Vote for Happy hours & share your ideas!!

In short: Fill out the poll http://tinyurl.com/HappyHortAgrFall16 by Thu 10/6 to share your ideas and help choose when we’ll have happy hours! Thanks!

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Extended version:

What is happy hour?

  • GET IN TOUCH with members of our grad groups;
  • TAKE A BREAK from classes and lab/field works;
  • ENJOY snacks, drinks and fun conversations;
  • and yes, it will be ON CAMPUS, in Robbins!!!

 

VOTE for the day of the week that you are available after work (i.e. 5 pm). Go to http://tinyurl.com/HappyHortAgrFall16 (log in to UCD) and VOTE NOW!!!! (by Thu 10/6).

 

More ideas?

Want to host a movie night, Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner, or other fun events? Contact Paul (pkasemsap@ucdavis.edu). Interested in putting together a QE study group or have ideas for community outreach? Contact Jen (jenschmidt@ucdavis.edu) – we’d love to hear from you!

The first Journal Club in Fall 2016 is coming up!

The first journal club will be held on Wednesday (10/5/16) at 5pm in 140 Robbins Hall.
For this first meeting, we will select a day and time to meet for future discussions and also have a short discussion of some fun science articles:

Strawberries and Lawsuits: future of favorite fruit hinges on intellectual property

https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/07/08/strawberries-and-lawsuits-future-of-favorite-non-fruit-hinges-on-intellectual-property/

The truth about genetically modified food

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-genetically-modified-food/

Hybrid vigour characterized

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v537/n7622/full/nature19433.html

Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature

https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-016-1044-7
Feel free to invite friends from other grad groups as well! There will be free snacks!