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Design + Build; baseball, too

The Nelson Gallery's winter exhibition, Design + Build, is a group effort, with members of the public called upon to contribute their visions of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, now in development. … UC Davis retiree Charlie McDonald has captured a season full of images of the Sacramento River Cats baseball team, in an exhibition that he calls Playing Their Dream. [ More… ]


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Time's top medical breakthroughs: our 'early start' autism effort

Autism research by the MIND Institute's Sally Rogers has been named No. 5 among the year's "Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs" by Time magazine. The acknowledgment is for work showing that Rogers' Early Start Denver Model intervention is effective for improving cognition and language skills among very young children with autism, and that it normalizes their brain activity, decreases their autism symptoms and improves their social skills. [ More… ]

Office of the President suspends use of new monogram

The Office of the President has suspended its use of the new UC monogram that has been in the news for the past week. UC Senior Vice President Dan Dooley says the design would win wide acceptance over time, but, for now, "it also is important that we listen to and respect what has been a significant negative response by students, alumni and other members of our community." Dooley also expressed hope "that the passion exhibited for the traditional seal can be redirected toward a broader advocacy for the University of California." [ More… ]

Graduate Studies offers 'pathways' to success in academia and beyond

Answering a challenge from a national commission, UC Davis launches GradPathways, providing individual advising, workshops and other group activities to help students progress through graduate school and prepare for successful careers in academia and beyond. [ More… ]

Cool storage key to quality of bag-in-box wines

When it comes to wine, if you bag it and box it, you better keep it cool, advise researchers in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. The researchers used chemical analyses and a panel of trained tasters to analyze how storage at different temperatures affected California chardonnay in five different packaging configurations. [ More… ]

Emerging virus in raccoons may provide cancer clues

Rare brain tumors emerging among raccoons in Northern California and Oregon may be linked to a previously unidentified virus discovered by a team of researchers, led by scientists from the School of Veterinary Medicine. Their findings could lead to a better understanding of how viruses can cause cancer in animals and humans. [ More… ]

Pollution-detecting aircraft sniffs PG&E pipeline for gas leaks

Atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s natural-gas pipeline in search of methane leaks. Conley says specialized instruments on his plane allow UC Davis researchers to "do things with a little plane that you can't do any other way." [ More, with video… ]

Holiday book gift ideas from UC Davis authors

From Snow White and science fiction to African hip-hop and the benefits of bats, new books by UC Davis authors offer a variety of holiday gift choices. [ More… ]

Expanded cancer center shows its comprehensive care for toddler

When 2-year-old Timmy Brown was rushed into a UC Davis Medical Center operating room for emergency brain surgery, the on-call medical team not only made sure that he had his favorite cloud-patterned blanket in hand, they also made sure he was touching the favorite part of his blanket — the little silk tag. They knew that half-inch piece of tattered, white silk was Timmy's comfort zone. "When they did that, I knew we were definitely at the right place," said Timmy's mom, Maryanne. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: 'New' Old Davis Road opens Dec. 17

The last section of the "new" Old Davis Road opens Monday (Dec. 17). … Getting through winter break: Useful information on the heat, coffee, food, buses and more. … A proposed UC policy on open access publishing is the subject of an online forum. … The UCPath shared services center, located at UC Riverside, is recruiting. Find out more at a Monday information session, in person or on the Web. … Complete a computer security course by the end of the month and have a chance to win a $50 gift card. … UC payroll teams will deduct more from your checks for Social Security withholding, effective Jan. 1. [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Construction on California Avenue, in parking Lot 3

Design and Construction Management announced traffic restrictions on North California Avenue, Dec. 17 to Jan. 4, and reduced parking in Lot 3, during the same period, all due to electrical work underground. [ More… ]


Fall commencement

Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m., The Pavilion

Watch online live and on demand as our fall-quarter graduates receive their diplomas. [ More… ]

Pets can sit with Santa Paws for photos

Sunday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Arden Animal Hospital, 1823 Fulton Ave., Sacramento

Veterinary students run this event as a fundraiser for the Mercer clinic for the pets of homeless people. [ More… ]

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