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Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

UC Davis will be partnering with Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi.

Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Yingchuan, China, during a meeting between high-level officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology... Read More

Mondavi Center enhances offerings with Mellon grant

Mondavi Center enhances offerings with Mellon grant

The So Percussion ensemble will be visiting UC Davis, thanks to the Mellon grant.

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis has received a $400,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support innovative performances in classical music, residencies by major American orchestras and festivals connected to academic programs.

“This generous grant supports our belief in the power and beauty of classical music to enrich lives,” said Don Roth, executive director of the Mondavi Center. “It will give us the opportunity to deepen our work to engage audience members with classical music by supporting nontraditional and less formal concert formats, by collaborating with UC Davis artists and faculty to create exciting multifaceted music festivals, and by creating major artist residencies that bring community members and artists in closer contact.”... Read More

UC Davis names CIO

UC Davis names CIO

Viji Murali, an IT veteran in higher education, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis. “UC Davis is incredibly fortunate to recruit someone with Viji’s experience and expertise,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in announcing Murali’s appointment... Read More

14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition
14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition
07-22-2014 - 09-20-2014
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
http://www.natsoulas.com
Admission: Free
 
(530) 756-3938
 
Start Time(s): Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm Fri 11am-10pm Sat-Sun Noon-5pm
The 14th annual California Landscape Exhibition will celebrate the diverse California landscapes as seen through the eyes of more than 40 of the top landscape painters in the region 
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From why men don’t dance to Hemingway, UC Davis authors offer a variety of summer reads

From why men don’t dance to Hemingway, UC Davis authors offer a variety of summer reads

Few subjects escape the eyes and pens of University of California, Davis, faculty and alumni. Recent books include a look at the demise of movie musicals by an economic historian, an examination of how medieval scholars attempted to understand same-sex orientation, a new novel with a mystery by MacArthur “Genius” winner Yiyun Li and a collection of half a century of writing on Hemingway. Regardless of what you’re interested in, UC Davis has it covered. “Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s” by Matthew Kennedy (Oxford University Press, $35, 320 pages). After the back-to-back movie musical mega hits…... Read More

Davis Enterprise: Yolo Board of Education unanimously rejects proposed raise for superintendent

Davis Enterprise: Yolo Board of Education unanimously rejects proposed raise for superintendent

The following is the introduction to the Davis Enterprise article named "Yolo Board of Education unanimously rejects proposed raise for superintendent" by Jeff Hudson. Follow the link to read the entire article.

After hearing another hour of public comment sternly criticizing a proposed pay increase for Yolo County Superintendent Jorge Ayala, the Yolo County Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to keep Ayala’s salary at its current level ($165,776), rather than give him a raise or a one-time bonus as he prepares to retire at year’s end.
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Aggie softball field set for major renovations

Aggie softball field set for major renovations

La Rue Field, home to the UC Davis softball team and site of several NCAA Division II Regional Championships, will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2015 to create a much-improved facility for the Aggies and a better gameday experience for fans. The renovations, estimated to cost between $3.3 million and $4.3 million, are part of a comprehensive strategic plan for UC Davis Athletics facilities. ... Read More