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June 2014

  • 6.18.14 — UC Davis and Dubai-based developer enter agreement to collaborate on sustainability research

    Diamond Developers, inspired by the energy-efficient West Village at UC Davis, is building its own sustainable city on the outskirts of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The company is collaborating with UC Davis to expand research and develop curricula related to sustainable communities.

  • 6.18.14 — Survey says: ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

    The population of California’s iconic tricolored blackbird has suffered a dramatic decline in the past six years, according to a new survey coordinated by UC Davis.

  • 6.16.14 — Professor, student on UC's Global Climate Leadership Council

    "If we don't do it, who will?" With this question last week, UC President Janet Napolitano asserted the university's leadership role in sustainability, especially in carbon neutrality.

  • 6.3.14 — Graduation gowns go blue and green

    For graduation, black has turned to blue — and gone green. Students are wearing newly designed graduation gowns that are UC Davis blue with gold trim and environmentally friendly in their construction and care. The baccalaureate gowns also feature the “UC Davis” logo.

  • 6.2.14 — Failure to launch: California brown pelicans’ breeding rates dismal

    California brown pelicans’ breeding numbers are in drastic decline this year, according to an annual population survey led by a UC Davis professor emeritus. The low nesting rates this spring could indicate that an El Niño event could occur sooner than expected, or that other factors are imperiling the once-endangered species.