- Author: Dave Krause
On May 29, 2018, IT will be implementing a new login process, which may affect your access to services and applications.
The following information is available with screen captures at http://anrcs.ucanr.edu/isc/access.
You may have noticed a link to “UCANR Active Directory (Beta test)” on the UC ANR Portal login page. The link was a test of our effort to manage staff computing credentials which are separate from UC Davis and other campuses. We created this new process in support of UC's transition to a new personnel system called UC Path. This system is scheduled to launch for UC ANR in March 2019.
Our beta test of this new authentication service is now complete, and we are preparing to launch it. While we don't anticipate a disruption in access to critical services and applications, please review the following information to ensure you understand what we need you to do now, how you may be affected and what you can do if you encounter any difficulties.
Reset your password
To access the new UC ANR authentication service, you must reset your password in the ANR Portal first. This will set up your password on the new service so that you can login to the new authentication service. You can reset your password by clicking the “Edit Profile” link on the upper left side of your ANR Portal. From there, you will see a “Change Password” link on the left navigation. Please read the new password requirements before attempting to reset it. If you need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you log into the Portal using your ANR account you will have normal access to the tools provided by ANR. This does not include access to any tools operated by UC Davis, such as Kuali Financial System or the timesheets.
UC Trust and ANR account
UC Trust is a program which allows services and applications provided by different campuses and divisions to be easily accessible. If you login with any of the UC Trust links, you will have normal access to the tools provided by ANR, just as if you used your ANR Account. However, depending on which link you use, your access to systems supported by other locations will change. For folks using UCOP, UCR and UCB links, you will get access to the Portal and any services you are authorized to receive from your locations.
For folks using the UC Davis or UC ANR links, there are key differences which are important to understand.
Logging in with UC Trust
If you have a UC Davis email address, you can use the UC Davis link will log you into the ANR Portal and UC Davis Central Authentication Service. This will grant you access to any UC Davis services and applications you are authorized to use. This includes timesheets for ANR employees who are not located at UCOP or another campus besides UC Davis. It also includes other systems like KFS, Box and Office 365 for folks with UC Davis email accounts.
Logging in with ANR account
If you have a UC ANR email address, using the UC ANR link will log you in the ANR Portal and our new authentication service. Currently, this service currently supports the following systems:
- UC Path – services and applications required for the implementation of UC Path, as well as access to UC Path, will all use the UC ANR authentication services. More details about these services, and how they will impact ANR personnel, will be release shortly.
- UC Recruit – this is an academic recruitment system managed by Human Resources
- Site Improve – a new accessibility and website quality assessment tool being rolled out UC-wide. It's still in beta testing, and we will send a separate email when access is arranged for key website administrators.
- SharePoint – ANR has an instance of SharePoint provided by UCOP. It is currently being tested with several administrative units.
- Additional services and applications will be announced and introduced over time as well as transitions of key services currently provided by UC Davis.
If you require any assistance with resetting your password, encounter any issues logging into the different accounts, or if you have any questions or comments about the new authentication service or UC Path, please contact IT at email@example.com.
- Author: Jonathan K. London
Linking UC Davis researchers with regional changemakers is core to the mission of the Center for Regional Change. One new program designed to achieve this goal is the Regional Change Public Dialogue series. The dialogue series, supported by a grant from the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is intended to share cutting edge research from CRC-affiliated faculty with a diverse array of community leaders, as well as catalyze new research partnerships.
On May 11, the CRC hosted its third public dialogue at the Kearney Research Extension Center in the San Joaquin Valley town ofParlier. Kearney was an ideal site for this event as one of the experiment field stations that the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources system dedicated to applied and solutions-oriented research.
[The event was streamed live on May 11 and recorded on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UCDavisCRC.]
Complementing the agricultural and environmental focus of much of the Kearney projects, the research presented at the public dialogue focused on improving social, economic, health and political conditions in rural communities such as Parlier.
Keith Taylor, UC Cooperative Extension economic development specialist, introduced his research on cooperatives as engines of community economic vitality. Bernadette Austin, CRC associate director, presented the forthcoming work of UC Davis professors Anne Visser and Catherine Brinkley on agricultural and community sustainability in the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta. I shared the new report, "The Struggle for Water Justice in the San Joaquin Valley."
Following the lightning talks, the participants -- including leaders in the agricultural, environmental justice, immigrant rights, economic development, transportation, and air quality sectors among others -- divided into discussion groups to highlight the key insights and potential applications of the research. Some of the most compelling ideas of the evening included developing a map to represent the relationships between water and social/economic/political power in the San Joaquin Valley and an action research agenda on rural cooperatives as a way to diversify and localize the regional agricultural economy.
Given the success of the Regional Change Public Dialogue series, the CRC will be seeking ideas and resources to expand the program in the future. We welcome your ideas on new directions!
Jonathan K. London, Faculty Director, Center for Regional Change
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in home economics from Colorado A&M College, Hewitt served three years in the WAVES as a laboratory technologist in San Diego and Hawaii during World War II.
In 1947, Hewitt began her UC Cooperative Extension career as a home demonstration agent in Sonoma County. In 1949, Hewitt became the first woman home economist and a founder of 4-H in El Dorado County, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. As the UCCE 4-H advisor, Hewitt expanded the program to serve more than 10,000 4-H members in countywide 4-H clubs over the years until her retirement in 1982. She also taught families nutrition, cooking, sewing, homemaking and personal finances.
“Numerous newspaper articles chronicling Betty's work and achievements, dated from as early as 1949 can be found in archive scrap books preserved at the county UCCE office,” wrote her niece, Lorraine Larsen-Hallock, an active 4-H volunteer and 4-H alumna. “Betty did not have children of her own, but always considered the 4-H youth as her children, to be nurtured through the 4-H program to help them become future leaders.”
Read more about Hewitt's life at https://www.mtdemocrat.com/obituaries/betty-hewitt.
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Lindcove Research & Extension Center, located in the foothills of Tulare County, has land, labor and facilities available for 2018-2019 research projects. The Research Advisory Committee reviews proposals and projects and evaluates them based on scientific merit and regional need. While Lindcove REC is primarily a citrus research center, avocado, pomegranate and olive trees are also grown there and other crops are welcome.
It has 0.74 acres (block 64C) of open ground available for planting.
Citrus orchards available for research:
- Atwood navels on trifoliate rootstock (Field 12), 4.5 acres, planted 1970
- Valencia strains on mixed rootstock (Field 11S), 2.5 acres, planted 1993
- Lane late navel on mixed rootstock (Field 54NW), 2.15 acres, planted 1990
- Fukumoto navel on mixed rootstock (Field 64W), 1.49 acres, planted 2005
The electronic fruit grading system in the packline provides individual fruit data including weight, size, volume, number, scarring, texture, brix and color. The packline also has a high-pressure fruit washer, waxer and dryer. Three cold storage rooms that hold 60 fruit bins each, walk-in cold boxes, and de-greening rooms have the capability for ethylene gassing.
The Fruit Quality Evaluation Laboratory is capable of evaluating rind thickness, granulation, texture, puff and crease, juice weights, Brix, sugar/acid ratio and the California standard. A staff research associate located at the center is available to collect data in the field and laboratory.
May 15, 2018, was the deadline for submittals before the RAC committee met, however, Lindcove REC is always open to off cycle projects.
To submit a proposal, go to the UC LREC website http://lrec.ucanr.edu/, click on the' ‘research' tab, then the ‘submitting a proposal' tab, then the ‘Proposal management' tab. Detailed instructions of how to submit a proposal can be downloaded using the ‘User Guide' link on the RAC project management page.
If you have any questions regarding research, contact Beth Grafton-Cardwell, director, at (559) 592-2408 Ext 1152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding land, labor and facilities, contact Kurt Schmidt, superintendent, (559) 592-2408 Ext 1153 or email@example.com.
For information on submitting proposals, contact Jasmin Del Toro, business services officer, (559) 592-2408 Ext 1151or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This course is led by Julie Fox, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Extension at The Ohio State University Extension.
Complete details and registration can be found at https://cityextension.osu.edu/leadership. The deadline for registration is June 29.
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