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Photo: Liz Warren experiences weightlessness as she floats in a NASA training aircraft

UC Davis’ space research

NASA has invested millions of dollars in UC Davis research, working with biologists, engineers, physiologists, psychologists and other researchers to study life in space — whether that be studying space itself, the effects of gravity, getting there, staying there or surviving there. Among the hundreds of graduates who have gone on to careers in the space industry is Liz Warren. [ More… ]

  • This story is from our new website launching today, Driven by Curiosity. Read more about how UC Davis researchers find themselves chasing the answers to complex questions with everyday applications.


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Grant to expand free STEM textbook project

A library of free and open-source educational science and technology resources for college courses will expand thanks to a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the LibreTexts Project, led by UC Davis. [ More… ]

AB540 and Undocumented Student Center now permanent

The center, founded in 2014 to support UC Davis’ population of undocumented students, now has permanent funding. [ More… ]

Open enrollment for us AND our pets

UCnet’s open enrollment preview includes good news about premium costs; important changes to domestic partner eligibility and Health Net Blue & Gold; and a brand-new benefit: pet insurance. [ More… ]

New name for caterer; new drinks at Gunrock

University Catering is now Olive & Vine, and it’s choosing more ingredients produced on campus or by alumni-owned farms. Meanwhile, plans are in the works to bring beer and wine back to The Gunrock, formerly the Gunrock Pub and Grill. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: The next superfood

There’s nothing super-looking about moringa. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby with seeds. But if plants were superheroes, then moringa would be Iron Man. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Natural-gas release, on purpose

A PG&E project on campus Thursday morning (Oct. 18) will result in a controlled release of gas — and a noticeable but harmless gas smell in the air — for several minutes. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Homecoming weekend in photos

Football coach Dan Hawkins summed up the jubilant mood of Homecoming Weekend when he kicked off Pajamarino by shouting a booming thank-you to the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! Friday afternoon (Oct. 12). The weekend would end with his team winning in overtime in front of a sellout crowd — a first at Aggie Stadium. [ More, with video… ]




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