Review Category : Features

Breast cancer survivors counsel current patients

In order to support patients newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, the Safeway Foundation recently gave the UC Davis Cancer Center $128,000 to launch the WeCARE Community-Based Breast Cancer Peer Navigator Project.

WeCARE will provide the recently diagnosed patients with peer navigators, also called "cancer coaches," in order to help patients through those first months after their diagnosis. The project creator, UC Davis assistant adjunct professor Dr. Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, was inspired by her own life experiences.

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Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

6 to 8 p.m.

Griffin Lounge, MU

Get there early; seats fill up quickly. Must be there by 6 p.m. If you're one of the top 30 players, you could end up in the tournament of champions!

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Project Compost

6 p.m.

Project Compost Office, MU Basement

Learn about radical composting on campus and how to get involved.

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Changing the vision of Vietnam

The California Aggie's Thuy Tran went to Vietnam in November to participate in a charity mission in the country's Ben Tre Province. She shares her experiences in the country and in helping the team provide 77 cases of surgeries, 1,800 examinations and 2,500 eyeglasses.

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An evening with Cree Edwards

6 to 8 p.m.

174 AOB IV

Edwards, the chairman and CEO of eMeter corporation, will speak as a part of the UC Davis Sustainable Enterprise Speaker Series.

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UC grads find success with the development of iPhone application

UC Irvine graduates recently debuted their first iPhone application amidst the flurry of new applications this holiday season.

After graduating from UC Irvine, several friends started their own cloud telephone company called Callfire and used the technology and infrastructure to create "FriendCast," the free iPhone application aimed at helping student groups communicate last-minute changes of plans. The application allows the user to record a message and send it to the phones of friends, colleagues or group-mates.

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Free lunch

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

312 A St.

Econ 1A teaches there is no such thing as a free lunch. Watch Davis Christian Fellowship try and prove them wrong! Stop by for a free hot potato and make some new friends in 2009.

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Don’t Wait for Weight Loss

Thin is beautiful - and nowadays it seems thin is healthy, too.

We're told an "obesity epidemic" of massive proportions is gripping the nation, and doctors are warning worried citizens about the dangers of being overweight - arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. More and more, the idea that thin equals healthy is being sold as by the media as common knowledge and established fact.

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Open Mic Night with SickSpits

7 to 10 p.m.

Griffin Lounge, MU

This open mic night is open to all; poets, singers, guitarists and anyone else is welcome!

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Dining in Davis: Uncle Vito’s Slice of N.Y.

Don't be fooled by Uncle Vito's classic New York-style black and white exterior wall - eating here isn't like stepping into a Godfather movie. I was personally intrigued that such an interesting looking pizza place dedicated to New York-style cuisine was opening, but was slightly disappointed by the lack of authenticity.

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Butterflies wanted

The next time you see a small white butterfly fluttering through town, it could land you a free pitcher of beer or the cash equivalent.

Arthur Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis continues his annual "Butterfly-for-Beer" contest, now in its 38th year, this month.

Shapiro will reward whoever captures the first live cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) of the year. Only adult butterflies found outdoors in Sacramento, Solano or Yolo counties are eligible.

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Project Compost

6 p.m.

Project Compost Office, MU Basement

Learn about radical composting on campus and how to get involved.

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Student parade marshal nominations

E-mail: vicechair@picnicday.ucadavis.edu

Picnic Day is looking for nominations for the student parade marshal. Send nominations to the e-mail address above.

 

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