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Essay contest announced as part of 227th year of U.S. Constitution

Essay contest announced as part of 227th year of U.S. Constitution

There are a number of events and displays in Davis ..... Read More

C-STEM Center high school math, robotics courses approved for UC admission

C-STEM Center high school math, robotics courses approved for UC admission

Starting this fall, it will be easier for California high schools and intermediate schools to include UC-ready courses from the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education, or C-STEM Center, in their curricula.

The C-STEM Center has been awarded an “A-G Program Status” by the University Of California Office of the President. This means that high schools will now be able to easily add the center’s “A-G approved” courses to their own school’s A-G course lists without submitting a complete course content description and going through the traditional approval process with the university. ... Read More

A fall filled with art, music and dance

A fall filled with art, music and dance

The Akram Kahn Company will give the U.S. premiere and only West Coast performance of the dance/theatre work “ITMOi” exploring the creation of “The Rite of Spring” Oct. 24.

As the academic year begins at the University of California, Davis, so does the music making, dancing, sculpting, writing, reading, painting and acting. Through its academic programs, galleries and the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis offers well-loved classical pieces performed by internationally acclaimed artists, cutting-edge theatre, dance and music, and exhibitions exploring many kinds of art... Read More

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

The Most Important School Supply of All

The Most Important School Supply of All

September is Library Card Sign-Up month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.  To encourage the youngest residents of Yolo County to become life-long learners and library users, the Yolo County Library has partnered with First 5 Yolo to offer free “keeper” books to all children, ages 0 to 5, who either use their existing library card or sign up for one during the month of September.                             

UC Davis ramps up new commercial venture formation with 14 technology startups in past year

UC Davis ramps up new commercial venture formation with 14 technology startups in past year

The University of California, Davis, launched 14 commercial startups during the past year to June 30 — the largest number of new ventures based on UC Davis technology to be started in a single year.

This represents an increase from eight startups the preceding fiscal year.

“Nearly doubling the number of university-based startups is a major milestone achieved by the Office of Research, working closely with entrepreneurial faculty,” said Harris Lewin, vice chancellor for research. “This achievement illustrates the huge potential of our faculty for driving economic development, and is in perfect alignment with Chancellor Linda Katehi’s goals for the campus, and the recent emphasis on technology transfer by our new University of California president, Janet Napolitano.”... Read More

Funds awarded to begin construction of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Funds awarded to begin construction of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The 8.4-meter LSST will use a special three-mirror design, creating an exceptionally wide field of view.

The National Science Foundation has agreed to support the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to manage the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope construction project, with a budget of up to $473 million. The announcement caps more than 10 years of developing, planning and reviewing of the LSST concept.

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