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Exuberant participants in red heart T-shirts at the 2014 UC Davis Wears Red Day heart formation.

All heart, rain or shine

We made last year's heart formation in the rain, and we'll do it again this Friday (Feb. 6), the second annual UC Davis Wears Red Day. Come to Hutchison Field for the Battle Heart Disease Fair (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the heart formation (noon). Get your 2015 heart T-shirt at UC Davis Stores; $2 from every sale goes to the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program. [ More… ]


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Statement on vandalism at AEPi fraternity

Campus leaders respond with outrage to "despicable and hateful" swastikas spray-painted outside Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. "This kind of behavior is not only repugnant and a gross violation of the values our university holds dear, it is unacceptable and must not be tolerated on our campus or anywhere else," reads a message from Linda P.B. Katehi, chancellor; Ralph J. Hexter, provost and executive vice chancellor; and Adela de la Torre, vice chancellor, Student Affairs. [ More… ]

Faculty, researchers hear tips for clicks

Professors and prominent researchers can either talk to people on social media, or just be talked about. "If you have a profile (in your field), you're going to be in social media whether you like it or not," Paul Knoepfler, associate professor in the School of Medicine, told about 50 faculty members and researchers during a Jan. 28 workshop to help them inform, inspire and interact with targeted audiences via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs. [ More, with slideshow and video… ]

RESEARCH: Newborn horses give clues to autism

A newly formed joint research group in veterinary and human medicine has secured funding to investigative possible links between dummy foal syndrome (in which newborn horses seem detached from their surroundings) and autism. [ More, with video… ]

Student-athletes share scrambler recipes in dining commons

They golf and they play soccer — and they create recipes for healthy meals. This week, the student-athletes' Get Yolked Taco Scrambler and Kickin' Chikin' Scramble will go head to head in the UC Davis Athletics Scrambler Face-Off in all three dining commons. Liz Applegate, director of the sports nutrition program, asked all Intercollegiate Athletics teams to come up with scrambler recipes that met four criteria: simple, original, affordable and nutritious. The men's golf team and women's soccer team are the finalists — and diners will decide the winner from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 4). Everyone is welcome! [ More, including the recipes… ]

Indian musician teaches, performs during Fulbright stay

Sikkil Gurucharan, a well-known musician in his native India, is engaging students and the larger community while at UC Davis as a Fulbright scholar. Gurucharan, co-teaching a class in the Department of Religious Studies, will give several workshops on Indian music and perform in a concert with other Indian musicians. [ More… ]


NEWS BRIEFS: Blue Shield, Sutter Health reach 2-year agreement

UC employees who use Sutter Health are breathing a sigh of relief, and UC benefits managers are taking steps to prevent such surprises in the future. Plus…

TRENDING: 'Hidden' sugar, Nationwide ad, Nap Map

YouTube: Professor Kimber Stanhope on "Sugar Hidden in Plain Sight." … Nationwide's Super Bowl commercial: "Football and childhood death? Marketing that might backfire" — hear what GSM Professor Olivier Rubel has to say. … @CCC_UCDavis (Cross Cultural Center): "Drumroll … we've made the UC Davis Nap Map!!! … #ucdavis #sleep."




Our annual parade of cultures is underway

Black Family Week leads off (Feb. 2-13), followed by a Chinese New Year and Culture Celebration this Thursday (Feb. 5), and, from March through May, celebrations of mixed heritage, Native American culture, Asian Pacific culture and la Raza (Chicana/o-Latina/o) culture. [ More… ]

SUNDAY FUN-DAY: Museums, arboretum, summer preview

It'll be a fantastic, fun-tastic and free-tastic Sunday for the whole family on the Davis campu. And Campus Rec-tastic and STEM-tastic, too! So, pack up the kids, or just yourself, and come on out Feb. 8 for two arboretum programs, six museum open houses, and a preview of summer recreation and education programs for children. Also, Sunday is your only opportunity to register early for the summer programs. [ More… ]

WORKLIFE: Goodbye, lawn; hello, bellydancing and Balletone

Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 4-5, and Tuesday, Feb. 10, all noon-1 p.m.

Humanities Institute Brown Bag Book Chat

Thursday, Feb. 5, noon-1 p.m., 228 Voorhies Hall

This new series begins with Maceo Montoya, assistant professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies, presenting his memoir, Letters to the Poet from His Brother. [ More… ]

V-Day: The Vagina Monologues and Vagina: OurStories

Saturday, Feb. 7, and Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1

UC Davis observes V-Day this year with performances of The Vagina Monologues (by School of Medicine students, staff and faculty) and Vagina: OurStories, organized annually by the Women's Resources and Research Center as a localized take on the award-winning Monologues play. Proceeds from all performances will go to organizations local and international that strive to end violence against women and girls. [ More… ]

Campus Community Book Project: Author's Visit

Tuesday, Feb. 10, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Temple Grandin participates in a Forum@MC panel discussion, "Neurodiversity: The Line Between a Difference and a Disability, or Neurotypical in Context," 4-5 p.m. (free); and gives a talk based on her book Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, 8-9:30 p.m. (tickets required). [ More… ]

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