NEWS BRIEFS: Panel named for Student Affairs VC recruitment
October 19, 2012
Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi this week announced the makeup of the recruitment advisory committee for vice chancellor of Student Affairs.
The 19-member committee includes students, staff, faculty and administrators, led by Ken Burtis as chair. Burtis, former dean of the College of Biological Sciences, now serves as faculty adviser to the chancellor and provost.
The committee will be assisted by Alberto Pimentel of Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, a nationally recognized search firm.
The chancellor’s office also announced an email address — email@example.com — for people wishing to offer recommendations and advice on characteristics of the next vice chancellor of Student Affairs.
- David Biale, professor and chair, history
- Linda F. Bisson, professor, viticulture and enology
- Ken Burtis, faculty adviser, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost
- Theresa Costa, undergraduate adviser, plant sciences
- Carolyn de la Pena, professor, American studies
- Karl Engelbach, associate chancellor and chief of staff, Office of the Chancellor
- Asha Fereydouni, undergraduate (political science)
- Emily Galindo, associate vice chancellor, Student Affairs
- Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor, anthropology
- Debbie Niemeier, professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Walter Robinson, director, Undergraduate Admissions
- Don Roth, executive director, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
- Carly Sandstrom, undergraduate (economics and international relations)
- Regina Slaughter-Canegan, business manager, Humanities Institute (Staff Assembly representative)
- Rebecca Sterling, president, ASUCD, undergraduate (international relations and psychology)
- Annemarie Stone, student assistant to the chancellor, undergraduate (English and American studies)
- Dan Villarreal, Graduate Student Association
- Wesley Young, director, Services for International Students and Scholars
- Rena Zieve, professor, physics
Faculty leader to address access, affordability, excellence
A UC Davis and UC-wide faculty leader plans a talk Monday (Oct. 22) on the university’s financial predicament, the result of dramatic cuts in state funding.
The public talk by Professor Bob Powell, chair of the systemwide Academic Senate and a former chair of the senate’s Davis Division, is scheduled for noon in 1065 Kemper Hall.
He said the state’s prior investment in UC “has paid off in a highly educated work force that has been responsible for creating industries that touch our lives every day.”
Now he worries about maintaining the hallmarks of a UC education, as described in the title of his talk: “Access, Affordability and Excellence in an Environment of Rapid State Disinvestment.”
The departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Food Science and Technology are sponsoring Powell’s talk. He is a faculty member in both, and a former chair of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
More information: The Future of the Public University, part of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter’s website.
Library organizes programs for Open Access Week
The University Library announced a panel discussion and two other programs in conjunction with Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year.
The UC Davis programs, free and open to the public, offer an opportunity “to discuss and learn about the potential benefits of open access publishing,” said the organizers, librarians Raquel Abad (Blaisdell Medical Library) and Phoebe Ayers (Physical Sciences and Engineering Library).
The schedule includes a panel discussion, Wednesday (Oct. 24), featuring University Librarian MacKenzie Smith and Professor Jonathan Eisen, chair of the advisory board of PLoS Biology, an open access journal.
Another program asks: Should You Publish in Open Access Journals? It is scheduled for Monday (Oct. 22) on the Sacramento campus.
The last program is a workshop, Data Management for Researchers: Organizing, Describing and Sharing Your Data, on Wednesday (Oct. 24), Shields Library.
Active Shooter Survival Workshop
The campus Police Department announced an Active Shooter Survival Workshop, to be held next week and open to all students, staff and faculty.
The workshop, running about 90 minutes, covers five steps to help increase your chances of surviving an active shooter: escape, cover, hide, play dead and, as a last resort, attack the attacker.
Chief Matt Carmichael, who designed the active shooter course specifically for the campus community, is scheduled to lead next week’s program. Staff from academic departments and student services units will assist in the presentation, with the goal of showing the workshop participants how the active shooter scenarios and concepts relate to people outside the Police Department.
The workshop “emphasizes the need for communities to preplan for catastrophic events and shows them how to identify an active-incident safe space in the campus environment,” according to the Police Department.
The workshop is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 25) in the King Lounge, Memorial Union (second floor). Reservations are not needed.
UC Davis NewsWatch video: "How to Deal with an Active Shooter"
Kabang's snout repair has to wait
Dental and facial surgeries for Kabang, the hero dog from the Philippines, will have to wait for up to six months while UC Davis veterinarians first deal with newly identified medical problems: heartworm and a tumor.
The dog arrived at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for treatment of her traumatic wounds to her snout, injured when she leapt in front of a motorcycle to save two children from being hit.
Veterinarians said Kabang’s heartworm had not reached an advanced stage, thereby improving her long-term prognosis in the treatment of that condition. Tumors like the one Kabang has are typically treated with chemotherapy, and the survivability rate is 90 percent.
Kabang’s case is drawing much attention in the Philippines, and in the United States as well. The School of Veterinary Medicine has created a Kabang website, with news updates, background information and more.
'Restore/Restory' festival at Cache Creek preserve
The UC Davis Art of Regional Change and the Cache Creek Conservancy are set tomorrow (Oct. 20) to unveil “Restore/Restory: A People’s History of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve” — showcasing the stories of Yolo County’s peoples and traditions, and their relationships to the land.
The debut will come during a festival with audio tours, interactive art murals, nature and culture walks, and story circle, from noon to 6 p.m., free and open to the public.
The program also includes music, hands-on activities, a basket weaving demonstration and guest speakers.
In the works for more than a year, “Restore/Restory” has brought together UC Davis students, faculty and artists with members of the Cache Creek Conservancy as well as a cross-section of Yolo County residents (Native American leaders, miners, farmers, environmental activists and policymakers) in creating a shared vision of the past.
That history has been saved in a story map, audio tours, digital murals, and a timeline of images, maps and historical documents — to be available to the public, on the project website (restorerestory.org), starting Oct. 20 (during the festival).
The Cache Creek Nature Preserve is at 34199 County Road 20, Woodland.
Thousands expected for Preview Day
Thousands of prospective students and their families are expected for Preview Day tomorrow (Oct. 20) — a way for the campus to say, “This is where we would like you to come to school.”
Attendance could top 3,000, including school counselors. So, if you’re on campus, this will explain why you see so many people and so many cars; visitors are being advised to use the north entry parking garage or Lot 25 in front of the Activities and Recreation Center.
Preview Day includes the Majors and Activities Fair, where prospective students and their parents can talk with advisers from academic departments and learn about the opportunities in UC Davis’ four undergraduate colleges. The program also includes admission and financial aid information sessions.
Campus tours will be conducted, and the dining commons will be a lunch option.
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