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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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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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Prion Nobelist Prusiner to speak on brain injuries, Oct. 12

Soldiers, football players and Alzheimer’s patients… What do they all have in common? Brain injuries. Come hear Stanley B. Prusiner, the 1997 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, speak on the topic of brain injuries in these …
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What happens to the floodplain after restoration?

Contributed by Kat Kerlin Restoring floodplains –  fertile swaths of land favored for agriculture, ecological diversity and shipping — can benefit wildlife while also reducing the risk of flood, acknowledge water managers. But predicting the effects of restoration projects is …
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Hyundai, UC Davis sign partnership

The Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea’s biggest automaker, is to establish Centers of Excellence at the University of California, Davis and UC Berkeley. Hyundai and university officials signed a memorandum of understanding Friday, Aug. 31 at a ceremony at the …
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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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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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