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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Nat Geo special features UC Davis Keck CAVES

A National Geographic Channel special feature, ‘X-Ray Earth,’ will air Tuesday, May 24 at 1 PM featuring work by UC Davis geophysicist Magali Billen and the Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences. Billen and the Keck CAVES are …
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Learning robotics and programming at C-STEM Day

(Contributed by Harry Cheng, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) The 1st UC Davis C-STEM Day was held on April 30, organized by the UC Davis K-14 Outreach Center for Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) and College of Engineering with …
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A simpler route to splitting water?

The key to the hydrogen economy could come from a common mineral better known as a black stain on rock, according to researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and UC Davis, and published online May 15 in the journal …
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Computer scientist will study tree growth

Vladimir Filkov, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, is a collaborator on a new grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Filkov will be working on the project …
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Free movie screening: Lost in Africa

Actress Connie Nielsen will be interviewed by Steve Currall, dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, before the U.S. premiere of her film “Lost in Africa” in the Vanderhoef Studio of the Mondavi Center May 21st. The interview …
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Experts propose massive overhaul of U.S. agriculture

Transformative changes in markets, policy and science, rather than just incremental changes in farming practices and technology, will be critical if the United States is to achieve long-term sustainability in agriculture, according to a nationwide team of agriculturists that includes …
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Artist, physicist present ‘Another look at particle physics’

UC Davis research physicist Richard Breedon and artist Marianne Ryan will give a joint presentation at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco May 16. Ryan will talk about her paintings inspired by visits to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, …
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Lifetime achievement award for ‘buckyballs’ expert

Alan Balch, distinguished professor of chemistry, has been awarded the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry by the American Chemical Society. Established in 2002, the Cotton Award is given to one person a year to recognize distinguished lifetime …
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