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Memory replay prioritizes high-reward recollections

Why do we remember some events, places and things, but not others? Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over others, and reinforces them by replaying them when we are at rest, according to new research from the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, published Thursday in the journal Neuron. “Rewards help you remember things, because you want […]

UCD’s Cherry elected to National Academy of Engineering

Simon Cherry, a biomedical engineer who has pioneered new ways to image the body, is the latest faculty member from UC Davis to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering. “Simon does extraordinary work that exemplifies the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary research designed to improve the human condition,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said. “He is […]

UCD named global leader on environment

An international survey of more than 400 colleges has ranked UC Davis No. 3 in the world in environmental sustainability for its teaching, research, campus lifestyle and management. The annual GreenMetric rankings by the University of Indonesia moved UCD up one spot from its No. 4 ranking a year earlier. It is now behind only […]

UCD helps shrink telescopes with photonics technology

For hundreds of years, the general design of an optical telescope has remained pretty much the same. Even if you’re looking at the stars with the naked eye, the image-forming process works in a similar way. Both methods collect light from an object and refract that light to form an image. Now, researchers at UC […]

UCD alum flies the Aggie flag at the South Pole

If you think it’s been a bit chilly in the Sacramento region this week, spare a thought for UC Davis alumnus Refael Klein, lieutenant junior grade in the Commissioned Officer Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. On a recent day, temperatures hit 35 degrees below zero Fahrenheit at the South Pole, Klein’s home for […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD research fuels 13 new companies

UCD-enabled startups for 2014-15 * Cardiac Motion: Wearable, long-term ultra-wideband radar monitor for cardiac arrhythmia * Chirp Microsystems: Extremely low power, ultrasonic 3D-sensing solutions for consumer electronics (www.chirpmicro.com) * DtoR Inc.: Platform technology to customize transcription control sequences and optimize gene expression for agriculturally significant traits in crop plants and livestock * EncapSolutions: Nanoparticle capsules […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Clery crime report for UCD shows similar rates to 2013

A summary of reported crimes on and around UC Davis property in 2014 shows little change from the previous year. The university compiled the data for the campus’ annual security report as required by the federal government’s Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The report comes out as UCD […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD engineering student builds machines for ‘Battlebots’

Travis Smith has always been interested in building things. This summer, the UC Davis graduate student will be on national television building robots and then watching his creations stand up to spikes, chainsaws and flame-throwers as a team member in the sixth series of “Battlebots” on the ABC network. In the show, teams build armed […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Cal Aggie Alumni Association considers family camp

Alumni of UC Davis may soon get their own family camp in the Sierra Nevada similar to UC Berkeley’s “Lair of the Bear.” The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is considering a 210-acre preferred site at Crystal Lake in Nevada County, near Yuba Gap Road off Interstate 80, for an alumni family camp and environmental education […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD first in world for its impact in life, Earth sciences

A new CWTS Leiden ranking of research impact puts UC Davis first in the world in the category of life and Earth sciences. This and other 2015 rankings from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University (Netherlands), are based on Web of Science-indexed publications from 750 major universities, for the years 2010 […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD opens Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile

Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile; Linda Katehi, chancellor of UC Davis; and U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Hammer opened the UC Davis-Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center on Tuesday in Santiago, Chile. With a projected budget of $12 million over its first three years, the center will foster collaborative work among experts from UCD and Chile aimed […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Watching TV might protect you from the flu

Want to better protect yourself from the flu? It may be as easy as staying home and hanging out on the couch. A review of the A/H1N1 influenza that hit Mexico City in April 2009 shows the outbreak could have been worse, but the spread of the virus was reduced because people distanced themselves from […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD’s violence prevention office carries on as CARE

The UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program will get a new name and a new administrative home at the end of this month, as the UC Office of the President implements a comprehensive, systemwide approach to addressing sexual violence. The changes stem from recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Engineering students host ‘make-a-thon’ for bats

While many Americans were enjoying a holiday weekend, biomedical engineering students at UC Davis worked straight through Saturday and Sunday to design and prototype a medical device … for bats. The effort was the first “Make-a-thon” organized by the UCD Biomedical Engineering Society. “It’s the design process on steroids,” said Anthony Passerini, associate professor of […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,
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