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Book Honors UC Davis Microbiologist

A new book, “The Lure of Bacterial Genetics,” honors the contributions and achievements of John Roth, distinguished professor of microbiology in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences. Written and edited by Roth’s former students and colleagues, the book provides …
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Bill Gates Recommends “Tomorrow’s Table”

Bill Gates writes on his blog that he has been reading “Tomorrow’s Table” by UC Davis plant pathology professor Pam Ronald and her husband, organic farmer Raoul Adamchak. In the book and the blog of the same name, Ronald and …
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Faculty opine: What next after Guantanamo?

Contributed by Clifton B. Parker. This item was first published in Dateline, the UC Davis faculty/staff newspaper. President Obama‚Äôs decision last week to shut down the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention camp shows that America is changing its War on Terror …
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Can GM foods benefit the environment?

Yes, argues University of Texas professor James E. McWilliams, writing on Slate. Millions of acres of land around the world (in the U.S., 90 percent of soy beans and 80 percent of corn) are planted with genetically modified crops. These …
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Congress should set auto standards, not pick technologies

If Washington wants a new generation of clean vehicles, Congress should follow California’s example and set tough emissions and efficiency standards rather than trying to pick winning technologies, argue Dan Sperling and Deborah Gordon in a post on the Oxford …
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New book: How Wikipedia works

UC Davis reference librarian Phoebe Ayers is co-author of a new book about the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, “How Wikipedia Works — And How You Can Be a Part of It.” The book explains how to use Wikipedia, both as a …
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