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UC Davis conference: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

October 31st, 2014 by Mary Wood

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

November 15-18, 2014

Keynote Speaker Frans de Waal
speaker information ; conference schedule
UC Davis campus and special off site locations
Conference registration $25 students, $45 faculty


UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group

The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group gathers participants from the Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Veterinary Science, the School of Law, and other fields to investigate contemporary and historical manifestations of animal issues such as the roles and uses of animals in society and cultural production, animal law, medical practice, ethics and animal rights, and broader theoretical questions of nonhuman life and animal status. The group seeks to advance and develop the field of Animal Studies through intensive multidisciplinary dialogue across diverse fields in conference, seminar, and publication settings. The group also supports activities including reading groups and research presentations.

Because evidence matters

October 27th, 2014 by Mary Wood

November offers a host of meetings addressing evidence-based research and systematic reviews, including a veterinary webinar, a toxicology workshop, and laboratory animal international symposium.


3rd International Symposium on Systematic Reviews in Laboratory Animal Science

CAMARADES Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies
Review of animal data from experimental studies
November 13th and 14th 2014
Washington, D.C.


Because evidence matters

6th EBVMA Symposium
Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association
Friday 14 November 2014 (Webinar)


The Emergence of Systematic Review and Related Evidence-based Approaches in Toxicology

Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration
November 21, 2014
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Addressing Evidence-based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

October 15th, 2014 by Mary Wood

Request for Proposals

Deadline: December 1, 2014


The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation seeks to demonstrate that our relationship with pets and animals make the world a better place by significantly improving human health and quality of life. HABRI does this by advancing the growing body of evidence about the positive roles that companion animals play in the integrated health of individuals, families and communities.

.HABRI is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. HABRI is interested in proposals that involve a variety of pet species (i.e. dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, small animals). Approximately $200,000 will be available for multiple grants. It is expected that between five and ten grants will be awarded. Proposals should focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of animals on humans within the following broad categories:

Child Health and Development
Healthy Aging
Mental Health and Wellness





HABRI, Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation

The UC Faculty Open Access Policy and what it means for you

October 13th, 2014 by Amy Studer

UC Open Access Policy Learn MoreThe UC Open Access Policy ( or was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014.
The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate. Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers,

AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium

October 8th, 2014 by Mary Wood


AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium 2014

Humane endings :
In search of best practices for the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals

November 3-5, 2014
Westin O’Hare Chicago

The symposium will bring together thought leaders from around the globe to take a comprehensive look at existing best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation-across applicable species-while also providing access to new research with an aim toward continuous improvement.

Information gathered at the symposium will assist the AVMA in keeping its recommendations for humane endings for animals current. Attendees are expected to include representatives from research, clinical practice and public policy.

Symposium Agenda