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Announcements

UCD Buy: VWR is moving to punch-out! Happens Feb. 5
The VWR catalog is moving from hosted to punch-out on Thursday, February 5th! This means that you will have access to a more complete catalog with real time pricing. We know many of you have looked forward to this transition.

Presidents 2016 Budget Proposes Historic Investment to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to Protect Public Health
We now have a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, to better protect our children and grandchildren from the reemergence of diseases and infections that the world conquered decades ago.
- President Barack Obamas remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit, regarding the Executive Order to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, September 26, 2014

2015 Mileage Rates
The University's mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will be revised in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in Announcement IR 2011-69. The new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2015.

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Events

 The Rosé Competition - by Mar. 20
This professional competition celebrating the growing Rosé category is open to all North American wineries producing still (non-sparkling) Rosé wines.

 The Office of Research is pleased to announce our 3rd RISE Symposium - Mar. 30
The Office of Research is pleased to announce our 3rd RISE Symposium.

molecules small Experimental Design and Chemometrics for Chemists, March 17-18th, 2015
This two-day workshop will discuss the basics of experimental design and multivariate statistics for analysis of food and beverage samples.

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Making News

 Latest equipment for new wine research center in Richland, WA
Cutting-edge fermentation system advances WSU winemaking research by leaps and bounds with potential for close collaboration with UC Davis.

 Is a Great Wine Palate God Given, Learned or Bought?
UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Professor Sue Ebeler was quoted in a recent article by Lettie Teague, in the Wall Street Journal, titled,"Is a Great Wine Palate God Given, Learned or Bought?"

Professor Andy Walker publishes article about the future of winegrape growing
Dr. Walker's article is titled "Molecular genetics ready to launch a golden age of winegrape breeding", and it's available at The Conversation's website.

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More Job Opportunities

 V&E Faculty Position Announcement - by Feb. 13
The Department of Viticulture and Enology has a research, teaching and outreach mission to develop and disseminate comprehensive basic and applied knowledge regarding the production of winegrapes and is internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in these fields. A Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist is being recruited to conduct original applied research with the goal of achieving more sustainable management and production of winegrapes.


Faculty

 Grad student unpestered by adversity
Congratulations to Cindy Preto, a graduate of V and E, and now a graduate student in entomology. Her story is currently featured on the UC Davis website.

 Commencement participants
Viticulture and Enology was represented at this fall's commencement by three students receiving their B.S. in V and E.

 Corks seal a wine's fate: aging under natural vs synthetic closures
Viticulture and Enology Professor Andrew Waterhouse recently published a short article titled,"Corks seal a wine's fate: aging under natural vs synthetic closures" in "The Conversation." "The Conversation" is an online publishing platform whose goal is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary.

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Staff

 How Professor Ann Noble Inspired a Generation of Female Winemakers
Great shout out to Professor Emerita Ann Noble in this month's issue of Food and Wine magazine (January 2015). Page 75 in the print copy or follow the link! Way to go Ann!

 Molecular genetics ready to launch a golden age of winegrape breeding
We think you will be very interested in this article regarding Dr Andy Walker's long-term research into breeding disease-resistant nursery stock for the winegrape industry, and its very practical implications for the entire industry.

 Is winemaking an art or science?
UC Davis V and E Professor David Mills is quoted quite a bit in the following on-line article, discussing terroir, published in Cosmos. Cosmos publishes the latest science news through digital articles, a bi-monthly print magazine, a blog, a podcast, and weekly science updates.

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Students

 UCD and wine: Six degrees of cultivation
Some UC Davis viticulture and enology professors like to say there is never more than two degrees of separation in the wine industry from this university.
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Computing

Department Computer Lab - VEN Computing Lab - Rules
All currently registered Department of Viticulture & Enology students are eligible to use the computer lab.


Safety Information

Safety News - Dec. 2014
Safety News from Lucy Joseph.

Reminder: Lab Coat Laundry - December 2014
Lab coat laundry reminder from Lucy Joseph.