Higher Education

The California Aggie
UC Davis researchers receive $6.9 million to study cow milk

Jan 13, 2015

UC Davis researchers have recently received a combined total of $6.9 million to study the health benefits of cow milk. To fund the study, The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine gave $4.2 million to a team led by David Mills, a UC Davis professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology,...

The California Aggie
New campus club raises awareness on body image

Jan 8, 2015

For years, the Association of Body Image and Disordered Eating (ABIDE) has rallied to bring awareness of body image and eating disorders to UC Davis. This fall, the campus departments involved in ABIDE created the official student branch of the organization, allowing students to get involved with the club’s cause. With 15 members so...

The California Aggie
Gamers unite in academia

Jan 8, 2015

When trying out an early version of her “Play the Knave” video game project, UC Davis English professor Gina Bloom noted that when using the Kinect, it was difficult to make the avatars in the game appear as if they were holding hands. This relationship between gamers and games is a common theme in...

The California Aggie
UC Davis researchers receive grant to study Ebola

Jan 8, 2015

The National Science Foundation has given a team of researchers at UC Davis a $200,000 rapid-response grant to study how to increase the rate of production of the Ebola drug Zmapp. Zmapp, created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, along with the U.S. government and partners in Canada, is a mixture of antibodies...

The California Aggie
UC Davis participates in UC effort to conduct research on climate change

Jan 8, 2015

Recently, UC Davis researchers developed a method to incorporate the University of California (UC) Natural Reserve System (NRS) to better improve the prediction of weather forecast and ecological impacts of climate change in California. The researchers collaborated with colleagues from other UC campuses to utilize the UC Natural Reserve System to make a significant...

The California Aggie
Local groups host weekly game sessions around town

Jan 6, 2015
Local groups host weekly game sessions around town

“Unai” is defined as a relatively small and fast-moving sloth, and in the world of Scrabble, it is an example of a vowel dump. Without a legitimate interest in sloths, knowledge of the word seems only relevant in the context of Scrabble. The city of Davis is home to a number of people interested...

The California Aggie
News in Brief: University’s overall enrollment increases over 3 percent from last fall

Jan 6, 2015

UC Davis has admitted one of its strongest entering classes, UC Davis News & Information reports. The university increased total enrollment of the student population by 1,240 students or 3.6 percent from last fall. The newest enrolled student body consists of undergraduates from over 100 countries, all 50 states and various other territories. Additionally,...

The California Aggie
News in Brief: Davis Arts Center holds reception for young artist contest

Dec 9, 2014

On Friday, the Davis Arts Center at 1919 F Street will be holding a reception for the entries to its annual “It’s in the Bag” art contest. The contest, sponsored by the local Whole Foods Market, challenged young artists from ages 7 to 14 to create a piece that promotes healthy foods. The theme...

The California Aggie
The Hidden Treasures of the UC Davis Library

Dec 9, 2014

Although most UC Davis students use the Peter J. Shields Library as a place for studying or to pick up books relevant to their courses, the library has much more to offer. Delve into its special collections of art, wine literature, maps and rare books and you’ll be sure to find something that will...

The State Hornet
Faculty Senate approves revisions, stagnant on CBA amendment and impactions issues

Dec 9, 2014

The Faculty Senate approved revisions to the General Education/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee’s standing rules and discussed supplemental admissions criteria and impacted programs on Thursday in the Foothill Suite at Sacramento State.



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