THE DOWNLOAD: Sweet Potato Leaves, Football, Chemistry

A UC Davis graduate student traveled to Ethiopia recently to try to convince farmers and other residents to adopt a new food source: sweet potato leaves.

The leaves are commonly used as livestock feed, but are rarely eaten "due to ingrained food habits and lack of knowledge," according to the Horticulture Innovation Lab.

See more about Lauren Howe's trip in the above video.

UC Davis continues to climb the rankings in the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll, now holding a Division I program-record No. 16.

Journey to chemistry

Despite chemistry being her worst subject in high school, Diedra Shorty is now a chemistry graduate student working to develop a new way to diagnose cancer.

Listen to her explain how she wound up at UC Davis in the above video.

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