Upcoming Event: Social Media & STEM Research

On Friday, May 31 from 12pm-2pm in the Student Community Center Multipurpose Room, UC Davis Professors Holly Bik, Jonathan Eisen, and Katie Hinde will present on using social media to facilitate STEM research. The panel is sponsored by UC Davis ADVANCE. You’ll find the registration page here. 

UC Davis Bloggers

Susanne Rockwell has done a terrific job of compiling a list of UC Davis blogs, and she’s always looking to update it. Recent additions include: Greening the Health System – explores sustainability practices Environments & Societies – extends discussion from the Humanities Institute’s Colloquium Series Arboretum & Public Garden – documents the work being done […]

From Transcript to Captions with YouTube Video

Dan Comins, Academic Technology Services instructional designer, created a screencast on creating captions for a YouTube video when you have the transcript in hand. It’s a simple, but easy and effective way to make videos ADA compliant. You don’t even have to leave the video on YouTube if you’re using Limelight, Brightcove, or some other […]

Faculty Spotlight: Annaliese Franz

Dr. Annaliese Franz, assistant professor of chemistry at UC Davis, explains that she uses educational technology tools to “engage students and bring real-life case studies into the classroom that highlight the ways that chemistry relates to daily life.” At least once a week, Franz shows video clips of news reports or product applications, as well […]

Daphne Koller to Visit Davis

View a live stream of this event We are pleased to announce that Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, a major provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), will be visiting the UC Davis campus on Thursday, December 6 to deliver a lecture on this exciting new development in online learning. Please join us to learn […]

Guest Speaker at TCS Club

Don’t miss the special guest presentation and Q&A with Jason Dunne this Tuesday, November 13, at 7pm in the TCS Building (Art Annex) Computer Lab. Jason, UC Davis alumnus and current Social Producer at NowThis News (a New York-based video news startup living on mobile platforms, for a social generation), will be joining Davis’ TCS […]

Using Social Media to Promote your Research

On Thursday, November 1 from 1pm-3pm in the Garrison Room (second floor, Memorial Union), Holly Bik, a postdoctoral scholar in marine genomics, will lead a workshop on Using Social Media to Promote your Research. Dr. Bik works in Jonathan Eisen’s lab and is extensively involved in the use and promotion of social media in academic […]

Faculty Spotlight: Ken Joy

With specializations in computer graphics, geometric modeling, and scientific visualization, Dr. Ken Joy is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Director of the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization at UC Davis. Joy explains that he constantly uses “mathematical techniques and computation, as well as the most innovative technology available. Our techniques […]