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By Dave Jones on October 27, 2006 in University

Cola, beer, wine execs to address institute

The Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science has lined up three leaders from the beverage industry as the featured speakers for the institute's 2006 Fall Lectureship Series.

It is scheduled for Nov. 9, with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. and the lectures from 9 to 11:45 a.m. in the Studio Theatre at Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free, and the public is invited. The featured speakers and their topics:

  • Don Short, president, Coca-Cola Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness -- "Making Lemonade — Version 21.0: 21st Century Health and Wellness."
  • Tom Shipley, senior directorr, global industry development, Anheuser Busch Companies Inc. -- "Our Case for Beer: How the 'Here's to Beer' Campaign Is Elevating and Enhancing the Image of Beer."
  • Clay Gregory, president, Jackson Family Wineries -- "Jackson Family Wines: A Family-Owned Wine Company in the Age of Consolidation."

A luncheon, also free and open to the public, is planned afterward in the Mondavi Center's Rumsey Rancheria Grand Lobby. Luncheon reservations are requested by Oct. 30; contact Patricia Glass, (530) 754-6349 or

Autism topic listed next in MIND lecturer

The MIND Institute's 2006-07 Distinguished Lecturer Series is set to continue Nov. 8 with autism as the topic.

Arthur Beaudet of Baylor University is scheduled to give a technical talk, at 4 p.m., on "A Mixed Epigenetic-Ge-netic and De Novo-Inherited (MEGDI) Model for Autism," and a general-interest talk, at 6 p.m., on the question, "If the Incidence of Autism Is Increasing, What Could Be the Cause?"

The talks are free and open to the public, and organizers said each talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The institute's lecturer series is scheduled to run through June, with programs the second Wednesday of each month in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

More information: (916) 703-0280 or

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