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Brain basics: Neuroscience research goes deeperbrain detail

Watch our new video on research at UC Davis' Center for Neuroscience, where scientists explore the way the body's most important organ works. Established in 1990, the center unites researchers from several disciplines to conduct basic research on such questions as how the brain builds and loses memory, and how the visual system develops. [ More… ]


'Fido Fights Cancer': UC Davis research featured on PBS science show

Medical and veterinary medical researchers work together at UC Davis to fight cancer in animals and people. Their work was spotlighted last week in a new episode of the public television program "Quest," titled "Fido Fights Cancer." The entire episode can be viewed online. [ More… ]

Study estimates costs of military protection for Persian Gulf oil

A UC Davis transportation expert has produced a better estimate of the dollar amount spent on U.S. military activities to ensure a reliable flow of oil from the Persian Gulf to American cars and trucks. Mark Delucchi of the Institute of Transportation Studies established that American taxpayers spent between $27 billion and $73 billion in 2004 (the most recent year with data available) on military protection of our oil interests in the Persian Gulf region. [ More… ]

UC Davis Cancer Center to study breast-cancer vaccine

Researchers at the UC Davis Cancer Center are launching a study of a new, experimental vaccine to determine if it can arrest or prevent breast cancer. Existing cancer vaccines for hepatitis B and the human papillomavirus aim to prevent the viral infections that can lead to liver and cervical cancers. But the experimental breast-cancer vaccine aims to stimulate the immune response against breast cancer tumors themselves. [ More… ]

Central Campus projects undergo environmental review

Public comment is being sought on the university's environmental review of four proposed construction projects on the Davis Campus: the Segundo Services Center, Student Community Center, Music Instruction and Recital Building, and Chilled Water Phase 7. The deadline for comments is Dec. 22. [ More… ]

Staff Assembly hosts UC Davis day with the Sacramento Kings

UC Davis staff members are invited to be Kings for a Day — at a Sacramento Kings game. The group outing is set for Jan. 11, when the Kings are scheduled to take on the Dallas Mavericks in a 6 p.m. game at Arco Arena. Staff Assembly is selling tickets for $25.50, and the last day to buy them is Dec. 19. [ More… ]

Campus introduces first director of parent programs

Tess Chandler, who earned an undergraduate degree one course at a time while raising three sons, will help foster closer connections between UC Davis and the parents of its students. Chandler has worked in the UC Davis alumni office and other campus units for more than 10 years and has been appointed the university's first director of parent programs. [ More… ]

Craft Center offers 10 percent discount to faculty and staff

As a special incentive for faculty and staff, the Craft Center is offering an online coupon good for a 10 percent discount on any class this winter quarter. The Craft Center offers more than 90 classes each quarter — ranging from one-day workshops to seven-week courses — in ceramics, woodworking, photography, glass, flame working, jewelry, screen printing, welding, textiles, and arts and crafts. [ More… ]

Campus Unions to offer youth bowling camp

The Winter Bowling Camp, Dec. 29 through Jan. 2, gives kids ages 8 to 14 a chance to spend their winter break out of the rain and cold while learning a fun new sport. The cost for the four-day camp is $80 for university affiliates. [ More… ]


Call for nominations: 2008-09 Nash Prize

The Davis Faculty Association, Davis Division of the Academic Senate and Davis Division of the Academic Federation invite nominations of candidates for the Charles P. Nash Prize, which recognizes a commitment to shared governance and equitable treatment of faculty. [ More… ]


Globalization and War — The Aftermath

Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Pence Gallery, Davis

UC Davis art professor Malaquias Montoya will speak about his exhibition, which is on display at the Pence Gallery in downtown Davis. [ More… ]

Arboretum Tour: Walk With Warren

Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon, gazebo, Garrod Drive

Hear the stories behind the plants with arboretum superintendent Warren Roberts. [ More… ]

At the Mondavi: Anat Cohen in concert

Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 10-13, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Anat Cohen, on tenor saxophone and clarinet, plays a fiery, sophisticated blend of jazz, classical, South American and Afro-Cuban music — with a bit of klezmer. [ More… ]

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