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UC Davis Takes Steps to Improve Chemical Safety Information Management

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Universal Chemical Library will help manage hazards in laboratories.

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Aggie Surplus Partners with GovDeals to Reach New Markets

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New partnership with online auction site will expand market for surplus items.

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New illustration sketches out campus services

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The new colorful illustration of FOA shows who we are and what we do in a fun and memorable way.

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Pokémon Go: Biology Edition

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UC Davis instructor incorporates ArcGIS into BIS2C, and raises test scores by encouraging biology students to roam the Arboretum to search for and classify wildlife.

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UC Davis Earns National Recognition for Energy-saving Innovations

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The U.S. Department of Energy honors UC Davis’ creative use of technology to optimize building performance with detection software and occupant-engaging websites.

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Bulk Purchasing Program to Save Big Money on Computers

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June 20, 2017 - UC Davis has launched a bulk purchasing program for five desktop and laptop computers — all Dell products — which could save both the Davis and Sacramento campuses a half-million dollars in its first year, officials said.

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Safety Software Lauded by International Organization

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Risk and Safety Solutions wins nine awards for excellence in innovation, and marketing and communications.

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Don't Blink: Technology Won't Wait For You

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June 15, 2017 - Many long-standing financial and administrative systems, especially in FOA, are being replaced with new, more efficient systems, with the goal of making campus operations run faster, smoother and save money in the process.

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One Organization, Many Careers

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June 1, 2017 - UC Davis congratulates fourth graduating class of Administrative Officers for the Future. The program cultivates a diverse pool of staff at the Davis and Sacramento locations interested in pursuing administrative officer positions.

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Remembering LaMetra Atkins

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May 18, 2017 - LaMetra Atkins had a gift for helping people. She began working at UC Davis Shared Services Center (SSC) in September 2013 and quickly became known for her positivity and warmth that shone through her dedication to her work.

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Old Food Science and Technology Buildings Score New Names

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April 20, 2017 - Since the Food Science and Technology department was relocated to the Robert Mondavi Institute in 2009, the old Food Science and Technology (FSTB) and Food Science and Sensory (FSS) buildings remained under-utilized and wrongly named. Located in the heart of campus, these two buildings are being renamed to Sprocket Building and Sprocket Annex respectively.

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New Effort to Harvest Greater Benefits from External Business Partnerships

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April 18, 2017 - When departments each approach a business like Whole Foods for a corporate sponsorship, the outcome is varied and the process cumbersome for companies. Now, the UC Davis Preferred Partnership Program, or UP3, will help leverage both its purchasing power and its marketing assets to create more impactful business partnerships.

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No More Bumps! Road Improvements Make For A Smooth Ride

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April 6, 2017 - Nobody--no bicyclist, motorist, bus rider or pedestrian--likes a pothole. On a campus with 21,000 bikes, 15,000 plus cars and 30 buses on any given day, and a combination of 40 miles of campus roads and paths and over 18,000 parking spaces, having a comprehensive pavement maintenance program is absolutely imperative. However, repairing a road or parking lot takes time and money.

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Student Employees Take the Lead in the Nursery

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April 6, 2017 - In the face of challenging times, student employees in the Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Nursery Program are stepping up the plate in preparation for one of their largest fundraisers.

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New Road Medians Bring Color to Campus

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February 23, 2017 - At UC Davis, even the plants have school spirit – featuring Aggie colors, yellow and blue. Along Old Davis Road, the newly planted median is home to vibrant yellow plants alongside the bold blue letter “D”, a structure by artist Fletcher Benton.

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A University for Everyone: Working with Minors on Campus

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February 16, 2017 - In addition to the 27,000 undergraduates on campus every year, UC Davis provides learning opportunities for students and visitors of all ages, including minors under the age of 18. Bringing young, aspiring intellectuals onto campus allows them to engage with challenging course material, and to strive for greatness in their future.

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New Supply Chain Management Organization

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December 1, 2016 - Accounting and Financial Services is finding new ways to save the university money, this time through the reorganization of the university’s supply chain; responsible for the acquisition, delivery and payment of goods and services purchased for the university.

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UC Davis Hosts First Intercollegiate Energy Summit

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December 1, 2016 - On Sept 15, the Energy Conservation Office (ECO) held the first UC-wide Energy Summit UC Davis. The summit allowed energy managers from campuses throughout North America to network and share ideas, innovations and strategies to improve energy efficiency in campus buildings.

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Teaching Sustainability Through Green Chemistry

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November 3, 2016 - As a global research institution, UC Davis has a strong devotion to decreasing the university’s ecological footprint. Even more, the university hopes to educate future generations on limiting the potential of harmful impact, specifically in the lab; Allen Doyle, Sustainability Manager, calls this decreasing our “future print.”

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2015 Sustainability Annual Report

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The UC Davis 2015 Annual Sustainability Report is available. Check out our university’s progress toward meeting some of higher education’s most aggressive sustainability goals. Read more

Internship Opportunities

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer has announced recruitment for the inaugural cohort of CFO interns. Learn more