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Events
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community 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, January 25, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
Career Catalyst: Introverts at the Office

Introverts at the Office: Learning to Thrive

The Career Catalyst Brown Bag Series presents this workshop for introverts and extroverts (and people who wonder where they fall on the scale). For introverts, the workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to harness your strengths, instead of forcing yourself to fit into an extrovert mold. For extroverts, the workshop will impart lessons in learning to value and draw upon the power of introverts’ thoughtful, quiet nature.

No preregistration.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 3 – 5:30pmStudent Community Center
UC Davis Forum: "Universities in the Growth of California’s Great Metropolitan Regions"

The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

"Universities in the Growth of California’s Great Metropolitan Regions: Lessons from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco" — Michael Storper, professor of regional and international development, UCLA, and director of Global Public Affairs, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; and Mary Walshok, associate vice chancellor for Public Programs and dean of University Extension, UC San Diego.

Program, 3-4:30 p.m.; and reception, 4:30-5:30.

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 12 – 1:30pmStudent Community Center
Sugar Science Roundtable

Growing scientific evidence shows that eating too much added sugar over time is linked to health problems including serious chronic diseases. Three nutrition and disease experts — Nancy Keim, adjunct professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; Laura Schmidt, professor of health policy, UCSF; and Kimber Stanhope, researcher in molecular biosciences, UC Davis School Veterinary Medicine — share the unsweetened truth about sugar and the human body. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 7:30 – 9:30pmStudent Community Center
"Tangerine": Film Screening and Discussion

The 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock's Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, invites you to a screening of the film Tangerine (2015, 88 min.). Presented by the African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE) of the Student Recruitment and Retention Center. This event is free and open to the public.

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the transgender sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. Join us in viewing this must-see tender, gritty, hilarious film and discussion about transgender sex workers.

For more information on the Campus Community Book Project, please visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
"Identifying Access from Marginalized Identities: The Barriers of Trans Healthcare"

The 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock's Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, invites you to a panel entitled "Identifying Access from Marginalized Identities: The Barriers of Trans Healthcare." The panel will feature: 

  • Jasmine Bright, Peer Health Navigator, Gender Health Center
  • AmunDayo Edwards, Master Servant/Founder, Integrated Praise Spiritual Center
  • Ebony Ava Harper, Program Associate, The California Endowment
  • Swati Rao, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences & Volunteer Physician, Gender Health Center (moderator)
This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Campus Community Book Project, please visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu

Thursday, February 1 – Wednesday, February 28, 2018Student Community Center
Black Futures Month

The 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock's Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, invites you participate in Black Futures Month in October, sponsored by the Black Futures Month Collective. More information and a calendar of events can be found at ccc.ucdavis.edu

For more information on the Campus Community Book Project, please visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 5 – 6pmStudent Community Center
Cuppa Tea

The 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Janet Mock's Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, invites you join the a special collaborative session of Cuppa Tea. In this informal discussion event, we will be providing space to discuss/process/continue the conversation after the Janet Mock event on February 5th, and use portions of her talk as inspiration/jumping-off points. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Campus Community Book Project, please visit ccbp.ucdavis.edu

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 9am – 4pmStudent Community Center
UC Davis Grad Slam: Qualifying Round

UC Davis' participation in the systemwide Grad Slam will start with this qualifying round. Master’s and Ph.D. students in all disciplines are eligible; the students are tasked with presenting the significance of their research, and covering its significant points, in a clear, direct and interesting manner for a general audience — and doing so in three minutes or less (or lose points for going over the time limit). Judges will select the top 10 presenters to advance to the campus's final round (April 5). Then, the student judged the best will advance to the UC Grad Slam to compete against other campus winners.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
Yoga Release for Neck and Shoulders

WorkLife and Wellness Brown Bag

This gentle hatha yoga workshop will guide you through a series of poses that thoroughly stretch the muscles around the shoulders, neck and upper back. You will also learn to move in rhythm with your breath to encourage a deeper more diaphragmatic breathing pattern. Everyone is welcome regardless of your yoga experience.

No preregistration.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community 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 15, 2018 | 4 – 6:30pmStudent Community Center
UC Davis Forum: "Diversity Work, Feminism and Institutions"

The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

"Complaint: Diversity Work, Feminism and Institutions" — Sara Ahmed, feminist scholar who has held academic appointments at Lancaster University and Goldsmiths, University of London. Her lecture will draw on interviews with students and staff who have made (or have considered making) complaints about abuses of power within universities. It will show how feminist complaint can be a form of diversity work — as the work you would have to do before some populations can be included within institutions.

Lecture, 4-5:30 p.m.; and reception, 5:30-6.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 4 – 6pmStudent Community Center
Complaint: Diversity Work, Feminism and Institutions
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 11:45am – 1pmStudent Community Center
Diversity Dialogue Series: The Muslim American Experience

Diversity Dialogue Series: The Muslim American Experience

A series developed by staff, for staff — in response to concern over a lack of conversation, engagement and learning opportunities for staff around the topic of Islam. The series will comprise three panel discussions in 2017-18, one per quarter. Each panel discussion will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Student Community Center. Lunch will be served at no cost. Registration required for each panel discussion.

Seating is limited. Faculty and students are welcome to attend should space permit, but priority registration will be given to UC Davis staff members.

  • Fall panel — “Leadership Journeys: Stories From Muslim American Staff,” Tuesday, Oct. 3. Register here.
  • Winter panel — “Understanding Islamophobia: Conversation With Community Leaders,” Tuesday, Feb. 20. Registration will open in December.
  • Spring panel — “Islam and Muslims: UC Davis Faculty Engage,” Tuesday, April 17. Registration will open in March.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
Career Enhancement through Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered how you could give your career a kick-start? Look no further! In this workshop, you will explore how mindfulness can enhance your career. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to create more awareness around what is important to you, hone your present-based mindset, and learn to make decisions that have greater impact on your career trajectory. Be prepared for introspective fun!

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
All About Fruit Trees!

Growing fruit trees can be a rewarding experience with proper planning. This presentation provides an overview of the many types of fruit that you can grow in the Sacramento Valley and how to troubleshoot common problems. Find out what’s easy to grow and harvest, what might require special attention and how to more easily manage fruit production. Join the conversation to learn how to select the best location for planting your fruit trees, and how and when to water and prune.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
Focus Forward with Feedback: Getting from Here to There

As we know, the word “back” is in the word “feedback.” Let’s not lose sight of the opportunities to use information, provided in performance reviews and feedback sessions, to face forward. This session will provide suggestions on ways to maximize evaluations of your work. By orienting yourself to the future, you can motivate yourself to chart a clear path toward next year’s goals.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
Take Care of Your Finances and Yourself

Personal finance can be challenging. Most of us were not taught how to manage our money, and so feel uncertain how to get started. Join us for this discussion of what to do in order to take care of your own finances, whether that be dealing with debt, living within your income, saving for the future or planning for retirement.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 12 – 1pmStudent Community Center
WEBINAR: Applying for UCD Campus Jobs

Now’s your chance to get a “behind the scenes” tour of UC Davis’ employment application process from a UC Davis Human Resource expert. Learn tips on how to tailor your application materials so they showcase your experience and skills. In this workshop, you can ask all the questions about the UC Davis employment process you’ve always wondered about!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 11:45am – 1pmStudent Community Center
Diversity Dialogue Series: The Muslim American Experience

Diversity Dialogue Series: The Muslim American Experience

A series developed by staff, for staff — in response to concern over a lack of conversation, engagement and learning opportunities for staff around the topic of Islam. The series will comprise three panel discussions in 2017-18, one per quarter. Each panel discussion will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Student Community Center. Lunch will be served at no cost. Registration required for each panel discussion.

Seating is limited. Faculty and students are welcome to attend should space permit, but priority registration will be given to UC Davis staff members.

  • Fall panel — “Leadership Journeys: Stories From Muslim American Staff,” Tuesday, Oct. 3. Register here.
  • Winter panel — “Understanding Islamophobia: Conversation With Community Leaders,” Tuesday, Feb. 20. Registration will open in December.
  • Spring panel — “Islam and Muslims: UC Davis Faculty Engage,” Tuesday, April 17. Registration will open in March.

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