February 2015

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.

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.

PPE IOU Deadline is Feb. 27, 2015

The UCOP-sponsored free PPE Distribution Event in February 2014 was a resounding success, with over 6,000 laboratory workers fitted for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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.

Dr. Carl Winter Featured in IFT's "Ask the Expert" Series

Extension food toxicologist and Food Science and Technology Department Vice Chair Carl Winter participated in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) on-line "Ask the Expert" series last week and addressed questions concerning controversial risk assessment topics, ammonia contamination of foods, international regulation of food ingredients, approaches taken to establish regulatory limits, and laboratory analytical methodologies. Read the digest of this discussion.