Department News and Updates! June 13, 2014


  • Undergrad Commencement Friday June 13. Reception following in breezeway. PLEASE stop by!
  • Fox News piece on Meats Lab
  • Luis Moraes received Outstanding Master’s Student Award offered by the UCD Department of Statistics in recognition of excellent academic performance in the Master’s Program in Statistics
  • Barry Wilson memorial tomorrow Saturday June 14, 2 pm Unitarian Church, Davis


  • Pablo Ross, Jim Murray, & Elizabeth Maga team received an Academic Senate Faculty Research Grants for their project “Generation of pig models for human disease”
  • Bernie May was co-author of “Spatial and Genetic Organization of the Island Spotted Skunk, Spilogale gracilis amphiala” in The Southwestern Naturalist
  • David Bunn co-authored “Eggs: the uncracked potential for improving maternal and young child nutrition among the world's poor” published in Nutrition reviews


  • Richard Blatchford spoke at the California Poultry Federation's first Backyard Flock Workshop in Modesto on “Managing your backyard flock's behavior”
  • Russ Hovey giving talk at Gordon Research Conference held in Italy on mammary gland biology
  • Alison Van Eenennaam, Betsy Karle, PhD student William Love, Deniece Williams DVM, and Sharif Aly DVM met with Glenn county dairy producer Greg Alvez to discuss calf raising practices in an ANR-funded collaborative project between Animal Science, the School of Veterinary Medicine and UCCE dairy advisors