It was a party fit for a pop star at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center when cancer patient Makayla Abbe of Pine Grove (Amador County) arrived in a purple Mercedes limo and headed down the red carpet to debut her new music video, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The 14-year-old signed autographs and took questions from throngs of adoring fans, with paparazzi in tow, all to fulfill her wish of being a “pop star for a day.”
See more in the above video.
Twitter: Another mineral named for UC Davis faculty
National Science Foundation Mathematical and Physical Sciences: So many minerals have been discovered in nature, you would think we'd found them all. And yet ... enter the newly announced Navrotskyite, from a single mine (!) in #Utah, named for distinguished #NSFfunded chemist Alexandra Navrotsky of @ucdavis: [Click for link]
Facebook: Researcher explains why squirrels lie like that
Office of Research: As the weather continues to heat up, consider this ‘hot tip’ from the squirrels — heat dumping. UC Davis researcher Mikel Maria Delgado, Ph.D., explains how squirrels will “(position) themselves in a way that most effectively reduces their body heat … spread-eagle with belly pressed against the cool ground." The thought may cross your mind as we reach triple digits this weekend! [Click for link]
A look at Latitude
By the time summer is out, UC Davis will have a new dining facility. Latitude, located on Bioletti Way south of Hutchison Drive, is scheduled to open this fall with both a dining commons and a retail store with meals to go. The eatery will feature an international flair, specializing in international dishes not available elsewhere on campus.
Go on a tour of the building, courtesy of the contractor hard at work creating it, in the above video.