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Monthly Archives: March 2012

UC Davis magazine: Entrepreneurs, guns, domes

The Spring issue of UC Davis Magazine is on its way out to alumni and parents, and available online at the magazine’s website and in a new online “zmag” format. The cover story of this issue, by Clifton Parker, is …
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Oaxaca earthquake, one day later

A major earthquake struck Mexico just after 11 a.m. Pacific Time yesterday. Initial reports put the magnitude at 7.9 and relatively close to the surface, which would be a very serious earthquake. However, news reports from Mexico City and then …
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Weekend workshop prepares “Counselors for Computing”

School counselors will gather at the UC Davis Conference Center Saturday for a workshop on how to guide and advise school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The counselors will hear from both teachers and …
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Business school, College of Engineering fare well in US News rankings

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the graduate programs of the College of Engineering are both included in this year’s US News and World Report rankings. The Graduate School of Management’s part-time MBA program placed No. 19 among …
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New Frog species found in exotic habitat…New York

It’s not every day that science adds a new vertebrate species, and you might think the likely place to find undiscovered animals would be a remote rainforest or island. But researchers from UC, Rutgers and the University of Alabama have …
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Erbacher appointed to national physics panel

Professor Robin Erbacher of the Department of Physics has been appointed to the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, a group of experts that advises the federal government on research in theoretical and experimental physics. The panel reports jointly to the …
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Semiconductor pioneer Jerry Woodall to join UC Davis

If you can’t imagine life without a TV remote — and if you are under a certain age, you probably can’t — thank Jerry Woodall, soon to join the faculty of the UC Davis College of Engineering. Woodall invented the …
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FIRST Robotics back at UC Davis, March 15-17

The Sacramento Regional FIRST Robotics competition returns to the UC Davis Pavilion March 15-17 for three days of intense mechanical competition between high school teams from around the region and across the country. This year’s challenge is “Rebound Rumble,” a …
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Different galaxy cluster, different results

It’s a result baffling to astronomers but one that should delight true science fans everywhere. Observations of the behavior of dark matter in a merging galaxy cluster billions of light years away don’t square with theory. Heck, they don’t even …
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Did stinging evolve before seeing?

The human eye has sometimes been held up as a problem for evolutionary theory — how did such a complex structure evolve from simple parts? Evolutionary scientists, beginning with Charles Darwin, have pointed out that the eye could have evolved …
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