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UC Davis neuroscientist Edward Jones dies at 72

UC Davis neuroscientist Edward Jones dies at 72

DAVIS - Edward G. “Ted” Jones, an internationally respected neuroscientist, authority on the anatomy of the brain and central nervous system and the foundations of psychiatric disorders, and former director of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, died suddenly on June 6. He was 72.

Jones will be remembered by friends and colleagues as a consummate scientist and giant in the field of neuroscience research, education and faculty mentorship.

“Dr. Jones’ legacy includes seminal contributions to basic neuroscience, including advancing our understanding of brain disorders, direction of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, and remarkable, classic books on the thalamus,” said Cameron Carter, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and psychology at UC Davis who has served as interim director of the Center for Neuroscience since Jones’ retirement in 2009. “Dr.

Peter Galison to deliver Sheffrin Lecture at UC Davis

Peter Galison to deliver Sheffrin Lecture at UC Davis

DAVIS  - Peter Galison, the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, will deliver the 2011 Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy at 5 p.m. in the UC Davis Buehler Alumni and Visitor's Center, AGR Hall.

Tracing the political history of secrecy from the Espionage Act to Wikileaks, Galison analyzes the governing principles of what information had to be hidden. What dangers did each period identify among things that should be secret? What were the properties and assumed power of these secrets? What kind of thing could, in the end, properly be declared secret? The lecture is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Center for Science and Innovation Studies and funded by a gift from Steven M. and Anjali Y. Sheffrin.

Galison was director, with Rob Moss, of "Secrecy" (2008) -- a film about government secrecy.

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UC Davis to launch new employment discrimination law program

UC Davis to launch new employment discrimination law program

DAVIS - The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced today that it has partnered with the University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall) to establish a new employment discrimination law program. Law students at the clinic will receive instruction and hands-on training in tools, such as class action lawsuits, to combat systematic discrimination.

“This innovative partnership greatly benefits students by introducing them to civil rights law,” said DFEH Director Phyllis Cheng.  “The program also benefits members of the public by assisting them in the resolution of civil rights claims.” 

The clinic stems from the DFEH’s historic $6,011,190 settlement, late last year, of a class action employment discrimination case against Verizon Wireless.

Vacaville High is School of the Year in the MEL

Vacaville High is School of the Year in the MEL

Vacaville High is School of the Year in the MEL
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Vacaville finished with 141.5 points, outdistancing Napa (126.5). Points are awarded based on league finish in each sport, with 10 points for a first-place finish, seven for second, five for third, three for fourth, two for fifth and one for sixth. ...

Class of 2011: Congratulations Jacqueline McCalmont!

Class of 2011: Congratulations Jacqueline McCalmont!

Congratulations Jacqueline McCalmont of Vacaville High School!  from your parents.

Alum gives record $2M gift to UC Davis Athletics

Alum gives record $2M gift to UC Davis Athletics

DAVIS - A UC Davis alumnus who says that some of his most powerful college experiences took place on the athletics field has made a $2 million commitment to Intercollegiate Athletics -- the largest single philanthropic contribution to athletics in the university's 102-year history.

Bruce Edwards, together with his wife, Diane, made the gift to support Aggie Stadium. Edwards is a 1960 graduate who played football and ran track for UC Davis.