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October 2017

ANR launches third annual Giving Tuesday Nov. 28

In the #GivingTuesday toolkit, there are several images that can be downloaded for use on social media and print materials.

On Nov. 28, ANR will again participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, powered by our social networks. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. For ANR, Giving Tuesday is an...

Grateful for the feedback on condition changes

Wendy Powers

Thanks so much to all of the Program Team Leaders and members, the Statewide Program Directors and the Strategic Initiative Leaders for the hard work they completed to review and improve upon our divisionwide condition changes. The timeline was short;...

Nov. 6 deadline to apply for SI leader positions

Nov. 6 is the last day for ANR academics to apply for one of the open Strategic Initiative leader positions. Three SI leader positions are scheduled to rotate off, opening up opportunities for other ANR academics to take the lead for Endemic and...

UCCE spared by October wildfires

While most news media attention was focused on Northern California fires, Niamh Quinn, who tweets as SoCal Urban Wildlife, had to flee wildfire in Orange County.

California will be dealing with the effects of the October 2017 wildfires for years to come. The Northern California wildfires that ignited Oct. 8 grew into urban conflagrations and burned for days, killing 43 people and destroying at least 8,400...

Names in the News

Tracy Schohr

Schohr named livestock and natural resources advisor Tracy Schohr joined UCCE on Oct. 16, 2017, as an area livestock and natural resources advisor in Plumas, Sierra and Butte counties. Prior to joining UCCE, Schohr worked for the Department of...

Open Enrollment, with good news and important changes, ends Nov. 21

OpenEnrollment poster

It's time for Open Enrollment! Visit the Open Enrollment website from 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, to enroll in the right benefits for you and your eligible family members.  Highlights of this year's Open...

The value of the 5-minute “elevator” speech to share your research with non-scientists

Anne Megaro

This article was originally published Oct. 20, 2017, in the American Society of Animal Science's Taking Stock D.C. blog Anne Megaro is...

Learning and development update

welcome employees

New Employee Administrative Orientation The New Employee Administrative Orientation introduces statewide programs, focuses on administrative units and services and provides an overview of ANR structure, vision and...

UC ANR Staff Assembly holds first Ambassador meeting

Members of the UC ANR Staff Assembly Council and Staff Assembly Ambassadors.

UC ANR Staff Assembly council members and Staff Assembly Ambassadors visited UC ANR headquarters in Davis on Oct. 10, 2017.  Council chair Matt Baur introduced the mission and purpose of staff assembly and explained how SA Ambassadors act as a...

In memoriam: Steve Orloff

Steve Orloff

Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension director and advisor in Siskiyou County, died Oct. 3. He was 61. “Over the 33 years that Steve has been a member of the UC ANR family, I'm sure that many of you have worked with this kind and affable man,...

In memoriam: Shirl Bishop

Shirl Bishop

Shirley "Shirl" Elmer Bishop, UC Cooperative Extension dairy advisor emeritus, died on Oct. 15 in Provo, Utah. He was 95. Bishop, who was born in Delta, Utah, attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan for two years before enlisting in the Army...

UC ANR shared California’s impressive ag and natural resources with research center professionals

UCCE advisor Mark Battany speaks to research center directors from around the nation about winegrape production at the J. Lohr Winery in Paso Robles. (Photo: Evett Kilmartin)

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources hosted members of the national Research Center Administrators Society (RCAS) in September for a tour, traveling from San Jose to Visalia, up to the mountains and then west to Paso Robles and Monterey, providing...

Open Enrollment begins Oct. 26: Good news about costs

OpenEnrollment poster

Open Enrollment is coming soon — beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 and ending at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 — with good news about premium costs and the option to keep your current plan if it's working well for you.  Your Open...

Emergency support from UC's Health and Welfare plans

UC Systemwide Human Resources is working with UC's benefit plan carriers to ensure their readiness to meet the needs of those affected by the devastating wildfires in Northern and Southern California.  If you need extra assistance, please contact...

Comments sought on proposed policy for Crime Awareness and Campus Security

UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Crime Awareness and Campus Security (Clery Act). The proposed policy can be viewed at The Clery Act (otherwise officially known as...

Understanding UC’s benefits for domestic partners

UC offers comprehensive benefits to faculty, staff and retirees, and to their families. The rules around these benefits can be complicated, though, especially for domestic partners. If you are in a domestic partnership, check out Establishing a...


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