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April 16, 2004

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WHO
Barbara Schneeman Named to Key FDA Post
Martin Kenny to Address Engineering Convocation
Janet Roser Receives Grayson-Jockey Club Grant
Jehan Ara, Visiting Fulbright Scholar

IN THE NEWS
Clare Hasler Interview Highlights Nutrition Background
Panel Urges Closer FDA Scrutiny of Supplements
Collaborative Work on Prostate Cancer Study
Grant Awarded to Global Livestock Program

WHAT
2004 Annual CA&ES Spring Meeting

WHAT
New CA&ES Event Calendar
Muir Environmental Film Series
Research Seminar in Road Ecology
Design Museum Events
Arboretum Events

Barbara Schneeman Named to Key FDA Post
Barbara Schneeman has been named to lead the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's (CFSAN) Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements (ONPLDS). In her new appointment as the ONPLDS director, which takes effect on May 3, 2004, Schneeman will oversee the development of policy and regulations for dietary supplements, nutrition labeling and food standards, infant formula and medical foods. Schneeman is the associate vice provost for university outreach and holds faculty appointments in the departments of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine. Schneeman is former dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

US FDA News Release
UC Davis News


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Martin Kenny to Address Engineering Convocation
Martin Kenney, professor, Department of Human and Community Development, has been invited by the National Academy of Engineering to address a convocation of the presidents and president-elects of 60 scholarly engineering societies in Washington, D.C. Kenney’s research on the off-shoring of service and research jobs to India is of current interest to scholarly engineering societies. Kenney also will address the American Legislative Exchange Council, comprised of state legislators, on the same topic, May 1 in Austin, Texas.

Martin F. Kenney
Professor
Department of Human and Community Development
[email protected]
(530) 752-0328

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Janet Roser Receives Grayson-Jockey Club Grant
Janet Roser, professor, Department of Animal Science, is one of two UC Davis researchers awarded grants to study vital aspects of horse health. The grant is from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation that funds research to benefit horses. Roser's project addresses specific causes of infertility in mares and stallions. In particular, she seeks to provide a source of two hormones effective in avoiding infertility. Roser will work collaboratively with Irving Boime of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "We are always proud to fund projects which combine the excellent science and high relevance that these UC Davis proposals represent," Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club, said in a statement in the Davis Enterprise.

Davis Enterprise

Jan F. Roser
Department of Animal Science
[email protected]
(530) 752-2918

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Jehan Ara, Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Jehan Ara, assistant professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Karachi, Pakistan, will soon complete her 2003-2004 Fulbright scholar grant to conduct research at UC Davis in the Department of Vegetable Crops. Ara’s research deals particularly with improvement in the postharvest quality of basil with special reference to control of fungal diseases. She works with Marita Cantwell, extension postharvest specialist. Ara received the 2001-2002 Research Productivity Award from the Pakistan Council for Science and Research. After completing her research in June, she will attend a short postharvest course at UC Davis and then return to Pakistan.

Marita Cantwell
Department of Vegetable Crops
[email protected]
(530) 752-7305

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Clare Hasler Interview Highlights Nutrition Background
Clare Hasler, the newly appointed founding executive director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, was featured in a recent Sacramento Bee article. "The institute has a wonderful vision, to enhance the quality of life through the food and wine sciences," says Hasler.

Sacramento Bee


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Panel Urges Closer FDA Scrutiny of Supplements
The Institute of Medicine panel, a National Academies’ panel of experts chaired by Professor Barbara Schneeman, Department of Nutrition, advocates in a recent report that the Food and Drug Administration needs legislative authority to require dietary supplement manufacturers to report adverse reactions associated with their products. "This is a report we hope will help the FDA to enhance its ability to protect the health and well-being of the American public," said Schneeman, who introduced the study at a news conference in Washington, D.C.

The Baltimore Sun
Washington Post


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Collaborative Work on Prostate Cancer Study
Robert Hackman, researcher in the Department of Nutrition, is working collaboratively with Ralph de Vere White, professor, Department of Urology on a study examining the role that a dietary soy and mushroom supplement may play in preventing prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death for males. "Virtually every man, if he lives long enough, will get prostate cancer,” says Hackman. The research team is now seeking volunteers for the double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the compound. Volunteers must meet certain criteria: a history of prostate cancer with no prior treatment that includes surgery, radiation, or hormonal therapy.

Study Volunteer Questions and Information

Stephanie Soares
Study Coordinator
[email protected]
(916) 734-7524

Comstock's Magazine


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Grant Awarded to Global Livestock Program
The Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) received an $18 million research grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The CRSP is a research organization that focuses on international agricultural and environmental issues in developing countries. "Our overarching goal is to develop enduring buffers for poor people living in marginal environments around the world," said Montague Demment, professor, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, and the director of the Global Livestock CRSP program.

The Daily Democrat


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2004 Annual CA&ES Spring Meeting
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold its annual spring meeting on June 10, 2004, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the AGR Room, Buehler Alumni Center. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

Sharon A. Berg
Administrative Specialist
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
[email protected]
(530) 752-3483

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New CA&ES Event Calendar
The new CA&ES event calendar, created and developed by John Weston, CA&ES Webmaster, and Claudette Oriol, CA&ES events coordinator, can now be accessed as a new feature on the college Web site. Created as an expanded communication effort of the college, the new CA&ES Event Calendar is an opportunity for the college and individual departments to promote their events with wider exposure.

Visit: http://www.aes.ucdavis.edu/Default.htm Click on "CA&ES Calendar [NEW]".

To submit events for the calendar and for information:

Claudette Oriol
CA&ES Events Coordinator
[email protected]
Ph.: (530) 752-2120
Fax: 752-9369


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Muir Environmental Film Series
Spring 2004 Film: ”Baraka”
April 26, 5:20 p.m., Doors open at 4:45 p.m.
3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building
Seating is limited. Free Admission

The John Muir Institute of the Environment and the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of California, Davis, sponsor this film series that examines the creative and innovative ways that filmmakers present the relationship between humankind and the environment they inhabit. "Baraka," the next film in the series, was photographed on six continents in 24 countries including Tanzania, China, Brazil, Japan and Nepal, together with major U.S. and European locales. "Baraka" tells the story of man's diversity and his impact on the world.

Information about the film series and “Baraka”:
http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/filmseries/index.html


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Research Seminar in Road Ecology
Tuesdays, April 6 - June 8, 12:10-1:30 p.m.
PES Building, Rm. 3001
Open to the public
Students receive credit as ECL 296.

This seminar will sample the major areas of research in road ecology. Each week an invited speaker will be featured, covering a range of topics that will include invasive species, wildlife and habitat interactions, atmospheric pollutants, roadside vegetation management and social policy.

Speaker Schedule and Information:
http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/road_ecology/seminars.html


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Design Museum Events

April 12 - 23, Design by Design,
Annual Design Student Exhibition, weekdays, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Special Picnic Day Hours, April 17, 2004, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Exhibition closed on April 18.

May 16 - June 25, Fashion’s Memory: From Peasant Art to Wearable Art,
Guest Co-Curators: Jo Ann Stabb and Mary Schoeser, Design Program, Department of Environmental Design

Further information: http://designmuseum.ucdavis.edu/current/


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Arboretum Events

April 18, 2 p.m., Tour: Redwood Grove Companions
Meet at the Alumni Center.

April 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Spring Plant Sale
Meet at the Arboretum Nursery at Orchard Park.

April 24, 11 a.m., Tour: Container Gardening
Meet at Terrace Garden.

April 25, 2 p.m., Tour: Spring in the Storer and Shields Demonstration Gardens
Meet at the Gazebo.

April 27, 11 a.m., Tour: What to Plant Where? Bring Your Garden Questions
Meet at the Gazebo.

May 1, 11 a.m., Tour: Wheels to Wildflowers: Bicycle Tour of UC Davis Arboretum
Meet at the Alumni Center.

May 2, 2 p.m., Tour: White Flowers for Your Summer Garden
Meet at the Gazebo.

May 12, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Field Trip: Gladding, McBean and Matsuda Bonsai Nursery
Join arboretum staff for Feats of Clay XVII, a national ceramics exhibition and guided tour of Gladding, McBean, the world renowned, historic terra cotta factory in Lincoln. At Matsuda Landscape & Bonsai Nursery, owner Hiroshi Matsuda will talk about the elements of Japanese gardening and give visitors time to wander through his bonsai collection. $50/ $40 members.
Call (530) 752-4880 to register.

May 12, 12 noon, Tour: Walk with Warren
Meet at the Gazebo.

 

Information:

 

UC Davis Arboretum
(530) 752-4880
http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.htm


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