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February 15, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MEN Cal State Fullerton 106, at UC Davis 95: Guard Josh Akognon scored 29 points, including seven three-point baskets, to lead the Titans (13-12, 7-6 Big West). Aaron Thompson had 19 points and Gerard Anderson scored 18 for Fullerton. Vince Oliver had 32 points for the Aggies (11-14, 6-6). at Cal State Northridge 77, UC Riverside 64: Josh Jenkins scored 19 points to help Matadors Coach Bobby Braswell get his 200th career victory.
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April 13, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
The basketball court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion was teeming with young hackers this weekend as students descended on the school for the second annual LA Hacks event. More than 4,000 registered for the 36-hour hackathon, which drew developers from colleges including Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, UC Davis and Harvard. [Updated at 9:15 p.m. Pacific time: Organizers said about 1,500 students showed up for the event.] VIDEO: Unboxing the Amazon Fire TV The event kicked off Friday night with a "mystery keynote" -- Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel.
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BUSINESS
March 21, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
The Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference kicked off Wednesday at UC Davis. It's the first time the event is held in the U.S. after its inauguration at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The conference brings together scientists and policy makers to identify and shape agriculture practices that address climate change. Times agriculture reporter Ricardo Lopez attended, tweeting updates throughout the first day. Here's a curated Storify post of his tweets and others:  ALSO: Gas prices cut into spring break travel, survey says  Starbucks buys first farm, plans to double loyalty card members Report: CVS Caremark demans workers disclose weight, health info ricardo.lopez2@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and include the system's other seven undergraduate campuses as well, union leaders said. The United Auto Workers Local 2865 - which represents about 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors and readers - called the strike to protest what it said were unfair labor practices and intimidation by UC administrators.
SCIENCE
June 18, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize . The prize, given annually by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, comes with an award of about $500,000. It recognizes outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application to solving global environmental problems. The foundation said Sperling , the founding director of UC Davis' Institute of Transportation Studies, “has devoted his career to mitigating climate change and accelerating the global transition to cleaner, more efficient transportation and energy.” In remarks posted on the foundation's website, Sperling said he would commit “the rest of my career to leveraging the tremendous reservoir of knowledge embedded in universities to enhance public policy, in particular policy that shifts the world away from the pending disaster of climate change.” “Humans are engaged in a risky experiment that need not end in disaster,” he continued.
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October 24, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Jason Wells
An attorney supportive of the protesters who were pepper-sprayed two years ago at UC Davis criticized a recent decision to pay the former campus police officer involved in the incident $38,055 in worker's compensation. As the result of a claim filed with the University of California system, John Pike will receive the compensation for depression and anxiety he says he suffered after receiving death threats when his identity became known. Bernie Goldsmith, a Davis lawyer supportive of the protesters, told the Davis Enterprise  that Pike's workers' comp settlement sent a dangerous message.
NEWS
December 3, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun
To a casual observer, it looks like someone barnstorming several hundred feet above sparsely populated Central California terrain in a small plane. But it's UC Davis atmospheric researchers surveying Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s 600 miles of natural gas pipelines between Sonoma and Fresno in a single-engine Mooney TLS packed with scientific instruments designed to sniff out leaks of methane, a potent source of global warming. Their mission: Find gas leaks several miles downwind from the source cheap and fast, then dispatch ground crews to fix the problem and stop more pollution from spewing into the air. The $295,000 experimental project is funded by the industry organization Pipeline Research Council International, with principal backing from PG&E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Someone tried to ignite leaking gas and blow up a fraternity house at UC Davis on Sunday as members slept inside, officials said. Residents of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity reported smelling natural gas around 1 a.m. Sunday. According to an alert posted by the college, someone deliberately caused the leak and then tried to ignite the gas with "several residents" inside. "We smelled the gas, and we knew something was up," Fredy Aguilar, vice president of the fraternity, told Fox 40. The explosion would have taken out the house and damaged surrounding properties, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
An Alameda County Superior Court judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the release of a University of California investigative report about the controversial pepper-spraying of UC Davis student protesters by campus police in November. Judge Evelio Grillo's ruling in an Oakland courtroom came at the request of the UC police union. The Federated University Police Officers Assn. contends that state law forbids public disclosure of such information as the names of UC Davis campus police officers involved in the spraying incident and personnel information garnered from interviews with them.
SPORTS
January 6, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
at Cal State Northridge 84, UC Davis 81: Tremaine Townsend scored 25 points to lead the Matadors. Northridge, 5-8 overall and 2-1 in the Big West Conference, was without leading scorer Deon Tresvant, who did not play for undisclosed reasons. Vince Oliver had 19 points for UC Davis (5-9, 0-1).
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Karin Klein
A new University of California survey finds that nearly a quarter of students feel comfortable or even very comfortable at their schools. Only 7% feel uncomfortable. Is the message here that these are happy campusers? Not in the viewpoint of university officials, who fret over another statistic: About a quarter of students and staff say that they had experienced exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations at the universities. This, authorities indicated, cannot be tolerated.
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March 19, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
About a quarter of UC students, faculty and staff reported that they had experienced some exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations on campus and 9% said those incidents had interfered with their ability to study or work, according to a survey released by the university system Wednesday. Those results in the long-awaited Campus Climate survey elicited mixed responses from leaders of the 10-campus UC system. They said they were pleased that 73% of UC undergraduates reported feeling comfortable or very comfortable in their classes and just about 6% said they felt uncomfortable.
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February 11, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
USC ranked third among universities in the nation behind Stanford and Harvard for collecting the most contributions last year, according to a survey being released Wednesday. UCLA garnered the largest total of gifts of any public institution in the country, although it placed 11th among all universities, state and private, the survey by the Council for Aid to Education found. Stanford received $931.5 million; Harvard, $792.2 million and USC, $674.5 million. The next schools in the report's top 10, ranging from $646 million to $423 million, were all private institutions: Columbia, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, New York University, Yale and Duke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
SAN FRANCISCO - The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations. In a rare gathering, University of California President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris said they want to break through some of the walls set up by the state's 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education, which established different roles and student enrollment criteria for each sector.
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November 4, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Someone tried to ignite leaking gas and blow up a fraternity house at UC Davis on Sunday as members slept inside, officials said. Residents of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity reported smelling natural gas around 1 a.m. Sunday. According to an alert posted by the college, someone deliberately caused the leak and then tried to ignite the gas with "several residents" inside. "We smelled the gas, and we knew something was up," Fredy Aguilar, vice president of the fraternity, told Fox 40. The explosion would have taken out the house and damaged surrounding properties, officials said.
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October 24, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
A former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper-spraying campus protesters two years ago will be receive $38,055 in workers' compensation after claiming he suffered depression and anxiety as result of the public outcry. John Pike, who had filed for the compensation from the University of California system, also cited the stress he endured from death threats he received after the incident. Pike was fired in July 2012, after being on paid administrative leave for eight months.
SPORTS
December 12, 2010
vs. UC Davis, Monday at Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket: The Aggies (4-5) will be playing their first game since Dec. 4, when they defeated Division II Notre Dame de Namur, 80-53. Senior guard Joe Harden leads UC Davis in points (15.3) and rebounds (6.1). ? Ben Bolch
SPORTS
October 4, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
at No. 5 Boise State 34, UC Davis 16: Kellen Moore threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos (5-0) beat the Aggies (1-3). at No. 11 Texas Christian 39, Southern Methodist 14: Jeremy Kerley returned a punt 71 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Horned Frogs (4-0) defeated the Mustangs (2-2). at Nevada 63, Nevada Las Vegas 28: Freshman Mike Ball ran for 184 yards and five touchdowns, and the Wolf Pack (1-3) amassed 773 yards of offense against the Rebels (2-3)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Jason Wells
An attorney supportive of the protesters who were pepper-sprayed two years ago at UC Davis criticized a recent decision to pay the former campus police officer involved in the incident $38,055 in worker's compensation. As the result of a claim filed with the University of California system, John Pike will receive the compensation for depression and anxiety he says he suffered after receiving death threats when his identity became known. Bernie Goldsmith, a Davis lawyer supportive of the protesters, told the Davis Enterprise  that Pike's workers' comp settlement sent a dangerous message.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The University of California is being required to pay $38,055 in workers' compensation to the former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper spraying campus protesters two years ago. John Pike had filed for the compensation, claiming he suffered depression and anxiety after death threats resulting from the incident. Pike was fired in July 2012, after being on paid administrative leave for eight months. “This case has been resolved in accordance with state law and processes on workers' compensation,” UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell said in a statement.
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