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June 25, 2004

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WHO
Charles Goldman Receives ASLO Achievement Award

IN THE NEWS
Now Online! Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science
UC Davis Chilean Graduates
In Search of a Fighting Vine: Pierce’s Disease Research
Oysters, a Significant Part of SF Bay History
Precious Metals and Our Health
Beat the Bugs with DEET

WHAT
New Book on Contemporary Crop Diversity
UC Guide to Healthy Lawns
UC Center Sacramento
RFP: Citrus Research Board
RFP: Kearney and California Energy Commission
RFP: Chateaubriand Fellowship
RFP: Fulbright Scholar Awards, 2005-2006

WHAT
Forensic Entomology Conference, July 21-23, 2004
48th Annual Weed Day, July 22, 2004
Pesticide Illnesses and Injuries Workshop, August 2004
Exotic/Invasive Pests and Diseases Workshop, October 13 & 14, 2004
Arboretum Events

Charles Goldman Receives ASLO Achievement Award
Charles Goldman, professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and director of the Tahoe Research Group, is the recipient of the Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). The award recognizes and honors major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology and oceanography, including research, education and service to the community and society. Goldman’s citation reads, “…for his enduring efforts to understand and protect Lake Tahoe, his inspiring mentorship of numerous students, who themselves have made lasting scientific contributions, and for his tireless advocacy for limnological research, training and stewardship worldwide." In 1998, Goldman received the Albert Einstein World Prize in Science, and in 2003, the Nevada Medal awarded by the Desert Research Institute. He has trained close to 100 graduate students to date.

Tahoe Research Group

Charles R. Goldman
Professor
Tahoe Research Group
[email protected]
(530) 752-1557

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Now Online! Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science
Clare M. Hasler, executive director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, proudly announces their new Web site, “It has a completely new look, contains newer images of the proposed facilities and will highlight upcoming activities, including the Inaugural RMI Lectureship Series on September 30, 2004.” The Web site will be the focal information point for major activities associated with the Robert Mondavi Institute. “We are also planning an E-newsletter, which will be available on the site,“ said Hasler. At a dinner following the June 15 site dedication, Robert and Margrit Mondavi were awarded the UC Davis medal, the highest honor bestowed by the University of California, Davis.

New RMI Web site
Daily Democrat


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UC Davis Chilean Graduates
The article focuses on a generation of Chileans, that studied agriculture at UC Davis in the 1960s, then returned to help stimulate a boom in that nation's fruit industry. The writer says that “when it was still normal practice in Chile to irrigate and fertilize ‘by the seat of one's pants,’ the ‘Davis Boys’ changed the way agriculture was practiced by 180 degrees.” Lovell Jarvis, associate dean, Division of Human Sciences, is quoted on the growth of Chile’s fruit export industry.

El Mercurio


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In Search of a Fighting Vine: Pierce’s Disease Research
The work of Andrew Walker, professor, and researcher Alan Tenscher, Department of Viticulture and Enology, developing grapevines that can withstand Pierce's disease, is noted in this Sacramento Bee feature article: “The future of California's $33 billion wine industry might hang on an unlikely marriage of grape vines performed at the University of California, Davis."

Sacramento Bee


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Oysters, a Significant Part of SF Bay History
Fred Conte, aquaculture specialist, Department of Animal Science, is quoted in this article on a current study testing the possible restoration of native oysters in the San Francisco Bay. The study is co-sponsored by the Tiburon Audubon Center and both government and private sector organizations. Conte, currently working on oysters in Humboldt Bay, was called upon for his expertise regarding oyster culture, including the history of the California oyster industry. “Oysters played a significant part in Bay history, with shells found in Indian settlements excavated around the shore. The arrival of hungry gold miners and settlers sent the native oyster into a downward spiral.”

San Francisco Chronicle


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Precious Metals and Our Health
Judith Stern, professor, departments of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at UC Davis, talks about how iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc are important to our health. Stern says that food is the leading choice to meet mineral requirements. "Even when we put these things in a pill," Stern says, "we still haven't duplicated all the effects of fruits and vegetables." A mineral guide and the foods that deliver them is provided.

Washington Post


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Beat the Bugs with DEET
Lynn Kimsey, professor, Department of Entomology, and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, explains why the chemical DEET is the best defense against mosquitoes. "It turns off the signals for them to bite you," says Kimsey.

The Los Angeles Times


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New Book on Contemporary Crop Diversity
In his new book, "Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World," Stephen Brush, professor, Department of Human and Community Development, reports on areas that are at odds with the trend toward fewer agricultural varieties in modern agriculture.

UC Davis News


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UC Guide to Healthy Lawns
The University of California’s Statewide IPM Program has added the UC Guide to Healthy Lawns to its Web site. Developed for home gardeners and managers of parks, school grounds, and other low-maintenance turf, this site shows how to establish a vigorous lawn and maintain it with an environmentally friendly lawn care program.

Healthy Lawn Web site
IPM Information


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UC Center Sacramento
The UC Office of the President in conjunction with the UC campuses has launched a new academic center in Sacramento -- the University of California Center Sacramento (UCCS). UCCS’s mission is to foster innovative courses, public service events, and research activities in the state capital. All UC faculty, researchers and fellows are invited to participate.

UCCS Web site



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RFP: Citrus Research Board
Pre-proposal letters for new research projects and continuing proposals in the interest of the California citrus industry are now being accepted.

Deadline for pre-proposal letters: July 16, 2004

Information, see "Request for Proposals for FY 2004-2005"


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RFP: Kearney and California Energy Commission
The Kearney Foundation announces two RFPs:

1) Kearney Foundation of Soil Science Call for Proposals 2004

2) Kearney & California Energy Commission (CEC) Special Call for Proposals
   "Analysis of Carbon Sequestration Potential in California Agricultural Soils"

Deadline: Sept. 10, 2004

RFP Information (see left hand column of Web page)



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RFP: Chateaubriand Fellowship
The French government will award research scholarships “Bourses Chateaubriand” for 2005. These are aimed at Ph.D. students or Post Docs in American universities in order to foster collaborative research programs between American and French laboratories.

Information and application


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RFP: Fulbright Scholar Awards, 2005-2006
For more than 50 years, the Fulbright Scholar Program has offered grants for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals and independent scholars, to lecture and conduct research in countries around the world. The current downloadable Awards Catalog lists over 900 grant opportunities in 140 countries.

Application deadlines:

August 1, 2004
Fulbright traditional lecturing, lecturing/research and research awards worldwide.

November 1, 2004
U.S. – Germany, Japan, and Korea International Education Administrators Program
Fulbright German Studies Seminar

January 1, 2005
NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants

Information, application and awards catalog


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Forensic Entomology Conference, July 21-23, 2004
The second North American Forensic Entomology Conference will be held at UC Davis and at the Hallmark Inn in Davis, July 21-23. The conference will include forensic arthropod-identification workshops, demonstrations and lectures and social events.

UC Davis
Information and registration


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48th Annual Weed Day, July 22, 2004
This years annual Weed Day will be held at the Buehler Alumni Center on campus in July. It is an opportunity for pest control advisors, farm advisors, chemical company cooperators, college faculty and students, and regulatory officials to learn about current weed science research at UC Davis.

Information and registration


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Pesticide Illnesses and Injuries Workshop, August 2004
Aug. 18-19, 2004, Oakland
Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2004, Pacific Grove (Asilomar)

"Pesticide Illnesses and Injuries: A Workshop for Health Care Providers and Agricultural Professionals" is designed for people who want to learn about pesticide-related illnesses and injuries and to extend this information to health care providers and agricultural professionals.

Information and registration
(530) 752-5273


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Exotic/Invasive Pests and Diseases Workshop, October 13 & 14, 2004
The Exotic/Invasive Pests and Diseases Research Program will sponsor its third annual research program workshop this October at the Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, Emeryville. The workshop will offer an opportunity to learn about current research funded by the program, interact with the investigators, and hear invited presentations by the principal investigators and other experts in their fields.

Information
Schedule and registration


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Arboretum Events

All tours meet at 10 a.m. at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center on campus.
All events free and open to the public.

July 10, Guided tour: Living Under the Redwoods

Aug. 7, Guided tour: A Summer Romp Through the Redwoods

Aug. 15, Guided tour: Exploring the Redwood Grove

Aug. 29, Guided tour: China's Dawn Redwood in Davis-Lessons in Natural and Human Selection

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




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