GGHA Students is recruiting new officers!

Vote for Happy hours & share your ideas!!

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


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 (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 ( Interested in putting together a QE study group or have ideas for community outreach? Contact Jen ( – 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

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!

GSA representatives needed!

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 ( know if you want to be a GSA rep by Oct. 3 (Mon).