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Kathy Keatley Garvey

New organization would connect arts, humanities, science

A colloquium will take place Monday, March 16, at UC Davis to consider creating an umbrella organization or institute that would connect art, humanities and science on the UCD campus. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant Environmental Sciences Building. A reception will follow the discussions, from 5 to […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD improving farming, food production with fewer pesticides

Christian Nansen, UC Davis’ new agricultural entomologist, is using his international expertise to zero in on more sustainable farming systems, better food production and fewer pesticides. “The agricultural sector in California is so exciting, because of its diversity and economic importance,” said Nansen, whose agricultural entomology expertise encompasses seven countries including his native Denmark. “Secondly, there […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New tarantula moves in to Bohart Museum

Roll over, Rosie. Make room for Peaches. Rosie, the popular 24-year-old Chilean rose-haired tarantula at UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology, is approaching the end of her natural life span. So when a UCD student donated the same species, a 4-year-old taranatula (Grammostola rosea), to the museum in late January, Bohart officials launched a contest: “Name […]

February 10, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Six museums open their doors at UC Davis

Six museums at UC Davis will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, to celebrate the campus’ fourth annual Biodiversity Museum Day. Visitors may tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology, the Center for Plant Diversity, the Botanical Conservatory, the Paleontology Collection, the Anthropology Collection and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Suds for a bug: Contest is over

The beer-for-a-butterfly contest is over. Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis who sponsors the annual contest to collect scientific data, snagged the first white cabbage butterfly of the year at 12:30 p.m. Monday in West Sacramento. The professor has sponsored the contest since 1972 to determine when the cabbage white will […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Thorp receives UCD’s Distinguished Emeritus Award

World-renowned native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, a UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, is the recipient of UCD’s 2015 Distinguished Emeritus Award for his outstanding scholarly work and service accomplished since his retirement in 1994. He will be honored in February at a chancellor’s luncheon where he will receive a plaque and a cash award. […]

January 27, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Drug dramatically reduces diabetes symptoms in mice

Can diabetes be prevented and even reversed? Yes, it can — at least in genetically obese mice, according to a newly published study led by researchers Bruce Hammock at UC Davis and Joan Clària at the University of Barcelona. The research involves a potent enzyme inhibitor discovered by Hammock’s laboratory that dramatically reduces inflammation, inflammatory […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Malaria mosquito interbreeding has resulted in ‘super mosquitoes’

Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in “a super mosquito” hybrid that’s resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets, researchers at UC Davis have discovered. “It’s ‘super’ with respect to its ability to survive exposure to the insecticides on treated bed nets,” said UCD medical entomologist Gregory Lanzaro, […]

January 13, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Get ready for Parasitoid Palooza!

“Parasitoid Palooza!” is the theme of the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house on Sunday, Jan. 11. The family-friendly event, free and open to the public, takes places from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane on the UC Davis campus. “Most everyone knows that mantids eat other insects […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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