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Name Droppers: Soroptimists install new leaders

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From page A9 | August 06, 2014 |

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis installed its new officers for the 2014-15 year at the Hallmark Inn on June 18. The slogan “All Hands on Deck for a Successful Soroptimist Year” was chosen by incoming president Diane Howell. Also installed were Marietta Hamilton, vice president; Pat Dean, treasurer; Joyce Hall, secretary; and Nicole Davis, director.

The installing officer was Joyce Thorp of Soroptimist International of Davis.

The 43rd biennial convention of Soroptimist International was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 23-26. Five members of Greater Davis attended: Howell, Hamilton, Grace Starkovich, Susan Wilcox and Donna Devries. They joined approximately 1,000 Soroptimists from across the United States and the world.

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Honey bee scientist Elina Lastro Niño of Pennsylvania State University in University Park, known for her expertise on honeybee queen biology, chemical ecology and genomics, is the newly hired Extension apiculturist at the UC Davis.

She will join the UCD department of entomology and nematology faculty in September, replacing Eric Mussen, who retired June 30 after 38 years in the position.

Niño will conduct problem-solving research focused on honeybees and those crops in need of pollination services. In addition, with the establishment of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, she will provide outreach to backyard beekeepers that represent a growing enterprise in California.

Her research involves the reproductive processes involved in queen bee mating, including the impacts of oviduct manipulation, insemination volume and insemination substances. The induced changes include measurable behavioral, physiological and molecular alterations that occur, including differences in behavioral interactions between queens and worker bees.

Niño said considering her interests in honeybee queen health she anticipates fruitful collaborations with the California queen breeders.

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Brandeis University has announced that Gaelyn Walche represented Davis High School and the state of California at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine.

Walche is one of only 240 delegates selected for the program from across the United States. Delegates gained behind-the-scenes insight into the world of health care through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities with leaders and innovators in the global medical community.

Delegates heard from prominent Brandeis faculty members, including fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and medical researchers and innovators.

The conference keynotes were delivered by Dr. George Q. Daley, director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Michael J. Zinner, surgeon-in-chief at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Derek Nelson of Davis received a bachelor’s degree from North Central College in Naperville, Ill., at its 149th commencement on June 14.

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William DuPratt of Davis, student at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City, was among more than 1,000 students who made the president’s list in the spring semester.

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Christine Trites of Davis received a doctor of law from the School of Law of Emory University in Atlanta at its 169th commencement ceremony on May 12.

— Do you know of someone who has won an award or accomplished something noteworthy? Email it to [email protected] or send it to Name Droppers, The Davis Enterprise, P.O. Box 1470, Davis, CA 95617

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