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diners 2017 Winkler Dinner Recap
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 Pierces 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.

mitchell Dr. Alyson Mitchell elected Fellow of ACS
Professor Alyson Mitchell, newly elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, is planning a symposium at the ACS meeting.

diagram FST Assistant Professor Ned Spang presents at ISIE
FST's Dr. Ned Spang presented at the ISIE Conference in Chicago on "Estimating the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Savings from Urban Water Conservation".

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.

cooking FSGSA's "Cooking Class" Fundraiser is August 26
Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting their first-ever fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

cocoa beans Food Evolution: The Impact of Society and Science on the Fermentation of Cocoa Beans
The IFT blog recently featured research from Gulustan Ozturk and Professor Glenn Young in celebration of World Chocolate Day.

End of Waste team A food science challenge
The Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis is thriving!

Students Congratulations to BAE seniors on the Engineering Design Showcase
BAE seniors joined other College of Engineering (CoE) seniors to present at the annual Engineering Design Showcase, and they did an amazing job!

students in course Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Foods
The curriculum was offered as part of the 2017 FST 109 Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing.

vines Kurtural lab publishes paper in Scientia Horticulturae
Congratulations to Kaan Kurtural's lab! They have just published a paper in Scientia Horticulturae titled, "Precipitation before bud break and irrigation affect the response of grapevine Zinfandel yields and berry skin phenolic composition to training systems."

meyers BSE undergraduate student awarded College citation
Julie Meyers was awarded a 2017 College of Engineering Department Citation from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the Undergraduate Student Awards ceremony on 31 May 2017.

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.

milk Marco Lab researcch featured on UCD "One Health" blog
The Marco Lab's research is featured in the UCD blog in an article titled "5 Fortifying Facts About Dairy Milk and Microbes".

team Biological Systems Engineering student and team win Big Bang! award
Biological Systems Engineering student and Chromatiscope co-founder Lisa Illes recently presented her team's project at the UC Davis Big Bang! Business competition, where they won $5000 in cash to further their entrepreneurial endeavor.

Dr. Harris Meet FST's new Department Chair Dr. Linda J. Harris
Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Linda J. Harris is FST's newest department chair. She began her 5-year term on July 1, 2016 replacing Professor Mike McCarthy who retired last June.

Victor BAE's Victor Duraj wins College of Engineering's Oustanding Staff Award
The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the colleges first annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards recognize and honor staff whose performance demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the college.