The Forest and Rangeland Systems Program Team will meet May 1, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and May 2, 8 a.m. to noon, at the ANR building at 2801 Second Street in Davis.
At the meeting, program team participants will give input on UC Cooperative Extension specialist and advisor positions to propose for priority needs. The 2014 call for positions closes May 19.
John Harper, the new leader of the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Strategic Initiative, will discuss future plans for the initiative. Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources and the water initiative leader, will give an update on drought issues and UC's role. Bill Tietje, UCCE specialist in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy...
If you missed this morning's town hall, it was recorded on Adobe Connect and posted at http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/p5pzkfpmdpi.
VP Barbara Allen-Diaz discussed President Janet Napolitano's announcement that ANR will return to reporting directly to the UC President just as the campus chancellors do.
Allen-Diaz and AVP Bill Frost also discussed
- the Cooperative Extension centennial
- release of the work environment assessment results on March 19
- Ag Day at the Capitol,
- Their recent visits with members of Congress in Washington DC
- wearing bees to fulfill the Promise for Education
- an ag tour for...
Today President Napolitano announced that she is issuing a new presidential policy that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, provides support for victims, and outlines training for faculty, staff and students. The new UC policy complies with the federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act regulations regarding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Please read President Napolitano's letter at http://ucanr.edu/sites/VAWA/files/185569.pdf.
For more information about the new policy and for the ANR Title IX officer's contact information, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/VAWA.
Robert Sams, executive director of Communication Services and Information Technology, has informed me of his intent to retire in June after more than 18 years of service with UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
When Bob joined the newly formed Office of Communication Services in December 1995, most people were still reading books and writing letters on paper. The way the world communicates has changed considerably since then. With his rich knowledge about communications technology, Bob has guided ANR's expansion of services from just the venerable printed page and VHS tapes to distributing educational information and services through the Internet via websites, videos, online learning and e-books. ANR and...
This a friendly reminder that I am soliciting nominations for the Western Extension Directors Association Awards of Excellence. Please submit your nominations to Joan Warren at email@example.com by the end of the day Friday, Feb. 28.
The purpose of the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) Awards of Excellence is to recognize Cooperative Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and territories. It is anticipated that recipients of the award will include mature programs with documented impacts.
The WEDA Awards of Excellence...