Dr. Kaan Kurtural joined the faculty at University of California Davis in November 2015. His work focuses on vineyard mechanization and precision viticulture interpreting ecophysiological response of the grapevine to inherent variabilities that may exist in large landscapes. His laboratory is at the historic Oakville Experimental Vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley of California.
Charles “Chik” Brenneman, winemaker and facility manager for the Department of Viticulture and Enology, oversees all winemaking operations and has been an invaluable partner with the faculty in creating UC Davis’ world-renowned research and teaching program and facilities. In October at the 2017 College Celebration he was honored among staff with the CA&ES Award of Distinction.
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.
Jill Brigham is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Wine and Food Processing Center at UC Davis, which aims to develop the technologies and processes that will reduce the use of water and energy in the wine, beverage, and food sectors, reduce wastewater and solid wastes, and lower carbon footprints.
BAE Safety Coordinator Victor Duraj was recently awarded the UC Davis STAR (Staff Appreciation and Recognition) Award. The STAR Award is for staff who who have demonstrated actions which resulted in positive outcomes, and Victor was nominated by the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Safety Services, Eric Kvigne.
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to review your insurance plan coverage and make changes if you wish. As always, it is important to take the time to review your enrollments to insure they are the best choices for you and your eligible family members.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Professor Emerita Ericka Barrett and her husband Jim Buhlert, a widely-respected Pilot Plant Manager in the department, on Saturday August 20, 11 AM at the Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis campus.