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Dr. Bob, Forensic Entomology, and UC Davis Picnic Day

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you see "Dr. Bob" in Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day last Saturday? Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology held forth in 122 Briggs, explaining forensic entomology to curious...

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Innovation

Bugs at Briggs: A Banner Day on April 13

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It just wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will turn into a bugfest during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. Think cockroach races, maggot art, and...

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays
Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the
UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fly Fishers of Davis: Tying One On

While mom (right) observes, Steven Mao, 7, of Davis, watches Dave Driscoll of the Fly Fishers of Davis tie a fly during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was difficult to say who enjoyed this event  the most: the Fly Fishers of Davis demonstrating how to tie flies, or the youngsters watching them. The occasion: The traditional fly-tying demonstrations by the Fly Fishers of Davis in Briggs Hall,...

While mom (right) observes, Steven Mao, 7, of Davis, watches Dave Driscoll of the Fly Fishers of Davis tie a fly during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
While mom (right) observes, Steven Mao, 7, of Davis, watches Dave Driscoll of the Fly Fishers of Davis tie a fly during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

While mom (right) observes, Steven Mao, 7, of Davis, watches Dave Driscoll of the Fly Fishers of Davis tie a fly during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is how you do it, Fly Fisher Dave Driscoll of Vacaville tells Steven Mao, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is how you do it, Fly Fisher Dave Driscoll of Vacaville tells Steven Mao, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is how you do it, Fly Fisher Dave Driscoll of Vacaville tells Steven Mao, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Steven Mao is totally fascinated with Dave Driscoll's fly-tying demonstration. An avid angler, Driscoll retired in 2004 as a Solano County deputy district attorney. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Steven Mao is totally fascinated with Dave Driscoll's fly-tying demonstration. An avid angler, Driscoll retired in 2004 as a Solano County deputy district attorney. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Steven Mao is totally fascinated with Dave Driscoll's fly-tying demonstration. An avid angler, Driscoll retired in 2004 as a Solano County deputy district attorney. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All finished, and it's yours! Steven Mao gratefully accepts the gift from mentor Dave Driscoll. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All finished, and it's yours! Steven Mao gratefully accepts the gift from mentor Dave Driscoll. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All finished, and it's yours! Steven Mao gratefully accepts the gift from mentor Dave Driscoll. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Innovation

Bruce's Big Battle at Briggs: 15 Minutes of Aim!

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What do professors do for fun and camaraderie? Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center,...

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christophe Morisseau (left) a researcher in the Hammock lab and organizer of the yearly balloon battles, chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo from 2012, Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Christophe Morisseau (left) a researcher in the Hammock lab and organizer of the yearly balloon battles, chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo from 2012, Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christophe Morisseau (left) a researcher in the Hammock lab and organizer of the yearly balloon battles, chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo from 2012, Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Entomologists Know How to Bug Ya!

Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a bug worth? That question was neither asked nor answered at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, held April 22, but just about everything else was! Let's take a look back at all...

Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crowd circulates around the maggot art tables, where participants could dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, let it crawl around, and create art.
A crowd circulates around the maggot art tables, where participants could dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, let it crawl around, and create art.

A crowd circulates around the maggot art tables, where participants could dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, let it crawl around, and create art.

Maggot art--Picasso would have been proud? Take a piece of paper, dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, and let it crawl around to create art. No maggots were harmed in the making of the art.
Maggot art--Picasso would have been proud? Take a piece of paper, dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, and let it crawl around to create art. No maggots were harmed in the making of the art.

Maggot art--Picasso would have been proud? Take a piece of paper, dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, and let it crawl around to create art. No maggots were harmed in the making of the art.

Entomologist Steve Dreistadt of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) answers insect questions.
Entomologist Steve Dreistadt of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) answers insect questions.

Entomologist Steve Dreistadt of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) answers insect questions.

Anne Schellman of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM)relays information about the program.
Anne Schellman of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM)relays information about the program.

Anne Schellman of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM)relays information about the program.

Insect specimens drew lots of interest at Briggs Hall. (Most of the insect specimens--nearly eight million--are at the Bohart Museum of Entomology)
Insect specimens drew lots of interest at Briggs Hall. (Most of the insect specimens--nearly eight million--are at the Bohart Museum of Entomology)

Insect specimens drew lots of interest at Briggs Hall. (Most of the insect specimens--nearly eight million--are at the Bohart Museum of Entomology)

Entomology graduate student Ralph Washington Jr., holds forth as
Entomology graduate student Ralph Washington Jr., holds forth as "The Bug Doctor." The doctor was always in, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Entomology graduate student Ralph Washington Jr., holds forth as "The Bug Doctor." The doctor was always in, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey holds forth as
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey holds forth as "Dr. Death," answering forensic questions. At the microscope next to him is nematologist Corwin Parker.

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey holds forth as "Dr. Death," answering forensic questions. At the microscope next to him is nematologist Corwin Parker.

Maia Lundy, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, creates a face painting. She drew scores of monarch butterflies and caterpillars.
Maia Lundy, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, creates a face painting. She drew scores of monarch butterflies and caterpillars.

Maia Lundy, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, creates a face painting. She drew scores of monarch butterflies and caterpillars.

Graduate student Brendon Boudinot, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Picnic Day Committee, poses in one of the popular cutout boards.
Graduate student Brendon Boudinot, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Picnic Day Committee, poses in one of the popular cutout boards.

Graduate student Brendon Boudinot, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Picnic Day Committee, poses in one of the popular cutout boards.

Spectators root for their favorite cockroach. No one asked
Spectators root for their favorite cockroach. No one asked "Can I take one home?"

Spectators root for their favorite cockroach. No one asked "Can I take one home?"

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3:53 PM

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