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Sunday Commentary II: Balancing Land Use Needs

Jun 28, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: Balancing Land Use Needs

On Friday, Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis laid out thoughts about “the Ends of Economic Development Efforts.” He posed three questions, (1) What is the City of Davis’ role in helping develop and nurture the innovations flowing from UC Davis? (2)  What are the “ends” of economic development in Davis? (3) What are the...

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Davis Vanguard
Beyond the Dais: Thinking about the “Ends” of Economic Development Efforts

Beyond the Dais: Thinking about the “Ends” of Economic Development Efforts

by Robb Davis On May 7th I was invited to represent the City of Davis at the launch of the UC Davis/HM.CLAUSE Innovation Center. I am providing an annotated version of my brief remarks that day in order to share some of the factors that I considered during their preparation. I am also sharing...

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Davis Vanguard
Creating a Startup Culture

Jun 18, 2015
Creating a Startup Culture

By Linda P.B. Katehi When I started as Chancellor at UC Davis in the summer of 2009, one of my top goals was to work with our faculty and others to create a robust environment for commercial startups that could be spun off from some of the sophisticated research conducted on our campuses in...

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Davis Vanguard
Researchers, Farmers and Journalists at UC Davis Symposium ask: Why such “Distaste” for GMOs?

Researchers, Farmers and Journalists at UC Davis Symposium ask: Why such “Distaste” for GMOs?

By Leanna Sweha The first annual UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL) Symposium examined genetic engineering as a tool for sustainable agriculture and global food security. Participants discussed the best ways to communicate the potential benefits of genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Yvette d’Entremont, also known as SciBabe, opened...

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Davis Vanguard
A Youth’s Perspective on the Need for Innovation in Davis

Jun 5, 2015
A Youth’s Perspective on the Need for Innovation in Davis

During the Innovation Center and Nishi discussion, a young man who identified himself as Thomas Slabaugh spoke during public comment. He said that, while he was in attendance at the last townhall meeting, he was there “as someone to offer a different perspective” as the youngest person in the room. He said, “I feel...

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California Stem Cell Report
UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

Here is one of the photos run by The Bee today with a story
about the UC Davis stem cell program.
The Sacramento Bee today published an article on the rise of UC Davis as a major stem cell research center, largely with a $130 million assist from...

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Reminded Once Again of the Difficulties Prosecuting Rape

May 24, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Reminded Once Again of the Difficulties Prosecuting Rape

This week a UC Davis sexual assault trial came to an end without a resolution. The jury hung 8-4 for acquittal and while there has been no announcement about whether to retry the case, I would have to think that given the jury split and the trauma to the alleged victim, it would be...

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The California Aggie
This week in Senate

Last Friday, ASUCD Senate called its meeting to order and began with unit director reports. KDVS General Manager Ashley Hanson gave an update on the radio station’s quarterly progress, including its annual Pledge Drive. This allows KDVS to bring another year of noncommercial, freeform programming; in exchange for donations, KDVS offers a “thank you”...

The California Aggie
News in brief: ASUCD health committee hosts Wellness Week

Last week, the ASUCD Student Health and Wellness Committee (SHAWC) hosted Wellness Week, a four-day series of events aimed at promoting student wellness and campus health resources. SHAWC joined campus organizations such as The Mind Spa, the Center for Leadership Learning, the National Alliance on Mental Illness at UC Davis (NAMI) and The ASUCD...

The California Aggie
Dean of Social Sciences resigns

Dean of the Division of Social Sciences George Mangun recently announced his decision to step down from his position. According to Mangun, deans are normally appointed for five-year terms, creating a continual turnover in each academic division. Mangun, who was reappointed to the position after his term ended, has served as dean for seven...

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