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May-June 2019

UCCE Riverside County funding goes from zero to zero cuts

More than 100 4-H members, 4-H volunteers, Master Gardener volunteers, farmers, nutrition course participants and other UCCE stakeholders attended a meeting to tell the Riverside County Board of Supervisors how they have personally benefited from UC ANR research and outreach.

In May, Eta Takele, UCCE Riverside County director, was told to expect to receive no funding from the county in light of a budget shortfall in revenue. She and her UCCE staff and academics relayed the shocking news to their Riverside County clientele,...

Names in the News

Joji Muramoto

Muramoto hired as first UCCE organic ag specialist Joji Muramoto joined ANR on May 29 as an assistant Cooperative Extension organic production specialist. The first UCCE specialist hired to focus on organic agriculture, Muramoto will coordinate a...

UC IPM celebrates 40th anniversary

Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Bill Quirk presented Jim Farrar with a proclamation honoring UC IPM at the Capitol. From left, Quirk, Anne Megaro, Mark Bell, Farrar, Mark Lagrimini and Aguiar-Curry.

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Established July 1, 1979, with funding from the California Legislature, UC IPM built upon a growing movement to...

Jan Corlett, chief of staff to the VP, retires

Jan Corlett, second from left, receives thanks and congratulations from Tu Tran, Mark Bell and John Fox.

Jan Corlett, chief of staff to Vice President Humiston, retired July 1 after a 20-year UC career. Corlett, who joined UC ANR in 2011, served on numerous special projects over the years, but she is best known for overseeing the conversion of an old...

ANR Learning & Development

WebANR cafe logo

          Check out the growing list of learning opportunities on the ANR Learning & Development website. Make it Acccessible: SiteBuilder for Everyone Thursday July 18noon-12:30 pmLearn basic techniques to make your...

ANR recognizes outstanding staff performance with STAR awards

Tulare and Kings counties Nutrition Education Team

UC ANR presented its annual Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards June 18 to individuals and teams demonstrating exceptional performance, creativity, organizational abilities, work success and teamwork. The STAR program is an opportunity to...

Marty Martino retires from UC IPM

Marty Martino

Marty Martino, UC IPM computer resource specialist, retired Feb. 28 after serving UC for over 29 years. He started working for the university in 1989 and joined the UC IPM Program in 1994. He has been an outstanding addition to the UC IPM IT/production...

In memoriam: Robbin Thorp

Robbin Thorp was a world authority on Franklin's bumble bee. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Robbin Thorp, a global and legendary authority on bees and a distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, passed away Friday, June 7, at his home in Davis, surrounded by family. He was 85. Thorp, a member of the UC Davis entomology...

File Vault to retire in September, share files with Box

FileVault retiring

Have you heard of Box? UC Davis staff, students and faculty are entitled to an account with the cloud file-sharing service; this covers most ANR staff. It includes the ability for users without ANR Portal accounts to send files to ANR staff....

Communications Advisory Board seeks new members

The advisory board to ANR Communication Services and Information Technology (CSIT) is seeking to fill positions. Nominations for Communications Advisory Board membership can include, but are not limited to, specialists, advisors and faculty affiliated...


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