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Watson tabs Smythe as new ASUCD VP

After a whirlwind week in ASUCD, Mariah Watson looked to bring some tranquility back to the association in the form of a familiar face. Watson, the ASUCD president, named Gareth Smythe as her new vice president today. Smythe fills the void left by former vice president Robyn Huey, who was elected in the Winter ASUCD election with...

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Camas Study 5

Apr 20, 2015
Camas Study 5

Well, I made it back to the camas field this morning for a third time this season.  I tried to go yesterday, got all the way to the park, headed out on the trail, turned on my camera, and realized that the new battery I loaded was not charged.&nbs...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Diversifying Environmentalism to Solve Human Suffering and Climate Change

Apr 20, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: Diversifying Environmentalism to Solve Human Suffering and Climate Change

Last week, we discussed the need for environmentalism to be able to reconcile poverty along with energy needs where the US and its allies have often blocked financing of power overseas. The implication of eco-modernism is to change strategies for combating climate change acknowledging, “Most societies will not follow low-energy, low-development paths, regardless of...

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Eye on the Courts: A Deputy Public Defender Discovers A Bombshell That Threatens to Bring Down the System

Apr 20, 2015
Eye on the Courts: A Deputy Public Defender Discovers A Bombshell That Threatens to Bring Down the System

Last November, Orange County Deputy Public Defender Scott Sanders came to Yolo County to talk about his battle in Orange County against prosecutorial misconduct and the Orange County. Since then, the case has only gotten more heated, and what started out as a happenstance discovery, in a case where Mr. Sanders acknowledges his client,...

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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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Bamboo and More
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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