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mango farmers FST Doctoral student travels to Ghana to work on Trellis Fund mango project
Nick Reitz traveled to Ghana with a Trellis Fund project via the Horticulture Innovation Lab earlier this year, working with mango farmers there on postharvest handling and processing. The Trellis Fund is currently recruiting more students.

cooking FSGSA's "Cooking Class" Fundraiser is November 10
Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting another fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

Taft FST Post-doctoral research fellow receives prestigious NIH F32 Fellowship
Dr. Diana Taft, a postdoctoral research fellow in Professor David A. Mills' lab is the recipient of an Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship.

bisson Dr. Linda Bisson retires after 32 years in the Department
For 32 years, Linda taught wine production, the biology of yeast, and graduate courses in genetics.

mitchell Dr. Alyson Mitchell elected Fellow of ACS
Professor Alyson Mitchell is a newly elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society!

winery Chik Brenneman to receive CAES' Award of Distinction for staff
Chik Brenneman to receive CAES' Award of Distinction for staff

Recent Publications of VEN faculty
Recent Publications of VEN faculty

Dragomira VEN undergad Dragomira Zheleva wins Outstanding Senior Award
VEN undergad Dragomira Zheleva wins Outstanding Senior Award

glasses Recap of Wine Flavor 101 events
Two Wine Flavor 101 events were held recently: one in May on recognizing non-microbial taints, and one in July on emerging varietals.

Nathan and spencer Teaching and Research Winery and Vineyard Updates
Harvest, staffing and tackling Pierce's Disease: Chik Brenneman fills us in on the latest from the winery.

diners The 2017 Winkler Dinner
The 2017 Winkler Dinner was held on May 20 in the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Instiute Olive Grove. The dinner, named in honor of the late professor and former Chair of the UC Davis V&E Department Albert J. Winkler, is the annual fundraiser organized and staffed by the students of the Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization (DEVO).

food safety Plastic films incorporating N-halamines could sanitize food production facilities
A new publication on Professor Nitin Nitin's work with biofilms has been released.

walker Research Spot Light on Dr. Andy Walker: Classical Breeding is Conquering Pierce's Disease
Dr. Walker's lab works on combating grapevine pest and disease problems by breeding resistant rootstocks and fruiting varieties.

VEN class VEN 3: Introduction to Winemaking in France
The summer session of Introduction to Winemaking (VEN 3) partners with the U.C. Davis Summer Abroad program to offer the course in France.

leong VEN grad student wins career grant
Kara Leong has won the 2017-18 American Association of University Women (AAUW) career grant. This grant assists women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers or re-enter the workforce.

shelby byer Student spotlight: new DEVO president Shelby Byer
Shelby Byer is a second-year master's candidate at UC Davis. Pursuing a life in wine wasn't initially on Shelby's radar.

presenters  FST students and faculty present at IFT on Design Thinking for Food
On June 26, FST students and faculty presented at the IFT annual meeting's IFTNEXT Sessions on Design Thinking for Food.

waste students These UC Davis students are using science to change food waste forever
Congratulations to the students working with Professor Ned Spang on the "End of Waste" project -- they won a Big Bang! prize, and are now featured on Uproxx.com.