As a physicist, Richard Scalettar studies the principles that govern the physical world. As a member of the UC Davis faculty, he participates in another system of governance — shared governance of the university.
For his commitment to the latter, Scalettar is this year’s recipient of the Charles P. Nash Prize, recognizing faculty members who have taken on Nash’s mantle of promoting shared governance, and advocating for faculty interests and welfare.
New research by UC Davis psychologists suggests that — at first — long-term and short-term relationships may look more or less identical. “Long-term and short-term trajectories typically pull apart after you’ve known someone for weeks or months,” said Paul Eastwick, an associate professor of psychology who led the study.
Janice (Wimmer) Corbett (B.A., psychology, and B.S., agricultural and managerial economics, ’94) died Sunday, April 29, at her home in Davis, with her family beside her, one year and one day after her cancer diagnosis.
Gregory Downs has earned a string of accolades over his career as a historian of the Civil War and Reconstruction. His latest—election to the Society of American Historians—honors his historical writing.
Three current students and seven recent alumni of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science have been selected to receive Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
What drives species to move into such a different habitat? Two paleontologists at UC Davis, Geerat Vermeij and Ryosuke Motani, set out to test these ideas by compiling a list of all the groups of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that have re-occupied marine environments and comparing their time of return to the ocean with known mass-extinction events.
Shelly Mateer (B.A., international relations, ’97) has written three books influenced by her experiences as a CIA officer—Single in the CIA and two volumes in her Mingling in the CIA series—with another series installment on its way. Learn more about her books and follow her blog at her website.