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African orphan crops consortium announces 100 crops for sequencing

The African Orphan Crops Consortium, which includes the University of California, Davis, Mars Inc. and other global partners, today released the names of the 100 African crop species whose genomes it plans to sequence, assemble and annotate to improve the nutrition of African farm families, especially their children.

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International fruit pest targeted by genomic research

International fruit pest targeted by genomic research The spotted wing drosophila, a major pest that targets berries and cherries and other fruits in the United States, Canada and Europe, is itself being targeted, thanks to groundbreaking genome sequencing at UC Davis and a public-access Web portal hosted at Oregon State University.

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Cleveland Justis named executive director of UC Davis institute

Cleveland Justis, an accomplished organizational leader with more than two decades of experience, has been named executive director of the University of California, Davis, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He started this week.

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Scientists fight malaria by tracking gene flow between mosquitoes

Medical entomologists Gregory Lanzaro and Yoosook Lee are among the scientists who have developed a better understanding of gene flow between two subgroups of an African mosquito in a finding that could prove key to preventing the spread of malaria.

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UC Davis celebrates opening of African Plant Breeding Academy

The opening of the new African Plant Breeding Academy, designed to improve the livelihood and health of Africa’s 600 million smallholder farmers and their families, was celebrated Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, by researchers from the University of California, Davis, and their global partners from the African Orphan Crops Consortium.

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Alumna named dean of agricultural and environmental science

Helene Dillard, associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell, takes office Jan. 27 at the university where she earned a master's degree in soil science in 1979 and a doctoral degree in plant pathology in 1984.

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Army major serves animals and people

A profile of Army veterinarian Rick Tucker, a graduate of the UC Davis veterinary school, who is now pursuing master's degrees in preventive veterinary medicine degree and international agricultural development at UC Davis.

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Food security: 'Increase crop yields to meet growing demand'

Under a U.S. Department of Agriculture program, farmers in Pakistan and Afghanistan are being trained in several techniques to increase crop productivity.

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UC Davis Blum Center is co-sponsoring two events for the Campus & Community Book Project

"Women as Change Agents in International Development" on October 29th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in PES #3001 "Women Feeding the World: Farmers, Mothers & CEOs" on January 16th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at the Buehler Alumni Center.

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CRC book launch event with author and journalist Sasha Abramsky

"The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives" Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 p.m., UC Davis Memorial Union's Griffin Lounge.

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Agreements bring UC Davis expertise to India, Singapore

Two UC Davis centers recently signed agreements to provide the university's expertise in India (food waste) and Singapore (lighting efficiency).

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Saving for Change

SAVINGS FOR CHANGE: A DISRUPTIVE SOFT TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSURING FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AMONG THE WORLD'S POOREST COMMUNITIES 4:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at Bowley 101

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Fall Convocation: Tradition inside, food and health fair outside

Fall Convocation next week will have all the ceremony, tradition and significance of the past, plus an outdoor fair to complement the 2013 convocation’s theme: “Innovating Together to Advance Food and Health.”

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Sacramento is closing the loop on food and organic waste

Ruihong Zhang, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering at UC Davis has helped Sacramento's organic waste diversion efforts. Zhang, a partner with the Sacramento-based company CleanWorld, leveraged the region's rich agricultural landscape and developed an improved process that converts organic waste into energy in the form of electricity or fuel.

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Lovell (Tu) Jarvis named Chair of the Chile California Council

The CCC, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, was created three years ago by the Chilean government to advance joint ventures and cooperative relations between Chile and California.

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Kiva Fellows Program

The Kiva Fellows Program is an exciting opportunity to become part of Kiva, the world's first person-to-person micro-lending organization.

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Princeton in Asia Program

Open to UC Davis students. Info sessions on Google Hangout: Monday September 16th at 9:15am (Pacific Standard Time) and Friday September 20th at 9:15pm Pacific Standard Time

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Hiring locally, thinking globally: DHS, UCD grad to help lead World Food Center

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - UC Davis alum Josette Lewis has become the associate director of UC Davis' World Food Center.

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