In honor of Worldwide GIS Day, the UC ANR Informatics and GIS Statewide Program (IGIS) is pleased to announce that it will be offering a series of four-hour-long GIS, remote sensing and GPS training workshops across California between January and June 2015.
To see detailed descriptions of these workshops, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/IGIStraining/WORKSHOP_DESCRIPTIONS. To help assess demand for the training curriculum and to determine when and where these workshops will be held, please answer the six multiple-choice questions...
Dan Dooley, senior vice president for External Relations and former VP for ANR, has announced he will be leaving the University of California at the end of the year.
Here is an excerpt from President Napolitano's message to UCOP staff:
“Dan has been a respected member of the UCOP leadership team for nearly seven years. He first joined UC as the Vice President of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. For the last six years, he has led the External Relations Division. In that position, he has played a critical role in driving UC's engagement with government leaders in both Sacramento and Washington and shaping our internal and external communications...
The public comment period for the 2014 UC Cooperative Extension positions call has been completed, as of July 21. These comments are posted on the 2014 Call for Positions web page, and will be considered by the position review groups, UC ANR Program Council and Vice President Allen-Diaz. A diverse array of the Division's stakeholders actively participated in this process and we appreciate their interest and value their feedback.
The next step in our process is the internal review by UCCE county/multi-county partnership directors, UC ANR program teams, and the deans' offices from ANR affiliated colleges and schools. This process concludes on Monday, Aug. 18, with comments due...
I am pleased to announce that David Underwood has been appointed manager of Information Technology Infrastructure and David Krause has been appointed as manager of Web Development and Applications Programming, effective August 1, 2014. Both positions are based in Davis.
Underwood, who has served ANR since 1991, will be responsible for the Division's information processing, operating hardware and software, network communication and data network infrastructures. He and his team will also be responsible for assisting ANR employees with computer services and the help desk function. His customer service focus stands out in his career with the University.
Krause will be responsible for managing the Division's programming and...
In September, the Youth Science Literacy Program Team and the California Communities and Food Systems Program Team will meet and grant writing seminars will be offered. Travel funds are available for all of these meetings.
Program team leaders and workgroup chairs can schedule meetings by completing a short online request at http://ucanr.edu/sites/programteams.
The Youth Science Literacy Program Team will meet on Sept. 10 and 11 at Moss Landing Marine Lab. For more information, visit