Picnic Day Takes Large Behind-the-Scenes Effort for Departments: Faculty and Staff Work for Weeks to Prepare

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline A month before Picnic Day every year, Plant Sciences staff research associate Guy Kyser prepares by driving around the campus’s expansive fields looking for weeds — but instead of trying to eradicate them, he’s trying to save them. Kyser is one of numerous faculty and staff who work behind the scenes of Picnic…

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Ken Tate: 2015 Recipient of James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award

by John Stumbos Reprinted from CA&ES Currents August 2015 UC Cooperative Extension specialist and faculty member Kenneth Tate is the 2015 recipient of the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award. The UC Davis award recognizes a distinguished career of achievement by an Academic Federation member. A secondary but important consideration is voluntary service to the…

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Erin Hsu: Shinoda and California Floral Council Scholarships

August 12, 2015 Erin Hsu, a junior majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, with an emphasis in floriculture, recently received two horticulture scholarships ($3,500) — a Shinoda Foundation Scholarship and a California Floral Council Scholarship (for California residents). The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements, work experience, and career goals. Hsu is from…

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