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Apply to medical school. Join the Marine Corps. Help with the family business. Volunteer for a nonprofit. Move to New York. Our graduating seniors talk about their plans for the future. [ More… ]


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Chinese genomics giant BGI and UC Davis form partnership

UC Davis and BGI, the world's largest genome sequencing institute, agreed this week to form a partnership to conduct large-scale genome sequencing and functional genomics programs, focusing initially on the areas of food security; human and animal health and wellness; and biodiversity and environmental health. [ More… ]

More youth at Guantanamo than U.S. claimed

Fifteen juveniles spent time as prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp — three more than the U.S. State Department had publicly acknowledged, reports the UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas. The finding is based on an analysis of military documents recently made public by the transparency organization WikiLeaks. [ More… ]

Lyme disease bacteria take cover in lymph nodes, study finds

The bacteria that cause Lyme disease, one of the most important emerging diseases in the United States, appear to hide out in the lymph nodes, triggering a significant immune response, but one that is not strong enough to rout the infection, report UC Davis researchers. Their study may explain why some people experience repeated infections of the disease. [ More… ]

New Jungerman Hall honors Crocker Nuclear Laboratory's first director

One of the older buildings on central campus finally got an official name June 1 with the dedication of the building housing the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory as John A. Jungerman Hall. Now an emeritus professor of physics, Jungerman was the lab's founding director. [ More… ]

Professor calls seminars 'a treasure trove,' launches UC system's new online archive

Seminars are like books, only better — because you get to hear from the experts themselves. Now, thanks to UC Davis Professor James Carey, UC is gathering seminar recordings from around the system and putting them in a single place, easily navigated, on the UCTV website. [ More… ]

Pioneering neuroscientist Edward G. Jones dies at 72

Edward G. "Ted" Jones, an internationally respected neuroscientist and former director of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, died June 6. He was 72. The family has arranged a memorial service on the UC Davis campus at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. [ More… ]

Campus sustainability map launched

Zipcar locations. LEED-certified buildings. Bicycle services. Composting facilities. Take a look at a new interactive map identifying places and projects on campus that demonstrate how the campus community is creating a more sustainable future. [ More… ]

News briefs: University Relations restructured; SmartSite, Gradebook2 upgrades; police K-9 memorial; canine comfort at children's hospital

The Office of University Relations will soon be divided into two new offices: the Office of External Relations and the Office of Development. … SmartSite will gain several improvements this summer, both to its underlying Sakai software and to its widely used Gradebook2 grading tool. … The campus will hold a memorial ceremony at noon June 15 to honor California police dogs for their years of service in law enforcement. … PHUR volunteers offer canine comfort at the UC Davis Children's Hospital. [ More… ]


Announcements: Forums for School of Veterinary Medicine dean; pension vote deadline

Public forums are scheduled June 13, 20 and 29 for candidates for dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. … Voting deadline for the UC Retirement System Advisory Board is 5 p.m. Friday, June 17. [ More… ]


Documentary on Mongolia, Central Valley memoir

Wednesday, June 15, 9 a.m. and noon, KQED-TV (Mongolia documentary)

June 18, 24, July 12, 16, various times and locations (author readings)

The spotlight will soon fall on the creative works of two UC Davis staff members. A documentary film by program representative Cody Sheehy on Mongolia, featuring UC Davis scientists and musicians, will air on select PBS stations nationwide next week. … Brenda Nakamoto, a 22-year campus employee and executive assistant in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is scheduled to give four readings in Davis and Sacramento from her new book, Peach Farmer's Daughter. [ More… ]

Faculty member to give talk at de Young Museum

Friday, June 17, 7 p.m., Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, San Francisco

James Housefield, a scholar of modern art and design, is set to give a lecture at San Francisco's de Young Museum on "Spaniards in France: Cristobal Balenciaga and Pablo Picasso." The talk is part of the museum's free Friday Nights at the de Young program. [ More… ]

Summer programs for teachers, students and children

Youth camps at Campus Rec: June 20 through Aug. 19

Summer Institute on Computing and STEM Education: June 20 through July 1

Adventures in Enrichment: June 27 through July 22

UC Davis offers summer programs for K-12 teachers, to help in their teaching of math and computer science; and for fourth- through eighth-grade children, to teach problem-solving and collaboration skills, while at the same time offering plenty of summer camp fun. [ More… ]

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