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The 'new model for museums'

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will be created by a team of architects and builders redefining the model for a university museum and fostering a new conversation in the arts. The winning team was selected from a pool of three finalists following a five-month design competition with extensive involvement of students and others in the community. [ More, with video… ]


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Wheat geneticist, statistician elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jorge Dubcovsky, an internationally acclaimed wheat geneticist, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on scientists and engineers in the United States. Peter Hall, an Australian statistician with a partial appointment at UC Davis, was elected as a foreign associate of the academy. They join 21 other UC Davis members of the academy. [ More… ]

Senate, federation awards reception and lecture set for May 14

The Academic Senate and Academic Federation will come together May 14 to present their highest honors — for teaching, research and public service — and to hear this year's Faculty Research Lecture. As the recipient of the Faculty Research Lecture Award, Professor Jodi Nunnari of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology plans a talk on the topic, "I Breathe for Mitochondria." The upcoming event will start with the awards and conclude with the lecture, with a reception in between. RSVPs requested by May 10. [ More… ]

Brazilian agreement boosts humanities, social science links

A new UC Davis agreement with a Brazilian research foundation is offering faculty members rare seed money for collaborative research in the humanities and social sciences. [ More… ]

Science, cosmology lectures honor Winston Ko

A series of lectures on Saturday, May 11, will celebrate the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the contributions of Winston Ko, who is retiring in June after 10 years as dean of the division and 41 years as a faculty member in the Department of Physics. [ More… ]

Nature profiles physician 'gun fighter'

The journal Nature profiles Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and one of the few researchers studying the effects of firearms on public safety. [ More, with podcast… ]

'The Martian Chroniclers': New Yorker features alum

NASA engineer Adam Steltzner '90 is featured in this New Yorker article about the ongoing mission of the Mars rover Curiosity. Steltzner was the leader of the entry, descent and landing team that designed the Sky Crane, the project's unconventional landing system. [ More… ]

Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from a research team that includes an assistant professor of environmental toxicology. [ More… ]

Placenta abnormality may show autism risk

Researchers at the MIND Institute and the Yale University School of Medicine have found that more than 95 percent of the placentas of infants at the greatest risk of developing autism contained abnormal cells called trophoblast inclusions, suggesting that the abnormality may serve as a very early marker for autism. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: David Biale tapped for Humanities Institute

David Biale, a leading scholar of Jewish intellectual and cultural life, has been named director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute. … Decision day for prospective transfer students is set for May 10. … Registration is now open for the UC's 2013 IT Security Symposium. … UC Davis will hold its third annual TEDxUCDavis on May 18. … The bike auction is set for tomorrow, May 4. … A group of researchers, policymakers and communicators gathered at UC Davis recently to discuss food fraud. … The university will hold sessions on Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 9. [ More… ]


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Thank Goodness For Staff picnic

Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hutchison Field

The 33rd annual celebration features a picnic lunch, plus TGFS Idol, Gunrock Bingo and more. You can prepare ahead of time for Guess the Weight by taking a look at this photo, to see everybody and everything that goes into the total weight. The TGFS Fun Run-Walk is Tuesday (May 7). [ More… ]

'From Mandalay to Memorial Union: How Public Universities Keep Dreams Alive'

Wednesday, May 8, 4 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

Allan E. Goodman, president and chief executive officer of the Institute of International Education, is the next speaker in the Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good. [ More… ]

Public invited to view Classroom and Recital Hall designs

Thursday, May 9, immediately following noon concert, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

The music department hosts a public information session on the three architectural designs under consideration for the new Classroom and Recital Hall building. [ More… ]

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