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New code of conduct for UC academics takes effect July 1
Posted 5/25/2017 - A revised version of UC policy APM – 015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct) and APM - 016 (University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline) will become effective on July 1, 2017. Changes in policy include improving prevention...

2017 Staff Engagement Survey reminder
Posted 5/25/2017 - The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council encourages UC ANR staff to complete the Staff Engagement Survey if they received it from Willis Towers Watson. The survey didn't go to every single staff member. In order to reduce cost, surveys were randomly sent to 64...

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  • UC Master Gardener program nurturing public seed libraries

    Added May 24, 2017
    Saving seeds from your garden and sharing them in a seed library works with open-pollinated plants. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    Seed libraries are sprouting in California, including a new one in San Bernardino created with the support of UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, reported Suzanne Sproul in the San Bernardino Sun. The story was picked up by the Los...

  • The drought may be over, but water concerns haven't been doused

    Added May 18, 2017
    Overhead irrigation is one of the promising techniques being used in conservation agriculture systems.

    Record winter rainfall during the 2016-17 winter has enabled farms to emerge from survival mode in the short term, but scientists are still working hard to be ready for the next drought, reported Tim Hearden in Capital Press. Hearden spent a day at...

  • Loss of trees could portend loss of human life

    Added May 9, 2017
    Sycamore trees are particularly susceptible to the ravages of polyphagous shot hole borer. These majestic trees provide shade, clean the air, and protect water - valuable ecosystem services that are lost when a pest kills the tree.

    An invasive pest from Asia is killing thousands of trees in Southern California, which may lead to the death of thousands of humans, reported Adam Rogers on Wired.com. Polyphagous shot hole borer females drill holes inside trees to lay their eggs. In...

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  • New code of conduct for UC academics takes effect July 1

    Added May 25, 2017

    A revised version of UC policy APM – 015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct) and APM - 016 (University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline) will become effective on July 1, 2017.  Changes in policy include improving...

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