Review Category : Campus News

Panhellenic sororities conned in self-defense seminar

The Panhellenic Council sponsored a self-defense seminar last week in Freeborn Hall for hundreds of sorority sisters with an instructor who turned out to be a con artist.

David Portnoy, also known as Dave Parker, contacted the Panhellenic Council and offered to put on a free safety seminar for women. Last Monday, 80 percent of all eight Panhellenic sororities were required to attend the seminar.

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Campus news in brief

UC Board of Regents to meet in San Francisco

UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus will host the UC Regents' three-day set of meetings beginning today. The regents will meet in closed session to receive updates on the university's legal issues followed by an open session meeting to consider budget, environmental and design approvals.

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Students elect six new ASUCD senators

The ASUCD Elections Committee announced on Friday afternoon that Danny Garrett, Mo Torres, Justin Patrizio, Laura Pulido, Jack Zwald and Erin Lebe have been chosen as ASUCD's newest senators, representing the student body from fall 2008-2009.

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Senate Brief

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Nov. 13 meeting location, the Memorial Union's Mee Room.

 

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California Raptor Center to hold open house, “Hawk Walk”

UC Davis' California Raptor Center will hold its free open house Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., featuring a "Hawk Walk," special presentations, museum tour and self-guided tours of the center.

"The open house is a method to bring the people from the outside who would not likely go the Raptor Center," said Jo Cowen, head of the education department for the center.

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Well-known Atheist author to speak on campus

The UC Davis Agnostic and Atheist Student Association (AgASA) will host well-known atheist activist and speaker Dan Barker at 6 p.m. today in 123 Science Lecture.

A former evangelical preacher of 19 years, Barker will discuss his recent book Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists. His lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session with audience members as well as a book-signing.

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GLOW invites students to party at Silo

The Community Outreach Club (COC) and sorority Lambda Omicron Xi (LOXi) are hosting a dance party tonight at the Silo known simply as GLOW - "Give Life to Our World."

GLOW is a charity event aimed at spreading awareness about the environment and renewable energy to local and global communities.

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Campus Judicial Report

Submitting another student's work as one's own

 

A plant sciences professor referred a student for submitting her friend's essay as her own. In a prior administration of the class, the friend earned very high marks for a paper on sugarcane growth. Knowing that this year's essay prompt was identical, the referred student asked to see her friend's essay for reference, and then copied the essay verbatim, submitting it as her own work. She admitted to wrongdoing and agreed to a one-quarter suspension, counseling with CAPS and a time management workshop with the Learning Skills Center. Because the student had prior violations on file, she was also sanctioned to Deferred Dismissal, meaning a subsequent academic violation would lead to dismissal from the university.

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Bike Church evicted from Domes property

It's time to say a little prayer for the Bike Church, parishioners.

The non-profit bicycle co-op has offered do-it-yourself training workshops and used bike parts for the Davis community for nearly five years. However, due to several breaches in university regulations, Student Housing has evicted the church from its location next to the domes sustainable living area.

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Chancellor to visit Iranian universities

In his last year as chancellor of UC Davis, Larry Vanderhoef is in no way taking it easy. The long-serving chancellor embarks on his second trip to Iran tomorrow.

Chancellor Vanderhoef will make the visit along with five other American university leaders as part of a delegation sponsored by the American Association of Universities. On the seven-day trip, the group will visit several Iranian universities in the interest of strengthening scientific and educational ties between the two countries.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss ‘The New Deal Now’

During an economic crisis that evokes comparisons to the Great Depression, many historians are arguing that the New Deal has never been more relevant.

The Center for History, Society and Culture is sponsoring "The New Deal Now," a two-hour public forum that will feature three historians from three different universities. The event will begin today at 5 p.m. at the University Club, located in the Arboretum just across from Mrak Hall and next to Wyatt Pavilion.

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UC Davis urges President-elect to give science adviser cabinet rank

At the end of October, almost 180 science, education and business groups - including UC Davis - sent a letter to Senators Barack Obama and John McCain urging them to appoint a science adviser with a cabinet rank by Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.

The letter notes that many issues - health care, energy, economic competitiveness, climate change - require sound scientific advice, making it "critical that the next president seek out and rely upon sound scientific and technological advice early and often in the new administration."

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UCD to train responders in large animal rescue

Eight cattle paraded across the highway near Antioch this May causing a traffic jam that lasted close to four and a half hours.

When the fire department arrived, the lights and sounds spooked the cattle into scattering and running for their lives into Interstate 680. Four out of the eight cattle were shot multiple times by the highway patrol officers and the sheriff's department.

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