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ANR Report

January 2017

ANR invites proposals for competitive grants, introduces new grant opportunities

Wendy Powers, associate vice president, announced the request for proposals for ANR's 2017 competitive grants program, which can be found at In addition to releasing ANR's competitive grants call, she shared...

ANR embarks on development of action plans for five-year Strategic Plan

Glenda Humiston photo hi-res

Dear Colleagues, In August 2016, President Napolitano requested a five-year strategic plan for UC ANR by December 2016. To meet that ambitious deadline, the Senior Leadership Team worked closely with the strategic planning resources at UCOP and UC ANR...

Strategic plan takes center stage

VP Glenda Humiston presented the ANR strategic plan during a town hall on Jan. 18.

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from AVP Wendy Power's new blog “ANR Adventures.” For news about the recruitment process for the Vice Provost – Statewide Programs and Strategic Initiatives and...

Names in the News

Lori Berger

Berger named IPM academic coordinator Lori Berger has been promoted to academic coordinator for the Pests, Pesticides and IPM Project, effective Oct. 15. Berger joined ANR in 2014 as a project coordinator for the UC ANR Statewide IPM Program. In this...

California 4-H helps launch hands-on learning club for children in Mexico

Humiston and Vallodolid Seamanduras sign MOU to offer 4-H expertise to children in Mexico.

Over the last 100 years, the UC ANR 4-H Youth Development Program has taught California children about food, agriculture, leadership and community service using learn-by-doing practices. To offer 4-H expertise to children south of the border, Vice...

Newer ANR academics invited to Programmatic Orientation Feb. 22-24

Recently hired academics are invited to join ANR leadership for the third Programmatic Orientation, Feb. 22-24, to discuss the mission of UC ANR and our varied roles in California and the university. The orientation will be held at Kearney Agricultural...

Strategic Plan town hall video available

Strategic Plan cover slide

Vice President Glenda Humiston hosted a town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to discuss UC ANR's new five-year Strategic Plan. If you missed the town hall, the hour-long video is posted on YouTube at The strategic plan, which...

New law restricts travel to states that discriminate against LGBTQ community

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Effective Jan. 1, 2017, California law prohibits use of state funds to pay for travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. For UC ANR, that means UC systemwide assessment funds, which include state...

Privacy Awareness Month: Who has access to your personal data?


February is Privacy Awareness Month. I know what you are thinking: October was cybersecurity month, isn't Privacy Awareness Month the same thing?  Although cybersecurity and privacy overlap and are interconnected, privacy principles are somewhat...

New strategic plan to expand career and leadership development

UC ANR's new strategic plan emphasizes expanding career and leadership development for our members in one of its goals. Strategies for achieving the goal include training staff and academics in people management, preparing future leaders and developing...

Employee comments sought on unmanned aircraft policy

Drone over rangeland

The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Policy is to establish minimum standards for the safe use and operation of UAS and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), including drones and...

Sierra Foothill REC seeks proposals

Sierra Foothill REC has cows, calves, heifers and steers available to support animal production, animal health and grazing research.

The UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) is soliciting proposals to support new and continuing research on rangeland and oak woodland ecology and management, beef cattle health, production and management, and related agricultural...


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