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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author Archive: Dave Jones

Old friend helps Brad and others find kidneys

Last week, Mike Sheehan, director of facilities services in UC Davis’ Student Housing, was in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, donating a kidney to a college buddy. “This story isn’t about me,” Sheehan is quick to say. It’s about his desire to tell others of the opportunity they may have to give a kidney […]

Train tickets available at a discount during Highway 50 work

The “Fix 50” rehabilitation work scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 22, and continue through June 25 on the elevated section of Highway 50 in downtown Sacramento will affect many people who work or go to school at UC Davis or commute from Davis to jobs in Sacramento. Work is scheduled around the clock, seven days […]

Grandin’s ‘Thinking in Pictures’ picked for book project

Temple Grandin’s “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism” has been selected for the the 2014-15 UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. The Campus Council on Community and Diversity had called for nominations on the theme of disability issues (the council chooses a different theme each year); then a volunteer selection committee of faculty, staff […]

Campus aims for record, heart-health awareness

UC Davis studies the heart, treats the heart and promotes heart health in a big, big way, to be demonstrated Friday, Feb. 7, when thousands of students, staff and faculty will try to set a new world record for largest heart formation. This show of force against heart disease — the No. 1 killer in […]

Typhoon relief goal: $33,000, a dollar per student

You can help * Bomba Fried Rice Concert, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Nov. 22, at The Domes on Orchard Park Drive * Filipino-American Thanksgiving Dinner, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Tickets are $5 * Woodstock’s Pizza fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 219 G St.; must present a […]

Gorman Museum anniversary offers a chance to reflect

At a glance What: Public reception to celebrate the C.N. Gorman Museum’s 40th anniversary When: 3-5 p.m. Friday; regular hours are noon-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays Where: 1316 Hart Hall Continuing: The anniversary exhibition, “Foundations: Native American Art,” runs through Dec. 6 The Carl N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis celebrates its 40th anniversary […]

Public art at UC Davis draws on natural elements

In the center of campus, a new work of public art depicts three dozen chemical elements: oxygen, phosphorous and zinc and the like. In another part of campus, one of those elements, iron (in the form of shovel heads), is being put to use in another work of public art. You can see the “Elements […]

UC Davis Academic Federation honors Jeff Loux

Pay tribute What: Jeff Loux honored at the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award dinner When: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; reservations due Friday Where: Ballroom B, UC Davis Conference Center RSVP: Tickets are $35 each; pay by credit card at 530-752-2262 or check payable to “UC Regents,” mailed to Ceremonies and Special Events, UC […]

Chemists discover, dub ‘Davis-Beirut reaction’

Davis and Beirut have good chemistry — and a pair of scientists, UC Davis and the Davis City Council could not be more pleased. This week they celebrated the “Davis-Beirut Reaction,” discovered by Professors Mark Kurth and Makhluf Haddadin, the former of UCD, the latter of the American University of Beirut, who — instead of […]

Ceremony remembers Aggies who didn’t come back from war

George Harold Aabel, Walter Duncan Abel, George Edward Allen … Military veterans who attend UC Davis will read 135 names aloud this week in an early Memorial Day observance — remembering the Aggies who did not make it back from war, from World War I through the Iraq War. The ceremony, open to the public, […]

UC Davis Meat Lab a winner again

Get a taste of this lineup: linguiça in 2009, chorizo in 2010, smoked summer sausage in 2011, fresh pork sausage in 2012, and, for 2013, low-sodium fresh pork sausage.

UC Davis Meat Lab student employees produced all of these in grand champion style, in the collegiate division, five years in a row, as judged in the California Association of Meat Processors’ cured meat show, part of the association’s annual convention.

Women’s rights book is next community pick

The 2013-14 Campus Community Book Project selection is more than words on paper. The book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” is also a movement. The 2009 book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is “a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of […]

Waste water vapor to heat UCD dorms

UC Davis is wringing energy — and hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings — from a former waste product: the water vapor often seen as a fluffy white plume ­coming out of the campus steam plant.

This bonus energy from a single, new piece of equipment called a condensing economizer will provide all the heat and hot water for the Tercero 3 residence halls, now under construction, and additional heat for campus boilers. All told, the university is saving 511,000 therms of natural gas annually.

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