Ronald Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced today (April 30) the election of 125 members, including UC Davis’ Pam Ronald, distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Genome Center.

Of the 100 new national members, 40 are women — a record number and percentage in an academy election. This year’s class also includes 25 foreign associates. They join an academy that includes 190 Nobel Prize winners.

Accolades: April 2019

CA&ES students take top honors at collegiate leadership competition

UC Davis made a strong showing in its first appearance in the Collegiate Leadership Competition held April 5–6 at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The team competed against seven other universities in the Great Lakes region of the competition. UC Davis placed first overall, scoring 903 out of 1,200 points.

Frank Mitloehner Honored With Science Communication Award

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) named UC Davis animal scientist Frank Mitloehner the 2019 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient. Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science, is the 10th recipient of this award.

Meat Lab Team Finds the Winning Cure

The Meat Lab’s student employees found the right cure — with beef jerky — to regain the team title in the college section of the California Association of Meat Processors’ Cured Meat Competition.

With the recent win, UC Davis has now had possession of the Norm Eggin Championship Cup for six years out of the seven years it has been awarded.

“After losing the trophy to Cal Poly by a mere 10 points last year, our returning juniors and seniors really wanted to get it back,” said Caleb Sehnert, UC Davis Meat Lab manager and team coach.

Anita Oberbauer Wins Teaching Prize

Her ‘Companion Animal Biology’ Class as Popular as Ever

Pardon the interruption, students, but we wanted you to know the animal science professor standing in front of you, Anita Oberbauer, whom you fondly call “Dr. O,” is the recipient of the 2018-19 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

Accolades: February 2019

Professor David Slaughter to receive medal for exceptional engineering achievement in agriculture

David Slaughter, a professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2019 Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The award will be presented July 10 during the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in Boston. 

Twelve CA&ES scientists are included in list of most-cited researchers

Twelve of 19 UC Davis researchers named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list released by Clarivate Analytics are faculty in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 

The list identifies exceptional scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence by publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in a particular field and year during a 10-year period. 

Muir Institute Recognizes Faculty and Staff Solving Real-world Environmental Problems

The John Muir Institute of the Environment at University of California, Davis, announced the selection of the 2018 Muir Institute Fellows during its annual open house on October 22 at The Barn. Now in its second year, the program recognizes exemplary UC Davis faculty and staff whose career and research epitomizes the mission of the Muir Institute: Discover. Research. Solve.

Accolades: October 2018

Waterfowl Professor John Eadie receives a Lifetime Achievement Award for donor stewardship

Professor John Eadie, who holds the Dennis J. Raveling Endowed Chair in Waterfowl Biology, understands the importance of stewardship and donor engagement. For more than 20 years, he has kept in touch with donors through phone calls, meetings, events, and extensive impact reports. UC Davis recently acknowledged his accomplishments with a Lifetime Achievement Award.