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Photo: Geoffrey Schladow on Lake Tahoe

State of the Lake 2013

Report from the Tahoe Environmental Research Center describes the impacts of climate change on the Lake Tahoe Basin: drier years, less precipitation, higher lake temperatures and projected lower lake levels. [ More, with video… ]


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World Food Center's first hire: Josette Lewis '88

The stars aligned for UC Davis and its first hire for the World Food Center. Josette Lewis grew up in Davis (her father worked on campus) and graduated from UC Davis in 1988. She had a 16-year career at the U.S. Agency for International Development, then joined a biotech company in her hometown. Three and a half years later, she's back on campus as the World Food Center's associate director. [ More… ]

Baby formula may have health consequences

Formula-fed infants experience metabolic stress that could make them more susceptible than breast-fed infants to a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease, according to researchers in the Department of Nutrition. [ More… ]

Medfly and other fruit flies entrenched in California, study concludes

Tropical fruit flies "are here to stay," says entomologist James Carey, co-author of a study clearly demonstrating that at least five and as many as nine species, including the infamous Medfly, are permanently established in California and inexorably spreading, despite more than 30 years of intervention and nearly 300 state-sponsored eradication programs. [ More… ]

'Lab on a chip' measures heart disease risk

Using a special microchip that can perform laboratory functions, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers from UC Davis has identified cells linked with inflammation and varying degrees of heart disease. "Our test provides a good indication of how atherosclerosis actually develops inside coronary arteries," said Scott Simon, professor of biomedical engineering and a study co-author. "This is an exciting step in developing personalized profiles for heart disease risk." [ More… ]

Systemwide Academic Council approves open access policy

Chair Robert Powell of UC Davis says: "Council's intent is to make these articles widely — and freely — available in order to advance research everywhere." [ More… ]

IN MEMORIAM: Sam Armistead, leading scholar of Spanish literature and language

Distinguished professor emeritus Samuel G. Armistead, 85, one of the world's leading scholars of Spanish literature and language, died of natural causes on Aug. 7 at his Davis home. His colleagues considered his work on the "romancero" (oral tradition and ballad), especially Sephardic folklore, to be one of his crowning achievements. Armistead clearly embraced the field: He was known for breaking out into medieval ballads in class. [ More… ]

UC Davis wins 3 Sautter IT innovation awards

UC Davis scored three of eight awards in this year's systemwide information technology competition, honoring innovation to make university operations more efficient and better serve faculty, staff, students and patients. The UC Davis Health System earned a golden award (for the Tethered Meta Registry) and a silver (for Privacy and Protected Health Information Surveillance Technologies), while the Davis campus's Information Technology Services received a silver (for Risk Assessment Determinations in Clinical Academic Laboratories, or RADiCAL). [ More… ]

LAURELS: Ben Hart named companion animal vet of the year

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Benjamin Hart is named companion animal veterinarian of the year. … The UC Davis Foundation scores a silver award for a fundraising campaign that yielded all kinds of gold, as in nearly $4 million for student support. … Plus, honors for Hema Yoganarasimhan, assistant professor, GSM; and Edwin Lewis, professor and vice chair, Department of Entomology and Nematology. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Häagen-Dazs' free app benefits bee research

Häagen-Dazs is making even more of a buzz at UC Davis, offering comfort music to go with your comfort ice cream! And donating money to the university's honeybee research. … Detours in the arboretum: for irrigation work (western half) and garden construction (east end). … UC Davis is putting on a Heroes Run, a superheroes-themed 5K, Oct. 26. … Shared services: UC, California State University discuss possibilities … The Board of Regents this week made it official: Riverside's new chancellor is Kim A. Wilcox from Michigan State. [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recruitment updates; Business Officer Institute

Updates on two recruitments: for vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, and dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. … Nominations are due by Aug. 21 for the UC Business Officer Institute scheduled for Oct. 21-24 in Irvine. [ More… ]


Mondavi Center: Single tickets and just-added programs

Single-event ticket sales start today (Aug. 9)

New to the 2013-14 schedule: Diana Krall, The Chieftains, two holiday shows (Pink Martini and Blind Boys of Alabama) and a third San Francisco Symphony concert. [ More… ]

UC Davis Extension's biannual showcase of opportunities

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Sutter Square Galleria, Sacramento

UC Davis Extension's twice-a-year Professional Education Showcase, promoting the extension program's continuing education opportunities for working professionals. Free. [ More… ]

Aggie Football Kickoff Weekend: huddle and fan fest

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 23-24, Aggie Stadium

First, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 23, the Women's Huddle (discounted price for UC Davis staff). The fan fest, on Aug. 24, is free: Watch the Aggies as they practice (10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m.), then you're invited onto the field to participate in drills, and meet the players and coaches. [ More… ]

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