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September 2019

Names in the News

Cindy Kron

Kron named area IPM advisor for North Coast Cindy Kron has joined UC Cooperative Extension as areawide IPM advisor for Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties. Before joining UCCE, Kron studied the three-cornered alfalfa hopper as a research...

At UCCE’s suggestion, Humboldt waives air-quality fees for public benefit burning

A Mendocino County Fire Safe Council member sets a prescribed burn during a UC ANR fire retreat. Photo by Lenya Quinn-Davidson

“I thought you all might enjoy this bit of good news from Humboldt County. Yesterday reminded me of the important role we at UCCE can play in these types of local issues,” wrote Lenya Quinn-Davidson, UCCE area fire advisor in Humboldt...

Three counties win Newhall Family Foundation match

Funding from the Newhall Foundation will subsidize enrollment fees and help UCCE Fresno County launch a Teen Teaching Academy with entrepreneurial high school students from Valley STEM.

Last year, Mary Ciricillo, California 4-H Foundation director, secured a $73,000 gift from the Newhall Family Foundation for 4-H Diversity initiatives, including $36,500 for Santa Barbara, Merced and Fresno counties. In order to receive the...

Learning and Development: LinkedIn, water diversion reporting, staff mentorship

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Check out the continuing learning opportunities provided through ANR Learning & Development. ANR Webinars are recorded and archived here. Communicating Your Story: LinkedInOctober 9, 201911:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rose Hayden-Smith explains that...

Congressman Carbajal tours UCCE projects in SLO and Santa Barbara

Congressman Carbajal and Andrea Keisler discuss UC Master Food Preserver home food preservation lessons for CalFresh participants in San Luis Obispo County.

The UCCE team in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties met with Congressman Salud Carbajal and his team twice in the past few weeks. On Aug. 20, Jeremy Tittle, the congressman's chief of staff, and Erin Sandler, the congressman's scheduler,...

Nansen calls for articles on remote sensing

Christian Nansen

UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian Nansen, the newly selected guest editor of a special issue of the journal Remote Sensing, has issued a call for contributions. Nansen, associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, is...

In memoriam: John Labavitch

John Labavitch

UC Davis professor emeritus John Labavitch, who taught countless students about plant development, fruit ripening and cell walls, and who was well-known and respected for his research, passed away on Sept. 24, 2019. After earning a Ph.D. from Stanford...

Oct. 8 is 4-H Spirit Day


During National 4-H Week 2019, Oct. 8 is 4-H Spirit Day. Nationwide, everyone is encouraged to wear their 4-H shirt, a clover or green to show support for 4-H youth. You can show how UC ANR supports 4-H on 4-H Spirit Day, Tuesday, Oct. 8, by...

UCCE advisor Patti Wooten Swanson, who championed 'San Diego Saves,' retires

Patti Wooten Swanson, left, provided practical tips for San Diego County residents to eat healthfully, avoid foodborne illness and save money.

Patti Wooten Swanson, UC Cooperative Extension nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor in San Diego County, retired July 1, 2019. Wooten Swanson, who joined UC ANR in 2001, focused on family financial management to help Californians establish...

UCPath Is here!

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All ANR employees may now access UCPath at UCPath is the University of California's modernized payroll and HR system. The UCPath self-service employee portal is mobile-friendly and available 24x7. Please take...

New ANR employees should register for Nov. 13 Administrative Orientation

Registration is open for the Nov. 13 Administrative Orientation for newer ANR employees. It will be held at the UC ANR Building at 2801 Second Street in Davis. All UC ANR Employees – academics, staff and affiliated staff on...

Rustici calls for proposals

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The 2020 request for proposals for the UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment is now open. Proposals for research and outreach are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Funding is available to University of California...

Strategic Initiative leaders: Unifying, communicating and advocating

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Each month we will bring you a brief update on one or two topics being pursued by the Strategic Initiative leaders. This month, learn about some of the connecting and communicating activities being developed by the SIs to promote the work of UC...

Healthy Snack Day winners show their creativity

UC ANR staff at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center took first place for Healthy Snack Day 2019.

Thanks to all who participated in Healthy Snack Day 2019! The Wellness committee was very impressed with the level of creativity sites brought to this event. Many of you enjoyed local fruits and vegetables from your home gardens and even gardens at your...

Employee comments sought on copyright ownership policy

The University invites comments on proposed modifications to the Presidential Policy on Copyright Ownership, which updates the 1992 Copyright Policy. Given the significant copyright landscape changes over the years, it has become clear that the time...

UC Disability Survey Launches Oct. 7

UC embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to providing a supportive environment for all faculty, staff and students. This October, as we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we ask all of UC's faculty and staff to help...

EFNEP celebrates 50 years in Riverside and San Bernardino counties

From left, Connie Costello, Roxana Puentes, Chutima Ganthavorn, Connie Lexion, Christine Davidson, Dalila Lizarraga, Marilynn Ljungberg, Sasha Henderson, Debbie Lopez, Myriam Acevedo and Clara Wilshire.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program team that serves Riverside and San Bernardino counties recently hosted a lunch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 

Need help with an environmental project? Submit a proposal to EPM

UC Davis graduate students are looking to collaborate on environmental policy and management-related projects.

The UC Davis Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) program seeks external partners for synthetic, action-oriented, collaborative group projects. Projects will provide knowledge synthesis and analysis from a variety of...

UC's new retirement website has launched

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UC has launched UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS) — a new retirement website that will give UC faculty, staff and retirees greater access and more ways to view and manage their retirement information. This new website will...


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