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IN MEMORIAM: Geophysicist Kellogg, ASUCD Executive Corbett

By Dateline Staff on April 23, 2019 in University

Louise Kellogg, a leading geophysicist known as a compassionate mentor and advocate for open science, died of cancer April 15 at her home in Vacaville. She was 59.

Kellogg, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, worked on a planetary scale, developing 3D modeling tools to visualize the flows within Earth’s mantle that shape our planet and its environment. She contributed significantly to our understanding of Earth’s interior, both through her research and as a leader in numerous multidisciplinary collaborations.

Her colleagues say she brought her vision for a better future to each of these projects, promoting novel approaches as well as the inclusion of diverse participants.

Read the complete obituary for Louise Kellogg on the College of Letters and Science website.

Remembering Janice Corbett

On the one-year anniversary of her death, family and friends of Janice Corbett will gather to remember her life and visit a memorial bench that her family has had installed on an arboretum path. The gathering is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Monday (April 29), starting on Wyatt Deck (with pizza and lemonade provided).

Janice Corbett

Corbett graduated from UC Davis in 1994 and eventually returned to have a career first at the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (as membership manager, associate executive director and interim executive director) and then as ASUCD business officer.

During a short program on Wyatt Deck, people will be invited to share their memories of Corbett. The program also will include a moment of silence and an update on a memorial fund in Corbett’s honor.

Those who have gathered will then walk to Corbett’s bench (look for the rainbow balloons), located along the south side of Lake Spafford between Wyatt Deck and the Mrak Hall Drive bridge.

No details yet on Hess celebration

Dateline UC Davis reported last week on the death of Charles E. “Charley” Hess, a UC Davis Medal recipient and dean emeritus of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Read the obituary.

His family is planning a memorial celebration in late May, but the details had not been confirmed as of this morning (April 23).

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About the author(s)

Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or Cody Kitaura, news and media relations specialist, can be reached at 530-752-1932 or