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MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships Attract Talented Graduate Students

September 17, 2015
UC Davis leads its fellow campuses in enrollment through the UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship Program. One of the talented graduate students is Natalia Lopez Carranza in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, who is studying the evolution of marine invertebrates that date back more than 500 million years.

Historian Chuck Walker Named a MacArthur Chair

June 26, 2015
History professor Charles “Chuck” Walker has been appointed to one of the UC system’s MacArthur Foundation Chairs. He’s been designated the holder of the MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in International Human Rights.

Baboons on the Move Practice Democracy

June 18, 2015
A new study by UC Davis researchers reveals that animals living in complex, stratified societies make some decisions democratically. It also breaks ground in how animal behavior data is collected.

Data Studies Program for Undergraduates

June 01, 2015
The Data Studies program offers UC Davis undergraduate students a unique opportunity to take their major and apply it to the world of data, learning how to question, analyze and present data research that will enable them to get jobs. 

Former State Schools Leader Wins UC Davis Medal

April 08, 2015
The first and only woman to hold the post of California state superintendent of public instruction, Delaine Eastin is the 2015 recipient of the UC Davis Medal, the highest accolade that the campus may bestow upon an individual.

Researchers Study Music-Memory Connections

April 04, 2015
An interdisciplinary research project at UC Davis is using music to access memories that on most days seem buried under years of living — and forgetting.

Historian Clarence Walker Wins Teaching Award

April 02, 2015
UC Davis history professor Clarence Walker, who has taken a critical view of Afrocentrism, was honored with the 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

What took decades to destroy in oceans took millennia to recover

March 30, 2015
Ocean ecosystems that experience rapid upheaval because of climate change can take thousands of years to recover, according to an examination of fossilized ocean fauna on the seafloor by the University of California, Davis.

Overweight Video Game Avatars 'Play' Worse Than Thin Ones

January 27, 2015
Women assigned an overweight avatar in a video tennis game didn’t play as hard as those assigned a slim one — regardless of the player’s actual size, according to a new study.

Mating Market Trumps Biology in Relationships

January 15, 2015
The popularly held sexual stereotype concludes that men want as many partners as possible, and women want stability and commitment. But what men and women want from relationships also depends heavily on the supply of potential partners, according to a UC Davis study.

Study Casts Doubt on Mammoth-Killing Cosmic Impact

January 06, 2015
Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a disastrous cosmic impact 12,900 years ago, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The study, of soil from Syria, is the latest to discredit the controversial theory that a cosmic impact triggered the Younger Dryas cold period.

Next Napa Earthquake Could Be Much Bigger

December 18, 2014
The magnitude 6 earthquake that shook the Napa Valley in August was the strongest the region had felt in more than 20 years. But the next earthquake in the area could be much stronger, according to preliminary research from the University of California, Davis, presented at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

Fossil Discovery Fills Evolutionary Gap

November 05, 2014
The first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur has been discovered in China by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences to Tap New Potential of Researchers

October 13, 2014
A new Institute for Social Sciences at UC Davis will promote interdisciplinary research in the social sciences to address challenges within a rapidly changing society. UC Davis announced the appointment of Joe Dumit, a professor of anthropology and science and technology studies at UC Davis, as its inaugural director.