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Art Imitating Life or Life Imitating Art?

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, flutters away in this prize-winning work of artist Roberto Valdez. He won best of show in the professional fine arts category, oils and acrylics, at the 2021 Dixon May Fair.

Does art imitate life or life imitate art? Oscar Wilde opined in his 1889 essay, The Decay of Lying: An Observation, that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life." It's up for discussion. Take the painted lady butterfly,...

This painting in the oils and acrylics category, won best of show in professional fine arts at the 2021 Dixon May Fair. It is the work of Robert Valdez.
This painting in the oils and acrylics category, won best of show in professional fine arts at the 2021 Dixon May Fair. It is the work of Robert Valdez.

This painting in the oils and acrylics category, won best of show in professional fine arts at the 2021 Dixon May Fair. It is the work of Robert Valdez.

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, flutters away in this prize-winning work of artist Roberto Valdez. He won best of show in the professional fine arts category, oils and acrylics, at the 2021 Dixon May Fair.
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, flutters away in this prize-winning work of artist Roberto Valdez. He won best of show in the professional fine arts category, oils and acrylics, at the 2021 Dixon May Fair.

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, flutters away in this prize-winning work of artist Roberto Valdez. He won best of show in the professional fine arts category, oils and acrylics, at the 2021 Dixon May Fair.

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Yard & Garden

If a Queen Bee Were to Celebrate Mother's Day...

A queen bee (No. 58) and her retinue. This image is from Susan Cobey's colony.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a queen bee were to celebrate Mother's Day (and she won't because she's too busy laying eggs), what a crowded festivity that would be.  Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey of Washington State University, former manager of the Harry...

A queen bee (No. 58) and her retinue. This image is from Susan Cobey's colony.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee (No. 58) and her retinue. This image is from Susan Cobey's colony.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee (No. 58) and her retinue. This image is from Susan Cobey's colony.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The queen bee is much larger than the worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The queen bee is much larger than the worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The queen bee is much larger than the worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation

Mead Makers: Groundbreakers, Risk-Takers, and Trendsetters

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on

They're described as "groundbreakers" and "risk-takers" and "trendsetters." They're known for their creativity. What they do, however, does not involve correcting social injustices, breaking ceilings in workplaces or pushing the latest fashions, as the...

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on
Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on "Mead: Getting Creative." (Image courtesy of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center)

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on "Mead: Getting Creative." (Image courtesy of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center)

Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation

Great Recognition for Their Innovative Research

Research highlights in the impact statement include the work of UC Davis Entomology and Nematology faculty members Rick Karban and Rachel Vannette.

It's good to see the innovative research of two UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty members, community ecologists Richard “Rick” Karban and Rachel Vannette and their laboratories, recognized for their...

Research highlights in the impact statement include the work of UC Davis Entomology and Nematology faculty members Rick Karban and Rachel Vannette.
Research highlights in the impact statement include the work of UC Davis Entomology and Nematology faculty members Rick Karban and Rachel Vannette.

Research highlights in the impact statement include the work of UC Davis Entomology and Nematology faculty members Rick Karban and Rachel Vannette.

Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

For the Record: Congress Honors Bruce Hammock

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

You may have missed it during the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the U.S. House of Representatives paid tribute last January to UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, honoring his celebrated scientific research benefiting humankind--and...

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)

Gotcha! UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock gets doused at a water balloon battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotcha! UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock gets doused at a water balloon battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock gets doused at a water balloon battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

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