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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Does evolution drive ecology? And a Science twofer

It’s widely accepted that ecology drives the evolution of new traits, but is the reverse also true? In the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Science, UC Davis expert Thomas Schoener describes growing evidence that it does, and explores what …
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UC Davis in new Intel Visual Computing Center

UC Davis will partner with seven other universities in a new effort, sponsored by Intel Corporation, to make computer-generated images ever more realistic. The Intel Science and Technology Center for Visual Computing is lead by Stanford University and will be …
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Princeton physicist gives public lecture Feb. 2

Nima Arkani-Hamed, widely regarded as one of the world’s top theoretical physicists, will give a public lecture at UC Davis Feb. 2 on “Space-time, quantum mechanics and the Large Hadron Collider.” Arkani-Hamed’s talk will take place at 7.30 pm in …
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Talk on daylighting office buildings is tomorrow

A reminder that Lorne Whitehead, professor of applied physics at the University of British Columbia, will speak Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6 pm on harnessing daylight to illuminate the windowless cores of buildings. The talk will take place in the …
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Ten elected as AAAS Fellows

Ten UC Davis faculty members are among 503 new fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year for their efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows will be presented with a certificate …
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Dating the first dinosaurs

Geologists from Argentina and the U.S. today announced a new dinosaur that roamed what is now South America 230 million years ago at the beginning of the age of the dinosaurs. The discovery, backed up by careful dating of dinosaur …
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Talk: Can ag science get support inside the Beltway?

The Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speakers Series opens Wednesday, Jan. 12, with a talk by Roger N. Beachy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The UC Davis Humanities Institute, which is organizing …
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