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Alumna tapped as chief justiceTani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye as his choice for California's next Supreme Court chief justice, positioning the trailblazing UC Davis alumna to become the first Asian American to lead the state's judiciary. [ More… ]


Charting the future: Chancellor Katehi issues Vision of Excellence statement

Chancellor Linda Katehi today officially unveiled "UC Davis: A Vision of Excellence," a roadmap to help guide the university's planning, strategy and actions over the next decade. The vision statement recognizes UC Davis' responsibilities to the public as a land-grant institution and highlights the university's mission to advance the human condition through improving the quality of life for all. [ More… ]

Medical Center ranks in top 50

The UC Davis Medical Center scored in the top 50 in the newest hospital rankings from U.S. News & World Report and received "best of class" honors from the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. [ More… ]

Warming climate means harsher smog season for California

Rising temperatures from climate change will increase ozone levels in California's major air basins, according to a new report to the California Air Resources Board from scientists at UC Davis and UC Berkeley. The study also predicts that peak concentrations of dangerous airborne particles will increase in the San Joaquin Valley due to the effects of climate change on wind patterns. [ More… ]

UC Davis study reveals potential for toxic doses of acetaminophen

MediCal patients may be taking dangerous amounts of acetaminophen, according to new research from UC Davis. The study showed that the analgesic, generally considered safe at four grams a day or less, is prescribed to some patients in quantities far exceeding that guideline. [ More… ]

Claire Pomeroy to advise on women's health research

Claire Pomeroy has been tapped to serve on the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health. The UC Davis vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine was one of five new members chosen for the committee, the NIH announced this week. [ More… ]

Laurels: Two professors going into California Floriculture Hall of Fame

Professors Michael Parrella and Michael Reid are due to be inducted into the California Floriculture Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. And in systemwide honors, two UC Davis initiatives were among 10 efforts named as winners of UC's Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. These are among a raft of recent campus honors and awards. [ More… ]

Aggies abroad

It's halfway through 2010. Do you know where UC Davis students are? Growing numbers of UC Davis students are choosing to study abroad — earning credit toward their majors and getting résumé-building experience while seeing the world. [ More… ]

Graduate students drive UC research, help keep top faculty

The University of California attracts the top graduate students in the United States, but vital research programs could be hampered if funding challenges hurt the university's ability to draw the best students. [ More… ]

Former UC Davis dean to lead University of Washington

Phyllis M. Wise, former dean of biological sciences at UC Davis, has been appointed interim president of the University of Washington. [ More… ]


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Alumni association award nominations due

Deadline: Monday, Aug. 2

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is taking nominations for its annual awards recognizing personal and professional accomplishments of UC Davis graduates. This year brings a new category: "distinguished friend." Nomination packets are available online. [ More… ]

Captive Audience on KVIE

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

If you missed it the first time around, public television station KVIE is repeating the UC Davis-produced documentary Captive Audience, which follows two UC Davis zoo veterinarians as they make house calls to the Sacramento Zoo. Also featured is an exclusive interview with renowned primatologist Jane Goodall and a visit to the San Francisco Zoo in the wake of the tragedy changed the wildlife sanctuary. [ More… ]

Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Friday, Aug. 6, University Union, California State University, Sacramento

The UC Davis MIND Institute's 2010 Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a conference for health-care professionals, educators and caregivers of children, teens and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Pre- and post-conference workshops are available Aug. 5 and 7. [ More… ]

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