survey</a> to share what is working and what doesn’t. The small team who puts the e-newsletter together each week is looking for ways to improve.</p> November 22, 2022 Cody T Kitaura ORG CHART: Anne Jones Moving to School of Education as Assistant Dean IN THIS COLUMN Anne Jones, School of Education Jason Stewart, Office of the Provost Karl Mohr, Office of the Provost November 22, 2022 Dave Jones UC Davis, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Partner on Patch Series Focused on Healthy Outside Initiative UC Davis and Girl Scouts Heart of Central California have teamed up to encourage Girl Scouts in the region to participate in a custom patch series involving campus spaces. November 22, 2022 Karen Michele Nikos-Rose THE DOWNLOAD: Virtual Tours and a Real ‘Bug Bowl’ <p>The Robert Mondavi Institute has several unique spaces, including “a lab classroom that is also a kitchen.” See inside the Food Innovation Lab, the Pilot Plant and the Milk Lab in the above video.</p> November 21, 2022 Cody T Kitaura Men’s Water Polo to Vie for NCAA Title The NCAA’s fall championship season is underway, with the Aggies represented by one team, men’s water polo, and one individual, cross country’s Brianna Weidler. November 21, 2022 Dave Jones Corals Saving Corals Corals resistant to disease can rescue more vulnerable corals, UC Davis found. Raising corals with diverse genotypes builds resilience amid disease and climate changes in reefs. November 21, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin UC Davis Chancellor May’s Statement on Fatal Shooting at LGBTQ Club in Colorado Let it be clear that at UC Davis, whenever one community is hurting, we all are. November 20, 2022 Dave Jones Checking In With Chancellor May: Reject Violence. Reject Hate. We’re living in very tumultuous times and the value of a supportive community cannot be overstated. November 18, 2022 Dave Jones Call Goes Out for Fall Commencement Volunteers <p class="xmsonormal">Commencement organizers are seeking staff volunteers for two ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 10: the regular fall ceremony and the last of three spring makeup ceremonies.</p> <p class="xmsonormal">Fall commencement will begin at 10 a.m. and the makeup commencement will begin at 2 p.m., both in the University Credit Union Center. </p> November 16, 2022 Dave Jones Joseph Patel ’94 Talks ‘Summer of Soul’ <p class="MsoNormal">Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Joseph Patel traces his success as a professional storyteller to the countless hours he spent as a UC Davis undergraduate at campus radio station KDVS.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“It’s where I learned how to form community. It’s where I learned how to tell stories, and where I discovered what I love to do,” Patel ’94 told a UC Davis audience earlier this month. “It’s a straight line from there to here.”</p> November 15, 2022 Dave Jones UC Davis ‘Keeps Moving’ to Serve Hispanic Students <p>Hispanic Outlook Magazine last month named UC Davis as one of the <a href="">“Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics,”</a> and the people leading UC Davis’ effort to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution, or HSI, say that’s just a peek at things to come.</p> November 15, 2022 Cody T Kitaura Crowdfunding $106,000 for Campus Projects <p>Twenty-six teams of students, faculty and staff across UC Davis and UC Davis Health raised $106,720 for their projects of passion in <a href="">October’s Crowdfund UC Davis campaign</a>, nearly matching the program’s record $107,556 yield in February 2021.</p> November 15, 2022 Cody T Kitaura THE DOWNLOAD: Diversifying Nursing, Study Abroad Photos <p>More than three dozen students from underserved high schools in Sacramento spent two weeks at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. They received hands-on experience and discovered the pathways to a future in the nursing profession.</p> <p><a href="">Read more on the school’s website.</a></p> November 15, 2022 Cody T Kitaura HOLIDAY HELPING: Food, Toys and More <p class="MsoNormal">As the holidays approach, various organizations are asking for the campus community’s help in providing food and other essentials for students, toys for children, and coats and sweaters for dogs and cats.</p> November 15, 2022 Dave Jones ‘Unfold’ Podcast, Episode 6: ‘Linking Wartime Trauma to Dementia in Vietnamese American Communities’ Episode 6 of Unfold, a UC Davis podcast, examines research that explores whether Vietnamese refugees who experienced trauma during the war or its aftermath are more at risk of developing dementia. November 15, 2022 Amy M Quinton Citizen Scientists Help UC Davis Researchers Spread Native Plant Seeds in Urban Areas <p>Bus stops, bike paths, sidewalks and other spots often overlooked in the community will become areas of beauty — for the sake of science. That’s the idea behind the <a href="">Seed Pile Project</a>, which asks community members from as far east as Sacramento and as far west as the East Bay to drop a pile of native wildflower seeds near their home or office and monitor the growth.</p> November 15, 2022 Karen Michele Nikos-Rose Chancellor May’s Statement on Violence on University Campuses in Virginia and Idaho The UC Davis community grieves with our friends and colleagues at both the University of Virginia and University of Idaho, where students were the victims of violence in separate incidents on Sunday. We are utterly heartbroken. College campuses are places where young people are forming their ideas and pursuing their dreams. That these students will not get to live out their potential is devastating. We share our sorrow with each of these communities. November 14, 2022 Cody T Kitaura UC Davis Students Return to Alma Mater to Encourage College-Going UC Davis students talk at their high school during an Achieve UC event to share the message that a UC education is accessible and affordable. November 08, 2022 Julia Ann Easley Yellow Ribbons Call Veterans to Mind The trees on the Quad are once again bedecked in yellow ribbons in a tribute to veterans and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). November 08, 2022 Dave Jones