Review Category : Campus News

UWP to offer writing minor beginning fall 2009

 

Whether you're pre-med or pre-law, an aspiring corporate employee or an independently-minded entrepreneur, success in today's job market all boils down to one factor: writing skills.

Beginning in the fall of 2009, the University Writing Program will offer a 20-unit Expository Writing minor designed for students in every field of study who want to boost their writing skills and be better prepared for life in the professional world.

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‘Recyclemania’ comes to Davis

Recyclemania, a nationwide competition among 100 universities, will be kicking off on Jan. 18, running until Mar. 27.

During the competition universities strive to collect as much recyclables as they can during the allotted time period. The more a university collects, the higher they will be ranked.

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Campus Judicial Report

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A senior was referred to SJA for unauthorized collaboration. Intending to send her completed homework to a friend who was having trouble in the class, the student accidentally forwarded the homework to the entire class and professor. The student admitted dishonesty and accepted a censure and a writing assignment on unauthorized collaboration.

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Shields Library continues to struggle

Once considered one of the top libraries in the UC system, Peter J. Shields Library has plummeted in ranking, funding and capability in recent years.

Previously ranked as high in the American Research Library's rankings as 24th in 1986, Davis sat at 60th at the end of 2008.

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Panel addresses challenges of Obama presidency

With Barack Obama's presidential inauguration less than a week away, and an economic collapse seemingly even closer, students are nervous to hear what challenges Obama must face and hopefully defeat. On Tuesday, over 100 students and community members filled the Activities and Recreation Center ballroom to attend "Challenges for the President," where a panel of UC Davis professors discussed the social, economic, legal and foreign policy issues facing the future administration.

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Wheelchair users experience difficulties on campus

The wheels on the Unitrans buses may go round and round, but a different set of wheels on campus has slowed down lately. Adam Shapiro, a third-year clinical nutrition major, is in a wheelchair, and when he wants to get to class in Everson Hall, the uneven pathways are sometimes so rugged that he worries that his chair might tip over.

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New health center to open spring 2010

As of spring 2010, UC Davis students will no longer turn to the Cowell Student Health Center for their medical needs. Instead, they will be able to go to the Health and Wellness Center that is currently under construction on the west side of La Rue Road, just opposite from the Activities and Recreation Center and adjacent to The Colleges at La Rue.

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UC Irvine to open new law school

In fall 2009, new students will enter UC Irvine's School of Law for the first time - all with free three-year tuition.

Set to open in August, the school will let in roughly 60 students and has plans to accept up to 200 students in years to come, said Rex Bossert, communications and public affairs director for UCI's School of Law.

Victoria Ortiz, dean of students and director of admissions for UCI School of Law, said that she expects roughly over 1,000 prospective students to apply by the Mar. 1 deadline.

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Unitrans buses are too crowded, students claim

For many students, getting to and from campus means being uncomfortably close to strangers. Unitrans officials say they have not recorded a significant increase in ridership over the past couple of years, but many students are complaining that the buses are packed.

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Debate over UC Medical Center Nurse Staffing Reaches Standstill

In protest of what they claim to be steadily decreasing levels of staffing at University of California Medical Centers and Student Health Centers, UC registered nurses at five medical centers have voted to authorize bargainers to call a strike if necessary.

This decision is in the midst of extended contract negotiations, which began in July 2008 in concern of staffing, wages and benefits.

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UC Davis professors to address challenges facing new administration

With President-elect Obama's inauguration just a week away, a panel of UC Davis professors will gather tonight to discuss the various challenges facing the new president.

The event will consist of individual presentations by four different professors who will discuss the economic, constitutional, social and foreign policy issues that Obama will confront when he takes office on January 20. Following the presentations, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

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Davis professors receive prestigious honor

When they're not in the classroom, UC Davis professors engage in cutting-edge research that expands scientific knowledge in their field of study. Some of the discoveries are small, but many have a far-reaching impact, attracting attention from national scientific organizations.

Six professors at UC Davis have been recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for achievements like furthering the understanding of weight management and generating images of atomic molecules.

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Students react to attacks in Gaza

Louis Sachs' winter break ended early this year.

He spent his break in Golan, a city in Northern Israel, with 10 other students on an all-Jewish educational trip. Halfway through his time abroad, on Dec. 25, five Israeli soldiers from his group were called to duty. The soldiers left for Gaza the next day, beginning what officials in the Middle East are calling the most deadly attack in the on-going Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To date, the campaign has claimed the lives of 880 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, according to BBC reports.

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Out-of-state students are a profit for the UC system

In times where the state budget is tight and student fees are on the rise, University of California officials are debating how to account for reduced funding. One option being considered is accepting a greater percentage of out-of-state and international students, whose heightened tuition fees will increase revenue.

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