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When do children start to exhibit signs of autism? What do you look for? What should parents do? MIND Institute researcher Sally Ozonoff answers some questions about how and when infants exhibit the first signs of the neurodevelopmental disorder. [ More… ]


AggieCards make their debut, along with bank branch

The campus is in the process of distributing new student IDs, called AggieCards. Faculty and staff can get them, too — but not just yet. Employee cards are still being produced. Anyone with a card is welcome to link it to U.S. Bank — for use as an ATM and-or debit card. You can open a U.S. Bank account without leaving campus starting Aug. 9, when the bank opens a branch in the east wing of the Memorial Union. [ More… ]

Aggienaut makes history: Two spacewalks and a sign language video

Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who received her doctorate at UC Davis in 1997, is scheduled to make her first spacewalks Aug. 7 and 11, as part of a team that has been assigned to replace a broken pump on the International Space Station. She is already the first person to use American Sign Language aboard the space station — a language that she studied at UC Davis. [ More… ]

UC addresses state budget proposal

In a statement about the latest budget plan from Democrats in the state Legislature, Patrick Lenz, UC vice president for budget, says, "We're grateful that the latest budget proposal offered by the Democratic leadership of the Assembly and Senate keeps funding of higher education exactly the same as what Gov. Schwarzenegger is proposing." [ More… ]

Evidence from ATM fire going to federal lab today

Evidence from this week's suspected arson attack on the Memorial Union's wall of ATMs will be turned over to a federal agency today, Detective Sgt. Paul Henoch said. He added that he had reviewed surveillance video but is not yet releasing any information about what he saw. [ More… ]

Laurels: Lifetime achievement awards, hall of fame recognition

The School of Law announced a trio of top awards for three emeriti: Richard Wydick, Cruz Reynoso and Mortimer Schwartz. Other UC Davis faculty honored recently include five professors who were named fellows by the American Chemical Society. [ More… ]

Two free outdoor concerts in August

Outdoor concerts are a UC Davis staple every summer. The next SummerMusic on the Quad, sponsored by the Mondavi Center, is set for Aug. 27. But first, the UC Davis Health System and its Community Advisory Board are presenting the party band Pop Fiction in the fourth annual summer concert on the Sacramento campus, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11. [ More… ]

Recreation: Football tickets aid COPS charity; deadline near for River Cats game

The campus Police Department is selling discount tickets for the Aggies' home opening football game, Sept. 11, as a fundraiser for Concerns of Police Survivors. Staff Assembly has organized a UC Davis Picnic at a River Cats baseball game, and you have only until 5 p.m. Aug. 11 to buy tickets for the Aug. 29 event. [ More… ]

Wall calendars due in bookstores Aug. 23

If you have a 2009-10 UC Davis wall calendar, make a notation for Aug. 23: That is the day when the 2010-11 calendars are due to be available through the campus bookstore. You will be able to buy them at any bookstore, first come, first served, while supplies last. Or, preorders are being taken now for free delivery. [ More… ]

At the Mondavi: 2010-11 Distinguished Speakers Series

The Mondavi Center's 2010-11 distinguished speakers boast a range of expertise from politics to puns: former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, science prodigy Jonah Lehrer, novelist Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and humorist David Sedaris. The last speaker of the 2009-10 series was Ira Glass, producer and host of National Public Radio's This American Life. [ More… ]


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On exhibit: Motley Chaos opens today

Aug. 6 through Sept. 10, Craft Center Gallery

A mixed-media show by Craft Center textile instructor Jennifer Rutherford. The Craft Center Gallery is open 12:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 12:30-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. [ More… ]

Arboretum tour: An Oak Oasis in August

Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m., gazebo, Garrod Drive

The arboretum's oak collection, one of the largest in the nation, makes for a shady place in summer. On this walk along the new Oak Discovery Trail, your guide will discuss oak ecology and the importance of oaks in human culture through time and around the world. [ More… ]

Summer program spells m-u-s-i-c-a-l

Sept. 16-26, Main Theatre, Wright Hall

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning musical described as "hilariously out of control, with supernatural trances, magic body parts, ulterior motives and peer and parental pressure." Showtimes: 8 p.m. Sept. 16-18 and 23-25, and 2 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26. [ More… ]

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