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April 2017

AVP Powers announces 51 proposals invited for competitive and high-reward grants

AVP Wendy Powers announced the letters of intent (LOIs) for which principal investigators have been invited to submit full proposals to ANR's Competitive Grants Program and High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program. The list of 51 approved projects can be...

Nutrition Policy Institute launches Research to Action news brief


The Nutrition Policy Institute has launched a news brief called Research to Action. The publication will provide information on research, policy, news, announcements, events, articles and action items focused on nutrition and healthy...

4-H calls alumni and friends to join its new network

4H Mexico

If 4-H has touched your life, raise your hand. Visit to voice your support for the California 4-H youth development program, help it win a national competition and connect with a network of 4-H alumni and...

Educating policymakers about UC ANR

From left, Pia Van Benthem, outreach program coordinator for UC Davis Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Congressman Ami Bera, Hogan and Susan Ustin, CSTARS director.

Hogan visits Capitol Hill In early April, Sean Hogan, academic coordinator II for Informatics and Geographic Information Systems, presented at the AmericaView Winter Business Meeting, in Reston, Va., as representative of the CaliforniaView section of...

UC offers toolkit for federal research advocacy

Federal funding alert

Throughout the federal appropriations process, UC administrators, government relations representatives and academics will be talking with members on both sides of the aisle about the importance of federal research, the incredible return on investment...

Names in the News

Natalie Price

Price joins UC ANR as NFCS advisor Natalie Price joined UC ANR on April 3, 2017, as the nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor for Los Angeles and Orange counties. She will work with local organizations and school districts to provide...

State releases audit report on UC

A state audit report was released today about the budget practices and administrative expenditures of the UC Office of the President. UCOP's news release may be found here. In addition, a video response to the audit report for UC employees has been...

UC People Management Conference to be held Aug. 2-3

people logo

Developing the people management capabilities of our leaders is a priority for the University of California. In support of this mission, Systemwide Talent Management will launch the University of California People Management Conference in August...

Three agriculture scholarships offered by UC ANR

Rob Wilson describes a potato variety trial at Intermountain Research and Extension Center.

Three scholarships are being offered to college students majoring in agriculture by the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2017 semester or quarter. The deadline to...

From trepidation to inspiration: An easier performance appraisal discussion

It is that time of year that many of us would like to avoid: the performance appraisal discussion. Although the process makes some of us uneasy, there is good news. There are preparations we can take that will ease this process and make it more of a...

UC Cooperative Extension’s archives will help illustrate its value to California

Help capture UCCE history by archiving important documents.

The ongoing project to gather, protect, digitize and share the history of UC Cooperative Extension in California is producing a collection that demonstrates the organization's impact in the past and potential for the future. The effort was launched by...

VP Humiston announces plans for UC ANR REC System investments

On April 10, VP Glenda Humiston released the following statement to the UC ANR community. Dear Colleagues, As we move forward with the implementation of our new Strategic Plan, I want to take this opportunity to share some exciting plans for...

UCCE Imperial County gets new phone numbers

Imperial UCCE

The UC Cooperative Extension office in Imperial County has installed a new phone system, which has resulted in new phone numbers for all the employees. The main office number for UCCE-Imperial County is (442) 265-7700. Their old phone numbers will...

Employee comments sought on Academic Personnel Manual revisions

The University of California is inviting comments on proposed revisions to the Academic Personnel Manual sections listed below. Note that APM 740 applies to Agriculture and Natural Resources: 740, Leaves of Absence/Sabbatical Leaves (APM - 740); 285,...

UC walks for wellness on May 17

UCSF School of Dentistry employees walked for 2016 UC Walks.

UC Walks returns for its eighth year on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, bringing together faculty, staff, students and retirees to take a walk, share wellness tips and (with luck) enjoy the spring sunshine. UC Walks is a free, systemwide event that...

Staff Advisor to the Regents and Staff Advisor-designate visit UC ANR

UC ANR chief innovation officer Gabe Youtsey with LaWana Richmond, left, and Jason Valdry, right.

The Staff Advisor to the Regents, LaWana Richmond, and the Staff Advisor-designate, Jason Valdry, spent a day at the UC ANR building in Davis April 20 to reach out to UC ANR's early-career professionals, take questions at an all-staff...

UC and Vox launch Climate Lab video series

Climate Labs videos

The University of California, in partnership with Vox media, has launched Climate Lab – a new six-part video series on climate change. Hosted by conservation scientist and UCLA Visiting Researcher M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the...

No time for a time management course?

Time management? Work-life balance? Are you talking to me? If you believe that you don't have time or work-life balance, remember that you have the same number of hours in a day that Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Marie Curie, Pablo Picasso,...

Western SARE invites pre-proposals for grants by June 1

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has announced the Call for Pre-proposals for Research & Education Grants for 2017. The deadline is 12 noon Pacific Time on June 1. Congress mandates that the SARE grant...

Comments sought on revisions to Staff Policy 3 – Types of Appointment

The University of California is proposing revisions to Staff Policy 3 – Types of Appointment, which applies to staff employees in the Professional & Support Staff and Managers & Senior Professionals personnel groups and to Senior Management...


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