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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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Alumn judges the Big Brains on TV

UC Davis multi-alumna Christine Gulbranson is bringing her talents to a new challenge starting today, May 1: She is one of two regular judges on a new reality TV show, “Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius” which begins an eight-week run …
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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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Hacking Kinect for 3-D video chat, lightsaber duels

Oliver Kreylos is still working on Microsoft’s Kinect game controller, which he has already adapted to create 3-D video. In his latest videos Oliver demos using Kinect for a virtual reality video chat, and, well, for a lightsaber duel. In …
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Film screening April 26: The Atom Smashers

The High Energy Physics group is hosting a public screening of “The Atom Smashers,” a documentary about the race to find the Higgs boson. The screening will be on Sunday, April 26 at 7 pm in Chem 194. After the …
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What to rent for Black History Month

Patricia Turner, professor of African American Studies at UC Davis, Roberto Pomo and Michelle Foss Snowden at CSU Sacramento give the Sacramento Bee some recommendations of films that accurately portray African American history and culture. Among their recommendations: “The Great …
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Friday link: Meet our grad students

From the Patricelli lab in Evolution and Ecology: Jessica is working on her second album and a new fragrance. She is also in negotiations to develop a new reality show about grad students called “The Scholarly Life”, in which she …
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Computer animation pioneer honored

Nelson Max, a professor of computer science at UC Davis and at Lawrence Livermore National Lab who pioneered computer animation in the 1970s and 1980s, will be presented with the 2007 Steven A. Coons Award by the ACM SIGGRAPH conference …
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Summer Math Fest: Hear about Movie Math from Pixar

The Mathematics Department is holding a Summer Math Fest this Thursday, July 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Social Sciences building with games, puzzles and advice for school kids about careers in mathematics. Headlining is a talk by Tony DeRose from …
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