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Cory Golden

Yappy Hour helps raise well-adjusted dogs

* Editor’s note: This story was first published in January 2014. Tami Pierce’s students can be loud, wander off for no reason, roughhouse in class. They also can be brought to heel by bacon treats, subdued by belly rubs and distracted by squeaky toys. Pierce teaches Yappy Hour: a puppy socialization program at the UC […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

UCD exercises option on surface water, will invest $20M in project

UC Davis announced Friday that it would exercise its option for water from the Davis-Woodland surface water project. The campus will receive about 6 percent of the project’s water and will pay $20 million toward the project and pipelines — reducing the cost to the city of Davis by $11 million and to the city […]

July 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News

28 named to third-campus ‘visioning’ committee

Chancellor Linda Katehi has asked 28 faculty, staff and students to craft a plan for gathering feedback on the viability of a third UC Davis campus. The larger “visioning” committee, chaired by the chancellor, will be broken into four subcommittees tasked with developing outreach plans for students, faculty or alumni and other external groups. Reports are due by […]

July 15, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi backs wildfire funding change

Rep. John Garamendi has signed on to an effort to force a vote on a bill that would allow the Obama administration to use contingency funding to fight wildfires. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, joined 85 of his colleagues on Friday in calling for the vote on the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act. If 215 representatives sign the discharge […]

July 13, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Campus lures veteran CIO from Washington

UC Davis has agreed to pay Washington State University’s chief information officer $312,500 annually to head up its IT enterprise. As the UCD’s new chief information officer and vice provost for information and educational technology, starting Aug. 18, Viji Murali replaces Pete Siegel, who in 2013 accepted a position at the University of Southern California. Murali has served […]

July 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD’s tuition highest among Western public schools

UC Davis owned the 15th-highest tuition and required fees — amounting to $13,877 — among four-year public universities in 2012-13, according to U.S. Department of Education figures released last week. UCD’s tuition ranked highest among state schools west of the Mississippi River, but the campus fared much better once financial aid was added into the equation. The national average for […]

July 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC website aims to help urban farmers

The University of California has launched a new website intended to provide urban farmers with practical, science-based information. Visitors to http://ucanr.edu/urbanag can peruse information about raising livestock, crop production, marketing and environmental issues aimed to help those farming, on a few acres, whether in their back yards, at a school or in a community garden. Planned additions […]

July 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garamendi urges action on crude oil trains

Northern California congressional representatives this week called for more action by the U.S. Department of Transportation to increase the safety of crude oil shipments by rail. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and three House colleagues called for the department to: * Speed rules on phasing out old tanker cars, in favor of new, stronger models, and […]

July 03, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

$1M award will fund lab class, quantitative biology major

UC Davis professor Mark Goldman has been named the recipient of $1 million Howard Hughes Medical Institute teaching award that he will use to create a new major and a new undergraduate laboratory class. An associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior, Goldman was one of 15 researchers chosen from among 173 applicants by a panel of […]

July 03, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sickle cell drug shows promise in UCD trial

A UC Davis clinical trial has found safe a drug designed to treat a common, painful complication of sickle cell disease. There are currently no specific treatments for vaso-occlusive crises, during which clumped-together blood cells hinder blood flow. It is responsible for more than 70,000 hospitalizations annually, according to Ted Wun, associate dean for research […]

July 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Cooks risk illness by undercooking chicken, not washing hands

A new food safety campaign is planned after a UC Davis study found that home cooks often risked illness by undercooking chicken and rarely washing their hands. The study was funded by Livingston-based Foster Farms — to which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent have linked more than 600 cases of drug-resistant salmonella poisoning caused by contaminated […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Change allows UC to invest in firms using research

President Janet Napolitano has rescinded a 1989 policy barring the University of California from investing in companies that commercialize technology based on UC research. In conjunction with the change, she OK’d a pilot project allowing campuses to accept equity in startup companies in exchange for university services, like business incubators, rather than charging fees. Napolitano […]

July 03, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Virtual family visits lower stress on young patients

Virtual visits from family and friends via videoconferencing reduces stress on some child hospital patients, a UC Davis study has found. The survey-based study, published in Pediatrics, confirmed anecdotal evidence at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital that its secure videoconferencing program, called Family-Link, which includes laptops and webcams, made hospital stays easier for pediatric patients. “We […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Katehi returns to Greece to receive honorary degree

The American College of Greece on Saturday awarded an honorary degree to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. The institution annually confers degrees among academics, artists, philanthropists and political leaders from Greece and the United States whom the college deems inspirational leaders. “The American College of Greece offers a world-class education and is helping shape the next […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,
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