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When Bruce Hammock's Cockroaches Achieved Stardom

A Madagascar hissing cockroach from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. This is similar to what Bruce Hammock was rearing for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're meandering around the UC Riverside campus and see a cockroach, it might have a connection to UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce...

A Madagascar hissing cockroach from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. This is similar to what Bruce Hammock was rearing for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Madagascar hissing cockroach from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. This is similar to what Bruce Hammock was rearing for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. This is similar to what Bruce Hammock was rearing for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a Madagascar hissing cockroach, aka
Close-up of a Madagascar hissing cockroach, aka "hisser," from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a Madagascar hissing cockroach, aka "hisser," from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his Briggs Hall office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his Briggs Hall office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his Briggs Hall office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

UC Davis to Celebrate 'Bio Day' on Saturday, Feb. 20

The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)

It's "Bio Day" on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the University of California, Davis. That's when UC Davis will celebrate the "bio" (life) in both...

The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)
The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)

The line-up on Saturday, Feb. 20 for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month live talks. (Screen shot)

When UC Davis Professor Jonathan Eisen read on Twitter that the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes would be both fun and educational, he commented:
When UC Davis Professor Jonathan Eisen read on Twitter that the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes would be both fun and educational, he commented: "And who ever said Biochemistry Quizzes weren't fun. Silly people. They are fun." (Screen shot)

When UC Davis Professor Jonathan Eisen read on Twitter that the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes would be both fun and educational, he commented: "And who ever said Biochemistry Quizzes weren't fun. Silly people. They are fun." (Screen shot)

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Jessica Kansman: 'To Be an Aphid in a Cruel World'

A winged aphid, photo courtesy of Jessica Kansman, Pennsylvania State University.

Lady beetles, aka ladybugs, gobble up aphids like kids gobble up popcorn and we all cheer loudly.  Take that, you aphids! That'll...

A winged aphid, photo courtesy of Jessica Kansman, Pennsylvania State University.
A winged aphid, photo courtesy of Jessica Kansman, Pennsylvania State University.

A winged aphid, photo courtesy of Jessica Kansman, Pennsylvania State University.

An aphid rides the back of a lady beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An aphid rides the back of a lady beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An aphid rides the back of a lady beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Let's Help the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month by Feb. 28

Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The volunteers--faculty, staff and students--who are presenting science-based information during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month are...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes: A Fun and Educational Activity

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal organizing the Eric Conn Biochemistry Games. (Screen shot)

You won't want to miss this. It promises to be a memorable event.  Sixty UC Davis undergraduate students, divided into 12 teams with such names...

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal organizing the Eric Conn Biochemistry Games. (Screen shot)
UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal organizing the Eric Conn Biochemistry Games. (Screen shot)

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal organizing the Eric Conn Biochemistry Games. (Screen shot)

In her video, Dr. Allison Brashear, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. (Screen shot)
In her video, Dr. Allison Brashear, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. (Screen shot)

In her video, Dr. Allison Brashear, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. (Screen shot)

Rachel Levan, a UC Davis third-year genetics major from Fairfield, Calif., is one of the participants in the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes. (Screen shot)
Rachel Levan, a UC Davis third-year genetics major from Fairfield, Calif., is one of the participants in the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes. (Screen shot)

Rachel Levan, a UC Davis third-year genetics major from Fairfield, Calif., is one of the participants in the Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes. (Screen shot)

Eric Conn, a noted plant biochemist, nurtured the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's acacias for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. He died in 2017 at age 94. (UC Davis Photo)
Eric Conn, a noted plant biochemist, nurtured the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's acacias for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. He died in 2017 at age 94. (UC Davis Photo)

Eric Conn, a noted plant biochemist, nurtured the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's acacias for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. He died in 2017 at age 94. (UC Davis Photo)

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation

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