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Open house at Honda home

The formal ceremony took place this morning, officially opening the environmentally friendly Honda Smart Home at UC Davis West Village. Now begins the open house for the public, until 4 p.m. today (March 25) and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday (March 28-30). Soon, someone in the UC Davis community will lease the home, making it a living laboratory for energy efficiency, including the use of renewable energy (solar) for the house and for transportation (i.e., the electric car in the garage). [ More, with slideshow… ]


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Campus climate survey: Follow-up forum next week

UC Davis scores high marks in systemwide survey on campus climate, but, in a follow-up email, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi says: "The reality is that even one incident of bias or discrimination, or one member of our community feeling unwelcomed, is too many." She announced a forum, to be held Thursday, April 3, to gather feedback on the survey, and engage the community in understanding and responding to the survey results. [ More… ]

College and national academy hold public symposium on manufacturing

The College of Engineering and the National Academy of Engineering make for a powerful team in presenting a public symposium on manufacturing, next Tuesday, April 1. The free program is being held in conjunction with a regional meeting of the academy — the first such meeting ever held at UC Davis. And why not? We have 14 members here! [ More… ]

Job opportunities aplenty for UC Davis grads

Hundreds of UC Davis graduates are working for Intel Corp. Undergraduates are sorting through thousands of job opportunities that come through the Internship and Career Center. Some undergrads are Central Valley Scholars, participating in internships leading to jobs. These are but three of the myriad ways UC Davis students are preparing for and entering the work force. [ More… ]

Team conquers giant genome for important pine tree

"It's a huge genome," says UC Davis Professor David Neale, who led a nationwide team in mapping the genetics of the loblolly pine — the most commercially important tree species in the United States and the source of most American paper products. "But the challenge isn't just collecting all the sequence data," he says. "The problem is assembling that sequence into order" — something the team did with a new method that can speed up genome assembly by compressing the raw sequence data 100-fold. [ More… ]

Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise

New paper from UC Davis says the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. The study also found that radiation treatments did not significantly impair the immune response. [ More… ]

A stem cell first: Closing in on a fix for defective, diseased bladders

The UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures has reported a first: success in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient's defective or diseased bladder. [ More… ]

FIX 50: Paper raises prospect of 'Carmageddon'

New on our Fix 50 resource page: a link to The Sacramento Bee story that suggests we could be in for "Carmageddon" in May and June, plus a room change for the workplace flexibility workshop this Thursday (March 27). [ More… ]


NEWS BRIEFS: Tentative deal averts patient care tech workers' strike

A tentative deal averts a strike by the union representing patient care technical employees who work at UC's medical centers and student health centers. Plus …




A taste of China

Beginning Thursday, March 27

The Confucius Institute at UC Davis launches its spring programming with a lecture on the concept of yin and yang and its relationship to a healthy diet. Other yin and yang lectures are planned, along with tea and beverage workshops, a series of lectures on tea and conversation, and programs on tai chi and Chinese paper cutting. [ More… ]

Sacramento alumni mixer with Sac Republic FC

Thursday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., 2421 17th St., Sacramento

The CAAA's Sacramento Alumni Network holds its spring mixer in partnership with the city's new professional men's soccer team. $15 CAAA and parent members, $20 nonmembers. Please register in advance. [ More… ]

TechHub's grand reopening

Monday, March 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Memorial Union

The computer and electronics store recently moved out of the main bookstore and into the old MU Station Computer Lab (on the MU's east side). [ More… ]

Poetry and Art at the MIND Institute

Monday, March 31, 5:15-7:30 p.m., MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento

See the institute's art collection, created by artists with neurodevelopmental disorders, then listen to poets from the Sacramento Poetry Society as they share readings about their experiences of living with autism, as parents, siblings, friends or someone who has autism. With this event, the MIND Institute gets a one-day head start on Autism Awareness Month, with many more programs coming in April. [ More… ]

PLAY: Je reviens de la vérité (I Return from the Truth)

Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Adaptation of the play Qui rapportera ces paroles? by Charlotte Delbo, French resistance member and Auschwitz survivor. Performed in French, with English supertitles, by the Compagnie Prospero Miranda of Paris. Free. Sponsored by the departments of French and Italian, and German and Russian; and David Biale, the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History. [ More… ]

Stride for Aggie Pride 5K: May 18

Early registration deadline extended to April 4

Early birds get a discount and a high-performance running shirt, guaranteed. The event raises money for scholarships offered through the ASUCD and We Are Aggie Pride, a student-run organization that provides emergency funds for students in need. [ More… ]

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