Spotlight on…
Photo: Sara Gebremeskel and Sharon Gray

A last wish, fulfilled

A year after researcher Sharon Gray’s tragic death in Ethiopia, memorial contributions totaling nearly $160,000 are funding scholarships and more in tribute to her dedication to mentoring. Projects include an exchange program that brought Ethiopian scientist Sara Gebremeskel to UC Davis for training — something that Gray had wished for in the days before she died. [ More… ]


More stories at UC Davis News & Information

Unitrans to launch 50th anniversary year

This Thursday (Nov. 9), the campus-city transit system goes “Back to the Future” for a re-creation of sorts of the bus christening held in 1967. Special guest Lola Hogan ’69 will bust a bottle of beer on a London double-decker just like she did 50 years ago. [ More… ]

‘Digital medicine’ startup in D.C. showcase

Cognivive, co-founded by UC Davis neuroscientist Tony Simon, develops video games to treat cognitive impairment — and is among the 22 startups selected to be in the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase, Nov. 13-14. [ More… ]

Video archive gives human face to deportation

Digital storytelling project — the work of faculty and students from UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico — will have its official launch at an event next Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Can corals adapt to climate change?

Study finds that some corals in the normally cool waters of the Cook Islands carry genetic variants that predispose the corals to heat tolerance. But the preliminary results show they may not adapt quickly enough to outpace climate change. [ More… ]

Chicken-feed study underway: Come taste the eggs

Researchers are trying a natural source of the amino acid methionine in poultry feed, and are asking people to taste-test the eggs (in hard-boiled form). Two more tastings are scheduled: Nov. 9 and 30. [ More… ]

International Education Week, Nov. 13-17

More than 20 events include everything from discussions with a team cataloging personal stories about deportation to a documentary screening, an opportunity to try Chinese calligraphy, a night of singing with a mariachi band, and other ways to learn about and celebrate our global connections. [ More… ]

IN MEMORIAM: Roy Doi, member of National Academy of Sciences

A memorial service will be held this Saturday (Nov. 11) at Putah Creek Lodge for the distinguished professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology. He died Oct. 9 at the age of 84. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: WarnMe test set for Wednesday

The test will go out about 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8 by text and email to UC Davis affiliates and people who have registered through the community registration page, and by text only to other subscribers. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Smart Home residents, honoring veterans

Tag along with the three students living in the Honda Smart Home as they learn about their new house’s features. … The Graduate School of Management fights global food insecurity by packing meals for the hungry in other countries. … Veterans are being honored on the Davis and Sacramento campuses. … Thirty-minute “power nap” classes are open to all at the ARC. [ More, with video… ]




Chancellor boosts blood drive: Save lives and #BeatSacState

Gary S. May knows full well the Causeway Classic isn’t just about football. We are also in the midst of the three-day Causeway Classic Blood Drive (Nov. 7-9) — and he plans to stop by this afternoon to show his support. He also knows that beating Sac State isn’t the most important reason to donate blood. [ More… ]

Editor’s Picks from the online calendar:

More calendar listings…