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Hey, you lookin' at me?robotic lizard

Using head-bobbing, push-up-performing robotic lizards, UC Davis researchers show how animals in noisy environments use visual displays to grab their neighbors' attention. [ More… ]


Mail Services collects 1,000 pounds of food; toy drive continues

The recent Mail Services food drive on the Davis and Sacramento campuses brought in nearly 1,000 pounds of canned and dry goods for area food banks. Meanwhile, Toys for Tots collections continue around the Davis campus. [ More… ]

MIND Institute researchers call for broader fragile X testing

MIND Institute researchers are urging physicians to test for mutations of the fragile X gene in patients of all ages. Such mutations cause a range of diseases, including neurodevelopmental delays and autism in children, infertility in women and neurodegenerative disease in older adults. Without testing for fragile X mutations, say researchers Paul and Randi Hagerman, patients can be misdiagnosed. [ More… ]

Mountains Beyond Mountains author visits Dec. 1

This year's Campus Community Book Project comes to a close Monday (Dec. 1) with Tracy Kidder's visit to campus. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains is scheduled to participate in a free Forum@MC at 4 p.m. and give a talk at 8 p.m., both on the topics of global health care. [ More… ]

UC to reopen education abroad program in Israel

The UC system intends to reopen its study abroad program in Israel in 2009. The decision comes after a review of safety issues and the means available to monitor and mitigate security risks, officials said. The university suspended the program in 2002 following the listing of Israel on the U.S. Department of State's travel warning list. [ More… ]

New online high school courses are coming

UC College Prep is preparing six new online courses, which will bring to 24 the number of such courses available to California schools at no cost. The new courses are AP Computer Science A, AP Statistics, Statistics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. [ More… ]


Mandatory flameproofing of yuletide trees

The UC Davis Fire Department will supply flame-retardant spraying for yuletide trees and other cut greenery on the Davis and Sacramento campuses through Dec. 12. [ More… ]

Call for nominations: Excellence in Research

The Academic Federation Committee on Research announces the 10th annual call for nominations for the 2009 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Jan. 9. [ More… ]

Call for nominations: Excellence in Teaching

The Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee announces the 19th annual call for nominations for the 2009 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Teaching. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Jan. 9. [ More… ]


World AIDS Day march and rally

Monday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m., flagpole, south side of Memorial Union

The campus will observe World AIDS Day with a march around the Quad at 11:30 a.m. followed by a rally at noon on the MU's south patio, with guest speaker Dennis Fleming, an AIDS survivor. Free HIV testing is available Dec. 1, 2 and 4. [ More… ]

Free flu clinic

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Freeborn Hall

UC Davis will offer free influenza vaccinations to test its ability to quickly dispense medication in a public health emergency. The clinic will provide up to 1,300 vaccinations for members of the campus community aged 18 and up. [ More… ]

Free noon concert

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 12:05 p.m., West Quad

UC Davis Samba School and Percussion Ensemble. Sponsored by the music department. [ More… ]

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