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November 05, 2004

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WHO
Department of Entomology Highlighted at International Congress
College Faculty Honored at Campus Authors Event

IN THE NEWS
Information Center for the Environment Recognized by Legislature
Traffic Polluting Learning Environments
Invasive Plant Species Spread Through Online Sales
Fast Growing Water Weed Threatens Waterworks
Salmon Run Currently Good; Water Use Issues Still Loom

WHAT
RFP: University Research Expeditions Program
RFP: SANREM Competitive Grants Bridging Program
RFP: International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program
Call for Abstracts: National Institute for Farm Safety

WHAT
Design Museum Breast Cancer Exhibit
Landscape Architecture Program Lecture Series
Arboretum Events

Department of Entomology Highlighted at International Congress
Faculty from the Department of Entomology were featured speakers and participants at the International Congress of Entomology held in Brisbane, Australia in August 2004. The department’s contributions at the congress were significant and noteworthy. Fifteen faculty from the Department of Entomology presented invited papers in symposia on widely diverse topics. Richard Roush, director of the Integrated Pest Management program, was a member of the Scientific Program Committee and co-organized a section, which included eight symposia. Professor Lester Ehler presided over the general assembly of the International Organization for Biological Control as outgoing President. Professors Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston were involved in a book launch for their newly published book, The Insects: An Outline in Entomology, 3rd edition. Additionally, seven contributed papers or posters were given by entomology graduate students or post-doctoral researchers.


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College Faculty Honored at Campus Authors Event
Four faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were honored and invited to speak at an annual program to celebrate the newly published books of UC Davis faculty and academic appointees. The October 21 event, cosponsored by the UC Davis General Library and the UC Davis Bookstore, combined a reception, book display and remarks by university administrators and representative authors, including the faculty from the college who spoke about their current research, writing and publication experiences: Sophia Yin, lecturer, Department of Animal Science, How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves; Andrew Waterhouse, professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology, Red Wine Color, Revealing the Mysteries; R. Paul Singh, professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Virtual Experiments in Food Processing and Donald Crosby, professor emeritus, Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Poisoned Weed; Plants Toxic to Skin.


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Information Center for the Environment Recognized by Legislature
The California Legislature formally acknowledged the Information Center for the Environment (ICE) achievements this month with a resolution introduced by state Senator Debra Bowen. The resolution commends ICE for "world-class analysis of California's resources and California's development patterns." ICE was developed by James Quinn, professor, and Michael McCoy, academic administrator, both of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy.

Dateline, UC Davis


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Traffic Polluting Learning Environments
Thomas Cahill, professor emeritus of the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources and an international expert on air pollution, is helping an American Lung Association task force monitor air pollution near schools. Cahill says, "We'll have a template by which we can quickly evaluate any school, and that template will be in the hands of the high school students. They'll be able to do the calculation on their own little laptops.... If the high school students do the work themselves, it's enormously more powerful."

Sacramento Bee


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Invasive Plant Species Spread Through Online Sales
Ted Grosholz, associate specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, comments in this article on invasive plant species sold on-line, "The Internet sales of plants and other organisms is quite a large unknown, and there's little if any regulation." He leads a program that intends to educate the public and businesses as a way to reduce the introduction of nonindigenous species that are potentially invasive.

Christian Science Monitor


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Fast Growing Water Weed Threatens Waterworks
Lars Anderson, research leader of the Aquatic Weed Research Laboratory, is a primary source for this news story about water hyacinth. "The flower is quite attractive, but people don't realize how invasive it is and how fast it grows. It's legal, but it shouldn't be," Anderson says.

Bakersfield Californian


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Salmon Run Currently Good; Water Use Issues Still Loom
Despite this year's healthy salmon run, difficult choices on water use lie ahead (meaning the next drought), says Peter Moyle, professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. “The best part about this relatively benign period is that it has various competing groups [for water use] talking to one another," he says.

Sacramento Bee


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RFP: University Research Expeditions Program
The University Research Expeditions Program (UREP) is now soliciting preliminary proposals for Summer 2005 field research and travel grants. UREP projects are particularly well suited to field research in the various scientific disciplines.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Nov.15, 2004

Information:
http://www.extension.ucdavis.edu/urep/proposals.asp

 

Contact:

 

Cynthia LeCount Samaké
Academic Director, UREP
(530) 752-8811




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RFP: SANREM Competitive Grants Bridging Program
The Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (SANREM) Collaborative Research Support Program requests applications for the SANREM Competitive Grants Bridging Program for fiscal years 2005 and 2006 to support high-impact, short-term, research activities that capitalize on earlier SANREM program efforts and contribute to current SANREM inquiry areas. Grant size will be limited to a maximum of $100,000 with four to six grants funded.

Application Deadline: Nov. 23, 2004.

 

Information and Forms (see, Bridging Grants) :
http://www.oired.vt.edu/sanremcrsp/

Contact:

 

Theo A. Dillaha
SANREM CRSP Project Director
[email protected]
(540) 231-1230


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RFP: International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program
The International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL) is requesting proposals for a project to improve utilization of sorghum and pearl millet in East Africa. This project includes working with scientists of national agricultural research systems (NARS) in East Africa and will also contribute to the development of the sorghum and millet industry in the United States.

Proposals Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2004.

 

Information:
http://intsormil.unl.edu

 

Contact:

 

INTSORMIL Management Entity
(402) 472-6032
[email protected]




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Call for Abstracts: National Institute for Farm Safety
The National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS) invites the submission of abstracts for all technical paper, research in-progress, educational/informational program presentations, posters and educational displays for their 2005 annual conference being held at Wintergreen Resort, Virginia. Abstracts are requested on topics related to the broad areas within agricultural safety and health. Included in this year's conference is the NIFS Professional Improvement Session on Bioterrorism.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Dec.1, 2004

 

Information (see, Call for Abstracts):
http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~agsafety/NIFS/meetings2005.htm

 

Contact:

 

Robert “Chip” Petrea
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Urbana, IL
(217) 333-5035
[email protected]


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Design Museum Breast Cancer Exhibit
The current exhibit at the Design Museum, “The Art of Healing Breast Cancer: A Union of Science and Design” will run through November 19, 2004. This exhibition is intended to create an avenue for health education through a union of science and design. It is a unique collection of personal artwork from women and men whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.

The museum is located at 145 Walker Hall and is open Monday - Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

Information and Museum Exhibit Schedule (see, Fall 2004):
http://designmuseum.ucdavis.edu/current/default.html


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Landscape Architecture Program Lecture Series
The Landscape Architecture Program is hosting a fall quarter lecture series that is held each Friday in 119 Wellman Hall. The series, “In Our Own Backyard,” focuses on current design projects in the Davis area. All are invited to attend.

Presenter Schedule (see Lunchbags, 2004: In Our Own Backyard):
http://lda.ucdavis.edu/

Patsy Eubanks-Owens
[email protected]
(530) 752-9145


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Arboretum Events

All events are free and open to the public unless specified.

Nov. 14, 2 p.m., Guided Tour: Valley Gardening the Right Way
Meet at the Arboretum Terrace Garden.

Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Guided Tour: November in the White Flower Garden
Meet at the Gazebo.

Nov. 27, 11 a.m., Guided Tour: Fall Frolic in the Redwoods
Meet at the Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center.

Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Guided Tour: Birds of the Arboretum
Meet at Putah Creek Lodge.

Information:
(530) 752-4880
http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.htm


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