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Dan Dooley to leave UC

Dear Colleagues,

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 efforts.”

We thank Dan for his service to ANR and wish him well.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

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Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Aug. 18 next deadline in 2014 UCCE positions review process

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 by midnight. Working in teams, the UCCE CD/MCP directors are to review the advisor positions in their geographic area. The deans' offices for the ANR-affiliated colleges and school lead reviews of the UCCE specialist positions proposed to be located in their respective colleges/school. UC ANR program teams are reviewing position proposals relevant to their program areas, for both CE advisor and specialist positions.

To access the public comments, click on individual position titles at the bottom of http://ucanr.edu/2014_Call_for_Positions. More information about the review cycle, including the orientation for reviewers, is also posted on that website. For the complete 2014 call for positions process and timeline, see the 2014 CE positions flowchart.

I want to thank those who have already commented on the position proposals for their time and interest and to thank those of you who are actively involved in ongoing reviews.

Bill Frost
Associate Vice President

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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Tags: Bill Frost (19), positions (15)

Underwood and Krause appointed to lead IT and Web Development

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 applications development efforts. In 2006, Krause joined ANR's programming team and was promoted in 2010 to supervise the Web Team, which created Collaborative Tools, Master Gardener VMS, Grant Tracking System, Site Builder 2 & 3, Cal Ag online and other Web tools. I look forward to seeing his team improve and expand their support to the Division's Web-centric communications and program delivery mission.

Please join me in wishing Dave Underwood and Dave Krause well in their new positions.

Best regards,

Tu Tran
Associate Vice President, Business Operations

 

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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Sign up for program team and grant-writing meetings

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 http://ucanr.edu/sites/programteams/Sept_10-11_2014_Youth_Science_Literacy_PT_Meeting.

The California Communities and Food Systems Program Team will meet at Mountain Home Ranch Resort in Calistoga on Sept. 22 and 23. For more information, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/programteams/Sept_22-23_California_Communities_and_Food_Systems_PT_Meeting.

Write Winning Grant Proposals” seminars will be offered by UC ANR Contracts and Grants in collaboration with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC. The free seminars will held in Davis on Sept. 10 and in San Diego on Sept. 12. Both run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, i.e., to emphasize the funding agencies that are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers.

Please register for “Write Winning Grant Proposals” at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13333 before July 25 so workshop books can be pre-ordered. Travel expenses will be reimbursed if you attend the seminar closest to your work location. 

If you have questions or concerns, email the ANR Program Support Unit at anrprogramsupport@ucanr.edu.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Travel funds again available for CE specialists to collaborate with CE advisors

ANR will be making additional travel support available for UCCE specialists to collaborate with UCCE advisors in FY 2014/15. With the level of funds available, each specialist may apply for up to $2,000 for FY 2014/15 (funds must be expended by June 30, 2015).  These travel funds must be utilized by the UCCE specialists only and cannot be used for out-of-state travel.

Completing a short online survey is the only step in accessing these funds.

A brief survey form will be accessible from your ANR Portal. The survey will ask 

  • Name and title of specialist requesting support
  • Project/Program name
  • Brief project description (one paragraph)
  • Collaborating advisors

While there is no deadline for applications for these travel funds, they must be expended in the current fiscal year.  We are pleased that we are able to take this step to assist in meeting an identified need.

Specialists may apply for funds directly at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=11865.

Bill Frost
Associate vice president

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Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

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