New UC President: Janet Napolitano

Napolitano will resign her post as the US Homeland Security Secretary and become the first woman president of the University of California. Learn more about Napolitano from the Davis Enterprise, the LA Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Call for Empirical Research on Social Media in the Classroom

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Frostburg, Maryland in June for the 29th annual Computers & Writing Conference. One of my favorite sessions was “From Quill to Tweet,” where three professors from Gardner-Webb University discussed 600 years of literacy. Following medievalist David Parker’s discussion of commonplace books in Tudor London and English professor […]

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 […]