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Food engineer named World Agriculture Prize laureate

Food engineer named World Agriculture Prize laureate

R. Paul Singh, a distinguished professor emeritus who has held dual appointments in the departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate... Read More

Craft-brewing leader gives $1 million to enhance UC Davis brewing facility

Craft-brewing leader gives $1 million to enhance UC Davis brewing facility

Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis

The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. The gift from Alvarez will build on previous investments and secure UC Davis’ position as a leader in brewing education.

Gambrinus is a leader in craft-brewing with three independent and distinctive breweries: the Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California; BridgePort Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon; and the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, which is home of the iconic Shiner Bock beer... Read More

Stacey Peterson Appointed Human Resources Director

Stacey Peterson Appointed Human Resources Director

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors welcomed new Yolo County Human Resources Director Stacey Peterson.  Prior to joining Yolo County, Ms. Peterson served as the City of Rancho Cordova’s chief people officer and as a human resources manager in a variety of capacities for the County of Sacramento.

“I am delighted to join the Yolo County team and look forward to further evolving the human resources programs to recruit, retain and engage talented employees to innovate and deliver quality service to the community,” said Yolo County Human Resources Director Stacey Peterson.

Stacey Peterson holds a bachelors and a master of arts in psychology from California State University Sacramento.

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.

Former state superintendent and alumna wins UC Davis Medal

Former state superintendent and alumna wins UC Davis Medal

Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin received her undergraduate degree in political science from UC Davis.

As California state superintendent of public instruction, Delaine Eastin cut class size and administrative costs, increased student access to technology and helped 3,000 schools plant their own gardens. Eastin, superintendent from 1995 to 2003 and the first and only woman to hold that post, is the 2015 recipient of the UC Davis Medal, the highest accolade that the campus may bestow upon an individual... Read More

Tumey to leave UC Davis athletics director position

Tumey to leave UC Davis athletics director position

Teresa Gould has been appointed the interim athletics director, effective immediately.

Terry Tumey, director of athletics at the University of California, Davis, will leave his position to pursue other opportunities, effective June 15. In the interim he will continue to assist the university in its capital improvement efforts... Read More

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

This month, Yolo County’s Public Defender and District Attorney took the actions of the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court just a little bit further by endorsing the Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism as a standard of conduct for their two offices.

In July 2007, the State Bar of California adopted California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism.  In May 2014, the California Supreme Court adopted rule 9.4 of the California Rules of Court to supplement the attorney oath for new lawyers to include a statement that the attorney will strive to conduct himself or herself with dignity, courtesy and integrity.

Setting the bar for their offices, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson have now signed the following pledge: