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July 2016

Video contest to feature UC food research

UC students are invited to create videos highlighting current UC research or outreach addressing hunger.

In celebration of World Food Day, UC students are invited to create videos highlighting current UC research and/or programs using the research for sustainable solutions to end global hunger. The World Food Day Video Challenge is being sponsored by...

Travel funds available for CE specialists to collaborate with CE advisors

ANR will be making additional travel support available for UC Cooperative Extension specialists to collaborate with UCCE advisors in FY 2016/17. With the level of funds available, each specialist may apply for up to $2,500 for FY...

Names in the News

Whitney Brim-DeForest

Macaulay named rangeland specialist

Luke Macaulay joined UCCE on June 30 as a UC Cooperative Extension specialist for Rangeland Planning and Policy in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at...

Webinar explains staff performance and merit pay

Human Resources hosted a town hall webinar July 29 on the staff performance appraisal process and the 2016 staff merit pay program. The session included opening remarks from VP Glenda Humiston followed by an update from John Fox, ANR Human...

Weighing lysimeter available for research at KARE

Retired pomologist Scott Johnson in the underground access chamber of the weighing lysimeter.

The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier is requesting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2016, through Oct. 31, 2017. Located near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, Kearney has...

Apps for Ag hackathon brings ag and tech together

From left, UC IPM's Mark Takata and Chinh Lam, who won third place, with  Rina DiMare of the California State Fair, and Gabe Youtsey.

A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag hackathon, after contestants...

Lewis to give webinar on Qualtrics Survey System Aug. 4

Kendra Lewis

Kendra Lewis, academic coordinator for evaluations, will present "Overview of Qualtrics Survey System" on Thursday, Aug. 4, for California 4-H Youth Development Program's August webinar. Anyone who is interested in the Qualtrics survey system is welcome...

Books accessible online 24/7

Books24x7 can be accessed through the UC Learning Centers.

Those of you with access to the UC Learning Centers at UC Davis or UC Berkeley have free access to thousands of books online from Books 24x7. Search, browse and view the full contents of thousands of IT and business books online. Books24x7 offers...

President Napolitano issues guidance to address bullying

University Does Not Tolerate

Colleagues, To improve the working climate for UC staff, you may recall that earlier this year President Napolitano formed a working group to help address abusive behavior and bullying. In the attached letter, President Napolitano reminds us that the...

Webinar on mental health awareness for CE professionals

What can equip you to better serve your Cooperative Extension community? The Ohio State University extension educator Jami Dellifield and program assistant Amanda Raines believe that mental health awareness is a critical tool. View the hour-long...

Accomplished Tulare/Kings County farm advisor Steven Wright retires

Steven Wright

After 36 years as an agronomist/weed science advisor with UC Cooperative Extension, Steven Wright retired June 30. Wright authored, co-authored or contributed to more than 117 peer-reviewed publications, 347 non-peer-reviewed articles, and 11 book...

PPE's Julie Drouyer retires

Julie Drouyor

Julie Drouyor, statewide programs business officer in Program Planning & Evaluation, will retire effective Dec. 1, 2016.  Her last day in the office is Aug. 1. Drouyor has worked for UC for 26 years, the last 15 years with ANR. Her first job...

In memoriam: David Underwood

David Underwood

David Underwood, who provided ANR employees with computer support for 22 years, died June 26. He was 61. Underwood was initially hired in 1991 by the UCOP Facilities Management and Loan Programs to coordinate their computer services. He joined ANR in...

In memoriam: Robert Krieger

Bob Krieger

Robert Krieger, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in toxicology at Riverside, died July 26 at age 72. Krieger had served as a CE specialist at UC Riverside since 1994, specializing in pesticide exposure assessment and worker health and safety. He...


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