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Televised Lecture on Homeless Pets Premieres on UCTV

September 27, 2006

WildfiresA television production of the 2006 Dyar Lecture, "Homeless Pets, Public Health and Changing Public Perceptions," premieres nationally on UCTV October 9, 2006 at 9 p.m. 

The speaker is
Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Dr. Slater has focused recent research on the sources, problems and potential solutions for free-roaming cats and dogs in the United States and Italy. Dr. Slater is currently involved in a project concerning the population dynamics of free-roaming cats in a town in Texas.

The program also airs throughout the week of October 9 at various times.
The lecture will also be available for on-demand viewing from online a few weeks after the premiere date. 

UCTV is a 24-hour, non-commercial satellite channel that broadcasts the best in educationaland enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories, and affiliated institutions of the University of California. UCTV delivers science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, and the arts to a general audience, as well as specialized programming for health care professionals and teachers. UCTV is available to more than 16 million homes nationwide via:

*Direct Broadcast Satellite: Dish Network Channel 9412

* Worldwide on the Internet at Live webcast, "video-on-demand" archives,audio and video podcasts. Also available on Google Video(

* Cable TV: In California and across the country (

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In Yolo County, you can watch:
Davis Educational Access
Ch. 17 Comcast 8pm-11pm, daily
Davis Community TV
Ch. 15 Comcast 9am-noon, M-F

If a program airs at 9 pm, for example, a Davis resident with Comcast cable can tune in at 9 pm on Ch 17.
You can visit the UCTV Web site to find cable information listed by community and find out if your cable system offers UCTV shows. 

The annual Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectureship in Epidemiology, sponsored by the
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, acknowledges the school's pioneering achievements in veterinary epidemiology and encourages development of the discipline, and fosters the interest of veterinary students in the applications of epidemiology. The lecture was videotaped for UCTV in May 2006.