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UC Davis chooses teams to compete for art museam design and construction

UC Davis chooses teams to compete for art museam design and construction

A half century ago, a team of young artists, including Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Arneson, arrived at the University of California, Davis, to help build a new art department -- and changed the art world.

The university is honoring that legacy today by tapping three innovative architect-contractor teams to compete in the creation of a design for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art -- a planned museum whose vision is as bold as Thiebaud’s pop imagery or Arneson’s irreverent ceramics.

“Our slate of architects reflects the founding philosophy of the UC Davis art department, built by untested individuals who rose to prominence with the work they made here,” said Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “We are thrilled to name these three visionary teams who will honor our distinction as an international center of innovation and propel us into the future.”

The teams that will compete to build the museum near the campus’s south entrance are:

UC Davis faculty members elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

UC Davis faculty members elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

Seventeen faculty members from the University of California, Davis, have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. They are among 702 new fellows, honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications, to be announced Nov. 30. The new fellows will be formally recognized Feb. 16 during the association's annual meeting in Boston.

The newly elected fellows from UC Davis range from economists to biomedical engineers to experts on wireless networking:

Kyriacos Athanasiou, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was honored for his distinguished contributions to biomedical engineering and bioengineering, particularly for biomechanics-driven tissue regeneration, for leadership in engineering-in-medicine, and for commercial technologies based on his research. His laboratory focuses on the challenge of regenerating cartilage tissue.

Taking a Poke at Pokémon

Taking a Poke at Pokémon

A trio of entomologists affiliated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, recently published a humorous take on the evolutionary development and history of the 646 fictional species depicted in the Pokémon media over the last 16 years.

“We made a very real phylogeny of the very fake Pokémon creatures,” commented lead author Matan Shelomi, the UC Davis entomology graduate student who conceived the idea.

The article, “A Phylogeny and Evolutionary History of the Pokémon,” appeared in the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), a tongue-in-cheek journal meant “to make people laugh and then think,” according to the editors.

Board of Trustees recognizes students from Winters Elementary Schools

Board of Trustees recognizes students from Winters Elementary Schools

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, Winters Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized Winters Elementary School students Rylie Schoeder, Calista Cardinale, Grace Wingard, Aislynn Trojanowski, Emily Aguiar, Emma Villanueva and Alyvia Baylor.

Source: Jason Trojanowski

Consider Foster Care or Adoption from Foster Care in Yolo County - Learn More.

Consider Foster Care or Adoption from Foster Care in Yolo County - Learn More.

Have you thought about becoming a foster parent or adopting a local child who needs a permanent home?  Did you know each year loving families within the communities of Yolo County are needed for over a hundred abused and neglected children? 

We invite you to attend a free introduction on foster care and adoption from foster care in Yolo County.  Two sessions are set from 6 to 8:00 pm, first in Woodland on Thursday October 25th at Woodland Community College in Building 700, Room 727 and again in West Sacramento on Monday October 29th at the Arthur Turner Library at 1212 Merkley Avenue in their Community Room.   This is a great opportunity to meet several foster parents will share their foster to adoption journey and you will meet Cherie Schroeder, Foster & Kinship Care Education Instructional Specialist.

EGUSD students ready to “Hoop It Up” with KidTribe

EGUSD students ready to “Hoop It Up” with KidTribe

EGUSD elementary school students throughout the district are ready to “Hoop It Up” with the members of KidTribe this October.

The assemblies, sponsored by the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department, are energetic “community-fitness concerts” that activate heart rates and inspire children to exercise.

“Hoop-A-Pa-Loo-Za is a great activity for the students and coincides well with our district wellness policy,” said Anne Gaffney, a nutrition specialist for the district.  “This event is the perfect opportunity to reinforce healthy eating and exercise habits.”

Will C. Wood Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally

Will C. Wood Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally

Event:  Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally

Event Host:  Will C. Wood High School

Opponent: Napa High School

Event Date:  October 8th, 2012

Event Time:  3:45 PM Freshman; JV 5:00 PM; Varsity 6:00 PM

Location:  Will C. Wood HS Gym,

                998 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687

Vacaville, CA, This fall 2012, thousands of teams from around the country will participate in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally.  High School and College volleyball teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to help eradicate Breast Cancer.