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Former state superintendent and alumna wins UC Davis Medal

Former state superintendent and alumna wins UC Davis Medal

Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin received her undergraduate degree in political science from UC Davis.

As California state superintendent of public instruction, Delaine Eastin cut class size and administrative costs, increased student access to technology and helped 3,000 schools plant their own gardens. Eastin, superintendent from 1995 to 2003 and the first and only woman to hold that post, is the 2015 recipient of the UC Davis Medal, the highest accolade that the campus may bestow upon an individual... Read More

Tumey to leave UC Davis athletics director position

Tumey to leave UC Davis athletics director position

Teresa Gould has been appointed the interim athletics director, effective immediately.

Terry Tumey, director of athletics at the University of California, Davis, will leave his position to pursue other opportunities, effective June 15. In the interim he will continue to assist the university in its capital improvement efforts... Read More

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

This month, Yolo County’s Public Defender and District Attorney took the actions of the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court just a little bit further by endorsing the Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism as a standard of conduct for their two offices.

In July 2007, the State Bar of California adopted California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism.  In May 2014, the California Supreme Court adopted rule 9.4 of the California Rules of Court to supplement the attorney oath for new lawyers to include a statement that the attorney will strive to conduct himself or herself with dignity, courtesy and integrity.

Setting the bar for their offices, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson have now signed the following pledge:

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.