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Monthly Archives: October 2012

BGI Chairman to speak on campus, Nov. 9

Huanming (Henry) Yang, Ph.D., co-founder and chairman of BGI — formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute — will speak in room 1005, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility at 4.10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. UC Davis and BGI have …
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Cuts to Williamson act threaten open space and critical habitat

From UC ANR News A survey by UC Davis doctoral students shows that cuts to California’s Williamson Act could lead to a sell-off of land currently protected from development.  The findings appear in the October–December 2012 California Agriculture, UC’s peer-reviewed …
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Plant scientists honored for humanitarian rice research

By Pat Bailey UC Davis plant scientists Pamela Ronald and David Mackill have been named laureates of the Tech Awards 2012, selected by The Tech Museum of San Jose, Calif., for their efforts to apply technology to benefit humanity and …
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Migrating mallards carry bird flu strains to California

By Kat Kerlin As migrating mallard ducks touch down on the wintering grounds of California’s Central Valley and mingle with resident mallard populations, they sometimes carry new avian influenza strains with them. So concludes a new study conducted at the …
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Practice makes perfect for oiled bird responders

Contributed by Kat Kerlin “Do we have an ETA on those sandpipers?” Mike Ziccardi asked into his cell phone at the San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia, Calif. Ziccardi, a UC Davis wildlife veterinarian, is …
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IgNobel for showing chimps can recognize each other, front and back

Researcher Jennifer Pokorny is now the second UC Davis affiliate to win a prestigious Ig Nobel Prize. Pokorny collected the prize, which she shared with Frans de Waal of The Netherlands, at the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard …
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