Making News

Professor Charlotte Biltekoff featured in UC Davis podcast about food politics Andrea Thompson November 26, 2019

Professor Charlotte Biltekoff is featured in episode six of UC Davis' new Unfold Podcast.  The podcast is in its first season, and is exploring the research done at UC Davis to make agriculture more sustainable, and coming up with potential solutions to feed two billion people by 2050.

Dr. David Mills on Global List of Most-Cited Researchers for 2nd year

November 25, 2019

Clarivate Analytics has released its annual Highly Cited Researchers list for 2019, and FST's own Professor David Mills is one of 16 faculty from UC Davis on the prestigious list.

All of the UC Davis researchers are listed in a UCD News article by Andy Fell.  He explains, "the list identifies exceptional scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence by publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in a particular field and year, over a 10-year period."

Congratulations to Dr. Mills and his team!

Lewis Brews a Place in the Smithsonian

November 05, 2019

New display “Brewing a Revolution” honors Michael Lewis as “The Professor” and includes the “well-used and beat-up” textbook he used for years, training and mentoring multiple generations of brewers.  Read the full article at UC Davis News by clicking the link below.

UC Davis’ Kaan Kurtural Shares Advancements in Precision Viticulture Ahmad Hakim October 21, 2019
It used to be that growers had few if any options in bring uniformity to a vineyard with so much variability in soil type among other geographical characteristics. There have been so many recent developments and technological advances in plant and soil sensing equipment that has taken precision viticulture to a whole new level. Watch this brief interview with UC Davis Viticulture Extension Specialist Kaan Kurtural as he discussed this at UCCE Grape Day recently at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine.

Harris Lab wins Lab Safety Award for the College

September 18, 2019
Congratulations to the researchers in the Harris Lab, who won a UCD Lab Safety Award! Labs across the campus were assessed by the School/College (College of Letters and Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine); each lab's review/audit/inspection findings were weighed against those within their School/College. The Safety Services Lab Safety Awards are part of our commitment to recognizing labs with a strong safety emphasis who are doing their part to Think Safe.

FST Chair Dr. Linda Harris named Fellow of IAFP

September 10, 2019

Department Chair Dr. Linda Harris was awarded Fellow at the Annual International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting in Louisville KY on July 21, 2019.  Dr. Harris served as President of IAFP from 2017-2018.

Also notable at the same meeting: Professor Michelle Danyluk (Ph.D. UC Davis FST 2006 in the Harris Lab) was appointed incoming Secretary to the Executive Board of IAFP, and as a result, she is slated to serve as President of the association in 2022-2023.

Congratulations to Dr. Harris and Dr. Danyluk!

Climate change is coming for your wine. What the world's wineries are doing to save grapes

September 09, 2019
Soaring temperatures, irregular rain patterns and the ever-present threat of fires is causing winery owners here and around the world to adopt aggressive strategies to safeguard their livelihoods. These tactics include experimenting with new varieties of grapes, finding new ways to maximize water use and even seeking out land in areas that formerly were too cold for vineyards.