Latest UC Stories

2008-07-14 06:00:29

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 14--As many as 8,500 University of California employees -- including UC Davis workers -- are expected to hit the picket lines today to protest a deadlock over wage hikes.

2008-07-14 00:00:21

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 13--As many as 8,500 University of California employees may hit the picket lines beginning Monday to protest a deadlock over wage increases.

2008-06-25 13:35:00

A computer science Ph.D. student can turn his face into a remote control that speeds and slows video playback. The proof-of-concept demonstration is part of a larger project to use automated facial expression recognition to make robots more effective teachers.

2008-06-24 21:02:26

By Steven Harmon, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 24--SACRAMENTO -- Marred by allegations of conflicts among fund managers, secretive decisions and poor investments, the $48 billion University of California Retirement System has been under fire for years.

2008-04-03 10:20:00

A new study by researchers at UC Davis shows how our very short-term "working memory," which allows the brain to stitch together sensory information, operates. The system retains a limited number of high-resolution images for a few seconds, rather than a wider range of fuzzier impressions.

2008-01-17 09:11:51

Three-dimensional snowflakes can now be grown in a computer using a program developed by mathematicians at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2005-10-14 13:45:00

The San Francisco Bay region has a 25 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake in the next 20 years, and a roughly 1 percent chance of such an earthquake each year, according to the "Virtual California" computer simulation.

Word of the Day
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.