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UC Davis Magazine

Volume 26 · Number 3 · Spring 2009

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Informed Dissent

illustration: silhouette of face with open mouth Six outspoken UC Davis experts talk about why they put themselves on the front lines of debates on tough topics: California water, obesity, aerial spraying in the Bay Area, visas for foreign computer programmers and making room for women corporate leaders.

A Shot at the Stage

Photo: hands on piano keyboard A fast-growing Young Artists Competition, now in its fourth year at the Mondavi Center, aims to develop the next generation of musical performers — and listeners too.

At Home in Nature

Photo: child and adult get close up look at caterpillar Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, managed by UC Davis, provides a place for people to get outdoors and reconnect with the natural world.