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“Real Revolutionaries Carry a Banjo:” Jesse Drew on Pete Seeger

Jesse Drew of the Cinema and Technocultural Studies program at UC Davis met legendary musician Pete Seeger several times, most recently during filming of his documentary, “Open Country.” Seeger died Jan. 27, and Prof. Drew just posted a remembrance, “Real …
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Great new apps on the move: Mileage and music

Jason Moore and Tai Stillwater, two researchers at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, have developed a neat little smartphone app that monitors fuel economy as you drive. They have already been awarded $2,000 in phase one of the …
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Rock to Renaissance musicologist wins UC Davis teaching prize

The “History of Rock” class taught by Professor Christopher Reynolds of the music department was interrupted this morning by Chancellor Linda Katehi, bringing a cake styled like a Fender electric guitar. Yes, Reynolds is the 2013 winner of theĀ  UC …
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Undergraduate discovers the physics behind the music

(Contributed by Siv Schwink, University of Illinois) For Meredith Powell, science and music form a natural union. The fourth-year physics major has been playing piano and viola for as long as she can remember and plans to graduate with a …
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UC Davis magazine summer issue now online

Bye-bye, Larry; pioneering female winemakers; healing eyes in Peru; D. Kern Holoman passes the baton; and much more. Access to the full issue here.