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Record Attendance at Homecoming 2014

Check out a slideshow from last weekend's event!

November 19, 2014

Homecoming & Parents’ Day 2014, held on Nov. 14 and 15, had a record attendance of 3,000 parents, alumni and campus community members.Photo by Andrew Bañuelos

Who Says?

I can't speculate on individual players, but you have to ask how the concussions issue changes the landscape from a law-enforcement perspective. I think it has to over time, because we now know that players are suffering repeated insults to the parts of the brain that causes changes in behavior.

David Franklin, associate clinical professor of health sciences at the School of Medicine, on how legal issues related to football-induced brain damage could factor into future criminal trials and law enforcement policies


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Getting Personal

Bergis Jules Name: Bergis Jules

Job: University and Political Papers Archivist

Did You Know?

Looking for a Leaf?

Nissan is offering a discount to University of California staff, students and retirees on the purchase or lease of an all-electric Nissan Leaf. The deal lasts through Dec. 31 of this year. The UC does not endorse any particular product, but does pass along information about discounts.

Awards & Honors

Sarjeet Gill Recognized by Entomological Society of America

Sarjeet Gill, a professor of cell biology and neuroscience and an entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station, has been selected by the Entomological Society of America for its Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology.

Sponsored by Apex Bait Technologies, Inc, the award recognizes and encourages outstanding extension, research, and teaching contributions in urban entomology.

Research & Scholarship

Hailing Jin Published in Nature Communications  

In a paper published in Nature Communications, Hailing Jin, a professor of plant pathology and microbiology, and colleagues report that the structure of the small RNA plays an important role in the small RNA sorting.

“Different Argonaute proteins prefer small RNAs with distinct duplex structures,” Jin said. “By using structure modeling, we also identified specific amino acid residues – so called motifs within the Argonaute protein – that are responsible for recognizing the small RNA structure.”

The findings suggest that by simply designing the small RNA duplex structure small RNAs could be directed into desired Argonaute proteins, which has beneficial potential for agriculture.


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