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June 2021

Accellion breach to be discussed at July 15 town hall

Join the ANR monthly town hall meeting 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, to learn more about the Accellion data breach. Our guest speakers will be Hoyt Sze, managing counsel of the Health Affairs & Technology Law Group at UC Office of the...

Reopening guidelines posted online

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UC ANR officially reopened all locations on July 1. Risk & Safety Services Director Brian Oatman and Interim Human Resources Executive Director Bethanie Brown recently reviewed and updated UC ANR's guidelines on re-opening and remote...

Names in the News

Matt Baur

Baur named Western IPM Center director After leading the Western Integrated Pest Management Center through the global COVID crisis as acting director, Matt Baur has been named permanent director effective July 1 to lead the center into the post-pandemic...

PAC discusses advancing President Drake’s priorities

Concept from Hub for Urban Living Design Workshop held on May 18.

The President's Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources (PAC) met virtually on June 16 and had a lively discussion with one another and later with President Drake about how UC ANR can deliver on the president's priorities of...

L&D: Lessons from the pandemic, Activiti, Principles of Community, Leadership in the City


Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay ANR Learning & Development Webpage Past webinar recordings EXTENSION DELIVERY Virtual Summer School with National Association of Extension Programs (NAEPSDP) Moving Extension Forward:  July 12 - 16 Noon...

UC ANR participates in nationwide COVID-19 vaccination education effort

4-H youth joined the Healthy Living Team to become

UC ANR is participating in a national Cooperative Extension partnership with Extension Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on vaccine education and uptake called Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and...

Strategic Initiative Brief: Growing nutrition & health (amongst others) for the future

The road ahead. Photo by Johannes Plenio

Unify-Communicate-Advocate The UCANR Strategic Initiatives offer a home for strategic thought - drawing on members of the wider UC ANR community and beyond to 1) help people connect and 2) to help them identify and address issues of...

UC ANR 2020 Annual Report highlights impacts during COVID crisis

2021 ANR annual report cover

  UC ANR's 2020 Annual Report is now live! The Program Planning and Evaluation unit collaborated with UC ANR academics, specialists, program staff, and Strategic Communications to compile the annual report with over 50 vignettes that...

Social media consultation offered Wednesdays at noon

social media puzzle

Dora Garay, ANR social media strategist, will offer weekly social media office hours to discuss social media. Starting July 7, on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m., ANR colleagues are invited to bring questions or anything they would like to share...

Big Dig Day reaps $100,000 for ANR programs and projects

Hopland REC was recognized for its Big Dig Day Twitter campaign.

Together UC ANR programs raised over $100,000 across the state on June 4, Big Dig Day. “This show of support demonstrates the impact our UC ANR colleagues are having in your communities and the value that donors place on our...

Congratulations to retiring ANR colleagues

From left to right, starting at top left: Rosemary Carter, Melanie Caruso, Cheryl Fraser, Chutima Ganthavorn, Emily LaRue, Scott Parker, Hilda Perez, Armando Silva, Merf Solorio, Nancy Starr, Will Suckow, Mary Vlandis and Jeannette Warnert.

We thank the following UC ANR employees for their many years of contributions to improve the lives of Californians. Best wishes to all of them in their retirement years. Rafael “Merf” Solorio, superintendent, West Side REC, 31...

ANR celebrates STAR award winners

COVID-19 Hands-on Operational Support Team

Winners of the 2020-21 ANR Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) program were announced June 17. The outstanding contributions of 18 individual UC ANR staff members and six teams were recognized and celebrated at an online town hall....

After 22 years of serving Riverside County residents, UCCE nutrition advisor Ganthavorn retires

Chutima Ganthavorn

After serving Californians for over 22 years as a UC Cooperative Extension nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor for Riverside County, Chutima Ganthavorn retired July 1. Ganthavorn credits her success in improving nutrition education to...

Will Suckow retires from UC ANR design career

Will Suckow

Senior artist Will Suckow retired from the UC ANR Publishing group on June 30, 2021, after 20 years of UC service. He leaves a legacy of innovation, beautiful design and high standards of quality and efficiency. Suckow began his UC career in 1993...

Warnert retires from 31-year UC ANR communications career

Jeannette Warnert

Jeannette Warnert retired July 1 after serving 31 years as a communications specialist for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. The editor of Western Farm Press, Tim Hearden, expressed his appreciation for Warnert's media relations expertise,...

In memoriam: Tim Wallace

Tim Wallace

Tim Wallace, UC Cooperative Extension specialist emeritus, passed away May 14, 2021, at home in Berkeley. He was 92. Wallace was raised in Winnetka, Ill., and graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in economics at Harvard University, master's...


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