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October - November 2015

UC ANR establishes two endowed chairs in Cooperative Extension

Taking part in the announcement were, from left, Fred Ruiz, UC Regent, Bob Klein, manager of the California Pistachio Research Board; Glenda Humiston, UC ANR vice president; and Tom Coleman, chair of the California Pistachio Research Board.

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) has established two $1 million endowments and is now preparing to select the recipients of its first-ever endowed chairs in Cooperative Extension, announced UC ANR vice president Glenda...

Presentations from Strategic Initiatives Conference now posted online

President Janet Napolitano and VP Glenda Humiston fielded questions from UC ANR members.

Posters, PowerPoints and videos of presentations from the UC ANR Joint Strategic Initiatives Conference in Sacramento are now online. More than 350 people participated, with the greatest number attending the lunch conversation with President Janet...

Three UC students receive UC ANR Global Food Initiative fellowships

From left, Erika Brown, Matthew Shapero and Jay Gelvezon.

Three University of California students will be working with scientists in the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources to study food security, nutrition education and agricultural research and extension. UC Berkeley graduate students Erika...

Uhrich named dean of UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Kathryn Uhrich

UC Riverside Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D'Anieri has appointed Kathryn Uhrich as dean of UCR's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. She is currently professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers, the land-grant...

Names in the News

Jairo Diaz-Ramirez

Diaz-Ramirez joins ANR as Desert REC director Jairo Diaz-Ramirez joined ANR on Oct. 1 as the director of the Desert Research and Extension Center. Prior to joining ANR, Diaz-Ramirez was an assistant professor at Alcorn State University and director of...

UCCE advisors and specialists invited to Extension Showcase Nov. 19

The Graduate Students in Extension invite all UC Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists to an Extension Showcase on Nov. 19 at UC Berkeley. The aim is to connect graduate students who are interested in working for UCCE with UCCE...

Urban UCCE academics invited to policy workshop

Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists who work in urban or metropolitan communities are invited to a policy workshop in Sacramento on Dec. 1 and 2. The Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research Policy Workshop will meet...

Committee begins drafting ANR Principles of Community

Principles of Community Committee

Respect, trust, accountability, shared vision, integrity and partnerships are needed to sustain a welcoming and inclusive ANR workplace environment. UC ANR's Principles of Community Committee met for the first time on Sept. 29 in Davis to develop an...

UC ANR’s new Staff Assembly is in development

The UC ANR Staff Assembly committee, top row, left to right, Matt Baur, Andrew Besson, Janelle Hansen, bottom row, Tamara Majcherek, Lori Renstrom, Jeannette Warnert. Not pictured: Nikolai Schweitzer.

The establishment of UC ANR's new Staff Assembly is well underway. Last spring's Work Environment Assessment workshops marked the beginning of the effort to create a staff assembly for UC ANR. Each of the UC campuses has a staff assembly, and at UC ANR,...

Junge inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

Sharon Junge, second from right, is inducted to the National 4-H Hall of Fame. Photo by Edwin Remsberg

Sharon Junge, UC ANR advisor emeritus, has been inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Junge, who retired in 2009 after nearly 40 years of working with UC ANR's 4-H Youth Development Program,...

Open Enrollment closes Nov. 24

Are you covered? Open Enrollment is time to look at benefits, consider changes Open Enrollment – which begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 – is your annual opportunity to review your UC benefits to...

UC contractors and vendors must comply with fair wage plan

The UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan became effective Oct. 1, 2015. It is important to note that the plan applies not only to UC personnel, but also to contractors/vendors doing business with and providing services to UC. The UC Fair...

UC begins implementing new hourly minimum wage policy

UC Office of the President recently announced the implementation of a new minimum wage policy for UC employees. All appointment types, 50 percent or more, are eligible with the exception of Student titles.  No UC ANR employees will be affected this...


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