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Global Food Security Symposium Calls for Increased Funding to Reduce Malnutrition

by Leanna M. Sweha The Global Food Security Symposium, sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, was held last week in Washington, DC. The symposium emphasized the critical linkage between sustainable food systems, nutrition and health. There were also some clear links to California and UC Davis. Former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman, Co-chair...

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Finally switching to better plant tags

Finally switching to better plant tags

I’m sure you know how it is. Eventually the plastic tags that come with plants get brittle and crumble.

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Or they just vanish into thin air without a trace. For some reason, this always seems to happen with plants I can’t identify...

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Sunday Commentary II: How the Changing Face of Universities Can Change the World

Apr 19, 2015
Sunday Commentary II: How the Changing Face of Universities Can Change the World

There was a comment made at the Jump Start Davis event on Wednesday that jumped out to me. Niki Peterson of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, housed in the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis made the comment that instead of simply having people do research and enter academia, “We...

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Sunday Commentary: Does Oakland Police Report Give Us Insight into Broken Discipline System?

Apr 19, 2015

The long-troubled Oakland Police Department became the latest focal point of potential police reform efforts on Tuesday as a scathing report was released. The police department over a decade ago was put in a federal receivership under the auspices of US District Judge Thelton Henderson. Judge Henderson appointed San Francisco attorney Edward Swanson, who...

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Camas Study 4

Apr 18, 2015
Camas Study 4

This morning I headed back to the blue camas field at Lacamas Park in the aptly named town of Camas, Washington. I only took my 80-200 lens, with the goal of taking a super isolating closeup of a camas blossom, done in the style of my photography icon,...

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Much Finger Pointing, Few Concrete Answers in Water Crisis

Apr 18, 2015
Much Finger Pointing, Few Concrete Answers in Water Crisis

There is a lot of finger-pointing. The Associated Press reported Friday, that California cities are pushing back against the mandatory water use reductions, however, the State Water Resources Control Board is expected to release its draft emergency water conservation regulations this morning with a goal of slashing urban water use by one-quarter. The LA...

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My View: Is Eco-Modernism The Future of 21st Century Environmentalism?

Apr 18, 2015
My View: Is Eco-Modernism The Future of 21st Century Environmentalism?

One of my first political memories comes from the late 1970s, marching against PG&E’s decision to build the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Really, who could blame anyone for being a bit skeptical – it was PG&E, they put the thing near an active earthquake fault, and they built it backwards. During the 1970s,...

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Attorney General Releases 90-Day Review of Training on Implicit Bias and Use of Force

Apr 18, 2015
Attorney General Releases 90-Day Review of Training on Implicit Bias and Use of Force

Attorney General also announces statewide training on implicit bias and creation of 21st Century Policing Working Group (From Attorney General Press Release) Friday, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the results of an internal California Department of Justice 90-Day Review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force. As...

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Cool Davis 2015 Eco Hero and Climate Solution Awards – Part II

Cool Davis 2015 Eco Hero and Climate Solution Awards – Part II

Each year Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-heroes” – Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic, and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they do “the right thing” for themselves, our community, and our planet. The Cool Davis Climate Solution Awards go to local businesses, groups, or organizations for...

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ASUCD vice president resigns

On April 16, ASUCD vice president Robyn Huey presented a letter to ASUCD senate announcing her resignation. ASUCD president Mariah Watson was made aware of the “comprehensive” letter and decision by Huey a day prior. The letter will be made public on Monday, April 20. Watson, while declining to go into significant detail before Huey’s...

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