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Photo: Rose Hong Truong with VisionFinder

Rose-colored glasses

Inspired by the classic View-Master toy, this is the VisionFinder, an eye-exam tool that is simple to use, convenient to carry and relatively inexpensive. Rose Hong Truong '15 and teammates built it as their senior design project in biomedical engineering, not for profit, but to help people in developing countries. [ More, with video… ]


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A renewed commitment to diversity and inclusion

To bolster the university's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has expanded the role of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Adela de la Torre to include oversight of all diversity efforts for the campus. [ More… ]

Convocation, giant welcome to start the year

Faculty and staff are always invited to the Fall Convocation, and this year they're invited to participate in another important event as we start the school year: the New Student Celebration! Faculty, staff and returning students are asked to gather outside The Pavilion to cheer on the new students as they emerge from their celebration at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21. The convocation will be the next day, Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. [ More… ]

3 cheers for TRiO, helping underrepresented students

With the recent renewal of a $1.2 million grant, the TRiO Scholars Program is providing 160 students with a network of support and services — including academic advising and tutoring — to help them stay in school, succeed and graduate. [ More, with video… ]

School of Law: 50 years of achievement

What an opening week for the School of Law, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary year. Fall semester classes began Aug. 24, an anniversary celebration was held Aug. 25, and, at the state Capitol on Aug. 27, Dean Kevin '. Johnson and Senior Associate Dean Madhavi Sunder received an Assembly resolution honoring the school’s 50 years of achievement. [ More, with slideshow… ]

LAURELS: Food protection group recognizes Bruhn

The International Association for Food Protection accords honorary lifetime membership to Christine Bruhn, Cooperative Extension specialist emerita. … Pamela Wu, director of marketing and communications at the School of Law, is member of the year in the Asian American Journalists Association. … Newly elected fellows: Mary Delany and Kirk Klasing (Poultry Science Association) and Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Dubcovsky hits grand slam in wheat genetics

Jorge Dubcovsky's laboratory has now identified four genes that govern wheat vernalization, the understanding of which is crucial to developing improved varieties of wheat. [ More… ]

The logistics of global health research

A UC collaboration — including UC Davis — launches UC Global Operations, a one-stop website offering logistical information for UC faculty, staff, students involved in global health research, and for their international collaborators. Resources are presented in categories that include medical clearances and travel vaccinations, human studies regulations, translation services, and budget management for travel. Check it out (the website is a pilot project for now) and give your feedback. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Registrar's office on the move

The Office of the University Registrar is moving out of the Mrak Hall basement to join other student services in Dutton Hall. Plus …

TRENDING: Women's Huddle highlights, fast-moving library, lost in the Death Star

YouTube: See highlights from the annual UC Davis Women's Huddle, where fans take to the field for a practice session with the team. … Instagram: Watch a time-lapse of the Peter J. Shields Library as we reflect on its 75-year history. … Twitter: May the Force be with you as you navigate the Death Star.




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