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July 2017

Names in the News

Greg Gibbs

Gibbs named major gifts director Gregory Gibbs joined Development Services as director of major gifts on July 1. In this role, Gibbs heads the Major Gifts fundraising team on behalf of UCANR. Gibbs joined the UC system in 2006 as...

Apps for Ag Hackathon winner uses AI to diagnose plant problems

Sreejumon Kundilepurayil, left, and Vidya Kannoly and their Dr. Green app took first place in the Apps for Ag hackathon. Dr. Green uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to quickly advise growers how to treat ailing plants.

For 48 hours, innovators and entrepreneurs at the Apps for Ag Hackathon labored over laptops at The Urban Hive in Sacramento before pitching their ideas to judges at the California State Fair. More...

Tech meets ag at Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas

“As we confront the problems in California today, we must ask ourselves, how will ag and tech solve these problems together? How can Salinas Valley and Silicon Valley work more harmoniously...

Thanks for helping tell ANR’s story

Myrna Cadena

Myrna Cadena was our first UC ANR Ambassador winner. Help tell the UC ANR story by following UC ANR on social media and sharing our posts. If you love UC ANR and all that we do, tell your friends! Feel free to post your own...

Kearney REC requests proposals

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The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) is requesting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2017, through Oct. 31, 2018. Research rate for new projects will be approximately $30 per...

ANR’s 2016 Federal Report Snapshot is available for viewing

Fed report snapshot

A snapshot of UC ANR's Federal Report highlights is available online at The snapshot highlights several dozen examples of research and extension occurring in each Strategic Initiative and in...

Learning and development opportunities

New Employee

Sign up for HR Partners newsletter When you sign up for ANR's bi-monthly HR Partners Newsletter you will receive: Updates and shortcuts for Human Resource procedures Announcements about compliance training Professional development...

Don’t lose your vacation time! Plan a leave now

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If you can't remember when you last took time off, you might be missing out on more than rest and relaxation. UC policy limits your maximum balance of accrued vacation leave (based on your leave accrual code), and when you reach the limit, you lose any...

In memoriam: Arthur H. Lange

Art Lange

Arthur H. Lange, weed scientist emeritus at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, passed away June 27. He was 94. Lange was born and educated in western Washington. In 1942, he joined the Naval Air Corps and, after three and a half...

Vernard Lewis, UC Berkeley’s first African American entomologist, retires from 35-year career terminating termites, bed bugs and cockroaches

He built a villa for termites, delighted school children with giant cockroaches, did “time” at San Quentin State Prison, traveled the world looking at insects and, in 2016, Vernard Lewis was inducted into the Pest Management...


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