NEWS BRIEFS: Safety Walk Will Go On, Rain or Moonlight

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  • Deadline extended to apply for advisory committees
  • Margrit, Margrit ... How does your garden grow (slideshow)
  • Workshop: 'Survival Strategies for Active-Shooter Incident'
  • Police host ‘Leave No Victim Behind’ conference
  • Davis Urgent Care serves medical group patients
  • Summer Olympics: Who’s going to Rio?

UC Davis won't let rain stop the safety walk planned for Wednesday night (March 9), the Police Department announced. So, show up at 6:30 p.m. at the flagpole on the Memorial Union’s South Patio, and bring your umbrellas! The organizers will be serving hot chocolate and snacks before the walk.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to join with police officers in checking the lighting in the campus’s central core, to note where lights may be malfunctioning and to identify areas that may need more lighting. Volunteers will work in teams with police officers, who will record any lighting deficiencies and report them to Facilities Management.

Oh, and besides remembering your umbrellas, be sure to wear comfortable shoes (or waterproof boots).

Read earlier coverage.

Deadline extended to apply for advisory committees

Have you ever thought, “I wish the administration would ask me and my colleagues how we feel about this or that at UC Davis?” Well, guess what? The administration is asking all the time — via administrative advisory committees. And today’s your lucky day, because the deadline to apply for committee membership in 2016-17 has been extended to Monday, March 28.

The committees address a wide range of topics around campus life and operations. Staff and faculty are likely to be most interested in the following committees: Arts and Lectures, Child and Family Care, Disability Issues, Staff Diversity, Status of Women at UC Davis, and Transportation and Parking Services.

The campus aims to balance each committee with members from multiple constituencies — staff, Academic Senate and Academic Federation, undergraduate and graduate students —  to give a voice to all. The campus also committee membership that represents the campus’s wide range of diversity in gender, ethnicity, academic discipline and areas of knowledge.

“As a member of an administrative advisory committee, you can ensure that your constituency's perspectives are well represented in the committee's recommendations to the administration,” said Karl Mohr, assistant executive vice chancellor, in announcing the application deadline extension.

“You can also help representatives from other constituencies understand your interests and concerns and, in turn, learn more about their views of campus issues.”

The Administrative Advisory Committees Web page includes a list of the committees and a link to the membership application. Click on the name of a committee to read a brief description of the committee’s work.

Workshop: 'Survival Strategies for Active-Shooter Incident'

Registration is underway for the workshop “Community Survival Strategies for Active-Shooter Incident,” to be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, for faculty and staff. Workshop leaders are Mary Macias, safety officer for Student Health and Counseling Services, and volunteer coordinator for the campus Police Department; and police officer Ray Holguin.

Macias said the workshop covers three steps to follow to increase your chance of surviving an active-shooter incident: run, hide, fight (last resort). The program’s scenarios incorporate demonstrations on how to attack a shooter and take away a handgun. Other topics include: the will to survive, weapon identification and identifying police capabilities.

The workshop will be held in the Hamilton Room at the Heitman Staff Learning Center. Class size is limited to 60 people. Sign up via the Learning Management System (search for the course by its title).

Police host ‘Leave No Victim Behind’ conference

How can law enforcement build better relations with underserved and minority communities? That’s the theme of a one-of-a-kind conference, “Leave No Victim Behind,” organized and hosted by the campus Police Department, April 11-12.  “It’s time for us to reconnect with our communities,” Police Chief Matt Carmichael said. “Victims of crime are not going to report to police if they don’t trust police.”

The conference is aimed at police departments, sheriffs’ offices and district attorneys who want to engage with communities that are often wary or skeptical of law enforcement. Carmichael promises two days of high-energy presentations and discussion. Attendees will hear from various communities about their needs, including the LGBTQIA community, veterans, the disabled, black/African-American, Latino/a, Sikh and other communities of faith.

Other speakers will present programs from across the country, including Seattle’s Safe Place program, Los Angeles’ outreach to the homeless, Yolo County’s Neighborhood Court and the UC Davis police cadet program.

The conference is sponsored by the UC Davis Police Department and the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board. 

More information is available here.

Davis Urgent Care serves medical group patients

The UC Davis Medical Group announced a new partnership whereby the medical group's patients have a new clinic option, Davis Urgent Care, for urgent or after-hours care without need for referral.

The privately-run Davis Urgent Care opened in January in east Davis across Second Street from the Target store. Board-certified physicians offer emergency, adult and pediatric care, and the clinic also features some on-site laboratory and X-ray services for tests needed as part of urgent-care visits.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, 365 days a year, in Suite 105 at 4515 Fermi Place. The phone number is 530-759-9110.

Summer Olympics: Who’s going to Rio?

UC Davis News and Media Relations is compiling a list of UC Davis afilliates — students, alumni, staff and faculty — who may be participating in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as athletes or coaches, or in other ways, say, as officials, trainers, medical or veterinary staff, or volunteers. Please let us know, so we can share with the campus community and the general media. Send emails to

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