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Photo: Michael Oskin and Oliver Kreylos wear virtual reality headsets

Your very own 3-D 'cave'

Virtual reality software used by scientists at UC Davis to study everything from earthquakes to molecular biology in a 3-D "cave" can now run on some off-the-shelf gaming VR headsets.
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Law school team aids detainees

Friday started out like a normal day for the faculty and students of UC Davis' Immigration Law Clinic, teaching a "know your rights" clinic at an immigration detention facility in Marysville. But when they stepped outside, their phones erupted with news of President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens of seven countries from entering the country, and with calls for help. [ More… ]

Regents OK tuition increase to boost student services

The first tuition increase in seven years will provide for academic improvements that are needed to accommodate rising California enrollment. [ More… ]

Interim chancellor addresses student housing

Ralph J. Hexter delivers video message on campus housing plans, including: Tercero 4 residence halls, opening this fall; and Webster Hall, demolition and rebuild starts this summer. [ More… ]

Historian's impact: A new national monument

Barack Obama, one week before he left the presidency, designated the nation's first monument to Reconstruction. UC Davis' Gregory Downs and colleagues had been waging an effort for such a designation for years, calling Reconstruction "the most misunderstood period in U.S. history." [ More… ]

LAURELS: Professor Gail Goodman wins 2 career honors

On the same day during winter break, the psychology professor learns that she will receive not just one prestigious career award but two. … Statistics professor Hans-Georg Müller will receive the Gottfried E. Noether Senior Scholar Award, and Global Affairs' Jennie Konsella-Norene has one of the Fulbright Scholar Blog's 10 best posts. Also, UC Davis earns a Seal of Distinction for the fifth consecutive year, for initiatives that go beyond salary to create a positive work environment. [ More… ]

McClellan nuclear reactor still relevant

Even at the mature age of 27, McClellan remains the newest research reactor in the country — a unique and powerful resource for nuclear science and engineering, available to the campus and the nation. [ More… ]

RESEARCH: Scientists see hints of 'new physics'

Astronomers have just made a new measurement of the Hubble constant, the rate at which the universe is expanding, and it doesn't quite line up with a different estimate of the same number. [ More… ]

Update contact information for WarnMe test Feb. 8

The test will go out by email, text, voice and pager on all your registered devices. Your work contacts are already in the system, but you are encouraged to add (or update) your personal email, and home and mobile phones. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Group Mentoring Program doubles in size

This professional development opportunity has room for 60 mentees this year; the application deadline is Feb. 10. There's an application for mentors, too. Plus …

THE DOWNLOAD: Winning mule team, popular worms

UC Davis animal science students were honored for their first place win in last year's Intercollegiate Packing Competition. … See a ring being made at the Craft Center. … A display of worms was popular during the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Parasite Palooza" open house. … See a special pep talk by men's basketball coach Jim Les. [ More… ]




A sweetheart of a ticket deal for February

Staff and faculty: February's well-being ticket deal might be the perfect Valentine's Day gift for you and your sweetheart! Each month's deal is for a selected show at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts — and the February show will be jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves' concert on Valentine's Day. [ More… ]

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