The UC Davis Retirees' Association (UCDRA) and UC Davis Emeriti Association (UCDEA) generally sponsor one program per month for their members. Non-members are welcome and membership information will be available at the events. Most UCDRA events are held at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center or the UC Davis Conference Center.
Fact and Fiction in 21st Century Air Quality: It Ain’t Necessarily So
UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus for 2014, Thomas Cahill
The nation and world have made enormous strides in improving air quality in the 20th century. However, new research is arising that challenges the conventional wisdom and throws into question current air quality regulations for the 21st century. Examples will be presented from as close as your kitchen and as far away as China.
Tom Cahill is a professor emeritus of physics and atmospheric sciences and the winner of the 2014 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Award. His work includes studies in California (lead, Mono, Tahoe), national (the IMPROVE air network, the World Trade Center, Hawaii, Alaska) and global (China, Europe and Greenland).
UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a world-class pediatric hospital devoted to the health of babies, children and adolescents. With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric sub-specialties, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the most comprehensive pediatric hospital in the Sacramento region. Retirees will have the opportunity to tour the hospital, including the pediatric intensive care unit, the pediatric ward, and the designated pediatric emergency and trauma unit.
The tour will also include a telemedicine demonstration that shows how UC Davis clinicians link to rural hospitals. During lunch, participants will hear about UC Davis’ exciting plans to open a children’s surgical center.
For retirees traveling from Davis, the Retiree Center will arrange for carpools or rides on the health system shuttle.
UCDHS telemedicine helped treat Precious Reynold’s case of rabies. Photo: UC Davis
The University Library is the academic hub of campus. It is a place to gather, collaborate and learn. During this tour of Shields Library, participants will see some of the unique and rare items available in Special Collections, visit the world’s finest grape growing and wine making collection, and enjoy fine art displayed throughout (including some from UC Davis’ well-known art faculty).
Participants will also learn about the university’s efforts to transform the Library to meet the needs of the 21st century online research world and an ever-increasing student body.
Learn how retirees can best use the resources
The UCDRA joins with the UCDEA to hold informative talks throughout the year. Brainfood Talks will provide nourishment for inquiring minds. Bring your own lunch; the associations will provide coffee, tea and cookies.
Save the Date:
General Membership Meetings
Please mark your calendars to be able to attend the and spring membership meeting of the UCDRA. The spring meeting serves as the annual business meeting and elections, and is held separately from the UCDEA meeting.
- Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
- Time: 2. – 4 p.m. Refreshments at 2; program begins at 2:30
- Location: Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Hall - Davis campus (directions)
- Cost: Free; no pre-registration required
Parking on the Davis campus requires a UC permit (A/B/RT). Day use permits are available for $8. Disabled spaces are available in front of the Alumni Center, in surface lot 1 adjacent to the UC Davis Conference Center, and in the Welcome/South Entry Parking Structure. A valid campus parking permit is required along with a California DMV-issued disabled person's placard are required for disabled spaces. Directions and parking instructions to the UC Davis Retiree Center, Buehler Alumni Center, and UC Davis Conference Center.
There is adequate bicycle parking near the UC Davis Conference Center and Buehler Alumni Center.
2013 Retirees' Association honorees Sandy Filby, Deanna Falge Pritchard and Bill Pritchard
Beginning in 2009, the UCDRA has recognized the contributions of its members to the university and association. The association provides a horse-drawn carriage and features the honorees in the annual Picnic Day parade.
|Deanna Falge Pritchard and Bill Pritchard
|Aggie and Ed Costantini
|Barbara Nichols and Bob Halferty||2011|
|Hal and Rosie Cushing||2010|