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Here's Why Your Workplace Needs a Water Balloon Battle

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The posters displayed at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion last August in the UC Davis Conference Center epitomized state-of-the-art scientific research.   Typical of the posters, all by Hammock lab affiliates: "Insect Gut--Pathogen...

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab,  and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab, and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab, and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How to Find a Praying Mantis

A male praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, emerges from a pomegranate bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know where your praying mantids are? Water a bush or a plant frequently visited by bees and other pollinators, and if they're in there, they're likely to emerge. Such was the case when a male praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, emerged from our...

A male praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, emerges from a pomegranate bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, emerges from a pomegranate bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, emerges from a pomegranate bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, strikes a pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, strikes a pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, strikes a pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Noah Crockette: From an 11-Year-Old Bohart Intern to an 18-Year-Old Entomology Student at Cornell

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“Go as far as you can [young scientists]. The world needs you badly.”—E.O Wilson. That sign greets visitors to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, and that's exactly what Noah Crockette, 18, an intern...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares a laugh with Noah Crockette, now an entomology major at Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cornell alumni Emily Bick (left) and Tabatha Yang serenade Noah Crockette as he cuts his cake at the Bohart Museum's going-away party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cornell alumni Emily Bick (left) and Tabatha Yang serenade Noah Crockette as he cuts his cake at the Bohart Museum's going-away party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cornell alumni Emily Bick (left) and Tabatha Yang serenade Noah Crockette as he cuts his cake at the Bohart Museum's going-away party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette stands by a wall-mounted computer screen with an image of him at age 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noah Crockette stands by a wall-mounted computer screen with an image of him at age 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette stands by a wall-mounted computer screen with an image of him at age 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates watch while Noah Crockette cuts the cake. At left are students Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Minsu Kang. At right is Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associates watch while Noah Crockette cuts the cake. At left are students Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Minsu Kang. At right is Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates watch while Noah Crockette cuts the cake. At left are students Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Minsu Kang. At right is Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Frank Zalom: Champion of IPM!

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

When you hear those three little words, "Integrated Pest Management," you immediately think of two words, "Frank Zalom."  They go together like superman (Clark Kent) and supervillian (Lex Luthor). Or like Coccinellidae (lady beetles) and Aphididae...

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.
IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

UC Davis Zika Symposium: A Crucial Message

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The seven speakers who addressed the UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposium on Thursday, May 26 in Giedt Hall, UC Davis campus, sounded an alarm that needs to be heard, heeded and spread. The unique symposium, the work of chemical ecologist Walter...

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dr. Emanual Maverakis (in white shirt) Department of Dermatology, UC Davis School of Medicine, answers questions after the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dr. Emanual Maverakis (in white shirt) Department of Dermatology, UC Davis School of Medicine, answers questions after the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dr. Emanual Maverakis (in white shirt), Department of Dermatology, UC Davis School of Medicine, answers questions after the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Walter Leal (center right) answers questions following the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Walter Leal (center right) answers questions following the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Walter Leal (center right) answers questions following the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Coordinators of the symposium: (front row, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. Not pictured: Hanni Newland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Coordinators of the symposium: (front row, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. Not pictured: Hanni Newland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Coordinators of the symposium: (front row, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. Not pictured: Hanni Newland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5:28 PM

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