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Events
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 8:15am – 12pmConference Center & Welcome Center
New Employee Welcome

New Employee Welcome, or NEW, is held quarterly for faculty, academic appointees, staff and postdocs on the Davis campus. Senior leaders are among the presenters in a program that covers UC Davis' mission, Principles of Community and culture, as well as noteworthy accomplishments. Each program includes a full breakfast and a campus resource fair, along with opportunities to network. The program runs from 8:15 to 11 a.m., and is followed by an optional campus tour, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

New employees will receive invitations by email or may register in advance here.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 4 – 5:30pmConference Center & Welcome Center
"Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security"

A talk and book-signing by author and journalist Todd Miller. In Storming the Wall, he travels around the world to connect the dots between among climate-ravaged communities, the corporations cashing in on border militarization, and emerging movements for sustainability and environmental justice. Copies of the book will be for sale (credit card only).

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 12 – 1pmConference Center & Welcome Center
Strategic Plan Visioning Session

Chancellor Gary S. May has asked faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and the greater UC Davis community to contribute creative and bold ideas that will propel UC Davis to the next level of excellence. Let your voice be heard in an interactive visioning session, each from noon to 1 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 — Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 — Ballroom, Conference Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 — Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center
No RSVPs. Light refreshments will be provided, but please feel free to bring your lunch as this is a brown bag event.

The committee is also taking comments online: Please submit your suggestions for our high-level, universitywide goals, and one or more strategies to achieve those goals.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 9am – 6pmConference Center & Welcome Center
Aggie Innovation and Start-Up Symposium

This daylong program is open to the community, with a focus on the undergraduate population, particularly women and people of color. Providing information and assistance to those “who wish to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset.” Program includes sessions on “Supporting Student Innovators Beyond the Classroom” and “You Can Do It All: Balancing Student and Start-Up Life,” plus remarks by Chancellor Gary S. May. Culminating with the Campus and Community Resource Reception, 4:45-6 p.m., for networking on innovation and entrepreneurship. Refreshments will be available at registration and during the reception. Lunch is provided.

See the complete program here, and register on the same page.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 4:30 – 7pmConference Center & Welcome Center
Seed Central Forum: Conversation in 3D

Seed Central Monthly Forum and Networking

4:30-6:00 Networking
6:00-7:00 Conversation in 3D

UC Davis doctoral student Katie Murphy in conversation with Dr. Rita Mumm, director of the African Plant Breeding Academy, and emeritus professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

More information

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 8:30am – 6pmConference Center & Welcome Center
Symposium: "Sustainability and Preservation: The Future of Tea"

Bringing together tea scholars, scientists, farmers and industry experts from around the globe, the third annual Global Tea Initiative Symposium will focus on a diverse range of international and regional issues effecting the future of tea and understanding the past. Orchestrated by Katharine Burnett, founding director and associate professor of art history, Chinese art and culture, the theme for this year's symposium is "The Future of Tea: Sustainability and Preservation."

Symposium topics include:

  • "Oh Yes We Can! Tea Farming in California" – conversations with experts and tea farmers
  • "From Soil to Cup" – updates on soil cultivation, management and nutrition
  • "Sustaining Societies and Preserving Lost Cultures" ­– case examples from India, Japan, China and Vietnam, then and now
  • "On the Ground: Sustainability at International Tea Farms" – innovative approaches in India, Japan and around the world
The keynote address, “Tea in the Future: A Bumpy Ride,” will be delivered by international tea scientist Dr. Nigel Melican, managing director of Teacraft Ltd.

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 8:30am – 6pmConference Center & Welcome Center
Symposium: "Sustainability and Preservation: The Future of Tea"

Bringing together tea scholars, scientists, farmers and industry experts from around the globe, the third annual Global Tea Initiative Symposium will focus on a diverse range of international and regional issues effecting the future of tea and understanding the past. Orchestrated by Katharine Burnett, founding director and associate professor of art history, Chinese art and culture, the theme for this year's symposium is "The Future of Tea: Sustainability and Preservation."

Symposium topics include:

  • "Oh Yes We Can! Tea Farming in California" – conversations with experts and tea farmers
  • "From Soil to Cup" – updates on soil cultivation, management and nutrition
  • "Sustaining Societies and Preserving Lost Cultures" ­– case examples from India, Japan, China and Vietnam, then and now
  • "On the Ground: Sustainability at International Tea Farms" – innovative approaches in India, Japan and around the world
The keynote address, “Tea in the Future: A Bumpy Ride,” will be delivered by international tea scientist Dr. Nigel Melican, managing director of Teacraft Ltd.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 1:30 – 7pmConference Center & Welcome Center
Seed Central Forum: Produce Quality and Safety

Seed Central Monthly Forum and Networking

1:30-4:00 Science session on produce quality and safety: Chris Zanobini, Beth Mitcham, Trevor Suslow, Barbara Blanco-Ulate

4:00-6:00 Networking social

6:00-7:00 Panel discussion: Kent Bradford, Michael Teel, Barry Broome

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 8:15am – 12pmConference Center & Welcome Center
New Employee Welcome

New Employee Welcome, or NEW, is held quarterly for faculty, academic appointees, staff and postdocs on the Davis campus. Senior leaders are among the presenters in a program that covers UC Davis' mission, Principles of Community and culture, as well as noteworthy accomplishments. Each program includes a full breakfast and a campus resource fair, along with opportunities to network. The program runs from 8:15 to 11 a.m., and is followed by an optional campus tour, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

New employees will receive invitations by email or may register in advance here.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 8:15am – 12pmConference Center & Welcome Center
New Employee Welcome

New Employee Welcome, or NEW, is held quarterly for faculty, academic appointees, staff and postdocs on the Davis campus. Senior leaders are among the presenters in a program that covers UC Davis' mission, Principles of Community and culture, as well as noteworthy accomplishments. Each program includes a full breakfast and a campus resource fair, along with opportunities to network. The program runs from 8:15 to 11 a.m., and is followed by an optional campus tour, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

New employees will receive invitations by email or may register in advance here.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 8:15am – 12pmConference Center & Welcome Center
New Employee Welcome

New Employee Welcome, or NEW, is held quarterly for faculty, academic appointees, staff and postdocs on the Davis campus. Senior leaders are among the presenters in a program that covers UC Davis' mission, Principles of Community and culture, as well as noteworthy accomplishments. Each program includes a full breakfast and a campus resource fair, along with opportunities to network. The program runs from 8:15 to 11 a.m., and is followed by an optional campus tour, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

New employees will receive invitations by email or may register in advance here.

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