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July 2020

Napolitano appoints new members to President’s Advisory Commission

At the UC Board of Regents meeting July 29, President Janet Napolitano named some of the accomplishments achieved during her tenure.

UC President Janet Napolitano has appointed 11 new members to the President's Advisory Commission on Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The new members include Patricia Carrillo, executive director of the Agriculture & Land-Based...

Budget update and strategies

As you know, the University is experiencing severe fiscal challenges across all locations because of COVID-19 and its economic fallout. UC ANR is facing a possible 12.7% budget reduction for the 20-21 fiscal year. The University is hoping for a...

Academics and staff may reduce work time

UC ANR recognizes the importance of helping employees manage a work/life balance. During the COVID 19 pandemic, it is understandable that some employees may wish to temporarily reduce their appointment time to address priority family and self-care needs....

Majority of ANR employees feel “satisfied,” according to ANR@Work Survey

ANR at Work results

UC ANR employees made their voices heard through the 2020 ANR@Work survey. The survey received a 73% response rate with over 74% of respondents stating that they are a “satisfied” or an “extremely satisfied” UC ANR...

Strategic Initiative Brief: Building a Resilient Food System Webinar Series is off and running

Covid19 is having us explore our virtual delivery options.

Unify-Communicate-Advocate Building a Resilient Food System: Webinar Series is off and running  Worried about our food system? Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiatives are encouraging continued...

Names in the News

Safeeq Khan at French Meadows Forest.

ACWA honors PCWA and French Meadows Forest Restoration Project team The Association of California Water Agencies has selected the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) French Meadows Forest Restoration Project for the 2020 Clair A. Hill Agency Award for...

Learning & Development - Evaluation Design, Science of Communication, Antiracism resources

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Upcoming webinarsPast Webinar RecordingsOffering a webinar?Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE) Aug. 4, 6, 11, and 13 Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDTRegister here. More information Do you have a project idea that needs incubation,...

Survey: How should wildlands in California be managed for climate change mitigation and adaptation?

Safeeq Khan (shown), Tapan Pathak and Toby O’Geen are conducting a need assessment survey about land management and ecosystem climate solutions.

Do you have an opinion on how California wildlands are managed? UC Cooperative Extension specialists Safeeq Khan, Tapan Pathak and Toby O'Geen are conducting a need assessment survey about land management and ecosystem climate solutions. Khan, Pathak...

Presentation proposals for California Oak Symposium due Aug. 10

Tietje OakDrought 001

The 8th California Oak Symposium is scheduled to be held March 22-25, 2021, at Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo. The theme for the conference is “Sustaining Oak Woodlands Under Current and Future Conditions.”  Presented by UC...

Share your ideas on how to improve UC ANR

Every Tuesday during the month of August, UC ANR leaders will be hosting two-hour online meetings to share their draft 5-year goals and get your input into the ANR Strategic Plan Refresh 2020-2025. Teams of goal owners will review challenges we face,...

Visitors must complete clearance survey beginning Aug. 3

ANR sign

UC ANR has been using a web-based daily “clearance to work survey” to ensure that employees who are working onsite or engaged in in-person field work, research, or extension activities are free of COVID-19 symptoms. An offline or paper...

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety calls for proposals

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is seeking research and outreach proposals on a wide range of topics that address occupational health and safety in agriculture in Arizona, California, Hawaii and/or Nevada.  Small...

Outstanding work recognized with Distinguished Service Awards

Carlos Crisosto on right

Outstanding work recognized with Distinguished Service Awards Sponsored by UC ANR and Academic Assembly Council, the Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) recognize service and academic excellence in UC Cooperative Extension over a significant period...

In memoriam: Lowell Lewis

Lowell Lewis and former ANR colleague Judy Craig got together in September 2019. Photo by Joe Craig

  Lowell N. Lewis, UC ANR associate vice president emeritus and professor emeritus at UC Riverside, passed away on July 17, 2020. He recently celebrated his 89th birthday, but had been in declining health for some months.   Lewis received...

In memoriam: George Goodall

Grower Cliff Sponsell and George Goodall, right, at Sponsell Ranch in Santa Barbara, looking at Duke cutting replant in an avocado root rot grove in 1977.

George Goodall, emeritus UCCE farm advisor and county director, passed away June 22, 2020, at age 98.  A fourth-generation Southern Californian, Goodall grew up on a diversified farm in Canoga Park. After serving four years in the Army Corps...

UCPath phone service restarts July 27

The UCPath Center staff continues to work remotely with new phone hardware and software to support calls from employees, location administrators, former employees, vendors and third parties.   UCPath phone service...

New paid family-leave benefit approved for UC academics and staff

UC's Council of Chancellors has unanimously approved a recommendation for a new paid family-leave benefit for UC employees, effective July 1, 2021. This recommendation, supported by President Napolitano and Systemwide Human Resources, provides eight...

Donors dig deep to give UC ANR $99,000 for Big Dig Day

Ventura 4-H added the luck of the 4-H clover to Happy McGivins for Big Dig Day donations.

BIG congratulations! Together we raised over $99,000 in new support across the state with our second annual Big Dig Day campaign. This is an increase of more than three...

Names in the News

Ashraf El-kereamy

El-kereamy named Lindcove REC director

Ashraf El-kereamy will be the new director of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Lindcove Research & Extension Center,...

Learning & Development: Identify major donors; fire education; science for skeptics; unwritten rules for Black youth

Students from the Say Yuba Environmental Science (YES) Charter Academy modeled wildfire in oak woodlands at a workshop held before the coronavirus pandemic.

  Upcoming webinars (What's in the pipeline?) Past Webinar Recordings Offering a webinar? Want support to conduct your webinar? Teamwork – An inspirational Video (2:24)  Individual commitment to a group effort or goal,...


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