Anti-phishing efforts increased to educate campus

A disembodied hand sends messages, one of which reaches a stick figure among many. The hand fools the figure into divulging its private information. Soon, the stick figure is a puppet for sending the same message out to the community at large. ...

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Students question diversity requirement

When classes in "Nonverbal Communication" and "Witches: Myth and Historical Reality" count as promoting diversity, some students question whether there is a loophole in avoiding the general education socio-cultural diversity requirement. To graduate from UC Davis, students are required to take at least one course from a long list of classes in socio-cultural diversity. ...

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Campus honored by President Obama for community service

Amid talk of Picnic Day violence, Cynthia Goldberg will tell you what sets UC Davis apart is not the debauchery that shrouded campus on Picnic Day, but the university's common interest in serving the community. UC Davis students gave 430,000 hours of community service during the 2008-2009 academic year, earning UC Davis a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. ...

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Unite for a Davis experience

On the night of May 8, a sold out crowd will be preparing for a night of non-stop dancing to thumpin', bumpin' electronic music. That's right, the student-run spring electronic music dance event called Unity is back, thanks to the efforts of Electronic Music for Change (EMC) and the ASUCD Entertainment Council. ...

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Roving Reporter

"I think it would be easier for students to take notes and read PDF documents in classrooms." - Andrew Stern, junior food sciences major ...

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Column: Forgetting the deal

There's a lot of talk about the book industry in the press lately. While some find its future prospects grim, others aren't so pessimistic. "It's the best time in the history of the printed word to be a publisher or a writer," said Dave Eggers, author and founder of independent publisher McSweeney's, last weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. ...

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CD Review: Voluspa

Thanks to Urban Outfitters, The Golden Filter is already on just about every hipster's iPod. The dreamlike, catchy single "Solid Gold" well represents the electronic duo's debut album, Voluspa. As a whole, the album is a well-balanced collection of sultry, low-fi disco. ...

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CD Review: The Brutalist Bricks

If there is any artist that can reliably churn out album after album of frustratingly upbeat pop-punk influenced rock songs like it's nobody's business, Ted Leo would certainly fit the bill. With a runtime that clocks under 45 minutes, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists' latest album, The Brutalist Bricks offers the standard fare: infectiously energetic rock songs that are articulate, if not obtuse, and catchy, if not homogenous. ...

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CD Review: Whet

Upon first listen to Broken Water's debut LP, Whet, comparisons made to '90s post-punk pioneers like Sonic Youth are understandable. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the numerous layers of grungy guitars and murky vocals congeal into something deeper. ...

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Artsweek

MUSIC Musical Charis and Shayna & the Bulldog Today, 10 p.m., $3 Sophia's Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. Catch two local pop groups at Sophia's tonight: Sacramento's trio Musical Charis and Davis' own pop/rock quartet Shayna & the Bulldog. Both groups sound ready to bring a little happiness into your Thursday night. Mark Matos & Os Beaches and Buxter Hoot'n Friday, 10 p.m., $3 ...

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