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3 Reasons Why Malt is Important to Brewing

July 10, 2020
Beer is made from four main ingredients: water, malt, hops and yeast. Of those four ingredients, malt is perhaps the most important. However, malt can be a somewhat overlooked ingredient in the brewing process. So, we reached out to Glen Fox, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Science at UC Davis, to find out just how important this ingredient really is.

Instructor Spotlight: Glen Fox

July 10, 2020
Glen Fox joined UC Davis in 2019 as the new Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Science. With a Ph.D. in the subject of barley genetics as it relates to barley and malt quality, Fox has conducted research with some of the world’s largest beer companies. He is an instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Master Brewers Certificate Program.

4 Things for Winemakers to Consider during COVID-19

July 09, 2020
Leticia Chacon Rodriguez has more than 20 years of experience in wine production and winery operations. As someone with her finger on the pulse of the wine industry, we asked for her thoughts on how she and other winemakers are navigating COVID-19.

UC Partnership Expands Training Options for Working Professionals

July 06, 2020
UC Davis and UC Irvine are partnering to provide working professionals throughout the state with access to career training options of which they might otherwise be unaware. Each school shares information about select online educational programs on the other partner’s website, increasing exposure and driving enrollments.

Tips for Future-Proofing Your Career

June 22, 2020
Did you catch our “Future-Proof Your Career” Webinar Series? If you missed the series, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below are tips from career counseling expert Andrea Weiss highlighting key takeaways. Plus, we recorded the webinars, so you can still get the help you need to navigate this difficult job market.

Coronavirus – Campus Updates and Text Alerts

June 11, 2020

Looking Ahead to a “New Normal”

As our state takes its first cautious steps toward re-opening, the University of California is beginning to shape what will become our “New Normal.” Continuing and Professional Education will eventually move into a gradual return of some administrative staff, as well as some limited in-person training in our hands-on laboratory courses. This plan will include all public-health recommended social distancing measures such as maintaining physical distance. At all times, we will abide by the guidance set forth by UC Davis.

Instructor Spotlight: Dan Croxall

June 02, 2020
Daniel Croxall, J.D., M.A., developed and teaches the world’s first craft beer law class at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. His webinar and course cover the Introduction to Craft Beer Law.

Brew on This: Insight for Brewers from Charlie Bamforth

May 28, 2020
The "Pope of Foam," Charlie Bamforth, recently hosted a live Q&A. He answered questions from brewers around the world on topics from fermentation and the importance of temperature to how to ensure a long shelf life in your beer. Here are some of our favorite clips from the session.

Instructor Spotlight: Jean-Xavier Guinard

May 26, 2020
Jean-Xavier Guinard will tell you that he deals in “deliciousness.” The professor of sensory science and co-director of the Coffee Center at UC Davis has 30 years of experience in sensory and consumer science.

Why Study Applied Sensory and Consumer Science?

May 26, 2020
In the last two decades, there has been significant growth in the field of sensory science. Understanding a product’s sensory experience provides useful information for building and maintaining brand integrity in the eyes of the consumer.

New Brewing Lecture Webinar Series

May 08, 2020
We've expanded our online course offerings to bring inexpensive, remote learning opportunities to brewers around the world. Designed for home and professional brewers, the new webinar series allows brewers to advance their brewing skills conveniently from home. 

Instructor Spotlight: Leslie Freeman

May 07, 2020
Leslie Freeman, MT(ASCP)SH, is a clinical laboratory scientist in hematology at UC Davis Health System with more than 25 years of experience. She is the hematology educational coordinator for the Clinical Lab Science Training Program at the UC Davis Medical Center and is the instructor of the online course Introduction to Clinical Hematology.

Dean Catron Named One of UC Davis' 55 "Remarkable Women"

May 05, 2020

Susan Catron, dean of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, was named to a list of “Remarkable UC Davis Women,” which was compiled as part of a celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to the University of California. Catron is the division’s first female dean. The list, comprising 55 women, includes mayors, chief justices and astronauts, as well as UC Davis faculty and leadership, and others.

Ask the Expert: Hitesh Dewan on How Construction is Adapting to COVID-19

April 21, 2020
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education instructor and Director of Technology Integration at Roebbelen Construction, Hitesh Dewan, sits down with public education specialist, Crystal Babowal, to discuss how the construction industry and construction managers are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.