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August 2020

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Pedro Carvalho

Carvalho named UCCE feedlot management specialist Pedro Carvalho joined UC ANR as a UC Cooperative Extension feedlot management specialist in the UC Davis Department of Animal Science, located in Imperial County, on Aug. 1, 2020.  Carvalho grew up...

Share ideas on how to strengthen UC ANR's 2020-2025 strategic plan by Sept. 9

Strat plan refresh

I'd like to thank those of you were able to join one or more of the four strategic plan input sessions to share your ideas on how to strengthen UC ANR.  We hosted four weekly sessions throughout the month of August, each covering a particular...

UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment revised

On Aug. 14, 2020, the University of California issued a revised Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy. The revision was required to comply with Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), which became effective on...

Join Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sept. 15-Oct. 15

As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, UC ANR is recognizing the contributions of three Latino professionals.

Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is a celebration is to recognize Hispanics' contributions and vital presence in the United...

UC ANR 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Sept. 14–Oct. 5

ANR has adapted Food Solutions New England Sustainability Institute's 21-Day Equity Challenge for ANR employees .

Welcome to ANR's 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge! Sept. 14–Oct. 5, 2020 ANR employees, along with other UC locations and thousands of other people across the US and beyond, are committing to deepening understanding of, and...

Strategic Initiative Brief: Spotlight webinar series, invasive pests, virtual reach

Food systems webinar series

Unify-Communicate-Advocate SI Spotlight webinar series continuing strong: Building resilient food systems and managing invasive pests The food systems series being coordinated by the Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable...

McHughen demystifies DNA for nonscientists

DNA Demystified jacket

With personal genetic testing kits in homes and GMO labels on foods in stores, DNA is an increasingly familiar, if not well-understood, term. As part of his outreach efforts, UC Cooperative Extension specialist Alan McHughen gives talks to the general...

Videographer Ray Lucas retires after 35-year UC career

Ray Lucas shown in Ventura while recording short instructional videos about avocado IPM with Ben Faber. Photo by Petr Kosina

Ray Lucas, senior producer and director of digital media, will retire Sept. 1 after 35 years of UC service, including the last 23 years with UC ANR. In 1984, Lucas joined UC Davis in Instructional Media, now called Academic Technology...

Learning & Development: Food resiliency, fund my program, navigating conflict, volunteer development

Webinar Logo

Upcoming webinars Past Webinar Recordings Offering a webinar? Food Resiliency Spotlight Series Webinar #5 - Farm boxes and food hubs: Building local food system resilience during COVID-19 Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Register to...

UC ANR joins new artificial intelligence institute

Ilias Tagkopoulos, right, professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science and Genome Center, is director of the new AI institute.

I am very pleased to announce that with a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation and several federal agencies, UC ANR is collaborating with UC Davis and other institutions to create a new artificial intelligence institute for...

Hayden-Smith publishes eFieldbook on using digital technology for extension

Rose Hayden-Smith is curator/editor of the Using Digital Technology in Extension Education eFieldbook.

The COVID-19 crisis has compelled Cooperative Extension professionals to quickly pivot to respond to changing needs. Many are working out of their homes and exploring new ways to use technology to serve their communities. The Using Digital...

2020 Virtual Code Camp a success!

4-H virtual code camp activity - using to program robots to play soccer.

The California 4-H Computer Science Pathways team hosted a 5-day virtual code camp, July 27 to 31. Attendees included 50 youth and 30 volunteers (some from out-of-state and one from Canada!). The camp consisted of multiple computer science topics...

Flu vaccination required for UC students, faculty and staff by Nov. 1

To support the health and well-being of UC students, faculty and staff and our communities, the University of California, in consultation with UC Health leadership, has issued a systemwide executive order requiring all members of the UC community to...

$1 million grant expands climate-ready landscape plants program

Landscape plants under varying irrigation levels are evaluated at South Coast REC to determine the best irrigation level for optimal plant performance.

A research project initiated in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis evaluates landscape plants in two-year trials under varying irrigation levels to determine the best irrigation level for optimal plant performance in regions requiring...

Hoddle, Choe, Haviland receive $1.34 million for chlorpyrifos alternatives

From left, Mark Hoddle, Dong-Hwan Choe and David Haviland received CDFA grants for research on pest control alternatives to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has awarded $1.34 million in grants to UC ANR scientists for research on pest control alternatives to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos. "Finding less-toxic alternatives to pesticides like...

Nutrition educators pivot to meet California’s needs during pandemic

More than 60 online lessons that emphasize healthy eating, active living and gardening are being developed for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.

  CalFresh Healthy Living, UC and its UC Cooperative Extension community educators work in schools and community settings to give low-income children and families the opportunities and resources they need to eat right, stay active and lead...


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