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On May 28, Chancellor Gary S. May wrote:

“The events of this week also cause me to believe even more strongly, if that’s possible, in building an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. I remain committed to that and hope you will do what you can to eliminate racism, sexism, and other negative influences on our progression as a nation.”

We join Chancellor May in these efforts toward building diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment in the Department of Communication and at the University of California Davis. To learn more, including a list of resources are available for students in crisis, need of support, or who have experienced racism or bias, click here.

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Information Visualization Award for Digital Divide interactive

An interactive information visualization based on our data was shortlisted for the award from "Information is Beautiful"

The unstoppable global spread of the internet is encouraging, but wider access alone won’t close the data gap. This interactive visualisation illustrates how the digital divide has evolved.
Explore the evolution of the digital divide among the world's countries since 1986 in SciDev's interactive animation

Based on data elaborated by UC Davis's Prof. Hilbert, the London based outlet SciDev.Net (Science & technology for global development) has elaborated an interactive animation that allows users to explore the evolution of the digital divide in terms of subscriptions and bandwidth between 1986 and 2013.

Vote for the digital divide interactive at the "Information is Beautiful" award: