Viticulture - n. : the cultivation or culture of grapes
Enology - n. :a science that deals with wine and wine making
The V&E Department combines the sciences of viticulture and enology in a single research and teaching unit that encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that impact grape growing and winemaking. For over one hundred years the University of California has maintained an active and productive program in research and education in viticulture and enology. The continuing excellence of the Department has enabled California growers and vintners to develop practices that have allowed the Golden State to achieve its potential and become a premier wine-producing region.
In May of 2006, Thermo Electron Corp. (Waltham, MA) and Fisher Scientific International Inc. (Hampton, NH) announced that both companies' boards had unanimously approved a merger. Under the agreement, the two firms will join to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and will be a leading provider of laboratory products and services. They are expected to achieve revenues of more than $9 billion in 2007.
Paul Montrone was CEO of Fisher since 1991 and chairman since 1998. Under Montrone's leadership, Fisher has grown from a North American manufacturer and distributor into a global powerhouse serving approximately 145 countries on six continents....