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An Evening with Laura Ling: Journey of Hope

An Evening with Laura Ling: Journey of Hope
An Evening with Laura Ling: Journey of Hope
02-21-2015 - 02-21-2015
Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association
http://groups.dcn.org/dhs-orchestras
Admission: Free Donations appreciated
 
(530) 902-8123
president@dsoma.org
 
Start Time(s): Sat 5pm-7pm *Seats are first come first serve
Journalist Laura Ling will speak about her time in a North Korean prison in 2009
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ITS-Davis director Dan Sperling to chair national Transportation Research Board

ITS-Davis director Dan Sperling to chair national Transportation Research Board

The executive committee Sperling will chair for the coming year oversees the board's programs and activities, engaging more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and transportation researchers and practitioners .

Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, has been appointed the 2015 chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, which provides independent scientific advice to the nation on transportation issues.

The appointment was announced at this week’s 94th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., attended by 12,000 transportation professionals from across the United States and abroad. ... Read More

Grant to speed Ebola drug production

Grant to speed Ebola drug production

Karen McDonald, professor of chemical engineering and materials science, is working with a UC Davis team to grow plant cells in a bioreactor.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, will explore ways to speed production of the Ebola drug Zmapp with a $200,000 rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation... Read More

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

(Woodland, CA) – Yesterday, just hours before the rain came, approximately 100 volunteers and staff moved 63 homeless individuals, along with their 40 pets, from the North Levee encampment in West Sacramento into temporary housing.

The move, along with provision of services, was a collaborative effort between Yolo County, Yolo County Housing, the City of West Sacramento and numerous private and non-profit partners.  Over the next 60 to 120 days, with $100,000 in financial support from Yolo County and the City of West Sacramento, along with private donations, these individuals will be housed and will receive assistance for benefits in which they may be eligible to prevent homelessness in the future.

Farmworkers’ son active in UC Davis research wins prestigious NIH scholarship

Farmworkers’ son active in UC Davis research wins prestigious NIH scholarship

A biochemistry and molecular biology major, Abraham Corrales has been awarded the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and committed to careers in health-related research.

The stinging sweat and all-over aches from picking blackberries one summer tutored young Abraham Corrales of Watsonville in the harsh realities he’d already experienced as the youngest of 10 children of migrant farmworkers.

“When you’re in the fields, you understand how everyone who’s working there really suffers just to put food on the table,” he said. “That’s what made me change my perspective on education.”

Today, the UC Davis junior has distinguished himself as one of only 16 recipients nationwide of a prestigious National Institutes of Health scholarship on his way to developing therapies to promote the health of agricultural communities like his own... Read More

Cal Aggie Alumni Association names associate executive directors

Cal Aggie Alumni Association names associate executive directors

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has promoted Jane Eadie to associate executive director, chief programs officer, and appointed Teresa Gould as associate executive director, chief revenue officer.

Eadie will oversee CAAA’s engagement efforts with the 225,000 alumni of the University of California, Davis, and coordinate the efforts of more than 40 alumni chapters and networks throughout the world.

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Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Philip J. Pogledich as County Counsel.  After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Mr. Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board.   

Mr. Pogledich began his tenure with Yolo County in 2004, most recently serving as senior deputy county counsel since 2007.  His focus has been on local government law, land use and natural resources, real property and public works, agriculture and the Williamson Act, solid waste and recycling, and policy concerning the Bay-Delta.  Prior to his tenure with Yolo County, he worked for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Mr. Pogledich received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.