People who plan on attending the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Strategic Initiative Conference and the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Conference should register and reserve lodging soon. Lodging discounts will expire at the end of August.
For the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Strategic Initiative Conference, register at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=6952. “Managing, Valuing and Monitoring Ecosystem Services from Working Landscapes” will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento.
Future directions of the Sustainable Natural Ecosystem Strategic Initiative -- including...
As you may know, the UC Board of Regents last November approved funds in UC’s 2011-12 budget to provide a pool for merit-based salary increases for faculty and staff.
I am writing to share with you the letter from President Yudof to chancellors that outlines the general terms of the merit program and explains his decision to exclude senior-level managers from participation. Yudof's letter can be read at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/news/general/
As President Yudof states, the merit program is aimed at helping recruit and retain...
A year ago Associate Vice President for Business Operations Kay Harrison Taber charged a new committee to guide the training coordination process, develop a comprehensive training calendar, and develop priority trainings for ANR academics and staff.
The committee is led by Linda Marie Manton of the Staff Personnel Unit, Kim Rodrigues of the Academic Personnel Unit, and Mike Poe from Communication Services and Information Technology. The Committee members represent several units in ANR with interests in internal training needs and resources to produce training materials. Representatives of the committee recently met with the Executive Working Group for a second...
Registration is now open for the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Conference, which will be held Oct. 11-13, 2011, at Freeborn Hall at UC Davis.
The theme of the conference is “Strengthening Our Connections: People, Issues and Policy.”
To participate in charting the direction of this important initiative, register now at http://ucanr.org/sites/SFS/Registration_47.
One of the conference goals is for UC academics to learn more about the work of their UC colleagues working in all areas of sustainable food systems, strengthen those connections and explore opportunities for collaboration.
ANR members from throughout the state will...
The five new academic positions originally announced by VP Dooley on April 29 are now posted and ready for recruitment.
The positions, all UCCE advisors, are:
- Delta crops resource management advisor - San Joaquin, Sacramento, Solano, Yolo and Contra Costa counties
- Livestock and natural resources advisor - Kern, Tulare and Kings counties
- 4-H youth development advisor – Central Sierra Multi-county Partnership - El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties
- Urban integrated pest management advisor - Bay Area - Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties
- Youth Families and Communities advisor – Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino...