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Monthly Archives: August 2012

UC Davis-led conference promotes new collaborations in Brazil

(Contributed by Carole Gan, UC Davis Health System) (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — An interdisciplinary delegation of researchers and educators, led by UC Davis, met this month at the Integrated Biological Networks Driving Disease Outcomes conference in Uberlândia, Brazil, to explore new …
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UC Davis, Lawrence Berkeley Lab forge closer ties

Contributed by Emma Estrella and Sharon Ruth, Office of Research “A small galaxy of diverse research” — that’s how plant biology professor Luca Comai describes UC Davis’ relationship with the UC-run Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as they begin a new …
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ETTC is a Top Ten Incubator

The Engineering Translational Technology Center at the UC Davis College of Engineering has been named as one of “Ten College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About” by bestcollegesonline.com. ETTC appears on the list alongside Syracuse University’s Student Sandbox and Harvard’s …
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Video: Wildfires becoming hotter, faster and more frequent as climate changes

From Colorado’s record-breaking Waldo Canyon fire to blazes burning across California, Washington and western rangelands, the summer of 2012 — like many recent summers — has been marked by a long, intense wildfire season. It has claimed thousands of acres, …
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Two grad students win Hughes scholarships

Two international graduate students at UC Davis, Liang-Tien (Frank) Hsieh from Taiwan and Andrea Ferrero from Italy, have received International Student Research Fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The scholarships are worth $43,000 a year to support the third …
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More from Mars: UC Davis engineering alumn lead landing system design

Adam Steltzner, the NASA engineer who led the design and development of the “sky crane” system that allowed the Curiosity rover to make a soft landing from Mars, has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UC Davis. Steltzner was …
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Mars!

Watching Curiosity touch down on Mars last night was a compelling piece of live news — without any need for intrusive commentary, gauzy biographies, advertising or a time delay (other than the few minutes it takes for radio waves to …
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