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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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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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Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

UC Davis will be partnering with Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi.

Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Yingchuan, China, during a meeting between high-level officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology... Read More

Mondavi Center enhances offerings with Mellon grant

Mondavi Center enhances offerings with Mellon grant

The So Percussion ensemble will be visiting UC Davis, thanks to the Mellon grant.

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis has received a $400,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support innovative performances in classical music, residencies by major American orchestras and festivals connected to academic programs.

“This generous grant supports our belief in the power and beauty of classical music to enrich lives,” said Don Roth, executive director of the Mondavi Center. “It will give us the opportunity to deepen our work to engage audience members with classical music by supporting nontraditional and less formal concert formats, by collaborating with UC Davis artists and faculty to create exciting multifaceted music festivals, and by creating major artist residencies that bring community members and artists in closer contact.”... Read More

UC Davis names CIO

UC Davis names CIO

Viji Murali, an IT veteran in higher education, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis. “UC Davis is incredibly fortunate to recruit someone with Viji’s experience and expertise,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in announcing Murali’s appointment... Read More

14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition
14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition
07-22-2014 - 09-20-2014
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
http://www.natsoulas.com
Admission: Free
 
(530) 756-3938
 
Start Time(s): Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm Fri 11am-10pm Sat-Sun Noon-5pm
The 14th annual California Landscape Exhibition will celebrate the diverse California landscapes as seen through the eyes of more than 40 of the top landscape painters in the region 
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