INSIDE Chico State
0 April 26, 2001
Volume 31 Number 15
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Update on Martie the Calf

Cindy Daley, Agriculture, reports that the surviving cloned calf, Martie, is doing well. After recovering from signs of infection and an enlarged umbilicus, Martie went in for a follow-up ultrasound exam. "Her umbilicus is within normal range -- something that took several weeks to do but is an optimistic sign for cloned calves -- and it will shrink to normal size with time," said Daley.

Martie contracted a scour bug while at UC Davis but was able to mount a defense and overcome the bout, reported Daley. "This, too, is encouraging, although we plan to test her immune system with a series of typical calf vaccines and monitor her ability to build antibodies. She is gaining weight and is a handful for students to take temperatures every day."

Daley and her students plan to start Martie on calf manna -- a sweet feed for babies -- and see how she adapts to feed changes.

Martie was one of three cloned calves (the other two twins) born on March 9 to two separate Hereford mothers. The twins died of infections on days 11 and 12 after their births.

The calves are part of a national research project involving the College of Agriculture, UC Davis, and Cyagra LLC, a division of Advanced Cell technology in Manhattan, Kansas. Daley is the director of the project to determine the livability of cloned calves.


Political Science Student Wins Glenn Kendall Award

James A. Bergman, graduating senior in political science, has been awarded the Glenn Kendall Public Service Award.

Lori Weber, Bergman's professor, describes him as an outstanding and enthusiastic student.

"Mr. Bergman's true strength lies in his pursuit of education beyond the scope of the classroom," said Weber. During summer 2000, Bergman served as an intern at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia -- a prestigious public policy institute started by Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter for the promotion of world peace and human rights.

While at the center, he conducted research on the relationship between political conflict and the spread of disease.

He presented the results of his research in Weber's Methods of Political Inquiry course.

The Glenn Kendall Public Service Award was established in 1970 in recognition of former Chico State College President Glenn Kendall, who placed public service at the top of his professional priorities and dedicated his career to encouraging faculty and students to do likewise.

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