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Monthly Archives: June 2010

How the law ignores a fifth of the population

Legal scholarship barely acknowledges the one-fifth of the U.S. population that lives in rural areas, writes law professor Lisa Pruitt on the School of Law’s faculty blog. Pruitt, who grew up in rural Arkansas, writes that the ‘urban’ population seems …
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Videos: UC Davis experts report on oil clean up, demo dispersants

Two videos on this page. Mike Ziccardi of the UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network reports from the Gulf of Mexico from efforts to treat turtles, dolphins and other animals. The impact on the coast, he says, is “indescribable.” In …
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400-year old oyster shells and the history of Jamestown

The English colony at Jamestown, Va. was nearly wiped out in its early years by a severe drought. Now UC Davis geologists are helping archaeologists understand the history of the settlement by studying layers of oyster shells dumped in a …
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Observing atoms inside a crystal catalyst

Materials scientists at UC Davis have for the first time pinpointed the exact locations of individual metal atoms inside a crystal. The research opens new ways to study materials such as zeolites, which are important catalysts in the chemical and …
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