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ASEV Best Enology Paper 2015
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) has selected the 2015 Best Paper Awards, with the generous support of J. Lohr Vineyards. The selected authors will be recognized at the Societys 66th National Conference on June 15-19 in Portland, Oregon.
The best enology paper was awarded to University of California, Davis, researchers Nicholas L. Shrake, Rajeevan Amirtharajah, Charles Brenneman, Roger Boulton and André Knoesen for In-Line Measurement of Color and Total Phenolics During Red Wine Fermentations Using a Light-Emitting Diode Sensor.

BFTV cluster embraces Green Workplace Initiative
UC Davis is promoting "Green Offices" and "Green Laboratories" in the Gateway neighborhood, and each lab group and administrative unit have an opportunity to join the program. The Departments of Food Science and Viticulture & Enology, and the Administrative Offices of the BFTV Cluster are working to become certified.


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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 UC Davis GIS Symposium, April 1, 2015
Campus faculty, staff, and students will offer sessions showcasing the breadth of UC Daviss GIS applications and skills improvement workshops. UC Davis GIS community members will provide examples of using GIS for natural resource management, transportation, community design, and social equity analysis. See PDF for details.

Upcoming On-the-Road events
Another On-the-Road event is coming up, with more on the way. Keep checking back for more dates of when we'll bring our research to you!

 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.

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Making News

 The Most Read Articles of 2014
An article published by Diane Barrett, Food Science and Technology, and Michael Delwiche, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, et. al., makes the Top 10 most read articles in E&EC Research.

 Fighting powdery mildew on grapes
UC Davis researchers have uncovered important genetic clues about the pathogen that causes grape powdery mildew, among the most destructive vineyard pests throughout California and the world.

 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.

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 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.

 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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 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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 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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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.