We will be having a happy hour / socializing at Delta of Venus next Thursday 5/11 at 5:30pm.
We will be going hiking on May 27th at Point Reyes National Seashore. If you would like to join for the fun sign up on the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/179F3sXqvVBzqIMmkU5IiO5gS1pO-ZtqWztzf7shzZuU/edit#gid=0
Student roster/bios of the group (http://hortaggradstudents.ucdavis.edu/index.php/students/student-bios/) has been updated based on the survey results received this week. If you want to revise or add your bio, please email Mengyuan directly.
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!
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).
Want to host a movie night, Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner, or other fun events? Contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested in putting together a QE study group or have ideas for community outreach? Contact Jen (email@example.com) – we’d love to hear from you!
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
The truth about genetically modified food
Hybrid vigour characterized
Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature
Feel free to invite friends from other grad groups as well! There will be free snacks!
Graduate Student Association (GSA) representatives are needed for the new school year!
Representing the Hort&Ag graduate group, reps will attend the monthly GSA assembly meeting on the first Wednesday evening of the month during the school year (dinner provided) and bring back the information discussed in the meeting to the Hort&Ag group.
It is a good position for someone interested in helping with the Hort&Ag group but without a large time commitment. You will get updated for the campus activities and resources. It’s also a good experience to add into your CV.
Please let Mengyuan (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you want to be a GSA rep by Oct. 3 (Mon).
The positions of President, Treasurer, Journal Club Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and Social Chair have all been filled. Position descriptions can be found here.
The new officers are – President: Mengyuan Xiao, Treasurer: Ian Thompson, Outreach Coordinator: Jennifer Schmidt, Journal Club Coordinator: Mitch Feldmann, and Social Chair: Paul Kasemap.
Congratulations to the next generation of SHAGG officers.
The Call for Nominations is now open and we are seeking candidates for the open positions of President, Treasurer, Journal Club Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and Social Chair. Both self nominations and nominating others (as long as they accept the nomination) are welcome. Position descriptions can be found here.
Being an officer is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated plant scientists. It is a very good resume builder.
Service in an officer position for SHAGG is a chance to help make decisions affecting your graduate student life at UC Davis and shape the future of the Hort&Ag Grad Group. The opportunity allows you to work with other GGHA students that you may not normally interact with and to be part of the decision making process for some of what goes on in the graduate group. This is an exciting time to join the leadership of SHAGG and help the graduate group become more cohesive.
Winter is upon us and Bowie has returned to his home planet (http://news.bfnn.co.uk/bowie-returns-to-home-planet/). As you hunker down to science hard through this period, take some time to come hangout with your frandzz…