New technologies offer seniors more independence

The Woodland Senior Center will host a free presentation from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, offering solutions to help those with low vision or other limitations maintain or regain their independence. Access Ingenuity, a company founded in 2002, will focus on assistive technologies through education and hands-on demonstration. Access Ingenuity carries a variety […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon tour offers a close look at visiting shorebirds

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a free field trip to learn about shorebirds migrating to Central and South America from as far north as the Arctic slope. Field trip leaders from Yolo Audubon will help participants identify the shorebirds that stop to refuel on invertebrates in the mudflats around Davis. […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Program explores link between birds, rockets

A Design and Launch Flight Derby is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo. Participants can learn what birds, bats, butterflies and seeds have in common with rockets, planes and spacecraft. The group will examine the physics of flight and momentum in birds, butterflies, seeds, airplanes, rockets and […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk with Warren at the Arboretum

Community members can join Warren Roberts, the superintendent emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always-engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west end gardens from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The group will meet at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo for the free walk. There is limited free one-hour […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See native plants at the Arboretum

The public is invited to tour the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants to see many examples of Arboretum All-Stars, recommended plants for valley-wise gardens. The free event runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. Parking is free and available in […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Butterfly ecology talk planned at Arboretum

The public is invited to join naturalist Steve Daubert and explore the ecological relationship between the flowering plants and the lepidoptera, and learn how the Arboretum functions as a butterfly preserve at a free butterfly ecology talk and tour. All ages are welcome to this event, set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Financial adviser offers market advice

Manny Provedor, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café, 2710 E. Fifth St. in Davis. He plans to continue the tradition on the last Friday of every month. The coffee club is an informal gathering at which Edward Jones financial advisers […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Katehi: UCD in step with Obama higher-ed plan

UC Davis used President Barack Obama’s call for curbing college costs to tout its new financial aid plan, which will benefit about 500 undergraduate students this fall whose families earn between $80,000 and $120,000 annually. “UC Davis is committed to keeping its world-class education affordable and accessible to all qualified students,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD ranked 47th among world’s universities

UC Davis is tied with the University of Southern California for 47th in a new ranking of the world’s top 500 universities. UCD is 47th for the second year in a row in ratings compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which placed Harvard University first, followed by Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD method used to screen for TB in Pakistan

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At least 600 million people in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are infected with the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis

Is your job helping you pack on the pounds?

By Tyrel Linkhorn Toledo Blade More than half of U.S. workers consider themselves overweight, and 41 percent of those people say they have gained at least some of that excess at their current gig, a study from CareerBuilder found. People stuck behind a desk all day, or whose jobs are extraordinarily stressful, tend to fare […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

There’s just no excuse for not exercising

By Sally Anderson Tampa Bay Times You know the benefits of exercise and you have most likely heard them a zillion times: a healthier heart, reduced risk for some cancers, better sleep patterns, weight loss, lower stress levels, stronger bones and muscles, less fear of falling, mental acuity, more energy and confidence. Yet, according to […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hiking is more than a physical path for kids, author claims

By Matt Markey Toledo Blade It used to be an expression of disgust: “Take a hike.” But times have changed. Now that phrase can mean you care about someone’s health and want to treat them to an adventure in the great outdoors. Author and hiker extraordinaire Jeff Alt takes every opportunity to preach the gospel […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteerism may lower blood pressure, study finds

By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Helping others and building social relationships certainly make for a more satisfying life. Now there’s reason to believe that they can help protect a person from the risk of developing high blood pressure in the mature adult years. The National Institutes of Health says 90 percent of Americans 50 or […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,