Review Category : Campus News

Art Lounge celebrates Black History Month with Obama! Exhibit

The inauguration festivities are over, but students can still celebrate this year's historical presidential election with a visit to Memorial Union's Art Lounge.

In honor of Black History Month, the Art Lounge is currently showcasing a photo biography of the life of President Barack Obama as part of its Obama! Exhibit, running until the end of February.

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Friends of Randy Davis preserve memory

Outside Science Lecture Hall 123, a wooden plaque with the figure of a skier performing a back flip sways from a branch. The token is intended to remind the campus of the deceased 21-year-old Randy Davis.

Friends of Davis, juniors Jane Libershteyn and Shayna Fogleman, created and hung the plaque in his memory.

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Correction

In the Feb. 9 issue of The California Aggie, the graphic accompanying the article " Union, library at odds over workload," incorrectly depicts UC Davis and UC San Diego's library expenditures for the 2006-2007 year. The two campuses' total expenditures should have been shown to be $21,002, 377 and $28, 240, 980, respectively.

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Graduate School of Management to offer public health emphasis

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Medical Center have teamed up to create a program aiming to combat mismanagement of health care funds.

Students within the Graduate School of Management will now have the opportunity to earn an MBA with an emphasis in public health by completing 12 units taught by the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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Union, library administrators at odds over workload

The librarians and support staff at Peter J. Shields Library continue to spar with the administration over workload and funding.

Leaders of the librarians' union, UC-AFT Local 2023, point to the decline in the numbers of both librarians and support staff over the last 15 years as evidence of strain. The decline, they note, correlates with UC Davis' drop in the Association of Research Libraries rankings, from 35 in 1993-1994 to 58 in 2006-2007.

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Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Feb. 5 meeting location, the Memorial Union's Mee Room.

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U.S. Bank at the Memorial Union still under negotiations

The Memorial Union may be getting a new addition to take over the East Conference Room - a U.S. Bank.

Though no contract has yet been reached, the university has been in talks with ASUCD President Ivan Carrillo to try to reach a consensus. Carrillo hosted a town hall style meeting on Jan. 26 to inform students about the situation and hear ideas and concerns. Carrillo said roughly 40 students attended the meeting.

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Cal Aggie Camp touches the lives of foster children

Forget Halloween and Christmas. For 200 foster children, the most exciting holiday of the year is two weeks in July spent at Cal Aggie Camp - a place that represents everything they know of comfort and home. "For me, camp is a place where people care," said Sabrina Silva, a 17-year-old camper who has been in the foster care system with her twin sister since they were toddlers.

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Students meet about Gender Education program

Approximately 20 women gathered Friday afternoon to discuss ways to save the Gender Education program.

After the 2008-2009 school year, the program will be cut if it is not put on the official Women's Resources and Research Center budget - something that organizers are fighting to make happen.

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Activist speaks about Israel-West Bank barrier

Over 70 students and supporters gathered Tuesday afternoon by the Memorial Union to speak about the wall separating Palestine and Israel.

The event was hosted by the Students for Justice in Palestine, with speaker Schachaf Palokow, from Anarchist Against the Wall - a human rights organization dedicated to supporting popular Palestinian resistance to the Israeli separation wall.

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Students flaunt their hard work

Students can experience a taste of the real world by showcasing research projects under the guidance of UC Davis faculty.

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference will be held on April 25, in Freeborn and Wellman Halls.

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Campus wises up to the Smartsite

With a name like Smartsite, you'd think everyone would be using UC Davis' course management system as a personal study buddy.

In reality, the cutting edge courseware technology is still young and developing, and faces a number of common misconceptions that keep students and professors from realizing the full "smartness" of its potential.

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King Hall Law School construction put on hold

An empty state piggy bank leaves King Hall School of Law expansion and renovation at a standstill. Due to a tight state budget, the California Pooled Money Investment Board halted payments for state-funded capital projects on Dec. 17. On Jan. 9 the campus suspended the King Hall project for 90 days. Contractor K.O.O. Construction will maintain the area during this period.

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Campus Judicial Report

Multiple personalities

A student was referred for having a friend answer questions in his name using an RF "clicker." The student admitted to receiving unauthorized assistance on course work and agreed to Disciplinary Probation and 10 hours of community service. If a student is found in violation of any university policy while on disciplinary probation, he or she is likely to be removed from the university.

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