August 2015

Feast Q&A: UCD professor named 2015 World Agriculture Prize Laureate

R. Paul Singh, a UC Davis professor emeritus who has held dual appointments in the Food Science and Technology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering departments, arrived at the university in 1975. Since then, he has become known for his innovative work, including the creation of a food-processing system for NASAs first manned mission to Mars. He also has played a significant role in establishing food-technology programs in countries such as Brazil, India, Portugal and Thailand.

CA 4-H Admin Assistant position open - by Sept 8

The CA 4-H Statewide Office at UC Agriculture and Natural Resources located in Davis, California has a wonderful opportunity for a full time Administrative Assistant. If you would like to become a member of a dynamic team please apply.

Academic Personnel Analyst  Dean's Office (Analyst 3) - by Aug 25

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Research, and working closely with the Dean, this position oversees the School of Education's academic personnel coordination, working at both the department and dean's office levels to support strategic goals. The successful candidate will have experience working at the dean's office level, including interaction with the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs, in order to assume daily operational responsibilities and provide analytical problem solving related to academic personnel.

UC Davis seeks to turn little water into wine

The main vineyard at the University of California, Davis, currently relies on 4 to 6 gallons of water to produce each gallon of wine. As soon as next year, researchers hope new technologies can reduce that vineyard demand to as little as 1 gallon of water per gallon of wine.

UC Davis aids winemakers in sustainability

Ten large, shiny tanks stand near the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis, holding more than a year of rainwater and the key to processing food and drink during a drought. The water tanks, and the teaching-and-research winery they support, are showing students and winemakers throughout the world how to reduce processing costs, improve wine quality, and protect the planets dwindling natural resources.

Succulent Surprises - August 29

Is your garden sizzling? Succulents can take the heat, even in mid-summer! See examples of succulents of all sizes in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden and learn how to grow them in your home garden.

Social Media...A Career Development Tool - August 27

This workshop will provide an overview of how sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter work from a professional viewpoint. You will learn the basics for creating your profile, making connections, researching organizations and uncovering job openings.

Local Agritourism/UCDHS - August 25

Sacramento and Davis are surrounded by innovative farmers who grow delicious fruits and vegetables, produce excellent olive oil, wine, jams, juices, honey and other products, and who are happy to invite you to experience a little of farm life. Learn about local agritourism opportunities including U-Pick farms, tours, festivals, workshops, farm stays and farm stands.

Reiki at UCDHS - August 24

Reiki is considered energy work, as opposed to massage, which is body work. It helps the recipient increase his/her natural energy to enhance relaxation, and promote the healing process. Reiki has been used in the UCD Childrens Hospital for the past 16 years to help children and their family members deal with pain, reduce stress, and increase their ability to cope with illness/injury and the rigors of hospitalization.